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National Communications Officer


Career Opportunity

National Communications Officer

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. In 2021, CMHA was chosen as one of Canada’s best places to work by Forbes magazine.

Position Summary: Reporting to the National Director of Communications in Toronto, Ontario, the individual will work closely with subject matter experts and other CMHA comms members across the country. You are expected to work independently and within the team to support media relations and communications in both official languages (English and French).

Location: This position will be based at our office, located in downtown Toronto. However, until further notice, staff are working from home.

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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 wellbeing 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. During the COVID pandemic, National staff are primarily working virtually.

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 July 7th, 2021. 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.