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Policy Analyst, Canadian Cancer Society

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 22, 2017

Position: Policy Analyst
Reports to: Senior Manager, Analysis
Location: Toronto, ON
Status: Regular, Full-Time
Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Analysis, this position is a member of the Cancer Information team and is responsible for the analysis, development and communication of evidence-informed health policy on cancer control issues, such as prevention, access to treatment and care and improving quality of life for Canadians living with cancer and their caregivers.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compiles and reviews health policy research on cancer-related issues.
  • Analyses and synthesizes the results of scientific and health policy research to create plain language background papers, briefing notes, recommendations and information materials.
  • Acts as a resource and subject matter expert on cancer control issues to support the work of internal departments, including advocacy, communications, information, research and fundraising.
  • Reviews emerging cancer control issues and provides sound policy advice on tight timelines to spokespeople and other staff.
  • Reviews Canadian Cancer Society cancer information material for accuracy and consistency.
  • Consults experts and collaborates with colleagues across the country on health policy.
  • Maintains knowledge exchange relationships with staff of other Canadian and international health organizations.
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, and comply with the Society’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Completion of graduate degree in health policy, public health, or other relevant health-based field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of health systems, health economics and healthcare delivery in Canada.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cancer control spectrum and scientific research process.
  • Knowledge of patient experience approaches and strategies.
  • Ability to synthesize complex health information from diverse sources for multiple users.
  • Experience with policy analysis, developing recommendations and options as well as policy evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Bilingual in English and French an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of the Canadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.
Working Conditions:

  • Office environment with occasional requirements to work outside of regular office hours
  • Occasional day/overnight travel

What We Offer:

CCS offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer.  We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:
Caring   Courage   Integrity   Progressive
In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.
To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by December 22nd, 2017, online at
We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.