Bilingual Project Coordinator


The Strategic Partnerships Division plays a key role in the engagement of partners in Canada’s health system and broader cancer community who are critical to implementing practice and policy changes that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The team works alongside all divisions to monitor progress and ensure new and evolving work aligns with the priorities of the Strategy and leads communications activities to strategically support and profile the work of the Partnership. The division also supports a special agenda of working alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners to co-develop and implement solutions that drive forward the People-specific priorities of the Strategy.

Overview of role

The Bilingual Project Coordinator supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Communications, the incumbent provides support to the Lead, French Translation to deliver on program/project objectives. As a highly organized professional with strong project management skills, the Bilingual Project Coordinator will support French translation by tracking requests and liaising with vendors and Partnership staff.

Core responsibilities and activities


  • Provides support to the translation leads (e.g., coordinate the submission of English texts, organize additional translation support.)
  • Supports project management specific to translation by ensuring translation/revising requirements are included in project workback schedules, monitoring status of project deliverables and tracking upcoming translation projects.
  • Supports monitoring of project risks and implementation of mitigation strategies with programs teams and translation vendors.
  • Assists in proofreading of English and French
  • Supports maintenance of the translation tracker by updating project status, tracking status of translation projects and communicating status to Partnership staff and vendors.
  • Assists in maintaining a lexicon and style guide to standardize technical and corporate French terminology, for use both internally and externally.
  • Acts as key contact with translation vendors.
  • Supports the Manager, Strategic Communications, Director, Communications and Vice President, Strategic Partnerships as needed.
  • Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as required.


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership. competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included.
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things.
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes.
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups.
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity.


  • Undergraduate degree in Translation, Communications, Languages, Project Management or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ demonstrated experience in project coordination
  • Fluency in both official languages is required.
  • Education or experience in First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural awareness and inclusive language is an asset.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive) as well as translation tools such as CAT (computer-assisted translation) tools (MemoQ, SDL Trados Studio, etc.)
  • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, ability to professionally interact with and establish solid working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, executives and health experts, vendors and colleagues
  • Service oriented, self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to answer queries

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Strategic Communications


Hybrid. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada.

Employment category:


Job level:

Level 4 salary range: $54,419 - $73,626 per year; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

November 15, 2023