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Employment opportunity: Program Manager–Full-time Permanent-Recruitment #24-127 (Non-Union)

Public Health Sudbury & Districts
Sudbury, Ontario
$95,495.40 - $109,219.20 plus benefits and pension
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting

Division: Health Protection

Location: Elm Place Site - 10 Elm St. Unit 130 Sudbury

Salary: $95,495.40 - $109,218.20/annually

Position summary:

We are currently seeking a highly motivated health professional to contribute to our organizational mission of working with our communities to promote and protect health and prevent disease.

Reporting to the Director, the Program Manager will contribute to excellence in public health practice by promoting the development and integration of practice, education and research in accordance with agency policy. This leadership role may include that of program manager, administrator, practice expert, researcher, educator, mentor and evaluator.

This position is responsible for management of assigned personnel, programs, research, and evaluation projects, and, for assisting the Director in overall divisional administration. As a member of the management team, the Program Manager promotes cooperative planning and decision making with other teams and divisions. The Manager is a member of the management staff of Public Health Sudbury & Districts and reports to the Director. The current assignment will be with the Sexual Health team, supporting Sexual Health, Growing Family Health, and Needle Syringe/Harm Reduction programming.


  • Demonstrates leadership and innovation in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programs and ensures programs are in compliance with mandate and address local needs.
  • Ensures utilization of best practices, local health status data, ministry protocols, local service gaps analysis and alignment with Public Health mandate and its strategic directions to lead program development in assigned areas.
  • Recommends program and/or research plans to the Director for approval on an annual basis.
  • Plays a key role in the dissemination and use of pertinent research in the community.
  • Considers organizational risk, worker health and safety, legal, ethical and political ramifications in decision-making that may affect the division, health unit and specific programs.
  • Implements professional standards in accordance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act and professional colleges and related Acts.
  • Investigates and resolves complaint situations.
  • Provides leadership at the local, regional or provincial level on identified initiatives as required.
  • Prepares and presents prosecution and defence material for court actions, appeal board hearings and other legal matters.
  • Ensures efficient program delivery through the effective leadership of a team and by fostering effective inter team/divisional relationships.
  • Develops and maintains quality of the assigned functions, ensures compliance with mandate / legislative requirements and anticipates and manages risk.
  • Develops, interprets and implements policies and procedures at a team level, and ensures adherence to policies and procedures in accordance with existing legislation. Recommends and participates in the development of divisional and agency policies.
  • Assists in determining the philosophy/goals and objectives and the overall strategic direction of the division in consultation with the Director to ensure alignment with agency strategic directions.
  • Consults with the Director in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating relevant plans for assigned functions and contributes to the development of the division’s priorities and/or operational plan.
  • Leads the development of activity/program plans and logic models for assigned programs. Plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates assigned programs and projects.
  • Provides periodic and annual reports as appropriate to the Director for inclusion in the director’s reports to the Medical Officer of Health, Board of Health and the government.
  • Participates in relevant internal and external research studies/special projects and committees. Develops, implements and evaluates independent projects.
  • Provides learning experiences for staff, students and volunteers.
  • Knowledge and abilities in the areas of human resources, labour relations, team building, policy development, financial management, as well as quality and risk management.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple initiatives, and work independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated abilities in the areas of sexual and reproductive health (including but not limited to sexually-transmitted infections, prenatal and postnatal care), harm reduction (including but not limited to prevention and control of blood-borne infections), community asset mapping, program planning, research, evaluation, population health, public health science, and social determinants of health including leadership to improve population health.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pertinent federal, provincial, and municipal legislation, regulations, and guidelines that have implications for public health.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Strong public health background is an asset.


  • Recognized bachelor’s degree in nursing. A master’s degree is considered an asset.
  • Member in good standing with the appropriate professional college where applicable in accordance with the Health Protection & Promotion Act.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in public health or relevant setting combined with progressive supervisory and administrative responsibility, experience in community partnerships, education and in applied community health research, including program planning and evaluation.
  • Experience in sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, community partnerships, education, and applied community health research, including program planning and evaluation.
  • Advanced oral and written proficiency in English is essential.
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.
  • Current CPR level C certification required.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check.
  • Current Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle.

Send resumés with cover letter to:

Human Resources, Corporate Services Division
Public Health Sudbury & Districts
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3


Please include the recruitment number in the subject line.
Please include cover letter and resumé in one PDF or Word document.

Tel: 705.522.9200 ext. 570
Fax: 705.522.5182



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