Job Posting 86458

Project Manager, High Priorities Engagement Team
Toronto Metro area
closes in 3 days (Fri, 12 Aug)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $60,870 per year to $78,260 per year

Project Manager,

High Priorities Engagement Team

Full-Time Contract: 35 Hours per week

Contract Period: August 2022 to March 31, 2023

Salary Range: $60,870 - $78,260 per year

Number of Positions: 1


On behalf of the West Toronto Ontario Health Team (WTOHT), LAMP Community Health Centre is looking for a Project Manager for the High Priorities Community Engagement Strategy. The WTOHT works together as patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.  Our vision is to improve the experiences of, and outcomes for, people living and seeking care in West Toronto for all stages of life by becoming one connected system of health and social care.

The work of the OHT involves many streams of work. The Project Manager role will enable the successful execution of the High Priorities Community engagement strategy which will promote increased engagement around health education, access, and navigation; increased access to mental health and substance use support services; increasing community health literacy; and increased attachment to primary care and preventative screening. This role will take direction from the WTOHT COVID Recovery Working Group and report directly to the Senior Director, Community Programs of LAMP CHC.


Job Summary


We are looking for a Project Manager to support the coordination of the West Toronto OHT COVID Integrated Response and Recovery, which includes the High Priorities Community Engagement Strategy (HPCES). The HPCES which will be implemented by the WTOHT COVID Recovery Working Group led by LAMP CHC in South and Central Etobicoke, and areas found within the catchment of the WTOHT. This is a new position for an 8-month contract starting immediately.

The COVID Integrated Response and Recovery , will play a critical role in increasing residents’ confidence in vaccines and addressing any barriers to accessing healthcare. The role will ensure the following:

  1. Continued engagement around health education, access, and navigation
  2. Increased access to mental health and substance use services
  3. Increasing community health literacy
  4. Increased attachment to primary care and in preventative screening

This partnership aims to promote community engagement and capacity building through prioritizing the implementation of continued COVID vaccine engagement and access, as well as providing broader wellness and prevention supports. The project will include collaboration between OHT partners and patients, families, caregivers, community organizations, grassroots groups, resident-led groups and faith-based organizations to amplify accurate vaccine messaging and health promotion. As part of the High Priorities Community Strategy, the Project Manager will manage a team of up to 30 individuals, including the VET Coordinator(s), as well as the Vaccine Engagement and Primary Care Ambassadors. The Manager will also implement a healthcare connections mobilization plan, facilitate community engagement activities, disseminate vaccine and health screening messaging, organize and facilitate training and group sessions, report on key deliverables, and coordinate with relevant partners and stakeholders.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall implementation of the High Priorities Community work – which is focused on COVID vaccine, attachment to primary care and local services, and prevention and wellness including screening and other vaccines
  • Support the overall COVID Integrated Response and Recovery planning for WTOHT with the HPCS Working Group and other partners
  • Recruit and provide orientation to Ambassadors
  • Assist in program data collection, monitoring, evaluation and funder reporting;
  • Deliver and support a range of vaccine engagement and promotion events, including outreach, networking, capacity building, volunteer engagement, and facilitation
  • Implement community mobilization and engagement plan to ensure that programs are effective in promoting and increasing vaccine confidence and health care connections
  • Coordinate up to five (5) large scale community events and/or coordinate attendance at relevant events
  • Assist with vaccine and health related messaging and promotion on social media and other relevant platforms
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, ensuring responsiveness to changing community needs
  • Assist in other duties as assigned within the scope of the project and the job.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate degree in a Health Care related area or bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant specialization.
  • 5-7 years of project management experience in a health care environment, community-based environments an asset
  • Proven experience working independently and in partnership with a high level of proficiency in partnership management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of vaccine hesitancy and potential barriers to accessing vaccine and health promotion programs and services by residents in the community;
  • Good knowledge of health promotion, health education and health issues affecting newcomers, low income, multi-lingual and racialized communities;
  • Experience collaborating with other community organizations and working in partnership with residents and community ambassadors;
  • Experience in event and program planning, coordination and outcome evaluation;
  • Working knowledge of the current Ontario health care system is an asset to provide contextual understanding to OHTs and their potential for system transformation.
  • Sensitive to working with people of diverse cultural, age and economic backgrounds as well as marginalized individuals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal, with individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working from an anti-oppression perspective and creating pathways of access for equity deserving groups;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational and time management skills;
  • Able to travel within the GTA and to work flexible shifts including evenings and occasional weekends

Proficiency in the Following Computer Skills

  • Experience and ability to work effectively independently and remotely as part of a team
  • Strong time management, self-direction, and other professional skills
  • Access to home office with updated computer, software, Wi-Fi and data, audio/video capability
  • Knowledge and use of tele and video-conferencing software, including Zoom, WebEx, and GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams
  • Experience and ability to work within a multi-ethnic, multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral setting
  • Excellent oral and writing skills knowledge
  • Excellent computer skills, including ability to use Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, designer software and social media platforms


LAMP Community Health Centre is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.


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