Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships & Engagement

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
  • Management / Executive
Parental Leave Coverage - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-03-122019-04-11

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
Provincial System Support Program


The Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH works with communities, service providers and other partners across Ontario to move evidence to action to create sustainable, system-level change.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement works at the program level to manage portfolios related to strategy, planning and engagement; internal and external partnerships; Francophone engagement and French-language supports; and the meaningful integration of health equity into PSSP's system-level work. PSSP is seeking a 12-month Full - Time Temporary position.

Focused on providing support and coordination across the program, the Senior Manager works within the Executive Director's Office (EDO) to provide leadership to program-wide priorities and initiatives. This role requires the incumbent to think and work across PSSP's functions and teams, and involves the coordination and management of several key portfolios, including the following:

  • The Senior Manager is responsible for leading several functions specific to the EDO, including program-level strategic planning. This includes leading the refresh of PSSP's Programmatic Plan, as well as coordinating the tracking and roll-up of PSSP content for departmental and organizational reporting and planning. This portfolio also involves providing leadership and support to programmatic change processes, as well as directly to PSSP's Management and Senior Leadership teams.
  • The role also leads PSSP's work in programmatic communications and engagement, leading and implementing processes, structures and mechanisms to bring together the program's large contingent of staff and management spread across sites and offices located throughout Ontario.
  • Partnerships with program-wide applications or impact are a key portfolio within this position. This includes coordinating key internal partnerships within CAMH (at the organizational, departmental and programmatic levels) in order to optimize the alignment and connection of PSSP to the wider organization. It also involves managing key external partnerships with system partners, particularly new or expanding partnerships with a provincial reach or implications for new work/roles for the program.
  • The Senior Manager also provides leadership to the program's portfolio on equity and engagement. This includes working with the Assistant Manager to develop program-level priorities, planning and capacity in order to ensure the integration of health equity and engagement of minority, marginalized, and vulnerable populations in PSSP's system-level work.
  • The above duties involve the supervision and management of staff, contracts and other resources, as well as responsibilities related to project planning and management, committee and working group chairmanship, and the implementation of complex, strategic initiatives across the program.
  • Other duties include supporting the Executive Director and working with the Senior Manager of Operations as needed on program-level priorities, opportunities, and requests that arise and are handled through the EDO



The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree in health sciences, health policy/administration, social sciences or a related field from a recognized institution combined with 8-10 years’ experience at a management level working in strategy, planning, and stakeholder engagement within a health or community services context. This must include experience with direct supervision of staff. The role also requires demonstrated knowledge and application of equity and engagement principles and practice in the context of mental health and addictions systems, and leadership-level experience managing work and roles related to health equity and the engagement of marginalized and vulnerable populations, including people and family members with lived experience. Demonstrated experience coordinating and implementing complex, programmatic projects and initiatives at a programmatic or organizational level is also required. The candidate must also have several years’ experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships at the senior level with government, community and hospital partners. The position requires proven skill in judgment, tact and diplomacy in order to work with diverse teams and stakeholders, as well as highly developed oral and written communication, conceptual and analytical skills. Strategic and critical thinking are required skills for this role. Candidates require the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism {French/English) is strongly preferred; at least some spoken and written French language capacity is required.


Please Note:     This full-time, temporary (12 Months) position is not part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range:   Competitive salary and compensation package.

If you are interested in this position please apply here.

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.