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Coordinator, Public Health Department

Category: Staff
Closing Date: January 6, 2020


Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learners engaged in a process of continuous and mutually supportive learning that recognizes the importance of academic knowledge, information literacy, understanding Indigenous peoples, international awareness, and wellness. Concordia University of Edmonton’s Faculty of Science is seeking candidates for the position of Coordinator, Public Health Department. This position is available to begin February 1, 2020.


Concordia University of Edmonton is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of approximately 3,000, CUE is known for our small class sizes and our excellence in teaching. Our small classes, and diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian University system. CUE is also an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management.


The Department of Public Health offers an after-degree program in Environmental Health, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice and a series of graduate Certificates in Public Health (online delivery). The Bachelor of Environmental Health (after-degree), is an intensive 15-month program designed to prepare students for public and private sector careers as environmental public health professionals such as public health inspectors. The program incorporates classroom instruction, field experiences, mentoring opportunities, and a 12-week field experience or an applied research project completed in association with organizations from the public or private sector.



  • A minimum completion of a Diploma in Environmental Health OR a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health or a health related field of study
  • Completion of Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada). Active Member in Good Standing with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license


Summary of key responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and leads on and off-site Environmental Health field trips and laboratory activities
  • Organizes and monitors student Environmental Health practicums/internships
  • Assists in the development of documents for program planning, accreditation, curriculum and cyclical reviews
  • Maintains and updates program related tracking files e.g. students’ handbook, faculty contact list, internship list
  • Assists in the development and dissemination of program materials e.g. promotional materials, reports, meeting minutes
  • Assists with general program scheduling, sessional instructor and student orientation
  • Participates in meetings and discussions on priorities for budget, personnel, equipment, supplies and resources
  • Provides resource supports to instructors and guest speakers
  • Assists with other duties as assigned by the Director.


The successful candidate will be committed to building professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.


Interested individuals may contact Dr. Cecilia Bukutu for further information at cecilia.bukutu@concordia.ab.ca. All application packages must be directed to Human Resources, as specified below.


Closing Date: Application review will commence January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application packages must include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status)
  • Curriculum vitae including the names of three referees.
  • Official transcripts of all diploma, undergraduate or graduate-level courses.
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.
  • Note that shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference.


The successful candidate must be able to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.


Please forward a complete application package to careers@concordia.ab.ca. 

Concordia University of Edmonton is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.