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Project Oaks: Mental Health Advocacy Inc. (Vancouver Regional Director: Be Pivotal in Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness)Organization Name: Project Oaks: Mental Health Advocacy Inc.
Opportunity Title: Vancouver Regional Director: Be Pivotal in Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 2, 2017
End Date: January 2, 2019
- Background Check Required
- Training or Orientation Required
Primary Responsibility: Your primary responsibility will be overseeing the activities and operations of Project Oaks: Mental Health Inc. in the region you are assigned to. This will include the below responsibilities. Volunteer Management: You will be responsible for recruiting, coordinating, orienting, and educating volunteer journalists, photographers, and videographers. You will be responsible for overseeing interactions between volunteers and story-sharers and mediating any issues that arise. Story-Sharer Recruitment: You will be responsible for recruiting story-sharers from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences of mental illness. Promotion: You will be responsible for promoting Project Oaks in the region to which you are assigned. You will liaise with the Executive Director in regards to planning and implementing relevant social media posts, advertising, publications, and events. Team Collaboration: You will be required to attend mandatory team meetings biweekly with the Executive Director and other Regional Director(s). These meetings will be 1-2 hours in length. Communication: You will be responsible for communicating consistent, weekly updates to the Executive Director and updating the Google Drive accordingly as new story-sharer and volunteer information emerges. Policy Development: You will be responsible for contributing ideas, feedback, and advice relevant to current or future policy of the organization. Ethical Practice: You will be responsible for ensuring that the regional branch you are overseeing is conducting itself under the written values and policy of Project Oaks Mental Health Advocacy Inc. You will be required to take a Mental Health First Aid course to ensure your knowledge of mental health and crisis intervention is at the level required to be a Regional Director. Personal Development: You will be responsible for seeking to continually develop your personal knowledge about mental illness and the stigma of mental illness. Project Oaks will also provide funding for relevant personal development as the budget allows. Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours per week plus 1-hour biweekly meetings.