Part-time Project Coordinator, Canadian Mesothelioma Health Network

Organization:  Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation

Position: Part-time Project Coordinator, Canadian Mesothelioma Health Network (FTE 0.5)

About Us:  The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a registered charity focused on building awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and supporting mesothelioma patients and their families and caregivers.  Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer, which is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos.  Asbestos-related diseases are the number one cause of work place deaths in Canada.  Even though asbestos is now banned in Canada, over 500 new cases a year are diagnosed here, and that number is expected to continue to climb.

Position Overview: The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is currently seeking a part-time project coordinator for the newly formed Mesothelioma Health Network.  The project coordinator will work with the Mesothelioma Scientific Advisory Committee to develop a map of mesothelioma health-care resources in Canada and use this map to build a web network of mesothelioma expertise across the country. The project coordinator will contact identified experts in mesothelioma in Canada and work with the Scientific Advisory Committee to bring them together to form a network. The goal of developing this network of mesothelioma expertise is to improve access to the best mesothelioma treatment and care possible across Canada.  The project coordinator will facilitate the sharing of mesothelioma expertise, current research in the field and best clinical care practices, as well as coordinate the development of educational and training modules for front-line, health-care workers.  The coordinator will also help develop and implement measures to track the impact of this network on access to care.


Project coordinator responsibilities include developing the project on time within budget and scope.


  1. Coordinate internal resources and third parties in the development of the project
  2. Ensure the project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  3. Work with the Scientific Advisory Committee to involve all relevant stakeholders
  4. Develop a map of mesothelioma expertise across Canada under the guidance of the scientific advisory board
  5. Based on the map of mesothelioma expertise in Canada, develop a web network of mesothelioma expertise
  6. Coordinate the development of educational and training modules for front-line, health-care workers on website
  7. Develop detailed project plan to track progress
  8. Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  9. Report and escalate to management as needed
  10. Establish and maintain relationships with third parties
  11. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation


Post secondary educational background, preferably in the field of public health

Excellent social media skills

Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Strong working knowledge of medical terminology and clinical trials

Team player as well as able to lead when necessary and build consensus

Self-motivated, innovative problem solver

Experience required:

  • Experience working in health care
  • Proven working experience as a project administrator
  • Solid technical background, with hands-on experience in web technologies and experience posting to and maintaining website


Remuneration: Competitive

Closing Date:  The application will remain open until the right candidate has been found

Send applications and cover letters to:  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please