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Program Co-ordinator, Heart Health Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association

File HHRC 6-08.06

A full time contract position, available immediately
Hours of work 35 h.p.w (off-site working arrangements possible)
Some Province-wide travel
Closing date: Monday September 4, 2006
Compensation: negotiable competitive salary
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 mandate of the HHRC is to enhance the capacity of public health
agencies and their community partners to implement comprehensive,
multi-risk factor, community-based heart health programs.

The Program Co-ordinator has two main responsibilities: first, the HHRC
Coaching and Consultation service including: on-site consulting and/or
facilitating, and/or assigning consultants for individuals/communities.
Secondly, supporting the Ontario Heart Health Network including:
secretariat support for the OHHN committees, providing professional
services to the OHHN committees as needed (e.g., environmental scans),
and attending all OHHN meetings. The Program Coordinator supports the
other activities at the HHRC including organizing and delivering
training events, resource development; participating in program
evaluation services; and supporting the Manager in developing and
implementing effective solutions and practices.

The qualifications include

  • A degree in health science from a recognized university, or an
    equivalent combination of education and experience; preferably
    post-graduate education in health promotion or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrated excellent community networking and facilitation
    abilities, including community consultation and coaching skills;
    capacity to develop and manage relationships well with diverse
    communities and individuals
  • Working knowledge of chronic disease prevention theories and
    trends; successful experience with evidence-based approaches,
    techniques and tools applied to chronic disease prevention and health
    promotion;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training events to health professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Experience with Ontario's community and/or public health sector,
    including particular knowledge of chronic disease and heart
    health-related programs;
  • Strong teamwork, project coordination, administrative and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative;
  • 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 or by mail, marked "Confidential," to

The Heart Health Resource Centre
Ontario Public Health Association
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.