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National Communications Officer

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Full Time, Contract Position

The Canadian Mental Health Association is seeking qualified applicants for the role of a National Communications Officer to join the National Office team for a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal. This role is for you if you are a creative and experienced individual wanting to join our strong marketing communications team and are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in Canadians’ mental health.

About CMHA: 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 and one territory, 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. Our vision is a Canada where mental health is a human right. CMHA has been chosen as one of Canada’s best places to work by Forbes magazine in 2021 and 2022.

Position Summary: Reporting to the National Director of Communications in Toronto, Ontario, the individual will work closely with subject matter experts and other CMHA marketing and communications (MARCOM) representatives across the country. You are expected to work independently and within the team to support PR, social media, digital marketing, and corporate communications in English. As all public-facing materials are produced bilingually, French skills are a definite asset.

Location: This position will be based at our office, located in downtown Toronto. To encourage collaboration and explore new ways of working, CMHA National supports a hybrid work model of 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home. However, until further notice, staff are working from home according to public health guidelines and management’s decision.

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Compensation: $50,000-$55,000 per year along with benefits, a flexible work environment and a workplace culture committed to personal well-being and psychological safety.

Working conditions: This is a full-time position, working standard office hours (currently 35 hours/week). This position functions in a normal office environment, using typical office equipment, with extended periods of sitting, telephone interaction and/or working at a computer and no unusual physical demands. CMHA National employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with our Vaccination Policy as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from CMHA National. You can review conditions that may qualify for medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine here: Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination

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 [email protected] by February 18, 2022. The subject line should mention “National Communications Officer”. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.

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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.