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Expert Lead, Cancer Screening & Early Detection, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership's vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Partnership is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Expert Lead, Screening and Early Detection. This advisory position will be approximately one day per week (.25 FTE).


Reporting to the Director, Screening and Early Detection, the Expert Lead, Screening & Early Detection will provide content-specific advice and expertise supporting specific cancer control initiatives as outlined in the Partnership’s 2017–22 Strategic Plan. The Expert Lead will work closely with Partnership staff including the Program Manager and Specialist and other key stakeholders to align efforts that foster collaboration informing the development and implementation of Partnership initiatives that drive the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control forward.  The Expert Lead will build strong partnerships with cancer agencies and public health and academic stakeholders to identify new strategies in the area of cancer screening to improve the quality of screening and early detection for Canadians. As Expert Lead, Screening and Early Detection you will:

  • Participate as a member of the Partnership’s Cancer Control Council
  • Support the Partnership’s senior leadership team to deliver on Board-approved plans in the area of cancer screening and early detection and work to embed that perspective in the work of the broader Partnership Strategy
  • Provide strategic expert advice to the Director, Screening & Early Detection, Vice President, Cancer Control and Senior Scientific Leader, Population Health, as required, on related and/or assist in identifying synergies across initiatives
  • Provide strategic advice and expert counsel to the Director, Screening & Early Detection on national monitoring and evaluation initiatives, including planning, analysis and reporting activities
  • Participate as a member of the Screening Quality Committee, pan-Canadian Screening networks, and other committees to contribute to the development of Screening initiatives
  • Contribute broad new thinking and through connections with other senior cancer control leaders across Canada and internationally, inform the Partnership’s strategic direction based on new findings and developments
  • Be an external ambassador for the organization specifically on issues related to cancer screening and early detection
  • Stay informed of new developments and connected to national and international leaders related to screening and early detection
  • Work across the organization to identify synergies and maintain connections and collaboration across advisory structures

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in health science (MD, MSc or PhD) with demonstrated senior health leadership and achievements in the area of cancer control, specifically screening and early detection.  They will have an established network of contacts within the cancer control community nationally and preferably, internationally; understanding of current trends in population-based cancer research, clinical care and standards work; strategic systems thinking and the ability to project the effect of initiatives as they related to the overall impact on the cancer control landscape; proven ability to chair provincial and/or national forums; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate dialogue and problem-solving amongst multidisciplinary groups; excellent oral communication and presentation skills; and be highly supportive of the Partnership’s Cancer Control strategy.

Bilingualism, knowledge of Indigenous organizational structure, culture and consultation are assets.

Term of the Contract: 2 years with the potential to extend.

Posting Date: September 14, 2017     

If you are interested in applying for this positions, please send your CV and cover letter to  We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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