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Senior Coordinator, Prevention, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 31, 2012

(Regular, Full-time)

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Prevention, the Senior Coordinator, Prevention is responsible for promoting and advancing the Society’s mission, role and priorities related to primary and secondary cancer prevention with key internal and external stakeholders.  Specifically, this position will work to support provincial initiatives as well as enhance staff and volunteer capacity within assigned regions to develop, implement and deliver prevention-related activities.

Duties & Responsiblities

Primary Functional Duties

  • Support the Prevention Department’s planning, development and activities related to the primary and secondary prevention of cancer
  • Act as a resource and consultant to enhance knowledge and awareness related to cancer-related risk factors for staff, volunteers and the public (e.g. healthy weights, healthy eating and physical activity, tobacco use, cancer screening, environmental and occupational carcinogens, UVR and sun safety)
  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of provincial, regional and local Prevention-related initiatives and activities
  • Support internal capacity building with staff and volunteers within assigned regions to promote and integrate prevention priorities and messages into community materials, initiatives and activities
  • Support the development, review, revision and integration of cancer prevention messaging within Society materials, initiatives and publications
  • Liaise, develop relationships and work with other departments within the Society to better integrate prevention messaging and programming
  • Assist with prevention planning and community engagement for under-served communities and/or priority populations
  • Represent the department and/or the Society at external meetings and committees, roundtables and conferences, workgroups and networks
  • Other projects/ duties as assigned.


  • Related post-secondary education in the field of health promotion, health sciences, community development or social work
  • 2+ years of experience working within a non-profit or community service setting, experience in a multi-level, non-profit organization is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion approaches and strategies related to cancer prevention and screening
  • Experience working in and/or familiarity with one or more of the following areas: UVR and sun safety, tobacco control, healthy weights, healthy eating and physical activity, cancer screening, and environmental and occupational carcinogens
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, strategic thinking, project management, and communication skills
  • Dynamic presentation and public relations skills
  • Strong ability to problem-solve and reach sound resolutions
  • Strong initiative and capacity to work independently, balanced with teamwork
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset
  • A criminal record check is required
  • Non-smoker

In return for your contributions, we offer a very attractive compensation package, which includes a salary starting in the low $50k range, excellent benefits, and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job# OHPE273, by August 31, 2012, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

For more information about how you can join the fight against cancer and become a member of our dynamic team, please visit our website at and visit the Careers section, found under About Us.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.