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Make a Difference. Be a Leader. Join the Lung Family.

Imagine a future where people living with lung cancer have a fighting chance, where no one loses a loved one to asthma, where people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) live their lives to the fullest, where older adults don’t lose their independence in life, and where future generations don’t suffer the debilitating effects of lung disease. The Lung Health Foundation is committed to making this future a reality. And this new future starts now.

The Lung Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the lung health of Canadians, and we will achieve this through:

  • Groundbreaking research;
  • Policy and practice change;
  • Urgently needed programs and support; and
  • Public education around lung health issues.

And at the heart of it all? Helping those who have been impacted by lung disease. This is an opportunity to join a team at an exciting point in time – an opportunity to build on your experience, grow your skills and make a true difference in the lives of all those who struggle to breathe.

WHY THE LUNG HEALTH FOUNDATION?

Beyond the good feels you’ll get from making a real difference in the lives of the one-in-five Canadians living with lung disease, we offer:

  • collaborative and creative environment
  • robust benefits package, including an RRSP matching program
  • flexible work environment
  • we help you grow – both professionally and personally

We’re also looking for people who share our values:

  • To lead with courage and passion
  • To act as one unified and integrated team
  • To be nimble, open and quick to adapt
  • To demonstrate genuine integrity
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the patients and caregivers that we exist to serve; and to each other…the members of our LHF family

As a Toronto-based organization with a national scope, we may consider, for externally-focused roles, remote work or a hybrid work arrangement based on the strength of the candidate and organizational needs. In such cases, the candidate must be also willing to travel as required.

The Lung Health Foundation is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, we will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process. For more information review our accessibility policy.

The Lung Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the province where we operate. At the Lung Health Foundation, we value the insights and innovation that diverse and inclusive teams bring to work. 

Current Opportunities:

Administrative Assistant

Location: Possible remote work, depending on the applicant and the location
Travel may be required
Deadline: May 21, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

A role integral to the efficient and collaborative operations of the Lung Health Foundation, the Administrative Assistant provides overall support to the Executive Vice President, as well as other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

The ideal candidate for this role has impeccable attention to detail, as well as strong time management skills, and an eagerness to support the excellent work of a growing national organization.

Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support to the Executive Vice President, as well as other members of the Senior Leadership Team, including, but not limited to: 

  • Providing general day-to-day administrative and clerical support
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Supporting the development of presentations
  • Assisting with meeting arrangements including scheduling, agenda development, pre-meeting materials, minutes, and logistics
  • Lead the preparation and development of key reports, including Business Plan and Strategic Directions updates, liaising with other members of the organization as required
  • Participate in strategic integration and quality improvement activities as directed
  • Other duties as assigned from time-to-time by the Executive Vice President
Qualifications:
  • Two to four years related work experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong computer/software skills, with proficiency in Windows-based applications including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and courteously
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and exercise sound judgment
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, analytical and time-management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in urgent situations and demonstrate professionalism at all times
  • Active and respectful listener – known for honesty, compassion and integrity

Corporate Partnerships Specialist

Location: Toronto, with travel as required
Deadline: June 4, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the National Manager, Development, the Corporate Partnerships Specialist will play an important role in the achievement of our mission by growing support from current corporate partners and donors, and in soliciting and securing new support to attain the annual workplan and fundraising goals of the organization. The Corporate Partnerships Specialist will solicit event sponsorship, oversee activation, conduct prospect research and drive new corporate relationships. They will work closely with the Marketing and Development team to create mutually beneficial relationships between the Lung Health Foundation and a wide range of corporate partners.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead sponsorship sales for events to recurring and new partners for core events including the Better Breathing Conference, Breathe! Bash, and the Hockey Challenge
  • Responsible for reaching assigned revenue targets, with support from the National Manager, Development
  • Work closely with the National Manager, Development and the marketing team to assist in the development of sponsorship and proposal packages for core events and properties
  • Identify new prospects for events, employee engagement programs and other long-term partnership opportunities
  • Manage a prospect pipeline within the organization’s CRM system
  • In partnership with the marketing team, ensure all event sponsorship deliverables are fulfilled and results are shared with sponsors in post-event fulfillment reports
Qualifications:
  • University or College degree in Sales, Marketing, Fundraising or related discipline
  • 1-3 years of proven experience in a high relationship-based environment
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment is an asset
  • Some flexibility to travel throughout the region and to attend evening and weekend events (when provincial restrictions are lifted)
  • Demonstrated progressive and successful corporate development/sponsorship sales experience
  • Knowledge and skill in relationship management with experience working in a B2B environment
  • Position demands the ability to positively interact internally as a team member, as well as externally with partners and leadership members
  • Ability to work within a tight timeline and prioritize in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft office
  • Fluency in French is an asset
  • Experience with CRM an asset

Graphic Designer

Location: Remote work possible, depending on the applicant and the location
Deadline: May 5, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

With a new brand and an exciting new strategic vision to help Canadians breathe better, the Lung Health Foundation is looking for a graphic designer to deepen and sharpen our brand presence, visually engage audiences and build emotional connections – using a unique mix of creativity and innovation to make a difference in the lives of patients. As our in-house creative talent, you will help shape the look and feel of the Foundation’s brand.

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, this role will collaborate with pretty much everyone in the organization to advance our mission. You may be based anywhere in Canada, working remotely from home.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a clear and consistent visual identity across all touchpoints
  • Produce fresh and visually compelling digital and print designs for marketing campaigns, public education campaigns, fundraising and other Foundation initiatives
  • Develop a library of graphics and templates
  • Create and maintain internal documents and presentations
  • Audit existing collateral and provide recommendations on design and style
  • Produce motion graphics, animations and videos
  • Collaborate with internal teams throughout the design process 
  • Coordinate with outside agencies and vendors as needed
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a professional graphic designer
  • Post-secondary education in graphic design or related field
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suites including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and design a variety of visually impactful work
  • Experience creating digital and print content
  • Ability to scale creative concepts across multiple mediums
  • A firm understanding of typography, layout and general design principals
  • A firm understanding of advertising, branding and marketing
  • Experience in photography
  • Experience in video editing
  • Ability to meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Ability to manage print production with outside vendors
  • Strong project management, time management, and critical thinking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluent in French is an asset

Lung Cancer Program Lead

Location: Toronto Office with Remote Work Possibilities
Deadline: June 4, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

With an exciting new strategic vision to help Canadians breathe, the Lung Health Foundation is looking for its first Lung Cancer Program Lead to bring the necessary experience, passion and creativity to make a significant difference in the lives of lung cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Reporting to the Manager of Patient Partnerships and Community Programs, the Lead will plan, develop and implement navigation tools, program supports and resources that will improve the health and quality of life for patients living with lung cancer within Ontario and across Canada. With a patient-centered approach, this position will aim to give people living with lung cancer a fighting chance by working to eliminate the barrier of stigma and increase survivorship. Given the clinical nature of the role, the Lung Cancer Supports and Program Lead should have related experience in oncology.

This role is outward-facing working directly with providers, health system partners, community partners and patients in designing, executing and evaluating implementation

Responsibilities:

Collaboration, Communication & Linkages:
You will work closely with other members of the programs and services team and demonstrate your effective leadership by sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues while also, recognizing and demonstrating trust in colleagues and their contribution

You will support the team and our organizational goals as you participate in cross-functional work, ensuring the needs of lung cancer patients and their caregivers are being considered and integrated into activities

Lung Cancer Support Groups – Patient & Caregiver:
Much of this role at the outset will be in:
  • contributing to the design and delivery of lung cancer programs with a focus on patients and caregivers. This includes responsibility for the lung cancer support framework to ensure it is responsive to the needs of lung cancer patients and caregivers
  • fostering and growing our lung cancer support program including support groups for lung cancer patients and caregivers with an aim to achieve an efficient, effective and sustainable program
  • With accessibility as a key consideration, these support groups will be offered in a variety of formats, including in-person, over the phone and through moderated online platforms. The model will aim to achieve equity in lung cancer supports throughout all regions of the province, across jurisdictions and mindful of vulnerable communities that experience disparities and inequities to their health
  • You will also have a direct role as a community liaison for education, screening, diagnosis and treatment to individuals and groups
Clinical & Evidence-based Specialist:
  • You will continue to maintain relevant knowledge and skills related to the role of Lung Cancer Supports and Program Lead
  • You will be a valued source of clinical knowledge and evidence-based information that will inform our work
  • You will be uniquely positioned to identify healthcare gaps that exist (from a patient and caregiver perspective) that can be addressed through advocacy work around policy, practice and system change
  • As the hub of our lung cancer outreach activities, you will be responsible for:
  • providing telephone, email and from time-to-time, face-to-face consultation with patients and/or caregivers to assist them in understanding their diagnosis, treatment options, and resources available
  • providing advice and guidance on partner organizations, community resources, multidisciplinary care processes and supportive services
  • developing relationships with referring providers; offering educational sessions to inform practitioners of lung cancer lead role and the services provided
  • identifying new opportunities for collaboration and/or partnerships
Patient Submissions:
  • Review Lung Cancer drug submissions to Ontario’s Committee to Evaluate Drugs on behalf of Ontario patients and caregivers
  • Support the data collection process through online surveys and telephone interviews (as needed)
Expectations
  • This is a Monday-to-Friday, full-time (35-hour/week) position, but there will be times when working outside of business hours is needed
  • This is a new and growing area of the Lung Health Foundation, and as such, the Lead will work to help shape the program and their responsibilities within this role
Qualifications:
  • As a healthcare provider (i.e. nurse, social worker or other), you’re looking for an opportunity to continue making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their caregivers. Building from your five or more years’ experience working directly with patients and caregivers within the cancer care continuum you’re ready to build a patient-focused program on a national scale
  • You are motivated to help decrease the complexity of behaviour change to improve the quality of respiratory care. You do this through relationship building, applying implementation best practices and executing well planned, aligned and coordinated activities across project work
  • People like to work with you because you’re creative and openly share your ideas and thoughts
  • You value your role to inspire your colleagues and are committed to grow as a leader
  • You are driven, resourceful and collaborative
  • You understand the value in striking a balance between the importance of rigor with respect to evidence, processes, and approaches and the importance of being pragmatic in addressing the needs of the patients and caregivers through our lung cancer program
  • Project management is one of your many skills
  • You’re highly organized and have strong attention and appreciation for detail
  • You know how to build, maintain and grow strategic connections and partnerships
  • Fluency in French is an asset

National Manager, Community Engagement

Location: Remote work within Canada, with travel as required
Deadline: May 28, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

With a new brand and an exciting new strategic vision to help Canadians breathe better, the Lung Health Foundation is looking for a manager of community engagement to drive fundraising, presence, influence, participation and partnerships – using your unique mix of creativity and innovation to make a difference in the lives of patients. 

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, this role will collaborate with pretty much everyone in the organization to advance our mission. This role may be based anywhere in Canada, working remotely from home.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee national community engagement including, third-party events, peer-to-peer fundraising and other activities
  • Research and pursue new strategies to expand community giving programs
  • Meet fundraising targets – you’ll have the flexibility to reach those targets with creativity and innovation. New ideas and approaches are welcomed and encouraged
  • Promote and support peer-to-peer fundraising, with emphasis on personal page fundraising
  • Develop strategic relationships to further the foundation’s mission and generate revenue
  • Analyze and report on results of each community giving program
  • Support and manage volunteers as needed
  • Enhance and elevate awareness and presence across the country
  • Represent the foundation at events – given this position is national in scope, there may be travel required from time-to-time when it’s safe and appropriate to do so again
  • Maintain accurate sponsor and donor records in Raiser’s Edge database, following the foundation’s policies and procedures
Qualifications:
  • You have at least five years of professional fundraising experience
  • You have demonstrated success in planning and executing fundraising and sponsorships, including events
  • You consistently meet fundraising targets
  • You know how to build, maintain and grow strategic connections across the country
  • You have experience recruiting, managing and motivating volunteers
  • You can work independently and are also highly collaborative
  • You’re organized and can manage multiple priority projects at the same time
  • People like to work with you because you’re creative and openly share your ideas and thoughts
  • You have strong attention to and appreciation for detail
  • Project management is one of your many skills
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge is an asset
  • Fluency in French is an asset

Senior Manager, Implementation & Impact

Location: Toronto Office with Remote Work Possibilities
Deadline: June 4, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Vice President of Programs and Services, the Senior Manager of Implementation and Impact carries out implementation projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities and drive toward our strategic goals. As a highly organized professional with strong people and project management skills, you will deliver on the responsibilities of the job while contributing to the Lung Health Foundation’s overall vision.

Collaboration is key to this role, you will partner with other members of Programs and Services, as well as the Marketing and Communications, Fund Development, and Policy and Programs teams to ensure implementation and evaluation efforts are integrated and informed by the work across the organization. You will also have an outward facing role working directly with providers, health system partners, community partners and patients in designing, executing and evaluating implementation efforts. 

Responsibilities:
  •  In collaboration with team members, stakeholders and partners, you will develop and deliver programs that improve the lives of people living with lung disease across Canada. These programs range from implementation of tools and education in healthcare settings, patient support groups, community-based exercise maintenance programs for patients, patient education, digital health projects (e.g. virtual care, public facing web based/app based tools), etc.
  • You will have an opportunity to shape new opportunities for programs including proposal development
  • You will manage a team of three or more direct reports
  • You will play a significant role incorporating principles of patient engagement, quality improvement, change management and evaluation into processes, projects and team management across your portfolio of work
  • You will apply project management skills everyday to monitor project milestones, timelines, budgets, risks and contracts to ensure your program objectives and outcomes are met. This includes leading your team and building greater capacity in the principles of project management through coaching, tools, processes and delegation
  • You bring an excellent understanding of knowledge mobilization/implementation science (e.g., stakeholder engagement, evidence synthesis, co-design, knowledge product development, dissemination, implementation, measurement and evaluation). You also know how to apply these best practices in the real world
  • You will have a direct accountability to negotiate and/or collaborate with multi-stakeholder groups (e.g., partners, policy specialists, health care professionals, system administrators, researchers, etc.) to achieve shared goals
  • You will leverage effective methods of engaging and involving stakeholders at all key points of projects to ensure stakeholder and end user interests are reflected through projects and processes
  • You will have a direct responsibility to build relationships with partners at regional, provincial and federal levels to inform or implement best practices 
  • On a day-to-day basis you will work collaboratively with your team and across the organization to design, execute and evaluate implementation projects at the Lung Health Foundation. You will apply your experience and expertise to:
  • Coach, motivate and mentor your team
  • Facilitate internal and external efforts (e.g. workshops, meetings, working groups, conferences, etc.)
  • Design processes and oversee them related to development of knowledge products and implementation strategies (e.g. barriers analysis, environmental scans, project development, knowledge mobilization plans)
  • Lead the development of the Lung Health Foundation’s approach to measurement and evaluation as well as a key role in supporting the research efforts of the Lung Health Foundation
Expectations:
  • This is a Monday-to-Friday, full-time (35-hour/week) position, but there will be times when you’re working outside of business hours
  • This is a new and growing area of the Lung Health Foundation, and as such, the Senior Manager will work to help shape the program and their responsibilities within this role
Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent education and/or experience) in a healthcare, management or social science discipline. It is less about your academic background and more about your ability to demonstrate leadership, project management and apply implementation best practices in a meaningful and effective way
  • You have five or more years of experience in a similar role
  • You have a broad knowledge of the Canadian healthcare system thinking both strategically and practically to connect dots for greater impact as we roll out our programs
  • People like to work with you because you’re creative and openly share your ideas and thoughts
  • You value your role to inspire, coach and manage your team and are committed to grow as a leader
  • You are driven, resourceful and collaborative
  • You are motivated to help decrease the complexity of behaviour change to improve the quality of respiratory care. You do this through relationship building, applying implementation best practices and executing well planned, aligned and coordinated activities across project work
  • You understand the value in striking a balance between the importance of rigor with respect to evidence, processes, and approaches and the importance of being pragmatic in addressing the needs of the patients and caregivers through our lung cancer program
  • Project management is one of your many skills
  • You’re highly organized and have strong attention and appreciation for detail
  • You know how to build, maintain and grow strategic connections and partnerships
  • Fluency in French is an asset

Specialist, Public Policy

Location: Ottawa (home-based) with travel as required
Deadline: June 4, 2021
PDF Job Description: Download here

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, and working closely with the National Manager, Policy and Government Relations, and the Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, the Specialist, Public Policy plays a key role in the development and execution of the Lung Health Foundation’s policy and public affairs efforts and strategies

Responsibilities:
  • Support the National Manager, Policy and Government Relations and the Executive Vice President in the development and implementation of provincial and national advocacy, policy and public affairs initiatives and the annual business plan
  • Monitor relevant policy and public affairs issues, providing briefing notes and issue summaries as required 
  • Work with the Executive Vice President and National Manager, Policy and Government Relations in developing and managing relationships with elected officials, including political staff, bureaucrats and other health sector partners to broaden support for key positions of the Lung Health Foundation
  • Support the Executive Vice President and Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, and National Manager, Policy and Government Relations in developing policy and position statements
  • Support the development and execution of key events including the Breathing Policy Forum series and annual lobby days, including invitations and follow ups; development of meeting materials; briefing of speakers and participants; and other logistical requirements 
  • Work with the Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives on media advocacy and public policy issues, including the development of key messages and news releases
  • Collaborate with and provide strategic support to partner organizations on issues of common interest
  • Work with external government relations or public affairs consultants as needed
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President and Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
  • Research, analyze and write policy papers, policy takeaways, and white papers outlining key recommendations for government
Qualifications:
  • University degree, or equivalent of education and experience, preferably in political science and/or public affairs
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong understanding of best practice strategies in advocacy and government relations
  • Excellent administrative skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers and external partners
  • Well-organized, able to work with deadlines
  • An analytical mind with attention to detail
  • Strong networking skills
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities
  • Fluency in French is an asset

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