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Employment Opportunity: Executive Director CMHA – PEI Division

CMHA – PEI Division works as a key partner in strengthening and enhancing Islanders’ ability to achieve and maintain positive mental health. With over 75 staff members, CMHA-PEI works with the community across the province to provide programs and services, housing, deliver education and training and engages in research, advocacy and development of social policy. Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director must have vision, proven success as a leader and an ability to advocate on behalf of clients and the community to meet diverse needs. 


  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to carry out the vision and mission of CMHA-PEI
  • Ensure that the organization has an effective organizational/governance plan in place
  • Financial oversight, operational management and implementation of policies and programs
  • Provide advice, support and policy guidance to the Board of CMHA-PEI
  • Identify critical HR issues and implement HR best practices
  • Ongoing evaluation of programs and services to determine changes needed to meet client needs
  • Identify and research alternative program options, make recommendations and oversee implementation of services to meet emerging needs and challenges
  • Establish and promote successful working relationships with key partners, clients and the community
  • Advocate for enhancements to the service delivery system to improve mental health levels within the community 


  • University graduation supplemented by extensive leadership experience within a large, complex organization
  • Experience in human resources, financial management, operations, program delivery, policy development and strategic planning
  • Knowledge of mental health, addictions and human services
  • Proven leadership, team-building, conflict management and facilitation skills
  • Superior interpersonal and collaborative skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with a Board and/or in the not-for-profit sector is an asset
  • A Criminal Record Check is required prior to beginning employment 

This position will appeal to those who are collaborative, committed to improving mental health and motivated to make a difference through inspiring others to deliver quality services to meet complex client needs 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence by Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by 12:00 pm to: 

HR Atlantic 
201-20 Great George Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8R4
F (902) 626-2532

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.