Project Specialist – Social Impact

Job type: Co-op
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Research and Development
Education: Master
Experience: 0-3 Years
Employer: SE Health
Location: Markham, ON
Posted: March 18, 2022
Closes: March 30, 2023

About SE Health:

At SE, we love what we do.  Every day, we bring hope and happiness to clients, homes, and communities across Canada.  We treat each person with dignity and love, like our own family; we build empathy; and we do the right thing. We are always inspired to make a difference. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we share knowledge, provide the best care, and help each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing.  We’re a great place to work, and we hope you’ll join our team.

Position Summary

The Project Specialist (intern) provides support to social impact projects in the areas of the future of aging. This will include the planning, execution and ongoing monitoring and evaluation phases of diverse projects. Examples of support include conducting environmental scans, literature review, supporting the development of proposals, development of work plans, implementation, and monitoring tools. The intern will also support teams involved at the design phase of projects including analysis of program data and solution finding. S/he will also support writing of reports, preparing slides and presenting to various internal and external audiences.


Responsibilities will be matched with assigned projects (the following are some examples):

Activity A:   Planning

  • Research activity – literature review by conducting literature searches, extracting relevant information, interviewing key informants, synthesizing the literature for the purpose of answering specific questions
  • Design & program development – facilitate the planning and development of health care programs within SE Health and for global partners 
  • Proposal writing – participating in the conceptualization of proposals, content development and coordinating the writing of the proposals
  • Stakeholder engagement – under the direction of the supervisor, engaging internal and external stakeholders

Activity B:  Implementation

  • Collaborating with stakeholders
  • Developing draft work plans
  • Coordinating activities involved in implementation of specific projects
  • Establishing and managing stakeholder databases, dashboards and profiles
  • Managing mass and customized communication tactics with partners and stakeholders
  • Identifying implementation successes and challenges
  • Supporting the development of solutions to addresses gaps in implementation

Activity C:  Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Coordinating the collection of data to support on-going monitoring and evaluation
  • Analyzing the data under the direction of researchers
  • Preparing summary reports

Activity D: Knowledge Transfer

  • Supporting the preparation of project reports
  • Preparing presentation materials for local and global audiences 
  • Conducting presentations on select components of a project, proposal or results


  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree in business, innovation, health administration, health promotion, public health or related program, international studies
  • Understanding of the Canadian healthcare system
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in social impact work and solving large societal problems 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build meaningful relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-motivated and directed with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a changing environment
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Ability to conduct research, distill information into succinct insights and actionable recommendations
  • Must be available for a 3 month or 12-week term


Please apply online [email protected]

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