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Communications Officer, Ontario Women’s Health Network

Terms of Employment: December 2006 to March 2007
21 hours/3 days per week
Hourly wage of $22-$24 plus 4% in lieu of benefits
Location:  Main office is in Toronto; suitable for telework, if desired

This is an exciting, flexible part-time opportunity which will enable
you as the Communications Officer to highlight the health and inclusion
issues of women who are marginalized throughout the Province of Ontario.

Background of OWHN

Since 1997, the Ontario Women's Health Network/Réseau ontarien pour la
santé des femmes has worked with women, service and care providers,
local groups, health practitioners, and other organizations in Ontario
to share information and resources on issues related to women's health.
The Ontario Women's Health Network embraces a holistic view of health
that includes not only women's physical resources, but also the
economic, social and environmental conditions of their lives. Our
feminist organization is structured around a strong set of values and
principles which can be viewed on our website at http://www.owhn.on.ca.

Objectives

  • To inform the community and raise the profile about marginalized
    women's health issues including issues of inclusion in accessible and
    plain language.   
  • To work with Provincial Director to
    • Manage the listserv subscription.
    • Produce an accessible weekly e-digest which explores the vast topic of women's health for our listserv.
    • Produce 4 quarterly e-bulletins which focus on issues related to marginalized women, health and inclusion.
    • Solicit and coordinate written material from our network
      members and partners to be used in the quarterly e-bulletin and
      e-digests.
    • Support the OWHN team with written communication including but
      not limited to press releases, editing and development of proposals,
      report, literature reviews and focus group questions.
    • Develop and manage website content. Edit and assist in
      development of OWHN proposals, reports, literature reviews and focus
      group questions.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in writing for an on-line and paper audience
  • Strong understanding of women's health issues within the current social, economic and political context
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to content, structure and copy edit
  • Demonstrated understanding of writing for a diverse audience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Understanding of plain language
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about inclusion
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to write and speak French an asset

All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to

OWHN Hiring Committee
Ontario Women's Health Network
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z9
Fax: (416) 408-2122
owhn@opc.on.ca

Deadline:  November 24, 2006, at 4:30 p.m.

The Ontario Women's Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.
Only individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.