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Our vision at Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is to become the global leader in the fight against prostate cancer, earning the enthusiasm and support of Canadians through integrity, compassion, and innovation.



Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.



  • We act as the primary support resource for men diagnosed with the disease, and for their families.

  • We are the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of this disease through research, education, support and awareness.

  • Our logo is a symbol of hope – that we know we will achieve the goal of eliminating prostate cancer, and a symbol of unity – that we can only achieve this when working together.

All positions are based in Toronto Head Office unless otherwise specified.


Senior Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement - coordinating or managing volunteers experience essential!

Reporting to: Manager PCCN and Volunteer Engagement

Summary of Job:


The Senior Coordinator is responsible for developing and coordinating volunteer recruitment and initiatives in order to deliver on Prostate Cancer Canada’s vision and strategy, while providing a meaningful and engaging volunteer experience.  This role works in collaboration with PCC staff and volunteers across the country to promote excellence and best practices in volunteer management.  In addition, the role assists the Manager, PCCN and Volunteer Engagement with local, regional, and nationally based targets and initiatives. This is a key role in growing and supporting our mandate of becoming a volunteer organization.

Job Responsibilities:

Volunteer Development:

  • Recruit, orient, develop and retain an effective mix of volunteers for events, fundraising activities, advocacy, peer to peer support, administration, leadership volunteers, and research programs.

  • Identify and develop volunteer opportunities in the national office toward the creation of a strong volunteer structure to support and deliver programs, activities, and events.

  • Promote and market volunteer opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally through web presence, social media avenues, speaking opportunities, community fairs, and other innovative promotional avenues.

  • Support national and regional locations in the development of new volunteer initiatives through effective partnerships with local volunteers that PCC invests in, retaining volunteers with the appropriate skills to build on PCC’s overall strategy.

  • Identify and develop potential opportunities for volunteer growth in advocacy, education, support for those diagnosed, fundraising, and research programs.

Volunteer Stewardship:

  • Lead follow-up and support of volunteers locally to ensure volunteer retention including regular phone calls, emails, meetings, surveys, and availability to meet with volunteers.

  • Respond to volunteer inquiries and requests.

  • Execute coordination and scheduling of volunteers for events and awareness activities using MS Office, PCC volunteer application forms, and Raisers Edge.  Develop innovative approaches and pathways for more efficient productivity.

  • Maintain accurate volunteer records and information about volunteer service nationally using Raisers Edge.

  • Promote and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition strategy.

  • Provide support to PCC staff and volunteer leadership to facilitate effective volunteer engagement practices.

  • Assist in supporting the national volunteer support group network (PCCN) by responding to member inquiries, questions, and mailing requests, assessing and updating web resources, participating in meetings and webinars, preparing documentation and communication materials.

  • Bring leadership to and, or assist in volunteer related programs, events, activities as needed.

Digital Management:

  • Lead the development and implementation of on-going digital volunteer recruitment through the PCC website, Facebook and Twitter, blogs, and other means of digital reach.

  • Track the digital reach and engagement patterns of volunteers as appropriate.

  • Develop digital opportunities for existing volunteers to engage in the activities of PCC including on-line and social media campaigns.

  • Keep current on digital strategies and social media best practices related to volunteerism.

Key Relationships:

  • Manager PCCN and Volunteer Engagement

  • Research, Health Promotion, and Survivorship Team

  • Manager, Marketing and Communications

  • Philanthrophy Team

  • Regional Teams and volunteers

  • Volunteer networks

Specific Requirements:

  • Related post- secondary education (e.g. Non- Profit management, volunteer engagement, community development)

  • Minimum 4+ years’ experience in volunteer engagement or non-profit management

  • Certification in Volunteer Administration considered a strong asset

  • Experience recruiting and organizing volunteers for awareness and, or fundraising campaigns locally and regionally

  • Excellent customer service, relationship building, and communications skills

  • Proven experience with social media and digital campaigns

  • Ability to work with remote staff teams without a direct reporting relationship

  • Working knowledge of virtual meeting tools

  • Competence with MS Office

  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and thoroughly using effective tools and techniques

  • French language considered an asset

Please apply to with “Volunteer Engagement Specialist in the subject line by April 22, 2014.  Thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted.  



Health Promotion Specialist

Reporting to: Director, Support Services
Term: Permanent
Location: Toronto
Team: Support Services (Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship)

Support Services implements programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life of people impacted by prostate cancer. These support services focus on empowering individuals to take an active role in managing their cancer journey.

The Health Promotion Specialist reports to the Director, Support Services and will work closely with Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship team members and identified stakeholders to adapt or expand existing services and develop new health promotion initiatives to better meet the needs of prostate cancer survivors.  

Summary of Job

The Health Promotion Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating evidence based information, resources and services that improve the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors and their partners, caregivers and family members across Canada.

The Health Promotion Specialist monitors  requirements and progress of projects; communicates goals, outlines approaches and makes adjustments within the constraints set to achieve the optimum results;  identifies, communicates and minimizes potential risks; communicates changes required to ensure project results conform to branding, quality, time and budgetary stipulations; solves any issues that arise; builds and maintains an appropriate relationship with collaborators/ partners; and ensures that the project results are comprehensible to management.

Job Responsibilities

Health Promotion Program and Information Development

  • Provide overall coordination and support for current and future assigned health promotion initiatives

  • Oversee the Expert Angle webinar series  including the recruitment and stewardship of speakers, promotion of service to the public and partners, and expanding the reach of the program across the country

  • Update and maintain relevant health information resource materials (i.e. workbooks, e-learning and social media content, resource lists, brochures, web content).

  • Conduct necessary research, write and work with partners/collaborators as required to review content and design new health information resources and related promotional materials.

  • Will serve as staff support to the Health Education Review Committee scheduling meetings and coordinating the review of health information content.

  • Assist with the identification of new and existing evidence-informed practices, resources and health promotion initiatives

  • Develop, implement and monitor an annual work plan for all assigned health promotion initiatives that reflects PCC’s national mission plan and responds to national, regional and local needs and priorities and completes an annual evaluation of the progress made against plan

  • Other tasks, as required.

Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations

  • Establishes and strengthens relationships with both internal and external parties and fosters links in areas of mutual interest. Identify partnership opportunities and work with key stakeholders to enhance existing programs and services or develop new initiatives for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones

  • Represent PCC and promote  its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities

  • Participate on committees and working groups, as appropriate

  • Understands program deliverables and acts as primary liaison with the key stakeholders

  • Acts as a resource and support to the Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship Team, PCC and key stakeholders

Communications & Promotion

  • Respond to queries from the public, community organizations and health care professionals on assigned health promotion services and health information  Deliver presentations to promote health promotion activities to the public,  volunteers, community groups and other agencies

  • In consultation with members of the Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship team and the Marketing and Communication department, develop and implement marketing/promotional plans for health promotion activities (i.e., newsletters, website content, articles)

  • Act as the key contact and point of coordination on assigned initiatives

  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration between all collaborators and stakeholders ensuring that that all collaborators and stakeholders are kept fully informed and aligned and well informed of progress and any changes

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with PCC staff, committees, volunteers and stakeholders

  • Initiate conversations and manage communications in order to gather or share information as necessary

  • Communicate with contractors and partners regarding work schedule and verify that the execution of work in completed in a timely manner. Provide additional clarification or guidance to PCC personnel, contractors and partners on tasking instructions, turn-around expectations, funding requirements, and other information, materials or resources needed.

  • Facilitates team and client meetings effectively.

Budget Monitoring

  • Budget preparation and tracking of all assigned health promotion initiatives. Manage contractual obligations for projects, ensure timely and accurate invoicing and payments, ensure compliance with budget and report variances to Director, Support Services

  • Evaluation

  • In conjunction with the Senior Policy Analyst, develop robust evaluation metrics that encompass process, impact and outcome measures

  • Conduct  evaluation of all assigned health promotion resources and services and provide reports on outcomes data and make recommendations for changes where and when required

Key Relationships

  • Director, Support Services

  • Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship department at PCC

  • Marketing and Communications department at PCC

  • Contractors, partner organizations and key stakeholders as required for all assigned health promotion services

Specific Requirements

  • A degree (Master’s preferred) in public health, health promotion,  behavioural sciences or related discipline is required, ideally with training in public health and adult education  (or appropriate combination of undergraduate degree and relevant experience)

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health initiatives

  • Knowledge of health promotion and public health  program planning/evaluation theory and practice

  • Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write in clear and concise plain language

  • Expertise in networking and stakeholder relations required

  • Demonstrated experience conducting environmental scans, needs assessments and literature reviews

  • Superior interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills, to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within PCC and its diverse networks and partners; represent PCC and promote its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities

  • Effective consensus-building, facilitation, negotiation and consultation skills

  • Excellent strategic analytical and problem solving skills, to identify and synthesize new and emerging evidence on best practices guiding the creation of resources and training modules/curricula; provide technical assistance and strategic advice on health promotion capacity building

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, arrange information and files in a useful manner and develop operating procedures and processes

  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently, using sound judgement

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software

  • Experience in promoting health information and services through various channels (i.e. social media, online)

  • Ability to speak fluently in both official languages an asset

Please apply to  with “Health Promotion Specialist” in the subject line by April 25, 2014.  Thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted.

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