Sr. Manager – Surveillance, Canadian Cancer Society

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Reporting to the EVP, Research and Advocacy, the Senior Manager, Surveillance plays a key role in summarizing cancer and related disease statistics, as well as the interpretation of complex data and scientific research into the development of evidence-based messaging and decisions for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). The position plays a critical role in the development and release of Canadian Cancer Statistics publications and products and in the development of a pan-Canadian cancer data strategy.

This role can be based anywhere in Canada.


Canadian Cancer Statistics publications

  • Provide epidemiologic and communication expertise to support the development and release of Canadian Cancer Statistics publications and products.
  • Liaise with health-based national and regional organizations, government agencies and other cancer surveillance stakeholders.
  • Support the work of the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee, overseeing the budget and project management.
  • Lead in knowledge translation for the project.

Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy

  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy.
  • Provides support in the development and implementation of the pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy.
  • Project manage CCS’s role in implementing the cancer data strategy working closely with internal teams.

Internal expertise

  • Manage the surveillance team and activities including planning and budgeting.
  • Provide knowledge translation expertise related to cancer statistics and surveillance for internal and external inquiries related to cancer statistics and surveillance, including for the public and media.
  • Contribute to the development of CCS cancer control policies.
  • Provide expertise to research programs and represent CCS as a knowledge user on select research projects.
  • Review selected cancer information and other CCS materials for accuracy.
  • Critically evaluate individual research studies and bodies of scientific research to draw conclusions and synthesize the results of this research in briefing notes, position statements, and information materials.
  • Support senior leadership as necessary.
  • Recruit, engage, and retain qualified employees to meet business priorities.
  • Provide support and direction in the development, alignment, and accomplishment of objectives through on-going performance feedback, recognition and coaching.


  • Graduate degree with a focus on epidemiology, public health or population health. PhD level preferred, or MSc in epidemiology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience with a strong interest in knowledge translation.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience or training in public health or cancer control.
  • Experience/training in disease surveillance.
  • Experience in knowledge translation work.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in working with diverse partners
  • Excellent statistical analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility for rapidly changing priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
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