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Director, Prevention Unit, Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario

Reporting to a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will manage all aspects of the Prevention Unit and Prevention planning at CCO. This will include the planning, organizing and evaluating cancer prevention programs as well as providing leadership and direction of unit goals, objectives, and strategic plans. Other responsibilities include supervising Unit staff; managing the annual and contractual budgets; developing policies, guidelines, and materials to support cancer prevention; assisting the Director - DPO in providing advice and direction to the CEO and the Board of CCO; participating in external collaborations on behalf of CCO; acting as a public spokesperson for CCO on cancer prevention issues; and participating as a member of the DPO Management Team.
Location: Provincial Office, Toronto, Ontario

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

Working collaboratively with other key stakeholders, the prevention unit will address targets in tobacco use, diet and nutrition, healthy body weight, physical activity, alcohol consumption, occupational and environmental carcinogens, ultraviolet exposure, and viral infections.

As a collaborative team player, you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with the stakeholders to achieve objectives and manage issues. Demonstrated administrative and financial management skills are essential, as is the ability to problem solve.

Your education includes a Master's degree in a Health Sciences program like health promotion, public health or nutrition, coupled with a minimum of 5 years' of management experience overseeing multi-faceted community-based prevention/health promotion programs. A solid knowledge base in cancer epidemiology and risk factors, health promotion and public policy processes is also required.

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is Ontario's authority on cancer information and cancer practices and is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the quality of cancer care in the province. As the government's principal adviser on cancer issues, CCO's mission is to improve the performance of the cancer system by ensuring the best quality cancer research, information, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care for the people of Ontario.

The prevention unit is one of 5 units in the Division of Preventive Oncology dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer in Ontario. The other units are focused on screening, aboriginal cancer care, research, and cancer and risk factor surveillance. The Division of Preventive Oncology is responsible for advancing the implementation of an action plan for cancer prevention and screening in Ontario, to achieve the targets outlined in "Targeting Cancer: an action plan for cancer prevention and detection" (a document published jointly by Cancer Care Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society).

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their resumes online by no later than November 2, 2004, to

We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.