Start date: TBD July 2017
Location: Mid-town Toronto with some home-based activity
Reports to: the CEO
Part-time temporary, 3 days per week
July to November 2017
Pine River Institute (PRI) is a residential treatment program for youth 13-19 dealing with addictive behaviour and often concurrent mental health issues. We are a family-centred program where wilderness, therapeutic, and academic programs come together in a unique, integrated treatment and education model. PRI's treatment approach is grounded in enhancing adolescent development and maturation. The PRI program is unique in Canada. PRI’s residential beds are funded primarily by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Ongoing evaluation and outcome analysis is built in to PRI’s vision and mission and PRI has acquired a solid reputation in these areas.
Pine River Institute is organizing a Symposium on the legalization of cannabis in Ontario - Identifying key policy questions in order to minimize the adverse effects on adolescents.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Providing project management, coordination and support in all areas of conference development and delivery including:
- Establishing a Conference Committee, coordinating scheduling, correspondence and document production for the Committee.
- Working with the Committee and the CEO to develop a program for the Symposium
- Developing invitation list by working with partners and funders enabling appropriate participation and maximum impact.
- Leading and delivering on all pre-conference preparation ensuring a highly successful event
The Ideal candidate may be a current Masters level candidate and will have:
- An interest and ideally experience in developing and coordinating targeted participative conferences.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and strong organizational skills
- Excellent computer proficiency
- A keen interest in public policy questions
- Knowledge of the current topic of legalization of marijuana and the impact on youth would be an asset.
We offer competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: Gayle Dennison, Human Resources Manager email@example.com by July 7, 2017.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending the interview.
We thank all applicants for your submissions and interest in Pine River. Please note that we will contact only those whose qualifications and experience we determine appropriate to proceed to an interview.