Project Coordinator (Healthy Living)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length: Temporary Full-Time (Up to Approximately 13 months)
Department/Division:  Public Health & Emergency Services/Healthy Living 
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week  
Union:  C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade:  12
Salary/Wage: $62,917.40 – $71,507.80 per annum/ $34.57 – $39.29 per hour
Location:  150 Main St., Cambridge/99 Regina St. S., Waterloo
Closing Date:  February 19, 2020

Description of Duties: 

Plans, coordinates, and promotes divisional projects and initiatives. Assists with the development and implementation of a variety of health promotion projects, communication strategies, promotional/educational materials, and events. Acts as a liaison between divisional project teams and Health Communications staff. 

Current Assignment:  Adult Health Team

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  

Knowledge of public administration, planning, and project management normally acquired through a 3-year  degree in Business Administration, Communications, Human Service Administration, Public Administration or related discipline, plus 3 years of experience –OR-- an equivalency of a 4 year degree and 2  years of experience. 
Knowledge of and ability to follow corporate policies and procedures and legislation (e.g., privacy, accessibility).
Knowledge of communications processes and behaviour-change theory.
Project management skills (planning, organizing, coordinating, evaluating) to create project schedules and plans; prioritize and prepare work in advance; and set realistic timelines.  Ability to adapt to changing demands.   
Research, assessment, and evaluation skills to collect, analyze/compile, synthesize, and report on assigned projects. Ability to work independently to assess and fulfill requirements for project completion. 
Communication, facilitation, and leadership skills to coordinate and work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams; develop and maintain relationships with project partners/stakeholders to obtain, clarify, update/provide information for project completion; conduct meetings and project presentations (internally and externally); negotiate timelines for project components; respond to inquiries and present information/recommendations; and participate as an effective team member.
Ability to analyze and interpret information, reports, documents, standards/requirements, and policies and procedures.  Ability to write clear and concise documents including memos, reports, summaries, recommendations, promotional materials, and presentations.  Ability to coordinate and collect input to prepare and edit written project plans, procedures and reports, for management approval.    
Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office (including Excel and PowerPoint), web-based applications, and project management and document management systems. Knowledge of multimedia initiatives.
Ability to travel within and occasionally outside Waterloo Region.    
Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Feb 19, 2020 quoting competition number 2020-1142, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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