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Program Coordinator, Towards Evidence Informed Practice Project, OPHA

Possibility of off-site working arrangement
Deadline September 28, 2007
TEIP Job Posting Number 2-09.07

1.0    FTE for 7 months (possibility of extension based on available funding)

The Towards Evidence Informed Practice (TEIP) project based at the Ontario Public Health Association is designed to close the gap between research and practice for population-wide community-based chronic disease prevention. The primary aim of the TEIP project is to increase the uptake and utilization of evidence for chronic disease prevention and health promotion. An equally important aim of the project is to produce local evidence (practice-based evidence), through strong local process and outcome evaluation. The final aim of the project is to share the learnings gained from the five pilot communities with those engaged with chronic disease prevention and health promotion in multiple settings including public health. TEIP accomplishes these goals through 3 Protocols (a set of tools and processes): the Program Assessment Protocol, the Program Evaluation Protocol and the Program Evidence Protocol.

TEIP is seeking a Program Coordinator to support its various programs and activities for 7 months of the 2007/08 fiscal year with the possibility of extension based on available funding.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of several different projects at TEIP and potentially overseeing graduate students. Tasks and responsibilities may include but are not limited to, the following areas:

Broadly Disseminate TEIP Tools and Protocols

  • Identifies appropriate audiences for the TEIP Protocols in public health and beyond using a combination of document review, personal interviews, surveys and focus groups
  • Prepares audience specific dissemination plans identifying promotional activities, audience engagement strategy, training and consultation support and sustainability options
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with the intended audiences
  • Implements and evaluates the audience-specific dissemination plan and tracks all activities and contacts

Create generic tools based on pilot TEIP Protocols, e.g. Program Evaluation Protocol

  • Identifies barriers and facilitators to applying the TEIP Protocols at the individual, organizational and systemic level
  • Creates a set of generic tools and processes based on the piloted TEIP Protocols (e.g. Program Evaluation)
  • Pilots, refines and finalizes the generic tool
  • Creates a web-based audiovisual training module for the generic tool

Support to TEIP Manager and TEIP Team

  • Coordinates responses and direct inquires, comments and requests for resources and/or information relating to TEIP from external professionals, funders, researchers and others in a timely manner
  • Provides logistical support for TEIP meetings, training events and consultations
  • Ensures records, files evaluations, service-tracking and databases are organized, accurate, complete and current
  • Supports the Manager and Team members at key meetings or on committees as required


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in health promotion, public health, social sciences or a combination of education and work experience. Graduate degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in community based programming; public health; chronic disease prevention; local program evaluation design and implementation; and training and consultation
  • Excellent written and communication skills with ability to analyze and prioritize large amounts of data
  • Strong organizational skills combined with superior interpersonal skill and tact
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various committees, health professionals, funders and field representatives
  • Proven computer skills specifically with Microsoft software applications

Salary: Based on qualifications and experience
Travel: some provincial travel may be involved
Interview date: Successful candidates will be interviewed Friday October 5th, 2007
Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 28th, 2007, to

Towards Evidence Based Practice
Attention: TEIP Manager
Ontario Public Health Association
700 Lawrence Street, Suite 310
Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
[email protected]

Thank you for your interest. The Ontario Public Health Association encourages candidates for equity-seeking groups to apply for this position. Owing to volume, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.