Coordinator, Neonatal Life Support Programs

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Paediatric Society
  • Program / Project Management
Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-06-112019-06-24
Coordinator, Neonatal Life Support Programs


The Coordinator, Neonatal Life Support Programs ensures the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) delivers on the tactical items related to neonatal life support programming, providing coordination between the team, program participants, members and other on-going work at CPS.  This role coordinates the day-to-day activities and administration of the outcomes of the team’s work with programs and participants.


  • Act as the key resource for the neonatal life support programs, specifically the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and the Acute Care of the at-Risk Newborn (ACoRN) program
  • Coordinate the development of Canadian neonatal life support recommendations, education materials and online exams
  • Coordinate the activities and membership of the NRP Steering Committee (and subcommittees) and the ACoRN Steering Committees (and subcommittees)
  • Develop and maintain budgets for neonatal life support programs
  • Maintain NRP contracts with American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Monitor, recommend improvements and implement updates to database and websites
  • Coordinate neonatal life support award/grant programs, e.g. NRP Research Grant and the Emerging Investigator Award
  • Planning & scheduling meetings, events & travel
  • Coordinate neonatal life support education activities (e.g. Resuscitation Club, launches, etc.)
  • Direct work of Education Assistant as it pertains to NRP and ACoRN

Other duties as assigned to meet the business needs of the organization.


  • Post-secondary education / training in administration, or related field, required
  • 3 to 5 years of administrative experience, preferably in not-for-profit sector
  • Strong program administration and project management skills and experience


The Canadian Paediatric Society uses the Microsoft Office suite of products and all staff are required to be proficient in the use of these tools.

  • Bilingual essential - English / French - strong oral, comprehension and written skills
  • Strong program administration and project management skills and experience
  • Ability to make presentations to committees


As a small but complex national organization, the CPS is a collaborative workplace. Staff are supportive, flexible, and interested in how they can support each other’s work. Success of the CPS depends in part on our public profile and reputation as a credible, evidence-based organization. As such, staff take great care in the organization’s products and communications, from emails to letters to our websites.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented; able to set, manage and juggle priorities
  • Able to deal with varied groups and resolve conflicts with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiative and be proactive


The majority of the work performed at the CPS is in a clean and comfortable office environment.  In general, all roles within the CPS requires extensive use of a keyboard and mouse and spends a significant portion of the day concentrating, interacting (in person or by phone), typing and reading at a work station or office.  Regular use of typical office equipment (photocopier, printer etc.) is required as is moving about the office to use the equipment.  Occasionally this role may be required to stand, to present information verbally (formally or informally at meetings) and to lift or move office supplies weighing no more than 3 to 5 lbs.  

The unique requirements of this position includes

  • Position requires periodic travel
  • Ability to work overtime on an infrequent basis to meet deadlines


The Canadian Paediatric Society and its members work to improve the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth.  CPS employees liaise with paediatricians, other health professionals, allied organizations and others involved in child health.  While each staff member brings a unique mix of skills and experience to their position, we also commit to reflecting the CPS mission in how we approach our work.  As such, CPS staff are expected to:

Demonstrate responsiveness by:

  • Responding promptly and thoughtfully to the needs of colleagues, volunteers, members and others
  • Identifying needs, solutions, or potential improvements
  • Looking for opportunities to improve the experience of volunteers, members and others who interact with the CPS
  • Building positive long-term relationships

Demonstrate ethics and integrity by:

  • Acting with honesty, integrity and responsibility
  • Maintaining high standards when interacting with colleagues, members, volunteers or other stakeholders
  • Reflecting the CPS mission and values in actions
  • Respecting each other’s contributions and challenges
  • Feeling confident to bring forward concerns about the actions of another

Demonstrate commitment and collaboration by:

  • Showing enthusiasm and energy about one’s work and the work of colleagues and the CPS
  • Helping define goals and outcomes that help advancing the mission of the CPS
  • Being positive, even in the face of are challenges, remembering that everyone has the best interests of the organization at heart

To apply for this position please send a résumé and cover letter (including salary expectations) detailing why you are right for this position and referencing the job title in the subject line, to

The application deadline is 4 p.m. ET, Monday, June 24, 2019 though interviews may be scheduled sooner.

The CPS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

The CPS is a scent-free and smoke-free environment. 

For more information about CPS, visit

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies or phone calls, please.