two Special Project Team Openings

Special Project Team Assistant Director: Story Sharing

Location: Canada. Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal preferred. Internet access required

Time Requirement: Hours variable. Average 10-20 hours/month

Description: The Special Projects Team Story Sharing Assistant assists the Special Projects Team Co-Directors with collecting mental health stories, experiences, quotes, and creative expressions from Canadians to be shared through the Outrun the Stigma website, social media channels, and through events and creative projects. Tasks for this role include scanning existing organizations with mental health story-sharing, strategic planning for story sharing campaigns, administrative tasks such as email and website maintenance, contacting community members interested in sharing their stories, and other tasks as assigned. This role also includes creative portfolios for developing creative social media and website campaigns, community events, and other initiatives.

Qualifications and Expertise: Professional email etiquette, strong organizations skills and sense of work ethic, time management skills, experience and interest in working with vulnerable populations, high emotional intelligence and empathy, excellent collaboration and team work.

Ideal Candidate: Our team is looking for a motivated and organized youth (post-secondary or recent graduate, recent graduates, working professionals under 30 years of age) to join our team. Willingness and capacity to learn and grow, as well as a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration are ideal.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


Special Project Team Assistant Director: Workshop Development

Location: Calgary

Time Requirement: Hours variable. Average 10-20 hours/month

Description: The Special Projects team aims to design a series of workshops that will provide participants the opportunity to gain professional skills and self-care strategies. These skills will be developed through their experiences in creating a mental health story with guidance from experienced workshop facilitators. Each workshop involves a small group of student participants who will receive guidance in how to create and share a mental health story, with an emphasis on the importance of mental wellness. The aim is that workshop series will use a unique medium such as photography, dance, writing, and video to facilitate self care and story sharing. The Special Projects Team Workshop Development Assistant will be involved in workshop development alongside the Outrun the Stigma Special Projects team.

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorming creative self care and workshop themes

  • Identify and contact potential collaborations and/or facilitators for workshops

  • Co-design workshop that facilitate a comfortable space and allow for open dialogue with participants

  • Facilitate mental health story sharing and generate stories to share on our social media outlets

  • Organize logistical considerations for event (location, materials)

  • Develop promotional strategies for workshop  

Qualifications: Previous leadership or workshop development experience is an asset. Experience in and/or passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


Thank you for considering a role as an Assistant Director with the Special projects Team. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview on a rolling basis. At that time successful applicants  may be asked to provide CV/Resume.