Mental Health America (MHA) is looking for a Program Manager for its office in Alexandria, VA or Orange, CA. Responsibilities will include (1) directing Mental Health America’s Workplace Mental Health program (about 70% effort) and (2) developing or supporting other MHA programs or initiatives as they arise (30%). Since workplace mental health will constitute a majority of work, the candidate should have experience in employment supports, supervision, management, HR, or other business. The job tasks include writing, analysis, and research on mental health science, policy, and public education.
The Program Manager will report to the Vice President of Policy and Programs, assist with MHA’s policy and program efforts regarding prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as a goal.
Please submit a resume, a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in mental health (why do you want to work at MHA?) AND your experience that directly relates to the skill set required by the job as outlined below.
Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.
Development and implementation of MHA’s Workplace Mental Health activities, including:
Program design and execution
Partner recruitment and cultivation
Research and publication of reports
Trainings, presentations, special events
Managing or supporting other short-term projects that emerge, including other publications, research projects, or grants/contracts.
Complete written analyses and development of publications for MHA programs and policy activities - including public education materials, web based content, communications and social media.
Support the MHA policy and programs team in conducting research on mental health science and policy.
Provide technical assistance to MHA staff, affiliates, and stakeholders on MHA programs and policy initiatives.
Coordinate partnerships with other groups working in shared interests and activities.
The ideal candidate will have:
Previous work experience in employment related activities, for example: human resources, supported employment, corporate wellness, or supervision.
A masters degree in a substantive area related to national health or human service practice and/or policy, or a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of work experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of website management.
Familiarity with creative tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Publisher).
Practical experience developing and writing web-based and report-based advocacy.
Awareness of major mental health and addiction public policy concerns and trends regarding health reform and evidence-based health care.
Computer experience and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups and individuals.
Some travel required—mostly local, but occasionally overnight (less than 10%).
Demonstrated passion about mental health issues
Please send cover letter/letter of interest and resume as well as two writing samples relevant to job description via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Program Manager” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. EOE.
Additional Salary Information: MHA has a strong benefits package, including a family-friendly work environment, health insurance, flexible work schedules, telecommuting, PTO, professional development funds, and a 401K match.
Please note that this position is being offered in the Washington, DC Metro area or Orange, CA.
Internal Number: pm01152019
About Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.