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Waterloo Region

Working for the Region of Waterloo offers the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated employees and elected Councillors. We provide innovative leadership and a variety of programs and services vital to creating an inclusive, thriving and sustainable community. The Region's commitment to service, integrity, respect, collaboration and innovation, creates an inclusive workplace where employees feel valued for the difference they make everyday. 

Position:  Manager, Healthy Living

Region:  Cambridge & Area, Kitchener-Waterloo & Area


Manages a multi-disciplinary team for assigned programs within the Healthy Living Division, ensuring the implementation and evaluation of public health promotion, prevention, and protection strategies and activities per Ministry and related standards and legislation. Program topic areas, organized by age group/life period include: pregnancy and breastfeeding; healthy schools and road/off road safety; tobacco, substance use, and preconception; healthy eating and positive parenting; falls prevention, physical activity, and cancer prevention.

Current Assignment:  Child Health Ages 6-12 years

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

•Knowledge of the theories and principles of public health management, health promotion strategies, determinants of health, policy/program development, budget management, and best practices, normally acquired through a Master’s Degree in a health related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus significant, progressively responsible related public health supervisory experience.
•Knowledge of corporate policies, procedures, and practices; Provincial/Federal legislation (e.g., privacy, health promotion/protection); prescribed regulations and standards; and collective agreements.
•Analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills to plan and develop objectives/program goals, classify and organize work, and coordinate staff/ stakeholders to achieve goals and objectives.
•Ability to keep skills current.
•Communication, leadership, facilitation, negotiation, and public relations skills to manage, develop, motivate, and support staff/community partners; advise, instruct, assist, and train staff and others; develop joint programming/with community partner agencies; present proposals/reports to staff, Council, and community groups; deliver educational presentations to varied audiences including community groups/organizations, school boards, and professionals and adapt language to convey meaning/understanding using technical language, as required; and participate as an effective team member. 
•Ability to conduct literature reviews, monitor legislation, news media, research papers, journals and newsletters. Ability to write and proofread publications, correspondence, reports, instructions, policy/procedure manuals, training manuals, media releases, surveys, and questionnaires, that are accessible to those with varied understandings of technical language.
•Computer skills with ability to use software, such as Microsoft Office and provincial systems.
•Ability to travel to various locations within/outside Waterloo Region.
•Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Salary:   $83,519.80 – $104,395.20 per annum/$45.89 - $57.3

Terms of Employment:  Full-time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, May 26, 2017

How to Apply:  

Please apply online, by the closing date May 26, 2017 quoting competition number 2017-1384, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate 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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Location:  Region of Waterloo

Profession Type:  Management

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