Job Posting 70805

Fund Development Officer
Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta Division Ltd. 1984
closes in 10 days (Fri, 21 May)
full time  •  $75,000 Annually

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 over 60 years, Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division (CMHA-AB) has focused on community-based services, recovery and support for Albertans impacted with mental health and/or addiction issues. We stand beside Albertans on their recovery journey as they live in their community and work to achieve their wellness goals.

CMHA-AB 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.


Alberta’s youth and young adults continue to experience challenges and barriers to accessing mental health resources in their communities. The Community Based Mental Health Hubs for Youth model provides a mechanism to support a true collaborative approach to streamline existing services, increase accessibility, and reduce some of the burden on our already over-capacity mental health system. Community-based hubs are youth-friendly, prevention focused environments that integrate mental health and addictions services, peer support, social services, primary health care, education, and others, to provide innovative and coordinated access to care.

Job Summary

In this role, as the Fund Development Officer, you will be working in collaboration with our Implementation Lead and Coaches on the Integrated Youth Hubs Project at CMHA-AB. You will have a strong understanding and working knowledge of prospect research and grant applicat. You will be working and supporting the 11 CMHA Regional Youth Hubs. You will have the ability to oversee ad lead the development and implementation of the annual grants and fund development.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead grant development process of all funding programs: research, communications, protocols, inquiries, granting agreements, monitoring, and reporting to the established grant priories and guidelines.
  • A strong understanding of the Centre of Excellence model.
  • Build and sustain working relationships with the community, grant funders, provincial offices, and supporting foundations.
  • Develop and implement a plan with strategies for foundation support and alternate forms of sustainable funding.
  • Adhere to values and policies of CMHA Alberta division.
  • Adhere to CMHA Alberta divisions’ Strategic Plan (see attached).
  • Adhere to the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace (see attached).
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all Youth Hubs in order to understand and determine needs of each community.
  • Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant application documentation.
  • Remain current with new policies and legislation applicable to grant application and fund acceptance.
  • Promote the principles of diversity and equity in all work-related duties, where applicable.
  • Cultivate and maintain a network of grant partners and foundations of relevance to advance the vision and mission of CMHA-AB.
  • Strong understanding of Community of Practice and ability to facilitate when required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • College or University Diploma/Degree in Business, English, Marketing, Public Relations, or other related field (equivalency of education and work experience will be considered).
  • Fund Development Certification considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of mental health and/or addiction systems and community services.
  • Experience with prospect research and grant application/writing is an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a mental health setting.
  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in verbal, written and computer-based communication styles.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to network, build relationships, and work effectively with others.
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to contribute positively to your work environment.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Determined, action oriented, and committed to excellence.
  • Sound judgement and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Self-awareness and self-management.
  • Flexible and adaptable.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and that is dated within 90 days of the start date.

Working Conditions

  • This position is a full-time permanent position working 7.5 hours per day, five days per week, typically Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Position is a weekday business hour position, with some weekends and evenings as required.
  • Office/Work from Home position (Temporarily remote due to COVID-19); must be located in Alberta. Must be able to sit at a computer for several hours.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Stephanie at . Please include IYH – Fund Development Officer in the subject line of the email.

Only applications with a Cover Letter will be considered. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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