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Health Promotion Officer

Temporary Full-Time until March 31, 2002

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Plans and implements health promotion programs and program components for a broad range of health issues and topics. Strategies include education, community mobilization, community development and capacity building, social marketing, media, advocacy. Facilitates interagency collaboration and coalition building for the purpose of co-ordinated program planning and evaluation. Assists in preparation of annual operational plans. Advocates and develops healthy public policy at local, provincial and federal levels. Prepares funding proposals in collaboration with community partners. Reviews research for program planning. Designs and coordinates program evaluation activity, collects and analyses data, recommends program modifications, disseminates research findings. Other related duties as assigned.

Current Assignment is with the Early Years Project of Waterloo Region. Call Janet McCreary at 888-9250 for more information.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED: The position requires an individual with thorough working knowledge health behaviours, health policy and policy development, health promotion program development, adult education, community development, communications and evaluation research; normally acquired through a Masters level degree in the area of health studies or health promotion, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience plus accumulated experience of 1 year in program evaluation and planning in a community setting.

SALARY/WAGE RATE: $44,463 - 50,505 per annum/$24.43 - 27.75 per hour

If you feel that you are an ideal candidate, please respond in writing, quoting POSITION NO. 2001-535, by Friday, August 31st to:

Staffing Coordinator, Regional Municipality of Waterloo,

150 Frederick Street, Third Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3

Fax: (519) 575-4454 e-mail:

We are committed to employment equity. We thank all applicants in advance; however we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.