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COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association

Program Coordinator


virtual office with weekly meetings in TorontoPC07-1520154

Company Information

COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association is a professional association with more than 2,200 members. COACH members are a diverse group of accomplished, influential professionals who work to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. The COACH team works together to offer member support, continuing education, thought leadership, and career development through networking, education and professional certification. COACH offers: an annual conference and tradeshow; regional events; continuing education; virtual communities, and weekly webinars.

Our mission is to connect, inspire, and educate digital health professionals who are creating the future of health in Canada. Our vision is to connect digital health communities, incubate knowledge, and advocate for professional members and the industry.

We offer a unique and enviable work environment in which COACH team members work. Our high-performing staff team works remotely from home, a quiet café, or at our shared office space in downtown Toronto. We support each other with open chat sessions, conference calls, regular check-ins, and weekly face-to-face meetings in downtown Toronto. We believe that encouraging team members to manage their own office environment leads to greater productivity and job satisfaction. COACH team members are creative, flexible, collaborative, and very hard-working.


Job Description

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation and support of the volunteer-driven programs COACH offers to Members, primarily Communities of Action (COA), a program that brings Members together to produce a deliverable on any Health Informatics or digital health topic in which they share an interest. Past COAs have brought together IT executives, hospital CIOs, and digital health executives to develop and produce important digital health industry throught-leadership materials.

The Program Coordinator will work with COA members and offer support and guidance with planning, scheduling, reporting, and final project delivery.  As Program Coordinator, you will directly contribute to the success of each COA by utilizing strong project management, planning, organization, problem-solving, and communication skills.


Key Responsibilities

            Establish and maintain clear communication with members and stakeholders

            Assess member and stakeholder needs and develop a plan of action

            Coordinate and support steering, working, task, expert or other committees

            Continually track and assess committee performance and prepare weekly update reports

            Establish and adhere to committee deliverable deadlines

            Coordinate with COACH staff to optimize production and delivery of final deliverables

            Find opportunities for operational improvements and value-added components to develop and deliver

            Perform other such duties as may be prescribed or assigned by the CEO or ED

Desired Skills and Experience

            Bachelor’s degree

            Minimum of one to three years’ experience in the association industry

            Experience working with volunteers

            Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

            Creative and flexible with a positive attitude

            Demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels of an organization

            Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with tight deadlines

            Self-motivated and entrepreneurial with a proven ability to work independently

To apply

Applications will be accepted until July 7, 2017. Apply by email to:

Submissions must include:

            Subject line: Program Coordinator

            Cover letter (with salary expectations) and resume in one file

            Assurance of candidate’s ability to work remotely (i.e. private space, laptop, monitor, wifi, phone)

Contact Information

COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association
Shannon Bott
Executive Director, Operations
Posting Date: 26-Jun-2017Other Permanent, Full-Time $40,000 - $45,000/yr 1 ASAP
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