Epilepsy Ottawa is expanding our team!

July 7, 2017

Position: Community Engagement and Program Coordinator

1 year contract, 35 hours/week


Position Description

The Community Engagement and Program Coordinator will develop and implement a peer mentor program (Epilepsy Connect Ottawa), including recruitment strategies for mentors and mentees, mentor training, intake process, peer matching system, program activities, and program evaluation. In addition, the Epilepsy Connect Coordinator will engage current and future epilepsy community members and facilitate the growth of the epilepsy community through meetings, activities, social media, community events, etc.


College Diploma and/or University Degree in relevant field considered an asset. Experience and knowledge directly related to the essential job functions must be defined in cover letter.

Ideal Candidate

  • Positive, professional, engaging demeanor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation or training skills
  • Organized, self-directed with the ability to work well alone and as part of a team
  • Capacity to work under changing conditions
  • Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Highly focused on attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Bilingualism an asset

Additional Information

The schedule of Community Engagement and Program Coordinator will be primarily during typical office hours, but will include some evening and weekend meetings or activities. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits on a 1 year contract with a possibility for renewal.

About Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa is a not-for-profit, charitable agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or seizure disorders and those closest to them through support services, education, advocacy, and on-going public awareness. The agency provides services to those affected by epilepsy in the Ottawa region, including the wider rural communities (Lanark County, Renfrew County, Prescott-Russell County, and Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Counties).

About Epilepsy Connect Ottawa

Epilepsy Connect Ottawa will be the first formalized peer mentor program in the province that is designed specifically for people with epilepsy. The goal of Epilepsy Connect Ottawa is to help people struggling with epilepsy feel more comfortable with their diagnosis, better understand how to live well with epilepsy, and connect to a community of people with epilepsy.


Note: Epilepsy Ottawa is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know through your cover letter.

While we appreciate all applications – only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please submit you CV and cover letter to info@epilepsyottawa.ca by Friday, July 28, 2017.