Mental Wellness Project Manager

APC Employment Opportunity

Mental Wellness Project Manager

(Full Time Term Position until March 31, 2022 with possibility of renewal)

Description: Provide project management services for the community based mental wellness workers and systems transformation project.

Who Can Apply: Applicants should possess a relevant post-secondary degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. A combination of comparable, relevant and recent education and experience will also be considered.

Experience: Applicants must have at least three to five years of experience working with First Nations in mental wellness, addictions or health related issues. The candidate should also demonstrate experience in developing and implementing work plans.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email, Outlook, browsers, video conferencing platforms for hosting meetings, webinars and conference, virtual conference platforms such as Sched etc…;
  • Knowledge of First Nation communities and organizations in the region;
  • Strong organization, communication, time management and writing skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting; and
  • Ability to speak Mi’kmaq or Maliseet would be an asset.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Coordinate mental wellness working group (e.g., capacity/training, treatment centre governance and treatment service diversification) meetings;
  • Completion and revision of minutes and circulation of approved minutes to committees and communities as required;
  • Completion of relevant mental wellness and effective change management/leadership research;
  • Provide leadership, guidance and assistance on mental wellness training capacity opportunities;
  • Dissemination of health material to communities, health directors, health technicians and Chiefs;
  • As required, complete outreach services in order to promote the regional mental wellness change process initiative;
  • Ensure that Sharepoint, Health shared drive, and webpage are up to date as requested by supervisor; and
  • Other duties requested by supervisor.

Salary:               Depending on qualifications and experience (within APC salary grid).

Location:         Cole Harbour, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Start date:       As soon as possible until March 31, 2021 (With possibility of renewal).

Closing date: December 19, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time

If you are interested and qualified and want to become part of the APC team, please email in Word or

PDF form only, the following documents:

  • a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet the position requirements and salary expectations (please quote APC competition #2021-12-01 in the cover letter);
  • an updated resume;
  • recent writing sample; and
  • the names/contact information of three work related references.

Email address: [email protected]

Position Requirements:

Must possess a valid driver’s license, have access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel as required.

No applications will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. Interviews will be held in Dartmouth, NS. No interview or relocation costs will be provided. No phone calls please emails only. If all qualifications are equal, preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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