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Project Coordinator, Health Promotion

Position: Project Coordinator, Health Promotion
Reports to: Manager, Health Promotion
Department: Mission
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Status: Contract; Part-time

Project Coordinator, Health Promotion
1 day/week until March 31, 2018

The Opportunity

The Heart and Stroke Foundation in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) will offer a series of Numbers 2 Know Wellness Clinics in Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou Counties.

Numbers 2 Know Wellness Clinics empower individuals to take control over and improve their health and reduce their risk of chronic disease by improving modifiable risk factors such as blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), non-fasting glucose, waist circumference and cholesterol.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning and delivering successful clinics and developing a sustainable plan for future clinics based on process measures and evaluations.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

When the employees of the Heart and Stroke Foundation put their hearts into it — we get real results that change lives. We are a volunteer-based health charity dedicated to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. We do so by raising funds to support critical research, and by helping people reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke through risk factor awareness and by promoting healthy lifestyles, and by advocating for healthy public policy. Our Mission: Prevent Disease; Save Lives; and Promote Recovery. We are united by five core values: a Passion for health; Learning every day; Embracing diversity; Making a difference; Being extraordinary together. We rely on the generous donations of millions of Canadians and the support of more than 130,000 volunteers.

Key Deliverables
  • Acts as a communication liaison between clinic practitioners, community volunteers and participants
  • Identifies appropriate clinic locations and times, and manages the logistics and promotion of the clinics
  • Conducts and provides inventory of clinic materials such as supplies and strips for blood glucose and cholesterol checks
  • Prepares promotional posters and print materials for participant packages and ensures materials are delivered at clinics on event day
  • Promotes the clinic widely through promotional posters, social media posts and media outreach
  • Organizes facility rentals and catering for clinics and helps on the day of the event with setup and clean up
  • Develops a list of accessible clinic locations and organizes clinics in partnership with local businesses, places of employment, and in partnership with existing community events to increase clinic participation and demand
  • Supports the exchange of information and data between community partners and participants for planning and evaluation purposes
  • Conducts follow up calls with participants to gain an understanding of actions taken to reduce risk factors and/or manage chronic conditions
  • Surveys participating community organizations via email or telephone immediately following the clinic to build sustainability plan
  • Works with the Manager, Health Promotion to report on project outputs and outcomes
  • Documents monthly process measures that build upon success, identifies effective methods to reach the target audience and builds opportunities to further engage community partners and new stakeholders
  • Maintains databases and reporting requirements relevant to the clinic

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in a related health or human services discipline and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in leading the development of a health related multidisciplinary clinic.

  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills with the ability to engage and motivate others as well as support the development of effective teams
  • Demonstrated experience with Excel together with data entry and analysis
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems and develop strategies to support quality improvement initiatives
  • Ability to multitask, produce and coordinate projects to tight deadlines
  • Flexible, diplomatic, tactful and a team player accustomed to working within a fast-paced environment
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle – travel throughout the region will be required

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to work with an incredible organization, its donors and volunteers, please submit your cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to Sue Ward, Manager, Human Resources at before 5:00 PM Thursday, April 6, 2017. Please include the position title in your email subject.

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 us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. This job opportunity may remain posted until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

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