CancerCare Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. We invite applications for the position of:

083 - Health Educator

Prevention & Screening – CCMB Misericordia

Competition #: 083-21-715566610

Closing Date: March 7, 2021

  • Permanent
  • Full-Time
  • (1.0 EFT)


Reporting to the Education and Prevention Lead, the Health Educator will be responsible for improving cancer prevention and screening knowledge in Manitoba by developing, implementing, and evaluating health education and promotion strategies. These strategies must be comprehensive and province-wide. They must not only address the combined and unique requirements of the three population-based screening programs (ColonCheck, CervixCheck, and BreastCheck), but also address general cancer prevention and screening knowledge.

Health Educator responsibilities include developing materials and resources for the public and health care professionals, implementing and evaluating health promotion and communications strategies, performing community outreach, facilitating public and health care provider engagement, collaborating with health care professionals and community partners, managing projects, and staying up-to-date on the latest research and trends in health education. This position works in close collaboration with screening managers, as well as other departments at CancerCare Manitoba to set education priorities for the public and health care professionals.



  • University degree in a discipline relevant to health promotion, public health, education, health care, adult education, or communications/public relations. Equivalent experience/education may be considered
  • At least two years of experience in health promotion/education, or related activities within public health or health care environments
  • Experience managing projects with multi-disciplinary stakeholders
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both oral and writing). Ability to communicate messages in a professional and engaging manner to a variety of target audiences
  • Self-motivated. Ability to work both independently and in team settings, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing programs (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop) and MS Office applications.
  • Occasional travel and on-call/weekend/evening work is required
  • Satisfactory employment record
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada


  • Experience developing, implementing and evaluating education strategies and activities for lay and professional audiences
  • Experience in community development and in the design and delivery of programs
  • Knowledge of cancer screening, cancer prevention, public/population health, and community mobilization
  • Experience with patient and/or public engagement.
  • Experience working with under-served populations
  • Presentation and public speaking experience
  • Holds a valid drivers’ license and has access to a personal vehicle



  • Bilingual (French/English) written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of web-based design/publishing tools (e.g., Canva, Piktochart, GoAnimate)
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, website management and social media tools
  • Experience developing and managing public awareness campaigns

Salary: Non-Union (compensation based on qualifications)


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

CancerCare Manitoba is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. If you are contacted by CancerCare Manitoba regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please submit a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position along with a current resume which references the Competition Number to:

CancerCare Manitoba
Human Resources Services
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9