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Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Drug Strategy Coordinator

City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties
Deadline May 6, 2016

Position: Fulltime (35 hrs/week), 3-Year Project
Location:  City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties (base office to be determined, travel required throughout)

We are seeking a dynamic individual to coordinate the development of a Regional Drug Strategy for the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland Counties.  The Coordinator will develop a drug strategy with active participation of the HKPR Drug Strategy Advisory Committee members and through broad community consultation.  The coordinator will be responsible for communicating with and mobilizing partners to facilitate a collaborative, evidence-based approach to minimize the risks and harms associated with drug use in the region.

The coordinator will understand the principles of harm reduction, the impact of the determinants of health and the effectiveness of a four pillar approach to drug use.

Your qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic policy development and planning, policy analysis, partnership development and program evaluations in the human services area
  • Demonstrated experience working with elected officials and senior management within the public/non-profit sector
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong conceptual capabilities and the capacity to develop creative solutions to complex operating, policy and evaluating problems
  • An ability to work both independently and in a team work setting and flexibility in learning new program areas or analytical techniques
  • An ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional communication skills with a particular emphasis on group facilitation, excellent writing ability and public speaking, and use of social media
  • Sound interpersonal skills and demonstrated good judgment
  • Post-secondary degree in affiliated discipline and/or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of services available in the region
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Reliable transportation and a clean driving abstract
  • Supervisory skills would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience working with external funding agencies would be considered an asset

This position involves travel throughout the region. Some evening/weekend work may be required.

Please send your cover letter and resume to before 12 noon on May 6, 2016.  

Interviews are expected to take place the week of May 16th.

This project is possible due to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.