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National Director, Workplace Mental Health Program (Full Time, 1 year contract)

Application Deadline: October 7, 2013

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is one of Canada’s oldest not-for-profit organizations. With more than 10,000 staff and volunteers in hundreds of communities across Canada, CMHA provides vital services and support to well over half a million Canadians every year. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness.

Reporting to the CMHA National CEO, the National Director Workplace Mental Health Program will coordinate and market the initiative through a nationwide functional advisory committee of CMHA workplace mental health specialists supported by the CMHA Senior Management Team.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Pioneer the development of a centralized hub, tasked with: leveraging  and coordinating provincial and local CMHA workplace programs and services and conferences, training workshops and symposia coordinating access to strategic workplace mental health workplace consulting services; and developing and implementing a Nationwide marketing and communication strategy.
  • Champion the National Standard Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace to workplaces and unions (private and public sector) through a marketing strategy that will promote the value of incorporate the standards into their health and safety requirements and offering CMHA workplace services tailored to assist them in meeting their needs.
  • Collaborate and develop partnership with other workplace mental health business initiatives to develop an inventory of existing tools and resources and develop new tools and resources for identified gaps.
  • Forge constructive working relationships with other mental health partnership.
  • Develop a communication and marketing strategy in collaboration with the National Senior Communication and Media Advisor and the provincial communication specialist strategist to promote market the initiative as well as develop a marketing plan to show case new and existing tools and resources.
  • Oversee Advisory and other committee work that includes structuring effective meetings and follow-up activities
  • Represent the CMHA nation-wide hub as a knowledgeable resource on federal and provincial developments related to mental health in various workplace settings.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson regarding the CMHA Workplace Mental Health Hub and workplace mental health issues.
  • Ensure project activities remain within budget and on time
  • Support an external evaluation process


  • Experienced individual with demonstrated business, marketing and project management background;
  • A superior level of ability to plan coordinates, execute and monitor activities across multiple sites (provinces, communities);
  • Strategic skills to gather, synthesize, assess and respond to information, issues and interests arising;
  • Demonstrated professional and authentic manner so as to effectively build an advisory team of workplace mental health specialists, engage external mental health service providers with an interest in the workplace, and foster relationships with other diverse stakeholders;
  • Excellent marketing, written and verbal communication skills are required; a Master’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent education and experience;
  • A minimum of 7 years experience effectively managing large, complex initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience successfully working with teams, committees;
  • Strong financial experience to monitor and develop budgets to achieve defined outcomes;
  • Experience in program and/or systems planning desirable;
  • Familiarity with mental health issues is highly desired and ability in French is an asset.

We encourage applications from all individuals with relevant experience, including individuals who have used mental health and/or mental illness supports and services and family members.

Please submit resumes by October 7, 2013 to Director, Corporate Resources, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8, by fax (416) 977-2813 or email:

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