National Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Canadian Suicide Prevention Service
Full Time, Contract Position
Position Summary: Reporting to the National Project Portfolio Manager, this position will be responsible to contribute and achieve the objectives of the Pan-Canadian Suicide Prevention Service project which is a collaboration between Canadian Mental Health Association (National Office), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Crisis Services Canada (CSC).
Location: This position will be based at our head office, located in downtown Toronto. However, until further notice, staff are working from home.
- Collaborate with project partner organizations (CMHA National, CAMH and CSC), to contribute to project deliverables within the scope of the workplan as part of the Pan-Canadian Suicide Prevention Service project.
- Establish multi-sectoral partnerships and collaborations that support the implementation and sustainability of a Canadian suicide prevention service.
- In partnership with the partnering organizations develop the stakeholder map and engagement plan and marketing strategy, collaborate on engagement and support the onboarding of new distress centres, as well as interagency engagement.
- Build and liaise with the network of distress centres and partners as part of the project and develop relationships with other represented groups from various sectors, including French-speaking partners.
- Meet with funders, government, project leads, committees and working groups as needed to support the project.
- Support the establishment and implementation of a diverse and representative national advisory committee to ensure diverse perspectives are considered in key strategic initiatives and documents and establish new relationships with these organizations and communities. These include diverse priority populations and service users such as LGBTQ2S, immigrants, refugees and ethno-racial, First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone and French-speaking communities.
- Support development and maintenance of knowledge transfer products and resource development via CMHA National in collaboration with CSC and CAMH.
- Support the creation of Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) communities of practice specific to service providers and responders across the country
- Develop and support the planning to onboard additional distress centres. This includes environment scans, service delivery potential within organizations representing priority populations (LGBTQ2S, First Nations, Inuit and Metis, etc.), review of funding formulas and development of a payment model.
- Develop a plan to increase volunteer capacity to support the service.
- Create a standardized approach to providing referrals and centralized national repository for referrals.
Education & Qualification:
- Post Graduate Degree in Health or Social Sciences, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- MSc or MBA would be preferred.
- Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation is an asset.
- 5+ years of experience in mental health, addiction, healthcare, working in the not-for-profit or charitable sector or a comparable combination of experience and skills.
- Lived experience with mental illness including addiction, either through self or a loved one would be an asset.
- Health care/not-for-profit experience preferred.
- Possess in-depth knowledge of project management and change management practice standards, tools, methodologies, abilities and competencies.
- Expert working knowledge using Microsoft Office product suite required.
- Health care and mental health industry knowledge an asset.
- Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve tight timelines and meet deliverables.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex projects; excellent analytical skills for assessing priorities and problem solving under pressure of competing demands.
- Strong coalition and relationship-building skill to strengthen trust among partners and stakeholders.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication, relationship management, and presentation skills.
- Self-starter able to work with limited supervision in a remote work setting.
- Capability to work independently or within group dynamics as required.
- Innovative thinker with strong organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
- Proficient critical and analytical thinking, problem solving and judgment abilities.
- Highly motivated and passionate about mental health.
- Bilingual (French & English) would be vital for the role.
Compensation: $70,000-$74,000 per year along with benefits and a flexible work environment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23, 2020. The subject line should mention ”National Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, CSPS”. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.
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, 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.
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.