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Acting Manager, Nutrition Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association

File NRC 7-03.06: A one-year full-time contract position or secondment, effective May, 2006
Closing date: 4:00 p.m. EST, March 31, 2006
Compensation: negotiable competitive salary, plus benefits
Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West. Toronto
Relocation: expenses will not be paid

The mission of the OPHA is to provide leadership on issues affecting
the public's health and to strengthen the impact of people who are
active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) is committed to increasing the
capacity of Ontario's nutrition practitioners to implement nutrition
programs and strategies in a health promotion context through
coordinated provincial support for nutrition promotion programming,
resource development and dissemination, and program-related technical
support services.

The Manager develops and maintains key linkages with other
organizations promoting nutrition activities in Ontario; consults and
provides advice for ongoing collaborative projects; provides leadership
to support provincial program planning and evaluation; oversees the
development and distribution of NRC resources, including the website
and listserv; develops and implements strategic plans and the annual
work plan; manages service/program evaluation and research; liaises
with the Ministry of Health Promotion; participates in the Ontario
Health Promotion Resource System planning; supervises staff;
co-ordinates the development of annual work plans, develops project
proposals, manages the budget; and performs related administration.

The position's qualifications include

  • a degree in nutrition or health science from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • eligible for licensing by the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
  • post-graduate education in health promotion or a related discipline;
  • excellent program/project/work management and practical problem-solving skills;
  • polished leadership, human resource management and teamwork
  • working knowledge of foods/nutrition and consumer behaviour theories and practices;
  • successful experience applying state-of-the-art, needs-based health promotion techniques and tools;
  • successful related work experience with Ontario's community
    and/or public health sector, including facilitating/supporting
    community-based knowledge transference, education and training programs;
  • strong knowledge and experience in research, program planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • goal and results oriented with the ability to work independently, using initiative to ensure progress;
  • excellent all-round communication skills, including consultation skills;
  • talent for networking and relationship management with a broad spectrum of contacts
  • proficiency with PC-based common office software
  • knowledge of system co-ordination, maintenance and computer-based services such as websites, list serves, an asset
  • French-English bilingualism an asset    
  • legal entitlement to work immediately in Canada

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume, including
salary expectations and quoting file number to:
humanresources@opha.on.ca with "Acting Manager, NRC Posting" in the
subject line, or by mail, marked "Confidential" to

Ontario Public Health Association
re: Nutrition Resource Centre
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 310
Toronto, ON M6A 3B4

Thank you for your interest. Owing to volume, only candidates for interviews will be contacted.