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Program Advisor Intern

POSITION: Program Advisor Intern

$15,000 – The Dr. Marguerite Ritchie Caregiver Wellness Internship

 STATUS: 3-Month Contract

(Flexible schedule, Fall-Winter 2022)

 ENVIRONMENT: Virtual and In-Person

 REPORTS TO: Director of Development and Education

 The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is a non-profit, charitable organization that links individuals living with dementia—including Alzheimer’s Disease—and their families to support, education, and resources so that they do not face dementia alone.

About this Role

This role requires a high-degree of autonomy, a demonstrated knowledge of recreational and educational program design and evaluation.

Working closely with the Director of Development and Education, the Program Advisor will develop a new program, supported by a bequest, to support caregiver resilience and wellness. To develop this new program, the Program Advisor will gather input from stakeholders, research best practices, and recommend and create a framework for an engaging, on-going and innovative in-person, virtual or hybrid caregiver-wellness program. Additionally, the Advisor will create a detailed plan for the first cycle of the program.

Work will include:

  • Creation of a detailed work plan
  • Conducting a review of related internal and external caregiver wellness content
  • Identifying caregiver wellness program best practices
  • Review of client survey findings and recommendations
  • Soliciting and synthesizing internal and external stakeholder feedback
  • Developing recommendations for a new program framework
  • Recommending and creating an evaluation framework
  • Budgeting and planning the first cycle of the new program
  • Creation of thorough documentation to support the development and implementation of the new program

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in the field of program design, social work, recreation, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience developing programming
  • Prior experience developing or providing caregiver wellness, support or related services
  • Experience conducting public and/or stakeholder consultations
  • Strong research, analysis and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently in a virtual work environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bilingualism in both official languages is an asset
  • Flexibility
  • A sense of curiosity

To Apply

 Applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter detailing their interest and experience, and attach their curriculum vitae and digital educational portfolio at by the closing date of noon ET, Friday, 26 August 2022.