National Manager, Campus Peer Support
Full Time, Contract Position
We are looking for a self-starter and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about mental health to join the CMHA National Programs & Services team to oversee the Campus Peer Support project on a 3-year contract. As the project’s lead, you will:
- Manage all aspects of the project, overall coordination and oversight of stakeholders and consultants as well as financial and narrative reporting to Health Canada.
- Lead key components of the project that include convening a Steering Committee, establishing 5 campuses to work with, developing, implementing, and evaluating a peer support training curriculum for students.
Project Summary: Funded by Health Canada, this 3-year project will pilot the design, implementation, and evaluation of a peer support model for postsecondary students in five geographic areas that aligns with Peer Support Canada’s principles, values and practice standards.
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.
Location: The role is based out of the CMHA National office in Toronto although staff are currently working remotely.
- Lead the Campus Peer Support project:
- Establish partnerships with five (5) universities/colleges to pilot the project.
- Provide support to development of a knowledge translation strategy.
- Provide oversight and management of process and outcome evaluation by third party evaluator.
- In partnership with key stakeholders co-develop a peer support training for students that is available in person and online.Provide oversight, direction and support to the employees working on the project in accordance with the CMHA National’s policies and procedures.
- Strengthen relationships and stakeholder engagement:
- Act as lead contact for Campus Peer Support project to external and internal planning stakeholders and partners.
- Actively participate in portfolio meetings and provide input/suggestion/feedback on projects within the scope of the Programs & Services team.
- Manage day-to-day operations of the project:
- Accountable for ensuring the project is on track, on budget, and on time.
- Responsible for budget oversight and forecasts – working with the Finance team to manage the outlined initiative budgets and reporting to the funder.
- Coordinate cross-portfolio collaboration and maintenance of processes ensuring project and program operational needs and deliverables are met.
You should have:
- A degree or diploma in Health, Education Social Services or related field or a comparable mix of education and experience.
- 3-5 years’ experience leading peer support programs within mental health, addiction, healthcare, not-for-profit or charitable sector or a comparable combination of experience and skills.
- High degree of knowledge of peer support principles, values and practice standards.
- Health care and mental health industry knowledge required.
- Knowledge of principles of youth engagement is an asset.
- Project management certification or experience, with knowledge of project management principles and excellent time management skills for a shifting, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
- Experience and comfort in a Microsoft environment, including Office 365, SharePoint, and Teams and fast learner to adapt to new technology.
Your mindset and key skills should include:
- Demonstrated ability of implementing and supporting peer support best practices. Highly motivated and passionate about mental health/addiction peer support and recovery.
- Demonstrated experience managing complex projects across full lifecycle. Flexible, adaptable, proactive and resourceful, can tailor your approach to fit different organizational cultures and leadership styles.
- Flexibility with changing priorities and ability to remain focused to meet targeted timelines. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and on various tasks simultaneously.
- Innovative thinker with strong organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills. Exceptional organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail.
- Proficient critical and analytical thinking, problem solving and judgment abilities. Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skills.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication, relationship management, and presentation skills. Ability to speak to groups of people in a variety of settings and to communicate effectively and professionally with stakeholders and partners.
- Bilingualism (French and English) would be a considerable asset.
Compensation: $70,000 annually 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@example.com by June 16, 2021. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.
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.