Project Lead - Commercial Tobacco Intervention in Indigenous Communities

PROJECT LEAD: Commercial Tobacco Intervention in Indigenous Communities. 

Full-time  or Secondment until March 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension.

This role gives you the opportunity to work virtually with periodic visits to RNAO’s head office in Toronto. Travel is required throughout the province of Ontario, including remote areas, and will include overnight stays and potentially lengthy travel journeys. Valid driver's license required.


The primary function of the Project Lead - Commercial Tobacco Intervention in Indigenous Communities is to lead the development of ongoing professional partnerships with Indigenous communities to support the development and implementation of a guideline on commercial tobacco use by Indigenous people (on and off reserve), focusing on equitable access to services and supports for pre-and post-natal women and their families, a program funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  


  • Lead the collaboration with Indigenous communities and ensure Indigenous perspectives are represented and that the program is designed in a way that incorporates Indigenous values in a meaningful way.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders and external partners and provide support, education, and resources as required.
  • Assist in the execution of key deliverables related to the commercial tobacco intervention in Indigenous communities program.
  • Participate in the development of structures, approaches, and systems to integrate best practice guidelines and other evidence-based practices within Indigenous communities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of program activities based on deliverables and outcomes in accordance with the project proposal.
  • Contribute to the preparation of regular reports to internal and external stakeholders.   
  • Participate in designing and developing dissemination materials such as templates, advertisements, brochures, and other knowledge translation materials (presentations, posters, etc).
  • Develop, present and facilitate in-person forums, teleconferences, webinars/webcasts, video events and other similar knowledge exchange events for the program.
  • Coordinate and support the development of funding proposals related to program activities, including final reports and evaluations.
  • Represent the RNAO at conferences and other exhibiting events, which includes booth preparation, and presentations.
  • Continuously innovate and search for opportunities to grow and expand the program.


  • Registered Nurse (Master’s Degree an asset) with current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and membership with RNAO.
  • Lived experience and in-depth knowledge of Indigenous cultures,  experience working with Indigenous communities, experience residing in an Indigenous community, and ability to speak an Indigenous language considered an asset.
  •  A minimum of three years of experience is required in areas such as: nursing, health promotion, community engagement and outreach, Indigenous stakeholder consultations, relationship development and management, public speaking, knowledge transfer, and project and curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of the principles of evidence-based practice and experience with implementation of Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs).
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with staff and stakeholders to synthesize and help create reports, proposals, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams including internal and external stakeholders with an ability to organize workload, maintain a high degree of accuracy and detail, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and use a variety of software programs.


  • Excellent time-management skills to prioritize workload and react to unscheduled events, issues, or situations that may require an increase in speed, and meet multiple demands.
  • Concentration and sitting is required for long periods of time (more than 2 hours regularly)
  • Creativity to design marketing/promotional materials, newsletters and related documents for members and non-members.
  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentially of information related to projects. 
  • Sight, touch, and hearing are used when proofreading documents, preparing correspondence and answering telephone.


  • Works in a climate-controlled office with some exposure to stress from multiple demands.
  • Typical conditions are such that no risk or injury is present.
  • Travel throughout the province of Ontario, including remote areas, is required as part of this role which includes overnight stays and potentially lengthy travel journeys. Valid driver's license required.

If you are interested in this role, please include the job title in the subject line, along with your Cover Letter and Resume and send to

We thank all applicants, and qualified candidates will be contacted.