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Research Project Coordinator, Tobacco Reduction, Calgary Health Region

Tobacco Reduction - Cessation Focus

Research Project Coordinator
CLOSING DATE: 05 September, 2006

STATUS: Regular Full-Time (1.00 FTE)
DEPARTMENT: Healthy Living - Tobacco Reduction
DATE AVAILABLE: September 6, 2006
HOURS/ROTATION: 14, 7.5 hour shifts per 3 week cycle, Days
DAYS OFF: As per rotation & Every 3rd Friday
RATES OF PAY: $30.24 - $40.26

The Research Project Coordinator - Tobacco Reduction is a member of the Healthy Living Departments Tobacco Reduction Unit who reports directly to the Tobacco Reduction Coordinator of the Calgary Health Region. This position will work closely with the Tobacco Reduction Coordinator to support elements of the Calgary Health Region's Tobacco Reduction Strategic plan. The role will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the Region's Tobacco Reduction Policy and other related committees. This role will facilitate the coordination of tobacco reduction strategies for low income individuals, particularly in the work of smoking cessation and will relate closely to the East Calgary health initiative.

This position will also participate in existing tobacco reduction research projects and develop support and coordinate emerging research studies. This position will write proposals for funding to obtain grants for tobacco reduction strategic priorities and will work with the Tobacco Reduction Coordinator to implement both Regional and externally funded projects. This position will liaise with a variety of stakeholders within the Calgary Health Region and in the community. It is expected that this position will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to work cooperatively on shard projects and issues.


  • Undergraduate degree in health or a related discipline required, Masters preferred
  • 5 years experience in community-based health organizations or in a health related field preferred
  • experience in Quality Improvement (QI) and process mapping would be an asset
  • 2 years experience in tobacco reduction and tobacco cessation preferred
  • Previous experience in managing and evaluating detailed projects required
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively to specific audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community organizations, health professionals, multidisciplinary teams and committees.
  • Understanding of best practices in comprehensive tobacco reduction strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience in tobacco cessation strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to provide training and group facilitation to a wide variety of health care staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to write funding proposals.
  • Demonstrated research skills and ability to design, manage and evaluate programs, employing quantitative and qualitative techniques as appropriate
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills

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