Board Members Needed (Members-at-Large)

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on our Board of Directors as Members-at-Large.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is committed to helping all children thrive through primary prevention and the promotion of well-being. Our goal is healthy children. We believe that all children have the right to the best physical, social, and emotional health possible.

The Prevention Institute has worked in this field for over 40 years, adapting our efforts, approaches, and content as the evidence and the ways we share and consume information continues to change. We promote primary prevention efforts; collaborate with a wide range of experts, communities, agencies, and end-users; and participate in knowledge translation and exchange activities that focus on providing best-evidence and promising practices to meet identified needs through a range of methods such as providing workshops and resources.

As a small, provincial organization we cannot reach every parent, future parent, and family. Instead, we learn from and share information with service providers who, in turn, use the acquired information and skills to inform their work.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute provides services throughout our province, to all those living in Saskatchewan on the lands of Treaty 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 and the Homeland of the Métis. All communities across Saskatchewan, including children and families, caregivers, service providers, educators, healthcare workers, and other services benefit from the work of the Prevention Institute.

Nature and Scope of the Board of Directors

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s Board of Directors is a voluntary Governance Board responsible for overseeing the systems and processes that impact the organization. Responsibilities include strategic planning, governance decision making, policy development, financial planning, and fiscal oversight.

All Board members serve a two-year term that is renewable at the end of each term. The Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis (three sessions virtually and one in-person). An additional in-person, half-day Strategic Plan Review session is held each May. Travel expenses are covered for members traveling to in-person meetings.

Opportunities exist for Board members to sit on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Executive Committee, and ad hoc committees (as needed).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serve as an ambassador of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
  • Regularly prepare for and attend 3 quarterly, virtual Board meetings, 1 in person board meeting and lunch, and a Strategic Plan Review half-day, in person session
  • Recruit, hire, and oversee the Executive Director
  • Approve policies brought to the attention of the Board by the Executive Director
  • Participate in Board orientation (two hours)
  • Be knowledgeable about the goals, mandate, and activities of the organization
  • Participate in developing and reviewing organizational strategies
  • Review and respond to requests for feedback between meetings
  • Understand the Institute’s financial position, financial statements, and the role of the Board in financial planning and oversight

Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to a two-year term
  • Interest in the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s goals and mandate
  • Integrity
  • Willingness to take initiative in a leadership capacity
  • Sound decision-making skills

Additional Skills Sought

  • Strategic planning, operationalization, and review
  • Public relations, communication, and advocacy
  • Funding acquisition and fundraising
  • Financial management
  • Risk oversight, management, and mitigation
  • Human resources and labour relations
  • Non-profit governance
  • Policy development
  • To apply:

    The Prevention Institute believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion create a team that is best able to meet our goals. The Prevention Institute is committed to ensuring that our Board recruitment practices provide equal opportunities.

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

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

Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Coordinator

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking a full-time (1 FTE) Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator) beginning June 26, 2024, or as soon as possible. The position is renewable upon confirmation of funding at the end of each fiscal year (April 1).

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization that works to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. Our goal is healthy children. The Prevention Institute strives for excellence in primary prevention and knowledge translation and exchange to reflect current best evidence and meet identified needs. The Prevention Institute serves all areas of the province.

The Prevention Institute and its staff are committed to practices that uphold and reflect Relationship Building, Teamwork and Collaboration, Communication, and Continuous Learning.

The Prevention Institute provides a flexible work environment and a comprehensive benefits program to foster a healthy work-life balance and support employee’s professional development and growth.

Nature and Scope

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization that works to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. Our goal is healthy children. The Prevention Institute strives for excellence in primary prevention and knowledge translation and exchange to reflect current best evidence and meet identified needs. As a member of the Prevention Institute team, you will be part of a healthy and effective work environment that is committed to professionalism, integrity, accountability, and teamwork.

As a provincial organization, staff must be willing and able to travel throughout the province to meet program objectives. Staff must have a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license.

Specific Accountabilities

Reporting to the Program Manager and Executive Director, the Program Coordinator is specifically accountable for:

  • coordination of activities throughout Saskatchewan to increase knowledge and provide up-to-date information on STBBI and reproductive health, including pregnancy, fertility, infants, and preconception
  • responding to sexual and reproductive health information and training needs in Saskatchewan with appropriate, evidence-based projects and resources
  • engaging with communities and agencies in a community capacity building approach to assist with particular concerns regarding sexual and reproductive health
  • collaborating with other sexual and reproductive health or youth- and family-focused agencies and programs within the province to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes

Performance Competencies

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Coordinator will demonstrate the following behaviours (performance competencies) in carrying out their work:

  • Relationship Building
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Initiative
  • Innovation

Required Qualifications and Experience

A university degree is required. Relevant areas of study may include but are not limited to, nursing, public health, social work, life and health sciences, or education. University degrees in other fields will be considered with 3+ years of experience in a relevant sector (e.g., health, education, justice, or social services).

Experience using evidence-based information in decision making and resource development is also required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • experience in knowledge translation and the development of resources
  • experience with facilitation, training, and professional development provision in virtual and in-person settings
  • knowledge in the areas of primary prevention, sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, STBBI prevention, and youth sexual health
  • Salary Range

    The starting salary range for this position is $51, 217 to $57, 000, with the starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply:

    As an employer, the Prevention Institute believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion create a team that is best able to meet our goals. The Prevention Institute is committed to hiring and employment practices that provide equal opportunities.

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

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

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Accountant

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking accounting expertise with a part-time Accountant position available to begin immediately. Applications are being accepted by both individuals seeking employment and agencies that may provide the required accounting services through an external contract.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization that works to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. Our goal is healthy children. The Prevention Institute strives for excellence in primary prevention and knowledge translation and exchange to reflect current best evidence and meet identified needs.

The Prevention Institute and its staff are committed to practices that uphold and reflect Relationship Building, Teamwork and Collaboration, Communication, and Continuous Learning.

The Prevention Institute provides a flexible work environment and a comprehensive benefits program to foster a healthy work-life balance and support employee’s professional development and growth.

Nature and Scope

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Accountant will be responsible for the accurate, timely, and effective recording, monitoring, filing, and reporting of all the financial records of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

The position is located in an office environment in Saskatoon.

The candidate will be reliable, trustworthy, and have personal values that match those of the organization.

Specific Accountabilities

The Accountant works with the Executive Director and Prevention Institute staff to prepare, monitor, and report on core and program budgets and finances.

Accomplishing this involves the following accountabilities:

  • Budgeting and Financial Reporting
  • Financial Audit (internal preparation and work with external auditor)
  • Payroll, Benefits, and Remittances
  • Financial Management
  • Relationships (Internal and External)
  • Expertise and Skill (including proficiency with SAGE 300, understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, and others required by the position)

Performance Competencies

The Accountant will demonstrate the following performance competencies in their work:

  • Relationship Building
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Initiative

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A post-secondary degree, certificate, or diploma in a related discipline, such as Accounting or Finance, is required
  • 3+ years’ experience in accounting or financial management
  • Proficiency with SAGE 300, Microsoft Office, including Excel, and Microsoft Outlook

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following:

  • Experience in preparing financial statements and reports, including detailed variance analysis; preparing corporate tax returns; preparing payroll; completing reconciliations and journal entries
  • Experience providing financial and accounting support to multiple staff for the purposes of budget management
  • Previous work in the not-for-profit or charitable sector is an asset for the position
  • The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute requires the submission of a satisfactory criminal record check prior to employment.

    Salary Range

    The salary range is $60,000 to $75,750 (prorated to 0.5 FTE), with the starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply:

    As an employer, the Prevention Institute believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion create a team that is best able to meet our goals. The Prevention Institute is committed to hiring and employment practices that provide equal opportunities.

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

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

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Research and Evaluation Specialist

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is seeking a part-time (0.75 FTE) Research and Evaluation Specialist to begin April 1, 2024. The position is available until September 2024 with the possibility of extension.

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a provincial non-profit organization that works to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. Our goal is healthy children. The Prevention Institute strives for excellence in primary prevention and knowledge translation and exchange to reflect current best evidence and meet identified needs. The Prevention Institute serves all areas of the province.

The Prevention Institute and its staff are committed to practices that uphold and reflect Relationship Building, Teamwork and Collaboration, Communication, and Continuous Learning.

The Prevention Institute provides a flexible work environment and a comprehensive benefits program to foster a healthy work-life balance and support employee’s professional development and growth.

Nature and Scope

Reporting to the Research and Evaluation Lead and Executive Director, the Specialist is responsible for collaborating on and implementing research and evaluation activities at the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. The Specialist will conduct this work for the following programs: Sexual and Reproductive Health Program and Child Injury Prevention Program.

The Research and Evaluation Specialist will work closely with the other members of the Research and Evaluation Team and other staff on a regular basis.

The position is located in Saskatoon, SK.

Specific Accountabilities

Reporting to the Research and Evaluation Lead and Executive Director, the Specialist is specifically accountable for:

  • Review of Research and Evidence
  • Program and Project Evaluation
  • Knowledge Translation and Exchange
  • Skills and Expertise (such as best practices for research and evaluation activities and implementing principles of harm reduction and health equity)

Performance Competencies

The Research and Evaluation Specialist will demonstrate the following behaviours (performance competencies) in carrying out their work:

  • Relationship Building
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Initiative

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in knowledge translation and exchange, including the use of evidence-based information in decision making and resource development
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team-based, collaborative environment
  • The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute requires the submission of a satisfactory criminal record check prior to employment.

    Salary Range

    The salary range for this position is $48,750.00 to $61,000.00 (prorated to 0.75 FTE), with the starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To apply:

    As an employer, the Prevention Institute believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion create a team that is best able to meet our goals. The Prevention Institute is committed to hiring and employment practices that provide equal opportunities.

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

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

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.