Job Posting 65513

Project Development Manager
Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta Division Ltd. 1984
Edmonton area, 9707 110 ST NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9
closes in 9 days (Sat, 31 Oct)
full time  •  $62,000/year

Our Organization

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a recognizable and reliable provincial organization where Albertans find compassionate support, responsible care and accessible resources.

For more than 60 years in Alberta, CMHA has focused on community based services, recovery and support for Albertans impacted by mental illness. We stand with people living in their community as they achieve their wellness goals.

CMHA, Alberta Division operates as a registered charity within the not-for-profit sector. We work at the intersection of clinical and local mental health care. Our projects and services are developed to address the unique needs of individuals and communities across Alberta.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual who is interested in strengthening Alberta’s capacity to support mentally healthy Albertans in a healthy Alberta.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Development Manager is responsible for supporting a number of CMHA, Alberta Division Projects, as well as supporting the development of new and emerging opportunities. The role has a specific focus on the management and delivery of programs, as well as working directly with the executive director and a number external stakeholders in the identification, planning, development and establishment on new projects.

The Project Development Manager is responsible for developing effective working relationships; has the ability to work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries; and can communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. The Project Development Manager supports internal and external collaborative capacity building ability to apply current and emergent frameworks, methods, and tools for a greater mental health community impact


Project Management Responsibilities

  • Manage existing projects including, but not limited to, Caregiver Connections and the First Responder’s Half Marathon, among others.
  • Maintain and prepare all non-financial project reporting requirements
  • Develop, implement and manage project delivery work plans
  • Manage projects from inception to completion and ensure deliverables on target outcomes
  • Liaison with key stakeholders including Government, CMHA Regional offices and internal staff and Board of Directors.
  • Work with CMHA staff to plan and implement projects and initiatives that work towards advancing CMHA, Alberta Division’s strategic direction and objectives.
  • Work with regional offices to identify issues and priorities facing projects and develop solutions to address them.
  • Make recommendations for program and service changes based on evaluation, analysis and research.

OSI CAN Support Responsibilities

  • Liaise with OSI CAN coordinators as the project’s direct link to CMHA Alberta.
  • Work with OSI CAN coordinators in the setup and coordination or the First Responder’s Half Marathon and other key fundraising activities.
  • Support OSI CAN coordinators in the continued development and logistics of the project.

Executive Director Support Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the Executive Director in the identification of opportunities which would help CMHA, Alberta Division continue to work towards its strategic objectives.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director in key meetings by helping identify and disseminate actionable items and relevant information to other CMHA, Alberta Division team members.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for new external stakeholder relationships requests and opportunities.

Project Development Responsibilities

  • Identify new worthwhile projects and initiatives for CMHA Alberta Division to pursue
  • Manage the development and implementation of new projects, including the application for funding, establishment of key deliverables, preparation of project work plans and the development of project structures with the support of the CMHA, Alberta Division administrative team.
  • Manage projects from inception to completion and ensure deliverables on target outcomes.

Other Responsibilities

  • Support other CMHA, Alberta Division initiatives, including events, administration, etc…, as required



Comfortable communicating formally, informally, in groups, one-on-one and remotely.  Able to obtain and share information, ideas, and problems.  Able to ask for advice, support and accept feedback.

Relationship Building

Able to develop effective working relationships; the ability to work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Able to be relationship centered with a get it done attitude and be hands-on when required. Capitalizes on opportunities to model healthy relationships.


Able to define expectations for self and others and to act to fulfill these expectations. Able to self-reflect, monitor and correct one’s own actions. Self-motivated and flexible, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment of frequent change and within an ambiguous landscape.


Working Conditions

  • Office/Work From Home position; must be able to sit at a computer for several hours
  • Position is a weekday business hour position, with some weekends and evenings as required
  • This position is a full time permanent positon working 7.5 hours per day, five days per week, typically Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please no telephone calls or email inquiries.

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