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Manager of Health Promotion, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Reports To: Director of Allocations and Health Promotion

Supervises: No Direct Reports

Start Date: July 2003

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is a registered charitable organization dedicated exclusively to the fight against breast cancer. It works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for

* relevant and innovative breast cancer research,

* meaningful education and awareness programs,

* early diagnosis and effective treatment, and

* a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter) is grounded in the communities in Ontario. It carries out its mission through its own provincial Board of Directors, its five volunteer-led Branches across Ontario and its volunteers and staff.

Duration: Two-year full-time contract.

Position Summary

The Manager of Health Promotion is responsible for managing the Breast Care in Ontario: Meeting the Need Project as well as the management of the Ontario Chapter's health promotion initiatives. The Manager's time will be divided equally across these two areas of responsibility.

(A) Breast Care in Ontario: Meeting the Need

* Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Breast Care in Ontario Project

* Participates on steering committee and coordinates and supports steering committee activities

* Responsible for management of project implementation of all phases of project work

* Provides support and guidance to project consultants and any project contract support

* Brings a health promotion perspective to the design, implementation and evaluation of the project framework and activities

* Responsible for coordination of communication strategies to project advisors, stakeholders and community

(b) Health Promotion Initiatives of Ontario Chapter

* Provides support to Chapter health promotion initiatives including the Community Education Grant Program and Awareness Day

* Provides health promotion expertise to Chapter's communications strategies and messaging

* Provides support and developmental assistance to Chapter staff in support of integration of health promotion strategies and messaging across the Chapters work

* Develops relationships between the Chapter and other organizations involved in health promotion initiatives

* Keeps current on developments and trends in the fields of breast cancer, health promotion, community development and participatory research methodologies


* Performs other duties, as required


(a) Internal

* Works daily with Director Allocations and Health Promotion and the Coordinator of Allocations and Health Promotions, E.D.; works regularly with senior management team, other staff members of the Chapter and the National office

* Works regularly with Project Steering Committee

* Relates regularly to CBCF volunteers in the Chapter and in the Chapter Branches

* Relates to staff with responsibility for health promotion in other Chapters and the CBCF, National

(b) External

* Relates regularly with Breast Care in Ontario Project advisors and stakeholders

* Liaises with other cancer and health-related organizations

* Relates to other health promotion and research professionals

Impact of Errors

* Serious damage of organizational image for CBCF and Breast Care Project Partners

* Damage of image with advisors, stakeholders and the community

Conditions of Employment

Standard workweek is 35 hours, over 5 days, representing 8 hours at the office daily including a daily one-hour break. Work outside of the standard workday is expected for evening and weekend meetings and attendance and participation at special events and to represent the Chapter at external functions.

Note: CBCF Ontario Chapter policy on working hours and compensatory time specifies flex-time and compensatory time arrangements. All employees are guided by this policy.

Required Qualifications and Abilities:


* University degree or equivalent in related subject area, preferably at the Master's level in health promotion, health sciences, social services or related discipline

* Minimum of five years' experience in the not-for-profit sector, with a background in health promotion, participatory research methodologies, community development

* Strong project management skills and experience

* Experience in successfully moving strategic initiatives forward working in collaboration with a range of stakeholders

* Experience with volunteer and stakeholder leadership

* Ability to understand the breast cancer environment and CBCF's role in it

* Strong conceptual, analytical and research skills

* Experience with budget development and analysis, as well as financial reporting

* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

* Strong presentation skills


* Collaborative working style, with focus on team-based environment

* Ability to build and sustain positive and mutually supportive relationships with Project partners, advisors, stakeholders, volunteers and organizations

* Experience with technology and related software

* Good organizational skills and multi-tasking ability

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Ability to work independently and to deadline

* Sound judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality

Desirable Qualifications and Abilities

* knowledge of French

*Please Note* CBCF, Ontario Chapter regrets that is unable to pay relocation expenses.

Please send all applications in writing only to

Beth Easton

Director of Allocations and Health Promotion

CBCF, Ontario Chapter

Suite 600, 20 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5C 2N8

Posting Close Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2003, 5:00 p.m.