Organization: Kids Help Phone
Title: Director, Government Relations
Position: Full Time Permanent
Reports to: Vice President, National Partnerships & Chief Community Officer
Location: Toronto, ON (temporarily remote due to Covid 19)
Financial Accountability: To be Established
Direct Reports: 1
Is this you?
Are you motivated by the opportunity to significantly change the landscape for the wellness of young people across Canada? Are you passionate about helping young people deal with the challenges of growing up in today’s complex, ever-changing world?
You always see the potential and can envision and do—meaning you enjoy exploring what is possible and have strong experience and abilities to manage projects and details. You have a deep understanding of government relations at the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels, and recognize the need for growing government funding to enable our mission and vision for youth mental health.
Kids Help Phone is on a transformational journey, one that will see us change the landscape of youth mental health in Canada with new technology and clinical service innovation. We need team members that are passionate about making a real difference in young people’s lives. It will take courage. It will take resilience. Sound like a journey you want to be a part of? Then keep reading…
The Director, Government Relations is responsible for planning, developing and implementing strategic government partnerships for Kids Help Phone. This role will be a critical position in the largest fundraising campaign of its kind for youth mental health in Canada’s history. It is essential to position Kids Help Phone as a trusted and essential service that is making a profound impact on child and youth mental health and wellbeing.
Reporting to the VP, National Partnerships & Chief Community Officer, this role works with executive leadership across the organization to plan and evaluate strategic directions, goals and metrics for the portfolio, informed by an organization-wide GR strategy (federal, provincial, municipal). The role identifies and develops funding opportunities to help advance provincial and local government priorities with Kids Help Phone, and continuously grows a strong base of champions and supporters for both elected and non-elected government officials to ensure 24/7 access to clinical service for youth in Canada.
What You'll do
Planning and Implementation
Financial and Systems Management
Human Resources Management
What You'll Need
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 professional counselling and information service for young people in both English and French. We have been pioneers in virtual care and ehealth solutions for young people in Canada for almost 30 years.
Since 1989, we have offered kids, teens and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support through our free, anonymous and confidential services, which research shows significantly improves youth mental health.
Young people reach out to Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors and trained volunteers from every corner of the country via phone, Live Chat and texting, and benefit from our database of local youth-serving programs. Kids Help Phone’s website is a widely recognized model of youth-focused design; offering therapeutic tools, games, information, and counselling.
As an organization that speaks with young people every day, we work to share their perspectives and improve their well-being on a societal level. We are a leader in e-mental health solutions for young people in Canada. Kids Help Phone raises the majority of our revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising; thanks to our generous donors, we can work to achieve our vision of a future where every young person in Canada will access the support they need in the way they need it most
Are you are inspired by helping to meet the quickly evolving needs of young people in Canada today and are ready to contribute to a dynamic organization dedicated to improving their mental health and well-being?
History in the making!
Does this sound like a journey you want to be a part of?
Open the posting and click the “Apply” button in the top right corner of the page. Please attach a single file with your resume and cover letter titled:* lastname_firstname_Director, Government Relations *
For more information about Kids Help Phone, please visit our website at http://kidshelpphone.ca
The position will be posted until midnight January 27, 2021.
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Kids Help Phone is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of service users.
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