Mental Health America (MHA) is looking for a Program Manager for its office in Alexandria, VA. We are considering a broad range of candidates for this position. MHA believes we must address mental illness before Stage 4. We promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, 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, as well as two writing samples (e.g. link to web-based report or printed report).
Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.
Complete written analyses and development of publications for MHA programs and policy activities - including public education materials, web based content, communications and social media
Development and implementation of other MHA programs including mental health reports, mental health workplace activities, and MHA technical assistance
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
Submit via e-mail: email@example.com. Please type “Program Manager” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. EOE.
Desired Skill Set
Demonstrated passion about mental health issues
Knowledge of or work with Mental Health America or an MHA Affiliate
A master's degree in a substantive area related to national health or human service practice and/or policy, or a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of policy or community based work experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of website management
Familiarity with creative tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or 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, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups and individuals
Some travel required—mostly local, but occasionally overnight (less than 10%)
Mental Health America - founded in 1909 - is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. 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.
As the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, MHA works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. With nearly a century of experience, MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots actions that promote mental health, and address mental and substance use issues with compassionate and concrete solutions. MHA’s actions inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasize recovery from mental illness. Our 200+ affiliates in 41 states represent a potent voice for healthy communities throughout the nation.