National Council of Persons with Lived Experience (NCPLE) Coordinator
Part Time, Contract Position (2 days per week)
The NCPLE is an advisory body to the CMHA National Board of Directors that works with all levels of the organization advocating for the meaningful engagement of persons with lived experience (PWLE). Reporting to the National Director of Public Policy & Research the NCPLE Coordinator supports the Council’s work within CMHA and is the liaison between the NCPLE and CMHA management. The Coordinator is responsible all administrative tasks associated with operation of Council.
Location: This position will have a flexible work location (home/office). Our head office is based in downtown Toronto.
- Planning and assisting with regular meetings of the NCPLE
- Tasks include sending calendar invitations, taking minutes and carrying out any relevant action items discussed
- Liaise between Board, Staff and the NCPLE
- Administer budget associated with Council operations
- Regularly update SharePoint with news and working documents
- Production of printed materials as required
- Help create annual NCPLE workplan and ensure it is followed
- Ensure CMHA policies are followed
- Ensure NCPLE Terms of Reference are adhered to
- Coordinate NCPLE travel as needed
- Assist in implementation of the “Model for Engagement”
- Organization and support of Council working groups
- Facilitate onboarding of new NCPLE members
- Other duties as assigned
- College diploma or certificate in a related discipline
- Must be a person with lived experience of mental illness
- 2-3 years related experience in an administrative role
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
- Excellent at multi-tasking and group co-ordination
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and SharePoint
- Demonstrate sound judgement with the ability to work independently and proactively seek solutions to issues as they arise
- Service-oriented acumen with the ability to thrive in a collaborative work environment
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively present information in a concise manner
- Ability to stay organized and maintain attention to detail while working on multiple competing projects and deadlines
- Willing to work outside regular hours for meetings
- Some travel may be required
Compensation: $18,000 along with a flexible work environment.
Are you a fit?
If you are interested in applying for the role, please submit a PDF copy of your resume along with a cover letter to HR@cmha.ca by March 19, 2020. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
To learn more about CMHA, visit: www.cmha.ca
CMHA is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff.