Education Coordinator
The Arthritis Society - St. John's, NL

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The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non‐government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing more than $185 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Education Coordinator

Newfoundland and Labrador Division | Permanent Part-Time | Location: St. John’s

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing professional and public educational programs that support people with arthritis across Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, this role will engage volunteers and work with healthcare professionals to help deliver our mission, and to enable Canadians with arthritis to live well and be effective self-managers.

Role Profile:

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for leading all educational programs in Newfoundland and Labrador including training, implementation and evaluation. In addition, the coordinator will develop and implement short and long range tactical plans within the division’s many communities. The coordinator will oversee recruitment, training and retention of volunteers, and liase with healthcare professionals to deliver programs. He or she will assist the Executive Director to prepare, monitor and execute an operational budget and will design and implement education programs within the context of The Arthritis Society’s mandate and guiding principles.

Required Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will have a post secondary education with 3-5 years experience within a relevant discipline such as health promotion, healthcare or education; demonstrated experience leading, motivating and maximizing performance of staff and volunteers, alongside demonstrated experience recruiting, training and retaining volunteers. This position requires a goal-oriented, highly motivated and driven individual with demonstrated ability to deliver results on time and on budget. A strong self-starter with proven initiative, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of managing budgets and financial procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, committees, organizations and medical professionals are essential for this role. Strong IT skills and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge are considered an asset.

This role will require flexibility to adapt weekly schedules in order to work the occasional evening and / or weekend. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is also required.

We are seeking talented individuals who embrace our core values. If you are interested in and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume by July 21, 2014.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

You are encouraged to visit our web site at: www.arthritis.ca/careers


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The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future...