HIV Project Assistant

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is hiring a full-time (1.0FTE) Project Assistant for the Saskatchewan HIV Collaborative Program. The Project Assistant position is located in Saskatoon, SK.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a non-profit, provincial organization; our goal is healthy children. As a member of the Prevention Institute team, you will be part of a healthy and effective work environment that is committed to professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and team work. In order to fit within the culture of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, the candidate will be reliable, trustworthy, have personal values that match with the organization’s, and believe in primary prevention and the importance of promoting child and family health.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Collaborative event coordination
  • Work plan tracking and reporting
  • Budget monitoring and management
  • Data gathering from provincial partners
  • Resource development and dissemination in partnership with others
  • Networking and engagement with partners, including peer mentors, people with lived experience, Indigenous organizations, government, non-profit, and others
  • Support for the coordination, promotion, and awareness of events in the province
  • Develop and disseminate information related to training, education, and mentorship events
  • Management and updates of website and online community of practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited post-secondary institution and 2-3 years of experience. Equivalent experience or education will be considered, such as experience working with vulnerable populations, experience as a program assistant or program coordinator, and/or a project management certification.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to collect, compile, and report on project statistics
  • Budget management
  • Ability to engage in a professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Virtual and Computer skills – Microsoft Office; Word Press; Adobe Connect

The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced, high-functioning team. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, be a self-starter, and be highly motivated.

The position is available until March 31, 2020, with the possibility of extension.

  • To apply:

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three references by 12 noon on July 29, 2019 to:

    Joelle Schaefer, Executive Director
    Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
    1319 Colony Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z1
    Email: info@skprevention.ca
    Phone: 306-651-4300
    Fax: 306-651-4301

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We may contact candidates and hire the position prior to the end date of this job posting.

Perinatal and Infant Health Program Coordinator

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking a 1.0 FTE Perinatal and Infant Health Program Coordinator for a term position. The position is available until November 22, 2019, with the possibility of extension. The position is located in Saskatoon, SK.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization, our goal is healthy children. The Institute works to prevent disabling conditions in children through primary prevention. As a member of the Prevention Institute team you will be part of a healthy and effective work environment that is committed to professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and team work. In order to fit within the culture of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, the candidate will be reliable, trustworthy, have personal values that match with the organization’s, and believe in primary prevention and the importance of promoting child and family health.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for researching and promoting emergent current best evidence in perinatal and infant health. The Coordinator will work with the Institute team to plan and manage the Perinatal and Infant Health Program and will be responsible for reviewing current evidence, preparing reports, writing review articles and briefs, developing resources, preparing proposals, and monitoring the budget.The Coordinator will collaborate with other agencies and professionals and will manage an online network of individuals working in the area of maternal and infant health.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good understanding of the factors that impact perinatal and infant health
  • A strong understanding of primary prevention
  • Experience in research tasks, including an understanding of evaluation methods and experience researching and writing literature reviews and summary reports
  • An understanding of, and practice in, the use of social media and technology-based tools in health promotion
  • A working knowledge of the healthcare system in Saskatchewan, including barriers to access for remote and rural communities
  • Experience working in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including an understanding of plain language
  • Confidence and experience in public speaking to a variety of audiences and using a variety of mediums (in person and virtual)
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Experience writing funding proposals and reports
  • Project management skills, including development and maintenance of a work plan and budget, including the monitoring of progress and evaluating success
  • The ability to facilitate professional and community networks and advisory committees
  • A university degree, preferably a Masters, in nursing, community health and epidemiology, public health, social work, or a related field
  • To apply:

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three references by 12 noon on July 29, 2019 to:

    Joelle Schaefer, Executive Director
    Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
    1319 Colony Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z1
    Email: info@skprevention.ca
    Phone: 306-651-4300
    Fax: 306-651-4301

    Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. We may contact candidates and hire the position prior to the end date of this job posting.