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National Communications Officer

Contract, Full Time Hybrid

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 full-time role in the Marketing and Communications team. This role is for you if you are excited at the prospect of moving the conversation of mental health to the forefront with Canadians in collaboration with our internal and external stakeholders.

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.

Reporting: National Director, Marketing & Communications

Position Summary: You 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 & French. As all public-facing materials are produced bilingually, French skills are mandatory.

Location: The role is based out of the CMHA National office in 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.


Create and promote engaging content in both English and French:

Collaborate with the team and contribute to the development and execution of nationwide marketing communications messaging and initiatives:

Stakeholder engagement and relationship building internally and externally:

Evaluate the impact and report on key analytics in line with our Nationwide Strategic Plan, National office Theory of Change and portfolio workplan:

Support day to day operations:

You should have:

You can demonstrate and have proficiency in:

Compensation: $50,000-$55,000 per year commensurate with experience and qualifications; along with benefits, a flexible work environment and a workplace culture committed to personal wellbeing and psychological safety.

Benefits: Dental care, extended health care, life insurance, vision care, employee assistance program, flexible schedule, paid time off (vacation, sick and work life balance days), wellness program, work from home, hybrid work.

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.

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 November 11, 2022. The subject line should mention “National Communications Officer”. We thank you for your interest, CMHA recognizes the effort and time candidates take to apply for job postings; those selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage you to reach out if you want to know more about our process or the role. 

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CMHA is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from people with lived experience of a mental illness, persons with disabilities, members of Black, Indigenous and racialized communities, people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. We invite you to self-identify in your cover letter. Please let us know if you require accommodations throughout the application process.