We are seeking an experienced individual to join our Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) Team. Reporting to the Director, CICMH, this position will be located in Toronto and will work closely with post-secondary institutions across Ontario.
The Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Coordinator will support the Centre’s strategic directions, by utilizing their extensive engagement, communications and event management skills. They will work directly with post-secondary institutions and other agencies in the mental health and addictions field, to foster collaboration and develop strategic partnerships by leveraging communications tools, including its website, newsletter and regional forums. Additionally, this position will support traditional communications platforms and is expected to understand and implement communication principles to achieve organizational goals. They will also support the coordination of any required promotional, educational and event management needs.
• Creating and executing strategies to share relevant information and ideas and promote the work of the Centre.
• Identify opportunities for greater reach for communication of CICMH’s work.
• Contributing innovative ideas and content for various collateral materials (web, print, video, social media and other promotional materials).
• Partnering with post-secondary institutions and other key stakeholders to foster engagement, knowledge exchange activities and relationship building across campuses
• Implementing focused engagement strategies at local, regional and provincial levels.
• Working closely with partners to identify and foster system change projects at the local, regional and provincial level.
• Managing all aspects of the communication tools with a focus on enhancing and improving the impact, influence and reach among internal and external audiences.
• Working with a wide range of media, including online content management systems, graphics and images, audio/video streaming and webinars.
• Event management, including forums and conferences.
• Collaborating with key partners including but not limited to post-secondary institutions and other organizations in the mental health sector.
Skill Based Competencies:
• Strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to execute strategies in a clear, digestible manner utilizing a wide range of formats.
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and networks.
• Experience managing projects and multiple tasks within established timelines in a team environment required.
• University degree in a relevant field. Three to five years working in an engagement, public relations and communications environment with experience managing, writing and editing content for various communications and digital platforms.
• Experience working in multi-sectoral partnerships and liaising with post-secondary institutions or non-governmental organizations and government agencies an asset.
• Familiarity with key concepts of mental health promotion, health equity and social determinants of health an asset.
• Travel within Ontario is required.
We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals with relevant experience, people with disabilities, including people with lived experience of mental health and addictions issues and family members. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Please note: this full-time temporary position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Please submit your resume to:
Director, Corporate Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8
Fax: (416) 977-2813
Closing date: August 14, 2018 at 6:00pm
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.