Career Opportunities

OUR Organization

VISION

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.

MISSION

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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.


Health Promotion Specialist

REPORTING TO: Director of Health Promotion and Survivorship
TERM: Permanent
LOCATION: Toronto
TEAM: 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 of Health Promotion and Survivorship 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 health promotion initiatives; 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 results of initiatives are comprehensible to management.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Health Promotion Program and Information Development

  • Provide overall management 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).

  • Develop and design, through research and partner collaboration, new health information resources and related promotional materials.

  •  Act as staff resource to the Health Education Review Committee for meeting coordination for both scheduling health information content.

  • Identify and execute  new evidence-informed practices, resources and health promotion initiatives

  • Develop, implement and monitor (including an annual evaluation) an annual work plan for all assigned health promotion initiatives that reflects PCC’s national mission plan and national, regional and local needs and priorities

  • Provide technical assistance and strategic advice on health promotion capacity building

  • Other tasks, as required.

Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations

  • Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with both internal and external parties and fosters links in areas of mutual interest

  •  Identify new partnership opportunities with key stakeholders and enhance existing programs and services

  • 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

  • As primary liaison with key stakeholders, stewards relationships via excellent understanding of  program deliverables

  • Act as a resource and support to the Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship Team, PCC and key stakeholders in matters relating to Health Promotion initiatives and its stakeholders

Communications & Promotion

  • Act as expert resource in queries from the public, community organizations and health care professionals on assigned health promotion services and health information and 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, develops and implements marketing/promotional plans for health promotion activities (i.e., newsletters, website content, articles)

  • Prepare updates and reports project progress for management, partners and stakeholders as        required and provide recommendations for future planning

  • Deliver or monitor 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

  • Provide scheduling, communication and monitoring to contractors and partners to verify timely delivery of work and 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.

  • Facilitate team and client meetings effectively.

Budget Monitoring

  • Prepare and track budget(s) of all assigned health promotion initiatives.

  • Track  contractual obligations for projects, ensuring timely and accurate invoicing and payments, ensuring compliance with budget and reporting 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 of Health Promotion and Survivorship

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to stay current in both health promotion and program design through best practices and identifying opportunities

  • 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 HR1@prostatecancer.ca  with “Health Promotion Specialist” in the subject line by October 29, 2014.  Thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted.


Project Manager, Clinical Informatics

DEPARMENT: Health Promotion and Survivorship
1 year Contract, Full-time, Preferably Downtown Toronto
 
SUMMARY OF JOB
 
Reporting to the Director of Health Promotion and Survivorship, the Project Manager, Clinical Informatics will be responsible for the implementation and successful execution of all assigned health outcomes/informatics initiatives; particularly the enhanced prostate cancer registry under the direction of the Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship. The Project Manager will provide overall project management and risk management, coordinate and support the initiatives, ensure effective communication and collaboration between stakeholders, and prepare project management documentation and project progress reports for PCC and stakeholders, as required. This position will manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and partners and function as a subject matter expert for prostate cancer data collection.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Initiative Development & Project Management

  • Provide overall project management, risk management, coordination and support for initiatives as designated;

  • Provide direction, guidance and support to regional, provincial, territorial and national  data collection efforts;

  • Demonstrates advanced content/subject matter expertise to provide strategic input and direction on projects;

  • Play a mentoring role with participating province/territory organizations where required in the development and implementation of their responsibilities;

  • Prepare updates and project progress reports, including program performance and outcomes, for PCC, cancer registries, and stakeholders as required, and provide recommendations for future planning;

  • Manage contractual obligations for all projects as assigned;

  • Monitor timelines, delivery of services and oversee budget for assigned initiatives (including the development of appropriate budget tracking and oversight procedures);

  • Develop work plan that identify timelines, deliverables and resource requirements for assigned initiatives; create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements; and

  • Other related duties as required.

Partnerships & Stakeholder Relations

  • Establishes and strengthens collaborative relationships with both internal and external parties and fosters links in areas of mutual interest;

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders and partners to establish common data sets and agreed upon approaches for data collection, reporting and shared practices and learnings;

  • Liaise with the PCC Health Outcomes Advisory Committee ensuring members are kept up to date on developments and any issues that arise;

  • Facilitates stakeholder meetings effectively;

  • Identify partnership opportunities and work with key stakeholders to enhance existing registries and develop new protocols as required;

  • In conjunction with the Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship, actively promote, share learnings and facilitate collaboration with partners and stakeholders; and

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

Communications

  • Communicates effectively and persuasively at all levels, with internal and external stakeholders;

  • Ensures that all partners and stakeholders are kept fully informed and aligned;

  • Diplomatically and effectively manages any conflicts;

  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration between all stakeholders and represent PCC in discussions;

  • Hold regular status meetings with project teams and keep everyone well informed of changes;

  • 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.

  • Respond to queries from the public, community organizations and health care professionals on designated initiative; and

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

Leadership

  • Manages workflow and ensures all participating stakeholders have an understanding of issues, deadlines, etc.;

  • Motivates participating registry personnel and key partners to work together and pro-actively participates in activities; and

  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices.

Budget Monitoring

  • Budget preparation and tracking of all health outcomes/informatics initiatives.

  • Manage contractual obligations for projects, ensure timely and accurate invoicing and payments, ensure compliance with budget and report variances to Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship

Key Relationships

  • Director, Health Promotion and Survivorship

  • VP Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship

  • Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship Department at PCC

  • Marketing and Communications Department at PCC

  • Finance Department at PCC

  • Provincial, Territorial and National Cancer Registries

  • Contractors, partner organizations and key stakeholders as required for all assigned survivorship initiatives

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Health Informatics, Information Management, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Health Sciences related field or recognized equivalent;

  • Minimum three years demonstrated experience in coordinating the collection and retrieval of health related data preferably including statistical compilation, interpretation, analysis and communication of health related information to appropriate sources;

  • Sound knowledge of health informatics practices;

  • Experience in dealing with clinical cancer registries or multi-site clinical trials;

  • Project management professional certification considered an asset;

  • Knowledge of public health data sources and survey tools particularly pertaining to clinical and patient reported outcome measure;

  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in health informatics project management and evaluation in a highly collaborative environment; preferably within a cancer registry or health care system;

  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive experience in managing stakeholder relations, preferably within the health care system;

  • Ability to plan and coordinate complex activities, organize multiple tasks and prioritize work;

  • Strong knowledge of evaluation methodology  and tools; 

  • Experience in budget planning, forecasting and expenditures;

  • Proven strategic thinker;

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and proficient in MS Office;

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated collaborative approach to working with a diverse range of stakeholders;

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and growth environment while under pressure;

  • Commitment to a patient-centered approach to healthcare;

  • Ability to travel; and

  • Fluency in both official languages considered an asset.

Please apply to HR2@prostatecancer.ca with “Project Manager, Clinical Informatics” in the subject line by November 5, 2014.  Thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates moving forward in the process will be contacted.

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