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Knowledge Mobilization Lead, Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (Contract, Full Time)

Application Deadline: June 19, 2013

Colleges Ontario, the Council of Ontario Universities, the College Student Alliance and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario are developing a provincial hub to support existing and new initiatives that address the mental health needs of postsecondary students.   The Knowledge Mobilization lead will assume primary responsibility for the development of a community of practice, a best practices portal, web-based resources and other social media as appropriate.

We are seeking an experienced individual to plan, coordinate, resource and monitor a Community of Practice to connect campuses across Ontario. In collaboration with partners, the Knowledge Mobilization lead will develop criteria for assessing and mechanisms for promoting promising campus-based initiatives, design and implement mental health literacy events (seminars, webinars, conferences), and create opportunities for student engagement and leadership across Centre activities

The successful candidate will ideally have the following qualifications.

  • A graduate degree with applicability to knowledge exchange and communications
  • A background in health sciences or health services
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a knowledge translation position
  • Strong practical and theoretical understanding of KT theory and practice
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to engage students in the design, delivery and evaluation of the Centre
  • Strong problem solving, creative thinking and decision-making capacity
  • Online web-learning and facilitation experience
  • Ability to tailor and present information to public and professional audiences
  • Familiarity with mental health issues, as well experience with the post-secondary sector is desired.

You must demonstrate both a professional and authentic manner so as to effectively engage service providers as well as students, foster relationships with other diverse stakeholders, and work as part of a small but dynamic team.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

The position will be located at CMHA Ontario.

CMHA, Ontario encourages applications from all interested applicants with relevant experience, including consumers and family members.

Please submit resumes by Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Director, Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, c/o CMHA Ontario, 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8, by fax (416) 977-2813 or email: cwillinsky@campusmentalhealth.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.