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Project Coordinator, Committee on Student Mental Health

Project Coordinator, Committee on Student Mental Health

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
1100 - Public Health & Health Systems
Job Status 
Temporary Appointment (Contract)
Hiring Range 
$48,620 - $60,775

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Term: 12 months


The Project Coordinator of the Committee on Student Mental Health will focus on providing and coordinating support to the Committee through the Chair – Dr. John Hirdes, School of Public Health & Health Systems. The Committee on Student Mental Health (CoSMH) consists of a central committee as well as several subcommittees that report back to the main committee.



  • Develops communication material in a variety of formats (project plans, memos, reports, presentations or other project documents)
  • Drafts website content to keep the larger UW community informed of the CoSMH’s activities
  • Creates necessary promotional material needed for all engagement activities (i.e. town halls, focus groups)
  • Coordinates with the various communications experts across campus, when necessary
  • Drafts content for reports by the Chair, when needed
  • Summarizes information and drafts reports relevant to mental health in the post-secondary environment
  • Prepares project management reports and trade programs related to PAC-SMH recommendation implementation


Administrative Support

  • Responsible for and provides support for the planning, execution, monitoring, and reporting of project related activities
  • Monitors assigned project schedules and timelines and is accountable for timely completion of objectives and key results
  • Identifies and manages risks associated with projects that might jeopardize the success of the methods and/or the outcomes
  • Attends all CoSMH and sub-committee meetings, takes minutes, and helps keep the committees within the Terms of Reference’s objectives and timelines



  • Completion of post-secondary diploma or degree or equivalent education/experience
  • At least 2 years of project based work and support experience with a proven track record of achievement and success
  • An understanding of the post-secondary student experience is an asset
  • Ability to co-ordinate multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated ability to research, summarize, and report information
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to exercise mature judgment and make thoughtful, informed and thorough decisions
  • Proven ability to identify problems or issues, and deal with difficult or complex situations by probing for information, analyze key information, determine implications, and provide solutions
  • Strong diplomatic, negotiation, conflict resolution skills in order to handle situations involving relationship management
  • Ability to objectively evaluate situations and identify when to refer to appropriate other resources
  • Ability to retain, understand and apply a large amount of information and complex set up regulations and guidelines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Aptitude for attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  • Ability to learn new applications, systems and software programs is a requirement
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative with a commitment to process improvement
  • Comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, university policies and procedures as they relate to undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word and Excel