Manager, Screening


The Partnership’s Cancer Control Division implements programs and initiatives that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division is comprised of program teams that specialize in all parts of the cancer continuum – prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical care, survivorship and palliative care. The program teams work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, healthcare professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, to drive practice and policy changes that improve the cancer experience for all people in Canada. All program teams in the division place a special focus on populations in Canada who have less access to timely and effective cancer prevention, services and care, and the teams ensure that all initiatives take action to address the unique challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples affected by cancer.

Overview of role

The Manager, Screening supports the Cancer Control Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve strategic and organizational priorities. Reporting to the Director, Screening, the incumbent leads the development and implementation of pan-Canadian initiatives that support the delivery of equitable, culturally safe and high-quality cancer screening services. As a highly organized and agile professional with strong strategic thinking, partner relations and people management skills, this position delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to the Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all people in Canada.

Core responsibilities & activities

Program specific responsibilities

  • Holds accountability for the development, implementation, and maintenance of processes and methods to advance population-based screening initiatives in alignment with organizational priorities
  • Provides oversight, supports strategy development, and leads processes to support cervical and breast screening initiatives of the
  • Partnership, including screening networks, quality and equity initiatives, and other emerging issues related to the early detection of cancer
  • Liaises with provincial partners, national partners, professional organizational stakeholders, and public/patients to promote and implement cancer screening initiatives
  • Together with the director and co-manager, provides oversight, supports strategy development and leads processes to further the adoption and implementation of cancer screening initiatives
  • Oversees and facilitates pan-Canadian meetings to engage clinicians and partners in the advancement of cancer screening initiatives aligned with the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
  • Collaborates with others to develop and monitor screening project milestones, timelines, budgets, risks, and contracts to ensure programmatic objectives and outcomes are met
  • Collaborates with others throughout the Partnership to manage and facilitate cross-functional integration on knowledge transfer and exchange of activities/products on cancer screening
  • Works with others in the Partnership on supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis self-determined priorities related to cancer screening
  • Works with others across the Partnership to foster an inclusive work environment and advance an equity-first approach to cancer screening initiatives

General accountabilities

  • Provides appropriate cervical and breast screening knowledge and expertise to support the delivery of the Canadian Strategy for
  • Cancer Control and Canada’s Elimination of Cervical Cancer Action Plan.
  • Acts as primary contact and source of information for internal and external stakeholders regarding program/project content, status, and findings
  • Manages the planning, development, and execution of evaluation activities as appropriate
  • Facilitates the integration of expert advice into program/project work to further organizational outcomes
  • Manages external partner agreements, work plans, and vendor contracts
  • Works closely with others to contribute content expertise to project opportunity assessments and project plans, and ensures alignment with the Partnership’s goals and priorities
  • Supports the Director in program planning, including the development of the annual work plan and budget, long-term plans, and determining the outcomes of projects/programs
  • Monitors project progress and risks within the assigned portfolio of work to ensure programmatic objectives and outcomes are met
  • Oversees and actively contributes to progress reporting as required for senior management, the board of directors and Health Canada
  • Prepares and presents content and/or represents the Screening team at meetings, both internal and external, and/or conferences and other forums as directed
  • Assists the Director with other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned

People management accountabilities

  • Leads and supports staff to implement projects and achieve team objectives
  • Coaches and develops staff including the annual performance management process
  • Together with the director and co-manager, ensures a positive team culture that reflects the Partnership’s values and principles of diversity, inclusion and equity


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 thinking 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

Leadership competencies

  • Inspiring – cultivates a common purpose, building energy for change
  • Empowering – builds capability and removes barriers to success
  • Influential – builds and leverages strong relationships, driving action without authority
  • Results-oriented – delivers value from budgets and resources
  • Strategic – thinks ahead; focuses on what’s important; knows when to act

Experience and qualifications

  • Graduate-level degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, or other relevant disciplines, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 7 years experience, preferably in public/population health
  • Experience as a people manager is an asset
  • Experience in the cancer control sector/settings, or population-based cancer screening specifically, is an asset
  • Education or experience with First Nations, Inuit and Métis and underserviced populations is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • Proficient in project management (e.g. PMP designation is an asset)
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset

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:

Director, Screening


Hybrid/Remote. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada with the expectation to travel to the head office on occasion.

Employment category:

12 month contract

Job level:

Level 7 salary range: $96,904 - $133,386; compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

June 30, 2022

Closing date:

July 15, 2022


Competition is closed; screening and interviewing is underway