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National Director, Communications and Marketing

We are not accepting new applications at this time and are evaluating the candidates currently.

Full Time, Permanent Position

Position Summary: CMHA National Office seeks a change-maker who is passionate about using communications and marketing strategies to create a society that understands and fosters good mental health. Inspired by our Theory of Change and Nationwide Strategic Plan, we are looking for a creative leader who can work collaboratively with our federation and our National Office team to meet our strategic goals including a re-brand set to take place in 2023.

Reporting to the National CEO, our ideal candidate has broad knowledge and experience in strategic communications and marketing with a track record of creating impact and driving measurable results. The Director is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in the National Office but is also a leader across our federation of 80 Branches, Regions and Divisions. You understand and appreciate the African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

The good mental health of Canadians is essential to our future success, and we’re looking for a Director who is willing and able to help bring mental health to the forefront.

About CMHA: Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health network 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.

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Compensation: $100,000 – $110,000 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. After one year, eligible for the pension plan.

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.

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Are you a fit?

If you are interested in applying for the role, please submit a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter by Friday, April 22, 2022 to [email protected]. The subject line should mention “National Director, Communications and Marketing”. 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 explicitly encourage applications from 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