Employment and Volunteers

MHA of Greater Houston is an equal opportunity employer celebrating diversity representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Available Positions

Professional Development Specialist

Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is seeking a Professional Development Specialist responsible for facilitating and coordinating all training efforts of the Center for School Behavioral Health program, including management of the Emotional Backpack Project.

The Center for School Behavioral Health at MHA of Greater Houston serves as a living laboratory for incubating innovative, costeffective, and replicable best practices to improve the prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral health issues in students.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Administer and expand the Centers professional development program; facilitate children’s and adult (educator and parent) mental and behavioral health educational presentations and trainings, including social emotional learning curricula, and state and national evidencebased trainings.
  • Develop training materials, curricula, and presentations, as well as research and improve existing materials, in conjunction with the training manager. Establish ongoing review of training curricula for quality and relevance; utilize appropriate facilitation and presentation skills for both virtual, ondemand, and inperson delivery and incorporate the needs of those with diverse learning styles.
  • Manage the Emotional Backpack Program by hosting exploratory meetings and building organizational and community relationships to promote the Centers professional development program; scheduling trainings; assisting with registration and attendee confirmation; ensuring the evaluation component is completed for all trainings and presentations; coordinate facilitator observation and coaching to ensure training fidelity and quality improvement.
  • Seek and utilize knowledge of current mental and behavioral health trends, programs, and needs in the school behavioral health and childrens mental health fields to inform the Centers strategic plan and programmatic work.
  • Prepare content and use visual representations to write and contribute to publications, articles, and other written formats.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance on MultiTiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and policies and practices to districts, campuses, and organizations as needed, i.e., teacher prep programs, alternative learning programs.
  • Promote, coordinate and facilitate the Centers Learning Community and assist with the CSBH Collaborative and planning the Annual Conference.
  • Participate and work collaboratively to plan additional events and programs in the community, such as film screenings, panel discussions, etc., as needed and represent the Center at local, regional, and national events, conferences, media interviews, and other functions as requested.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure all trainings and meetings are coordinated seamlessly and to ensure quality and success of Center programming and events.
  • Prepare and assist with the preparation of internal and external reports i.e., productivity and grant reports for programmatic areas.
  • Perform other duties needed to help drive the vision and fulfill the mission of the organization.

Qualifications for Position

Master’s degree in education, social work, psychology, communications or Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in a related field. Minimum 24 years program management or related experience. Experience developing and implementing trainings and/or professional development for adults. Previous experience working in school, academic, or professional development setting preferred. Bilingual abilities in English/Spanish preferred

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a positive, professional manner in the community and to build and maintain professional relationships in the community.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, high degree of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Understanding of student mental health issues.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Command of Microsoft Office applications and usage of a database.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to careers@mhahouston.org with the word Specialist” in subject line.

MHA of Greater Houston is an equal opportunity employer celebrating diversity representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Volunteer Positions

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A Volunteer Court Peer Mentor serves as a coach, a guide, a role model, and an advocate for the individuals in which he/she is working. A mentor encourages, guides and supports the mentee as they progress through the court process. Learn more about becoming a Volunteer Court Peer Mentor. This is not a paid position.

How to Apply: Contact Mary Kathryn Metyko at mkmetyko@mhahouston.org.