The Hi-FIVE Movement for Mental Health aims to eliminate stigma toward those are experiencing mental health distress or illness, now or in the past. It is a positive campaign that encourages kindness and compassion, on and off-campus. The Project Coordinator is a volunteer role that will be supervised by one member of Health & Counselling Services. However, as Hi-FIVE is a student-run movement that is supported by both Health & Counselling Services and the Simon Fraser Student Society, both will be responsible for remuneration. The Project Coordinator will receive a stipend of $300 bi-weekly for 44 weeks, upon completion of 10 hours of work per week. The position will be active between September 2016 and May 2017, with the possibility of ongoing renewal.

Responsibilities that include, but are not limited, to:

  • Working closely with SFU Health and Counselling Services (HCS) and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) to ensure that Hi-FIVE Team activities operate within the mandate of HCS and the SFSS;
  • Attending all necessary meetings including but not limited to weekly executive team meetings, bi-weekly volunteer team meetings, bi-weekly meetings with HCS, and SFSS meetings as per request;
  • Recording meeting minutes for above mentioned meetings as needed;
  • Monitoring the Hi-FIVE general email account and responding to all inquiries;
  • Overseeing operational budget for Hi-FIVE Team outreaches, events, and campaigns;
  • Securing funding;
  • Actively searching for outside funding avenues;
  • Working closely with the SFSS and HCS in the discussion of various gaps and problems with mental health resources on campus as well as discussing and implementing possible solutions;
  • Collaborating with Hi-FIVE Executive Team to maintain positive team structure;
  • Working with the HiFIVE Executive Team to finalise decisions about events and focused activities ensuring the themes are relevant and not duplicating another campus service;
  • Providing administrative support for the Hi-FIVE Team for scheduling regular volunteer and HCS meetings, booking venues, grant and sponsorship requests, ordering equipment and catering, design/print/copy requests, and organizing workshops;
  • Maintaining record of ongoing Hi-FIVE activities and revising Hi-FIVE organizational capacities as needed;
  • Ensuring that incoming volunteers receive Support Over Suicide and Students in Distress training as offered by HCS;
  • Maintaining ongoing meetings with university and community stakeholders to promote and support mental wellness at SFU;
  • Planning, organizing, and overseeing annual mental health ME week;
  • Seeking feedback on the establishment of an SFU mental health network, and developing a business/communications plan if feasible;
  • Maintaining Hi-FIVE materials; and
  • Ad hoc duties

The Coordinator will be required report to one member of Health & Counselling Services for supervision, support, and guidance. This structure will help ensure the continuity of the Hi-FIVE campaign. The Coordinator will report on activities, goals, accomplishments, and long-term plans on a monthly. Budget and spending to be reviewed monthly. Once the position is completed, the coordinator will be required to prepare a formal summary report of the past year and submit it to the SFSS and HCS.

How to apply
Download the Application Form here and submit it via email to
Application deadline: August 31, 2016

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