Call for Committee Member Applications 2016-2017!

Did someone say they were waiting for a way to get involved with SAMH again? Wait no longer, because we are still hiring for Committee Members for the upcoming year!

Are you interested in advocating for positive mental health on campus? Do you want to build your résumé by gaining experience in an active role on campus? Do you just want a group of friends with the same interests as you?

Joining the team as a Committee Member allows you to make a direct impact on mental health at Carleton, and in your community. All Committee Members will be recognized by the Carleton Co-Curricular Record (CCR), and will get the chance to participate in all kinds of events and activities on campus! SAMH has always, and will continue to, place the mental health of its members, volunteers, and executive at high priority.

Positions are currently available for the Student Issues, Internal, External, Finance, and Communications committees. For detailed information on the mandates of each VP Executive team, refer to the official SAMH Constitution (Article IV 4). To view our mission, or to get to know each executive, click here! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the roles or application process, including accessibility needs, feel free to contact us at 

This is a rolling hiring process. The posting will be removed when all the roles have been filled. Thank you for your interest in joining our team and making a difference on and off campus!

The application document can be downloaded here. No supplementary material (résumé, cover letter) is required, but can be included at your own discretion.

Student Issues

  • Research and compile ways SAMH can be more accessible to various groups of students in terms of our communications/social media, events, feedback, general activities, etc.

  • Research information to help inform the development of SAMH workshops around mental health literacy, allyship, and anti-oppression

  • Assist in creating these workshops and help co-facilitate them to various groups on campus

  • Assist in connecting with organizations and groups in order to consult with them on issues of equity and ensure SAMH activities are informed by multiple perspectives (e.g. First Nations Council, CDAC, Equity Services, etc.)

  • Assist in researching and compiling a mental health resource guide for student services on- and off-campus, and how to access them

  • Assist in the development of advocacy campaigns for projects, and propose any ideas for projects that fit under the VP Student Issues mandate

  • Act as a proxy for executive meetings, and assist in any of the VP Student Issues responsibilities outlined in Article IV 4. g of the SAMH Constitution, as needed


  • Act as a proxy for executive meetings, and assist in any of the VP Internal responsibilities outlined in the SAMH Constitution

  • Familiarize self with constitution and bylaws

  • Act as a representative on constitutional committee

  • Review actions that appear in conflict with the constitution and bylaws, and recommend resolutions to bring forth

  • Review and make decisions on proposed amendments to governing documents

  • Help with organization and storage of club-related materials and documentation

  • Assist in organization of mental health-related trainings and certification programs


  • Remain actively engaged in, and accountable for, financial matters relating to the organization

  • Assist in creating annual budget for SAMH events and activities

  • Suggest and implement ideas for fundraising initiatives throughout the year

  • Assist in financial planning and financial reporting

  • Liaise with bank, auditors, and other financial institutions on behalf of SAMH

  • Ensure the maintenance of proper records of materials and supplies, as well as necessary related insurances

  • Assist in identifying funding prospects within and outside of Carleton

  • Assist in preparing and managing fund development materials, oversee application submissions


The Communications Committee Members will be appointed tasks/roles according to their relevant experience with each aspect of the Communications Committee mandate. In your application, please outline your strengths and experience in the field(s) in which you are most interested (e.g. graphic design, web design, social media, etc.). Spelling, grammar, and content will only be evaluated for those looking to offer their skills in a social media/writing-related role.

  • Assist in/manage graphic design and production of promotional materials for events, meetings, and other organizational activities

  • Assist in/manage website design, contents, and other web-related activities (e.g. blog posts, calendar management)

  • Assist in email marketing and newsletter development/distribution (experience with MailChimp is an asset, but not required)

  • Design, populate, and print SAMH resource information (including, but not limited to, business cards, flyers, postcards, and pamphlets)

  • Organize and manage organizational email, ensure that all communications are appropriately address and/or delegated to the appropriate executive member

  • Assist Student Engagement Committee in communications with members (answering questions, handling form submissions, etc.)

  • Assist in management of all social media outlets (experience with Facebook "Pages", Instagram, Twitter, HootSuite, etc. are assets)

    • Propose mental health-related social media campaigns and initiatives

    • Research and share relevant information, articles, studies, and news via social media


  • Assist in event planning and coordinating details (room booking, table booking, electronic booking, etc.)

  • Assist in material, food, and decoration prep for events (creativity required!)

  • Assist in developing contacts and relationships with external organizations to subsidize fundraising initiatives

  • Assist in the setup and take-down of materials for events

  • Act as a proxy for executive meetings

Student engagement

Deadline: November 10, 2016

  • Act as a proxy for executive meetings

  • Assist with organizing Members' Meetings, and managing calendar

  • Act as a co-MC with VPSE during events and meetings

  • Participate as a Recruitment Team Member

    • This team delivers promotional recruitment presentations throughout the year.

    • This task is specifically for the Recruitment Team Member position. If you are not interested in this task, please indicate this in your application.

  • Research mental health-related volunteer opportunities at Carleton University and in Ottawa