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International Health Program Coordinator, University of Ottawa Health Services/ Health Promotion

Organization Description

University of Ottawa Health Services/ Health Promotion, is made up of a dedicated team of professionals, student staff and volunteers. Through a variety of educational programs, we inform students on health and wellness issues, while encouraging the development and maintenance of healthy lifestyle choices.

Position Summary

Under minimal guidance from the Health Promotion Manager, the International Health Coordinator is responsible for designing and maintaining a program that educates and engages students of the University of Ottawa on global health issues.


Ensuring student implication and active involvement, the International Health Coordinator will recruit, train and supervise a team of students to work with, in order to

* Review the goals and objectives for the overall international health program, and ensure successful program implementation and evaluation.

* Develop, implement and evaluate a Peer Education approach to raising awareness and getting students engaged in international health activities. Using pre-existing avenues in Health Promotion, the International Health Coordinator plans awareness events appropriate for the program goal.

* Design and develop seminars in response to specific requests from various student services, groups and university departments on global health issues.

* Liaise with various representatives from the local and global health community in order to establish partnerships and collaborations for student project involvement.

* Contribute to various newsletters as well as student newspapers in order to educate and update students on new trends, recent studies/findings and project updates in international health.

* Research and maintain information for educational program development by identifying needs and providing or developing bilingual brochures, pamphlets, information sheets.

* Plan formal and informal fundraising initiatives to support planned project activities and apply for grants.

* Evaluate and prepare reports on all initiatives to ensure that activities are current with student ideas, behaviours, values, etc.

Essential Qualifications

The following qualifications are mandatory for a successful candidate profile (please note that justifiable equivalents to any of these qualifications will be considered):

* Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in a related field;

* Completely fluent in both official languages (written and spoken);

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in working in a client-oriented environment;

* Experience in writing and editing;

* High self-motivation and initiative;

* Strong organizational skills;

* Innovative and creative style;

* Proficiency in using current computer systems and software such as: Windows, word processing, databases, presentation software, Internet;

* Knowledge of the needs of the target demographic (17-25 years, student population) an asset; and

* Knowledge in the health field also an asset.

Salary: Part-time position, $20,000-22,000 annual salary

Application Deadline: May 6, 2005

Please email your CV and cover letter to Monique Maisonneuve [email protected].