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Sr. Manager – Surveillance – Canadian Cancer Society

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The Senior Manager, Surveillance plays a key role in summarizing cancer statistics 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). This position also plays a critical role in the development and release of Canadian Cancer Statistics publications and products. This role is based in Toronto and it is a contract position for approximately 10.5 months.


  • Provide epidemiologic and communication expertise to support the development and release of Canadian Cancer Statistics publications and products
    • Member of the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee
    • Secretariat for the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee, overseeing the budget and project management
    • Knowledge translation lead for the work
  • 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
  • Provide introductory education on cancer surveillance for CCS staff
  • Review selected cancer information and other CCS materials for accuracy
  • Contribute to the development of CCS cancer control policies
  • Liaise with health-based national and regional organizations, government agencies and other cancer surveillance stakeholders
  • Represent CCS as a knowledge user on select research projects
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular office hours and occasional day/overnight travel
  • Manages one staff and on occasion volunteers/students
  • Engages and retains qualified employees to meet business priorities
  • Provides support and direction in the development, alignment and accomplishment of objectives through ongoing performance feedback, recognition and coaching
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, and complies with the CCS’s Health & Safety Policy
  • Provides a safe and healthy work environment for team members and relevant stakeholders ensuring they work in compliance with The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and the Society’s Health & Safety Policy
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience or training in public health or cancer control.
  • Experience/training in disease surveillance.
  • Experience in knowledge translation work.
  • Excellent statistical analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility for rapidly changing priorities.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.

WHAT WE OFFER: CCS 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: CARING, COURAGE, INTEGRITY, PROGRESSIVE. In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by March 11, 2020. The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request. We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of the Canadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.

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