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Health Promotion and Research

Position: Health Promotion and Research Coordinator
Reports to: Manager, Health Promotion
Department: Mission
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Status: Permanent, Full-time


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The Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives.
Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 125,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.
The Coordinator position is an entry level position on our Health Promotion team that works to broaden the impact of Mission in areas of health equity, healthy eating, physical activity, survivor support, risk factor awareness and management for Nova Scotians.
The Coordinator will actively participate in the development and implementation of health promotion priorities and research initiatives and events. The Coordinator will deliver health information, recruit volunteers and development effective relationships with strategic H & S partners (e.g. government, stroke survivor support providers, and schools). The Coordinator also provides administrative support to the team.

Health Education/Promotion
• In collaboration with the Mission team, participates in planning health education and promotion activities.
• Conducts provincial environmental scans on Heart & Stroke Mission priority areas.
• Liaises with other organizations, groups and individuals as appropriate to further the mission of Heart & Stroke – particularly where there are communities with health equity challenges.
• Provides health presentations to community groups as selected according to established criteria; builds a solid community awareness of Heart & Stroke.
• Contributes to Heart & Stroke provincial and national working groups and initiatives
• Utilizes health promotion principles to engage with and translate health information to the public via oral presentations, informal conversations or written channels of communication. Supervises the Health Promotion phone line, and directs callers to the appropriate internal and external resources.

Research Support
• Leads the Nova Scotia BrightRed Student Research Awards process with oversight from the Mission department.
• Provides logistical assistance and support to the delivery of the yearly BrightRed Student Research Awards reception.
• Participates in planning research initiatives to meet the organization’s strategic plan, goals and priorities.
• Maintains awareness of current Heat & Stroke related cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research, and investigators in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

Volunteer Engagement
• Identifies new opportunities and maintains good relationships with Health Promotion volunteers.
• Trains, schedules, supervises, and mentors Health Promotion volunteers.

Administrative and Resource Coordination
• Coordinates invoicing, inventory management, and payment tracking.
• Liaises with a diverse group of provincial stakeholders (i.e. Department of Health and Wellness, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia) and other organizations as necessary to acquire information and share resources.
• Provides advice and assistance to clients to match their needs with Heart & Stroke resources.
• Inputs data for tracking and evaluation of all health promotion programs.
• Assists Health Promotion, Government Relations, and Research business areas as needed
• Undergraduate Degree in a health-related field

• 1-2 years of experience in a health promotion-related field
• Experience providing administrative/office support including data management, reporting
• Experience in adult education and providing public presentations
• Experience in volunteer and/or event management preferred
• Strong computer skills with experience in MS Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, databases and web-based applications.
• A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required since travel and some evening and weekend work is required.
• Proficient writing skills, and experience with writing grant applications considered an asset.
• Cultural sensitivity/diversity training considered an asset.

If you have a passion for improving the health of Canadians, want to work for an incredible organization and want meaningful work with a community of likeminded professionals, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and résumé to Sue Ward, Regional Manager, Human Resources at before 5:00 PM January 19, 2018 Please include the position title in your email subject.
We offer a full range of competitive benefits.
Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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