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Project Coordinator, Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (Full Time, Contract)

Application Deadline: September 20, 2013

* Contract until March 2015

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 overall goal of the C4ICMH is to help Ontario’s colleges and universities build capacity to support student mental health and well-being.

We are seeking an experienced individual to work with a small team to plan, administer, coordinate and monitor all aspects of the project. The Project Coordinator will assume primary responsibility for coordinating the Centre’s activities, including a community of practice, a best practices portal, web-based resources and other social media as appropriate.

Duties include:

  • Work with the Project Director and Knowledge Exchange Lead to oversee all aspects of project administration
  • Develop and update project management tools, communication plans and work plans.
  • Monitor and report on project deliverables and timelines
  • Coordinate planning, scheduling, and implementation of all project events, meetings, and activities, including catering, preparation of minutes and other documentation
  • Act as key liaison and support to Advisory, Executive and working groups
  • Identify and manage interdependent tasks amongst working groups and facilitate information flow between working groups
  • Organize, update and maintain project information, materials and resources
  • Help support the Community of Practice that will connect campuses across Ontario
  • Help design and implement mental health literacy events (seminars, webinars, conferences)
  • Coordinate website development and maintenance
  • Maintain positive working relationships with C4ICMH partners and stakeholders
  • Carry out other administrative tasks as required

The successful candidate will ideally have the following qualifications.

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years experience as a project manager or project coordinator.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector and working with a diverse community.
  • A background in social sciences, health sciences or health service
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully coordinating complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Able to take initiative, manage multiple priorities and respond to changing needs
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solving, creative thinking and decision-making capacityOnline web-learning and facilitation experience
  • Ability to tailor and present information to public and professional audiences
  • Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office, website maintenance and databases.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 Friday, Sept. 20, 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:

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