Fraser Valley Region (Langley Office)
Regular Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Reporting direct to the Regional Director with a day to day dotted line reporting to the Region Team Lead, Health Promotion and the Division Director, Health Promotion, and contributing to the Division-wide Prevention Team, this position is accountable for effectively coordinating, implementing, and mobilizing cancer prevention initiatives. Emphasis on engaging communities to create supportive environments for cancer prevention, providing health education around the risk factors, and avocation for legislative and policy change in support of healthy public policies. These accountabilities are achieved through a combination of community action, advocacy, and public education.
1. Participates in setting and achieving regional goals, outcomes and indicators that are aligned with the overall Prevention Strategy and Strategic Plan.
2. Ensures that all programs are delivered in accordance with Division or National standards;
3. Participates in Division initiatives to revise or enhance existing Health Promotion activities;
4. Champions health promotion in regional office and communities to facilitate community mobilization and helps build community capacity around cancer prevention issues that fit within the mandates and priorities of the Canadian Cancer Society (The Society).
5. Partners and collaborates with communities on healthy living initiatives and advocates for healthy public policies that are consistent with the Society Strategic Plan.
6. Seeks partnership opportunities with other organizations and groups to promote the Region’s Health Promotion activities.
7. Applies communication and group dynamics strategies to enhance and facilitate public educational opportunities.
8. Maintains effective relationships with community leaders and other key health promotion stakeholders.
9. Maintains effective relationships and integration with all other departments, as appropriate.
10. Coordinates the regional field work of division-wide cancer prevention initiatives as needed.
11. Keeps current with emerging cancer prevention issues, evidence and information (including statistics).
12. Applies determinants of health framework and uses best practices in delivering health promotion activities and initiatives.
13. Works with the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and/or leadership volunteers to recruit and train volunteers at the regional and unit level to support cancer prevention activities and initiatives.
14. Liaises with the Cancer Control Department in the development of materials and resources needed.
15. Tracks health promotion activities (community action, advocacy, and public education) and initiatives within the region for reporting and evaluation purposes.
16. Supports donor development by incorporating effective health promotion messaging in fund raising events and by working with Revenue Development to ensure effective cases for support.
17. Accountable for performing other job duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Understanding of the Society’s strategic direction, Prevention Strategy, general policies and goals.
2. Understanding of volunteer and staff partnerships.
3. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, organizations, and stakeholders, including the media.
4. Understanding of matrix reporting relationships in a regionally based organization, an asset.
5. Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of projects within tight deadlines.
6. Ability to motivate and inspire individuals, communities, and governments toward change.
7. Comfortable to communicate effectively with government agencies, community leaders, and other community partners.
8. Ability to problem-solve, identify risks and recommend solutions as required
9. Strong team building and organizational skills.
10. Working knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint).
11. Ability to travel regionally, and within the province, as required.
12. Ability to work variable hours, including weekends and evenings.
13. Must value teamwork and volunteer engagement.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Completion of Post-secondary program and 1-2 years related experience in the area of health sciences, social sciences, political science, public administration, adult education, community development or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 1-2 years experience with health promotion and/or advocacy and/or public policy/government relations initiatives
- Experience working with and mobilizing volunteers.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, excellent group facilitation and public speaking skills.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively partner and collaborate with other organizations.
- Valid BC Driver’s Licence with the ability to travel regionally or provincially, and work flexible hours.
- Knowledge of how communities function.
- Ability to access community resources.
- Knowledge of issues related to chronic disease prevention, the population health approach, and determinants of health.
- Non-profit experience and/or work in a government or healthcare environment.
- Experience working with volunteers.
Interested applicants please submit your cover letter and resume in one document no later than November 24, 2013.
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