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Program Coordinator, Nutrition Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association

Part time

File Number: NRC 10-09.06: Available immediately
One year contract with the possibility of extension 
Minimum of 17.5 hours/week

Closing date: 12:00 p.m. (EDT) - Friday September 29, 2006
Compensation: Negotiable competitive salary with benefits
Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto (off-site working arrangements possible) with occasional province-wide travel
Relocation: Expenses will not be paid.

The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) is committed to increasing the
capacity of Ontario's community 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.

An NRC Program Coordinator is accountable for planning, implementing,
coordinating and evaluating all aspects of assigned provincial
programming portfolios supported by the NRC. His/her qualifications
include

  • a degree in nutrition or 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;
  • eligibility for registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario required;
  • working knowledge of foods/nutrition and consumer behaviour theories and practices;
  • successful experience applying needs-based health promotion techniques and tools;
  • experience with Ontario's community and/or public health sector;
  • broad knowledge and experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • proven training and development, facilitation and community development abilities;
  • strong teamwork, project management, coordinating and practical problem-solving skills;
  • ability to work independently using initiative and open to peer review
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • capacity to manage relationships well with diverse groups of people on varied initiatives;
  • proficiency with PC-based common office software;
  • French-English bilingualism an asset;
  • project management experience;  and
  • legal entitlement to work immediately in Canada.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, including salary
expectations, and resume to [email protected] (Note: Applicants
applying by e-mail MUST quote the File Number in the subject line) or
by mail, marked "Confidential" to

Ontario Public Health Association
Attn: 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.