Were Hiring! New Mentality Summer Student

May 2, 2018

Job Posting: Event Coordinator

Hourly Wage Rate: $14.00/hour
Start Date: June 4, 2018
End Date: July 27, 2018
Number of Hours per Week: 30


Apply for this job if you’re a student between the ages of 15-30 who just finished a year of school and are returning for another year (this is a requirement of the funding for this position). The ideal candidate is interested and/or experienced in youth work, has proven graphic design and social media skills, and loves community mobilization and facilitating groups.

Because this role is within Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s New Mentality Program, you are excited to learn more about and contribute to strengthening mental health services for youth across Ontario.

Perhaps you know first-hand how to recover from a mental health problem like depression and that makes you passionate about this cause. Perhaps you are a visible minority or a person living with a disability and it is from this perspective that you have a passion for empowering youth to make a positive difference in their communities. All of this passion and interest is equally combined with an ability to organize and follow step-by-step plans towards your goal.

The summer student will work with the New Mentality team out of our Toronto office to help us convene our signature Disable the Label retreat, which bring together over 100 youth, staff and allies for four days in July at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia. This event brings together leaders from across Ontario who are making a difference in the lives of children and youth with mental illness. The student will support the designing, planning, delivery and reporting of the event. Specifically:

  • Promote training on website and social media
  • Design on-site training materials, including agenda, program, and resource package
  • Coordinate digital media during event, including managing our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts
  • Develop a blog post about the retreat, compile photos and artwork, develop online resources
  • Create one year social media plan and content for The New Mentality
  • Other related tasks as required


  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Social media enthusiast and expert, skilled at making creative use of different channels
  • Strong writing skills and experience with various types of writing and editing
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well independently, and collaborate well with creative direction
  • Ability to connect with people quickly – an excellent listener
  • Ability to work  under the pressure of  tight timelines and rise to creative challenges
  • Ability to synthesize information and communicate messages in a creative and engaging manner


To apply complete the online application form; you will need to include your resume and a sample of something you have designed on the application form. To preview the application click here. If you have any questions contact Mary-Anne Leahy, Network Coordinator, The New Mentality; mary-anne@thenewmentality.ca Application deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Interviews will take place May 22-25.

Please note the successful candidate must be available for our summer retreat, July 17-20, and our planning day on July 16. This involves staying overnight at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia Ontario.

The New Mentality is committed to equity in our policies, practices, and programs. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from people who identify as Indigenous (Métis, First Nation, Inuit, on/off reserve), a person of colour, LGTBQQ2, living with a disability, or a religious minority.