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

Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Peer Services Coordinator at MHA of Greater Houston

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is seeking a Veterans Treatment Court Peer Services Coordinator to implement peer mentoring and wellness programming for Veterans Treatment Court participants in the Greater Houston Region, including serving as the Assistant Peer Services Coordinator for the Military Veteran Peer Network in Harris County. This position is classified as a hybrid position, with a primary work location at Combined Arms Veteran Transition Center.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

1. Coordinate peer mentoring and wellness programming for area Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) (e.g., Harris County VTCs, Galveston County VTC). Collaborate with VTC staff to support participants in these jail-diversion programs in their successful program completion and recovery.

2. Serve as the Assistant Peer Services Coordinator (APSC) for the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) in Harris County, with a focus on serving justice-involved veterans in the VTCs and their family members.

3. Collaborate with the Peer Services Coordinator (PSC) to ensure high quality service and fulfillment of contractual obligations for MVPN. Work with the PSC to prepare accurate and timely quarterly reports as required for MVPN.

4. Recruit, train, retain, and monitor veteran volunteers to provide peer mentoring in the Veterans Treatment Courts. Engage in essential and open communication to support the growth, development, and retention of peer volunteers.

5. Network with other area veteran service organizations and create strong partnerships to better serve the needs of the veteran community.

6. Plan and coordinate events such as mentor/mentee wellness events and volunteer appreciation events.

7. Organize and participate in community outreach efforts to educate the broader community about topics such as veterans’ behavioral health, Veterans Treatment Courts, and effective peer mentoring.

8. Coordinate and/or conduct presentations and trainings on topics related to veterans’ behavioral health.

9. Participate in required regional and statewide meetings led by the Texas Veterans Commission and MVPN.

10. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records regarding volunteers’ services and program participants’ progress, as well as other metrics as necessitated by the program.

11. Ensure appropriate safekeeping and confidentiality of client records.

12. Work collaboratively with other MHAGH Veterans Behavioral Health staff to ensure cohesion across program components.

13. Support and assist the MHAGH Veterans Behavioral Health program with all other duties as assigned.

14. Other duties needed to help drive to our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our Organization’s Values.

Qualifications for Position
The highly preferred candidate is a veteran or a veteran family member with a Bachelors’ degree. Prior experience working in programs focused on veteran wellness or justice-involved populations is highly desired. Experience managing volunteers a plus.

Travel
Travel within the Greater Houston Region between 50% to 75% of time. Must have reliable transportation, insurance.

Hours per day or week
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; ability to flex schedule to work evenings and weekends on occasion.
Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] Include “VTC Peer Services Coordinator” in Subject Line. Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at mhahouston.org to learn more about or organization.

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.

Development Coordinator

Job Posting: Development Coordinator at MHA of Greater Houston

Description of Duties and Responsibilities
The Development Coordinator plays an essential role in the success of MHA of Greater Houston’s fundraising and stewardship initiatives. This position maintains the agency’s database, donor acknowledgements, reports, research, reconciliation of gifts, and dissemination of information with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness. The coordinator works with the development and communications team to imagine and implement the fundraising and marketing strategy. Event planning and execution, grant research, third-party fundraising, and other activities are important roles.

Functions of the position include:
• Develop stewardship strategy to include acknowledging donor special occasions, donor recognition, and creating donor experiences
• Maintain the overall database integrity including data input, data improvement, data auditing and other database functions
• Establish and maintain community relationships, corporate donor prospect research, identification, cultivation, and stewardship
• Manage event logistical details, serving as the point of contact for vendors, supporters and sponsors, volunteers, chairpersons, and attendees
• Record and track event data and constituent information, including budget information, registration lists, and results
• Lead individual and corporate prospect management activities
• Assist in producing or posting materials for fundraisers, meetings, events, and campaigns
• Coordinate printing and mailing of solicitation and stewardship pieces
• Maintain donor files in Raiser’s Edge (transitioning to Donor Perfect in the spring) with timely and detailed action and progress reports to the Chief Development Officer
• Serves as initial point of contact for all third-party event inquiries and peer-to-peer fundraisers
• Assist with Board records, communications, and meetings
• Willing to take on other duties needed to help drive to our vision, fulfill our mission, and abide by our organization’s values

Qualifications for Position
This position requires a confident and dynamic personality with a strong commitment to the mission. Demonstrated experience and comfort with fundraising, donor relations, and/or event planning. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years nonprofit experience, preferably in development or communications. Copyediting skills are a bonus. Experience in database management/data entry is a must.

Supervisory Relationships
This position reports to the Chief Development Officer
Skills and Knowledge
• Proficient in speaking, reading, and writing to perform the essential functions of this job.
• Accountable, dependable, positive attitude, and a commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior
• Enthusiastic self-starter operating with initiative and sustained energy
• Detail-oriented with proactive approach to managing time-sensitive and competing workloads
• Open to feedback and responsive to coaching
• Ability to manage time, handle multiple projects and priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment.
• Flexibility to adapt to quickly changing priorities
• Strong creative outlook
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Canva or design software, and database experience (preferably Raiser’s Edge and/or Donor Perfect)
• Exceptional project management skills

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day.

This is a Hybrid full-time position requiring flexible hours to include occasional evenings and weekends. Primary office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] Include “Development Coordinator” in Subject Line.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at mhahouston.org to learn more about our organization.

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

Court Peer Mentor – Veterans Treatment Court (Veterans Only)

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 [email protected].