TNM is Hiring Two Summer Students

We’re Hiring Two Summer Students for an 8 Week Contract!

Job Posting 1: Communication Assistant

Hourly Wage Rate: $14.00 per hour
Start Date: June 10, 2019
End Date: August 2, 2019
Number of Hours Per Week: 35
Location: Toronto, ON

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has a passion for social media, communications and graphic design. They are interested and/or experienced in youth work, have excellent social media and graphic design skills and are looking for an exciting opportunity to build their skills and experience. They are organized, detailed oriented, and able to meet tight deadlines. Because this role is within Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s New Mentality Program, they are excited to learn more about and contribute to strengthening mental health services for youth across Ontario.

The Role
The Communications Assistant will be responsible to work with New Mentality staff to develop a communication strategy for our provincial network. They will also be responsible for developing and implementing a communication strategy for our annual summer retreat, Disable the Label. The event brings together over 100 participants including youth leaders, young organizers, and adult allies from across the province who gather to learn and enhance their leadership skills, share their local mental health advocacy projects, create systematic recommendations for the child and youth mental health system in Ontario, and build meaningful connections that support positive mental wellness.

Tasks

  • Work with TNM staff to develop a one-year communication strategy for our provincial New Mentality Network
    • Develop annual social media strategy, including creating content and a work plan for New Mentality staff
    • Support TNM website Update – content + blogs
    • Advise TNM staff on other opportunities to improve communication within the network
  • Develop and Implement Disable the Label Communication Strategy
    • Develop and implement social media strategy for the event, including promotion, onsite, and post-event content
    • Develop and design event program and youth resource booklet
    • Post-event create a website page for DTL 2019
    • Develop communication strategy within our network and public about overall event and event outcomes

Key Qualifications

  • Social media enthusiast and expert, skilled at making creative use of different channels
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • 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

Job Posting 2: Event Assistant

Hourly Wage Rate: $14.00 per hour
Start Date: June 10, 2019
End Date: August 2, 2019
Number of Hours Per Week: 35
Location: Toronto, ON

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has a passion for mental health, community mobilization and facilitating groups. They are excited to learn more about and contribute to strengthening mental health services for youth across Ontario. They are organized, detailed oriented, and able to meet tight deadlines. They loved to listen, synthesize information, and write. They are looking to develop skills and gain work experience that will help further their career. Perhaps they have a flair for social media, graphic design, or event planning.

The Role
The Event Assistant will support New Mentality staff to plan, organize, and deliver our annual summer leadership retreat, Disable the Label. The event brings together over 100 participants including youth leaders, young organizers, and adult allies from across the province who gather to learn and enhance their leadership skills, share their local mental health advocacy projects, create recommendations for the child and youth mental health system in Ontario, and build meaningful connections that support positive mental wellness.

The Event Assistant will be responsible for supporting the reporting and harvesting of the event, including recording insights, quotes, and outcomes of event activities. Following the event, they will create a youth-friendly report to share with our network and the public outlining the outcomes and activities held at Disable the Label. During the planning process, they will be responsible for supporting the social media strategy, developing the program booklet and other administrative tasks.

Key Qualifications

  • Organized & Detailed oriented
  • Strong writing skills and experience with various types of writing and editing
  • Ability to synthesize information and communicate messages in a creative and engaging manner
  • Social media enthusiast, skilled at making creative use of different channels
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

 

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to Mary-Anne Leahy, at mary-anne@thenewmentality.ca If you have experience in graphic design please include a sample of something you have designed.

Application deadline: Thursday, May 30 at noon.

Please note the successful candidate must be available for our summer retreat, July 16-19, and our planning day on July 15 at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia (accommodation, travel meals are covered).

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, a person of colour, LGBTQQ2, living with a disability, or a religious minority.

Eligibility For Both Positions

Funding for this grant is provided by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible for this position, candidates must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada, as per the grant guidelines.