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National Manager, Campus Peer Support


Career Opportunity

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:

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.

Key responsibilities:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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:

Your mindset and key skills should include:

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 protected] by June 11, 2021. 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.