Project Coordinator – Community After Stroke Support & Training – Winnipeg – MARCH OF DIMES CANADA – Winnipeg, MB

Location/Lieu: Winnipeg, MB

Position/Poste: Project Coordinator, Community After Stroke Support & Training (CAST-MB)

March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is a national charity that offers a wide variety of programs and services to
Canadians living with disabilities. Since 1951, March of Dimes Canada (MODC) has been on the forefront of the
disability movement with a mission that is dedicated to maximizing the independence, personal empowerment and
community participation of people with disabilities.

In Canada there are over 60,000 strokes every year. One in three strokes is fatal and it is the leading cause of
complex disability. There are approximately 400,000 stroke survivors in Canada, over half have a disability and one
third are left dependent on others for everyday activities. Stroke is one of the greatest health challenges we face
today, and we are taking action.

March of Dimes Canada’s new strategic framework for After Stroke envisions a world where everyone impacted by
stroke can recover and live life with renewed purpose and optimism and inspire others to do the same. Our mission
is to deliver person-to-person support, educational opportunities and innovative, community-based programs that
provide a connection to humanity, hope and life after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life
they can after a stroke.

Transitions for stroke survivors and their caregivers from hospital to home to community are challenging. These
transitions are further complicated in rural/remote situations where local supports for post-stroke navigation,
education and support are limited or absent.

Under the joint leadership of the MODC Associate Director, Community Programs and After Stroke, Western
Canada and a University of Manitoba Faculty lead, we require a Project Coordinator to facilitate, coordinate, and
manage the Community After Stroke Support and Training project in Manitoba (CAST-MB), a demonstration project
developed and delivered in partnership by March of Dimes Canada and The College of Rehabilitation Sciences/The
University of Manitoba.

CAST-MB will provide required services and supports to stroke survivors and their caregivers/family in the
community in which they reside, specifically to:

  • Provide a smooth, seamless transition from hospital to home;
  • Identify the role/competencies required for a community-based ‘go-to’ person to assist stroke survivors/caregivers/family returning to home; and,
  • Document criteria for the successful scale, spread, transition and implementation of the project.

The project consists of several components: research (literature review, scoping, environmental scan); curriculum
development; trailing the demonstration project in selected communities that represent the diversity of Manitoba’s
population and geography; and evaluation.

The Project Coordinator will undertake the following responsibilities/duties:

  • Supporting creation and championing execution of a comprehensive project management plan with clear objectives, outcomes, timelines, and an evaluation process;
  • Supporting development of an environmental scan, including literature reviews and searches, scheduling and conducting interviews and/or focus groups, and knowledge synthesis;
  • Scheduling and preparing for data collection activities (qualitative and quantitative);
  • Leading participant recruitment and obtaining informed consent;
  • Supporting the development of grant applications, ethics protocols and submissions;
  • Assisting in the development of presentations, manuscripts etc;
  • Maintaining contact with relevant organizations/stakeholders;
  • Supporting administration activities.

Qualifications/Compétences requises:

  • Master’s Degree in Health Services or related degree preferred (alternate combination of education and 3-5 years’ work experience may also be considered
  • Experience
  • Demonstrated project management and coordination experience working in a team-environment and ability to manage challenging/changing situations
  • Experience with research specific software (NVivo, SPSS, EndNote) considered an asset
  • Knowledge/skill required
  • Working knowledge of research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and experience working in a research environment or on a research project
  • Detail oriented, organized, self-directed with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – social, verbal and written
  • Familiar with and respectful of cultural differences – appreciation and sensitivity to culture, tradition and experiences of Indigenous people and workings of the community
  • Knowledge of stroke, survivor, caregiver, family & supporter-related issues, health promotion, community development, transitions from hospital to home
  • Technology skills commensurate with program needs
  • Creative and innovative problem solving
  • Ability to adapt and/or prepare required presentations and/or materials
  • Ability to work flexible hours – some evening/weekend work may be required
  • May be required to travel occasionally to the selected communities

Salary Range/Échelle des salaires: $75K

Applications accepted until/Candidatures acceptées jusqu’au (mm/dd/yy): Nov 6, 2020

Send application and resume to/Adressez votre demande d’emploi et curriculum vitae à:

Name: Brent Page
Position: Associate Director, Community Programs & After Stroke, Western Canada
Address (#, street/rue, suite, city/ville, province, postal code): 301-1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H

Fax: 604-688-3660

March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 per year


  • Master’s Degree (Preferred)

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