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Canadian Cancer Society – Senior Coordinator, Cancer Prevention

File number: CCS 558

Posted: February 9, 2015

Closing: February 28, 2015

Status: Regular, full time

Location: Whitby, ON


Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Cancer Prevention, the Senior Coordinator, Cancer Prevention is responsible for promoting and advancing the Society’s mission, role and priorities related to primary and secondary cancer prevention with key internal and external stakeholders.  Specifically, this position will work to support provincial initiatives as well as enhance staff and volunteer capacity within assigned regions to develop, implement and deliver cancer prevention-related activities.

The assigned regions for this position include Durham, Simcoe-Muskoka, Holland River and Dufferin-Peel. The position will be based out of the Society’s community office in Whitby.


  • As a member of the Cancer Prevention team, coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of provincial, regional and local cancer prevention initiatives and activities
  • Act as a resource and consultant to enhance knowledge and awareness related to cancer-related risk factors for staff, volunteers and the public (e.g. healthy eating and physical activity, cancer screening, environmental and occupational carcinogens, UVR and sun safety)
  • Support the development, review, revision and integration of cancer prevention messaging within Society materials, initiatives and publications
  • Support internal capacity building with staff and volunteers within the Society’s South Central region to promote and integrate prevention priorities and messages into community materials, initiatives and activities
  • Liaise, develop relationships and work with other departments within the Society to better integrate prevention messaging
  • Assist with prevention planning and community engagement for under-served communities and/or priority populations
  • Represent the department and/or the Society at external meetings and committees, roundtables and conferences, workgroups and networks
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, and complies with the Society’s Health & Safety Policy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Related post-secondary education in the field of health promotion, community development or social work or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 2+ years’ experience working within a non-profit or community service setting, experience in a multi-level, non-profit organization is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion approaches and strategies related to cancer prevention and screening
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Dynamic presentation and public relations skills
  • Strong ability to problem-solve and reach sound resolutions
  • Strong initiative and capacity to work independently, balanced with teamwork
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Proficient in MSOffice (Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset
  • Access to a vehicle is strongly preferred
  • A criminal record check is required
  • Non-smoker


  • Office environment with occasional requirements to work outside of regular office hours
  • Occasional day/overnight travel


The Society offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer.  We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:


In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a salary in the high 50k range, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

Please quote file number: CCS 558

Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting the reference #CCS 558 in the subject line of the email by February 28, 2015, to:

Human Resources Department

Email: Fax: Not available. Please send by email only.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Click here for more information and how to apply for this posting

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