Research & Knowledge Lead, Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
(Full-Time Contract until March 31, 2021)
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is committed to improving services and support for individuals living with mental illnesses and addictions issues, and to the promotion of mental health in Ontario.
Colleges Ontario, the Council of Ontario Universities, the College Student Alliance, and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance have developed a provincial hub in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario to support new and existing initiatives that address the mental health needs of postsecondary students.
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) works with post-secondary institutions and community organizations to enhance their capacity to support student mental health and wellness. A key piece of our work is to establish collaborations and partnerships between post-secondary institutions and community organizations.
We are seeking an experienced individual to join our CICMH team as a Research and Knowledge Lead. Reporting to the Director, CICMH, this position will provide research and knowledge management to campus and community partners to support and advance the goals and objectives of CICMH. This is a full-time, contract role until March 31, 2021, with a possibility to extend. It is based in Toronto.
Analyze mental health initiatives and frameworks by reviewing relevant literature, conducting interviews, collecting and analyzing statistical data, and sharing knowledge with post-secondary stakeholders on current issues
Draw on existing bodies of knowledge or evidence from research and other sources, and work with key stakeholders to provide tailored, evidence-informed guidance and practical tools to facilitate desired changes in practice, programs, or policies
Deliver presentations at regional forums, conferences, workshops and symposia
Through facilitating the collaborative efforts of stakeholders and partners, use effective knowledge mobilization approaches to encourage the application of evidence in practice, program and policy development and implementation
Build partnerships with other academic, clinical, and community researchers to enhance CICMH’s information base
Maintain knowledge of current national and international best and emerging practices in post-secondary student mental health research and evaluation
Support evaluations and assessments of mental health projects across the province through the creation of toolkits and resources
Conduct statistical analyses to determine the effectiveness of CICMH’s work
Maintain, update, and manage relevant sections of CICMH’s website
Respond to internal and external research information requests
Prepare reports, documents, and publications for internal and external audiences
Assist in developing and reorganizing online platforms
Develop and compile evidence-based resources for online and offline knowledge management purposes (toolkits, information sheets, webinars)
Prepare and facilitate knowledge exchange programs, including webinars, videos
Outreach to community partners and campus mental health projects across the province
Create and facilitate educational content delivered to varied campus stakeholders, including Mental Health Works training
We are seeking a highly collaborative individual with strong interpersonal skills, who takes initiative, has well-developed time management skills, and is highly adaptable. The successful candidate will have solid organizational commitment, and strong critical thinking and strategic problem solving skills.
University degree in psychology, sociology, health-related research or a related field required
5-7 years of experience with knowledge management, psychoeducation or research
Experience with knowledge mobilization, including webinars, online resource libraries, and developing emerging and best practices content
Knowledge of campus mental health an asset
Superior organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal; fluency in French an asset
Strong research, writing, and editing skills
Strong facilitation skills
Ability to synthesize information for varied audiences
Experience with community engagement for the purpose of developing knowledge mobilization products, such as toolkits, learning modules, lay and research publications, and policy briefs, using feedback from knowledge users
Experience using WordPress and hosting webinars
Strong outreach skills with community partners and campus mental health projects an asset
How to Apply:
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We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals with relevant experience, including those with lived experience and their family members. Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in the selection process.
This full-time, contract position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. Due to the considerable number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Closing Date: Monday, August 10, 2020