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Youth Project Manager, Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation

Contract - Full Time
Application Deadline: 8/14/2006
Years Experience: 2+

Established in 1980, the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation
(CPRF) is a volunteer driven national charitable organization, which
funds research and educates and informs the general public on issues
related to mental health.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the
Project Director and CPRF's Education Committees (Youth and Workplace),
the Youth Project Manager will manage the Youth Project, which is
specifically aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues and
mental disorders in young people among those who work and live with
them, including teachers and family members.

The project is delivered through a series of workshops/sessions, the
dissemination of a series of CPRF handbooks, entitled "When Something's
Wrong..," and presentations at relevant conferences and workshops.


You will be specifically responsible for

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating a 3-Year Project Work
    Plan, which is congruent with the activity work plans submitted to and
    approved by our key project funder(s) and in sync with the overall
    strategic and operating plans of the Foundation. The key plan
    components will be the planning and implementation of
    • A project workshop/session schedule (minimum of 9 workshops/sessions in central Ontario over a 3-year period),
    • CPRF's annual spring Open Mind conference day and luncheon,
    • Other "Cross-Country" workshops (pending funding),
    • Presentation or display opportunities at relevant conferences and learning events.
  • Leading and providing ongoing support to the Youth Committee
    (scheduling meetings, providing updates, taking minutes, recruiting,
    training & managing volunteers)
  • Creating and fostering partnerships with related organizations to promote and/or partner on initiatives
  • Preparing media releases, articles and web site pieces for external and internal communications vehicles
  • Coordinating the administrative, accounting and communications tasks with the appropriate office staff
  • Working in conjunction with fundraising staff and volunteers,
    assist with fundraising proposals related to the program as well as
    providing reports/presentations to existing funders


Your qualifications should include

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in social work, psychology or a related area
  • At least 2 years experience managing community-based workshops in
    the areas of education, social services, health promotion and/or mental
    health; special knowledge in the areas of multicultural mental health
    and suicide prevention an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding computer skills including a demonstrated expertise
    with a variety of software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint, data bases)
  • An ability to work in a small downtown Toronto office in a team
    driven environment, with a diverse group of on/off-site staff and
    volunteers in a pro-active, detail-oriented manner
  • Solid base in facilitation and mobilization of groups to get the
    job done, and in working with senior health professionals, such as
    psychologists, psychiatrists and physicians
  • An interest/passion for the mental health field
  • Access to a car and the ability to travel within central Ontario and outside of the province (funding permitting)
  • Flexibility to perform some evening and weekend work and attend evening meetings
  • Bilingualism is an asset as is experience with marketing events

This 3-year, full-time contract position has a flexible workweek and
offers a competitive salary and benefits package with an opportunity
for full-time permanent employment and future advancement.

By August 14th, 2006, interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resumé by email to or mail to

Hiring Committee
Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation
133 Richmond Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5H 2L3

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone inquiries please.