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Manager, Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

File OCDPA 2-04.06: A full-time position effective May 23, 2006
Closing Date: 4:00 p.m. EST, May 8, 2006
Compensation: negotiable competitive salary, plus benefits
Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto
Relocation: expenses will not be covered

The mission of The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA)
is to improve the health of Ontarians through leadership that supports
collaborative action to promote healthy living and to address the
determinants of health necessary for chronic disease prevention.  

Manager/Secretariat

The Manager/Secretariat is key to the success of the OCDPA. The
Manager/Secretariat liaises with and provides support to the Alliance
and affiliated Working Groups and manages staff.  The manager will
be under the direction and subject to the employment policies of
Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA).  

Primary Duties

  • Provides leadership and coordination to support OCDPA project goals & expected outcomes
  • Manages operational details including budget, work plans, and communications system
  • Develops and maintains collaborative communication systems with
    health and recreation stakeholders at the federal, provincial, and
    community levels
  • Prepares and disseminates information/fiscal reports/communications to internal and outside stakeholders, partners, and funders
  • Facilitates the work between committees and working groups of the OCDPA to meet the outcomes
  • Supervises other Secretariat staff and consultants as the need arises
  • Identifies opportunities for the Alliance as guided by the
    mission and outcomes and with appropriate consultation with one or more
    of the following OCDPA groups: the Alliance, funders and stakeholders
  • Submits regular reports to OCDPA committees and funders
  • Facilitates steering committee meetings and participates in working group meetings when required

Minimum Qualifications

  • A undergraduate degree in health sciences or health promotion  or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A post-graduate degree in health promotion or related discipline is desired
  • Ability to organise work, plan logical steps, balance priorities and meet deadlines
  • Experience in working with not-for-profit health,  recreation, and other NGOs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in working with government and managing grants an asset
  • Preference may be given to candidates with a good knowledge of both French and English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook, spreadsheet software
    (preferably Excel), PowerPoint, and the ability to use the Internet as
    a resource

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

Ontario Public Health Association
700 Lawrence Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6A 3B4

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.