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Available Positions

Marketing and Communications Manager

Seeking an experienced marketing professional responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • In conjunction with CEO and CDO, define the organization’s desired image and position, assure consistent
    communication of image and position throughout the organization, and assure communication of image and
    position to external constituencies.
  • Responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing,
    communications, and public relations program that will enhance MHA of Greater Houston’s image,
    reputation, and position with key stakeholders and the general public.
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all organization publications and
    marketing collateral, both print and electronic formats.
  • Create targeted communications including written stories, op-eds, development appeals, video scripts, and
    presentations to make the reader/viewer feel inspired to act.
  • Plan and implement publicity strategies and social media calendars.
  • Coordinate media interest, ensure regular contact with target media, and appropriately respond to media
    requests; serve as the organization’s first contact for all media opportunities.\
  • Direct social media campaigns to engage audiences across traditional and new media.
  • Create appropriate website content aligned with the organization’s image and position strategy.
  • Defines metrics and measurements that quantify performance.

Qualifications for Position
This position requires 5 years’ experience in marketing, communications, or advertising with demonstrated success.
A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications/public relations, or English is preferred. Strong
creative outlook; storytelling acumen to help to build a deeper and stronger connection with the audience;
advertising/copy writing experience and proficiency in AP Style writing is highly preferred.

Submit cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and 2-3 examples of relevant samples of work to
careers@mhahouston.org. Include “Marketing Manager” 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.

Program Specialist, Integrated Health Care Initiative

Seeking a Program Specialist to provide overall support in planning, development, coordination, and execution of program and project activities, as well as build new relationships with key stakeholders as part of the Integrated Health Care Initiative at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating with and coordinating activities among key program partners consultants, and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinating the planning, logistics, and implementation of meetings, events, and presentations including but not limited to registration, preparation of supplies and materials, and securing meeting space.
  • Facilitating and cultivating connections and communications among partners and other public/private organizations, and members of the community.
  • Leading and implementing all aspects of the Integrated Health Care Project ECHO Sessions including recruiting presenters and participants, communicating with all interested parties, and facilitating needs/requests for consultations.
  • Supports all aspects of the Integrated Health Care Initiative’s Breakthrough Series Collaboratives as the sole coordinator.
  • Providing real-time scheduling support, as well as composing and editing correspondence and presentations, preparing meeting agendas, minutes, and other materials. Takes the lead on coordinating trainings with internal staff and stakeholders.
  • Collecting, recording, and maintaining program data, ensuring accuracy for evaluation purposes and grant reporting.

Qualifications for Position

This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ work experience supporting program planning, development, and growth. Experience in health care, behavioral health and/or integrated health care is essential. Skills include an exceptional level of organization; high degree of attention to detail and accuracy; high degree of customer focus to create a superior customer experience; skill in building and maintaining positive relationships with high level experts. Salesforce or other data management software a plus.

Submit cover letter and resume to careers@mhahouston.org. Include “IHCI Program Specialist” 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.

Implementation Strategist, Center for School Behavioral Health

Description of Duties and Responsibilities
The Implementation Strategist helps shape the work of the Center for School Behavioral Health (Center)
to maximize intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth and the development of youth by integrating
trauma and equity theory and practices with local demographic and social data; incorporating analysis
into programming and intervention to develop best practices; and providing technical assistance to Center
stakeholders to implement behavioral health systems that meet the emotional and behavioral needs of
children and youth.

Consultation & Technical Assistance

  • Provide technical assistance to districts in improving their behavioral health systems, including
    building system-wide multi-tiered systems of support, social-emotional learning (SEL), and positive
    behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) programming.
  • Build strong working partnerships with district and campus leaders.
  • Utilize innovative thinking, behavioral theory, implementation science, and health communication
    messaging to create or enhance school behavioral health supports, stigma reduction campaigns,
    and promote youth mental health in an equitable and inclusive manner.
    Equity and Inclusion
  • Create and/or expand existing equity and inclusion projects related to school mental health utilizing
    research and evidence-based practices to guide planning and implementation. 
  • Represent the Center on equity-related collaborations and community efforts.
    Content Development
  • Assist with the development of materials, training curricula, and presentations including defining
    methods of application, e.g., integration of equitable trauma-informed practices within the campus,
    classroom, and/or lesson plans.
  • Contribute research and best practices to the monthly CSBH Newsletter and develop fact sheets for
    posting to the web and disseminating among stakeholders.
    Monitoring & Surveillance
  • Monitor local, regional, and national demographic and policy trends, maintaining a database of
    information, and providing analysis and interpretation of local-specific and general trends related to
    child mental health, child trauma and educational equity.
  • Utilize analysis to inform all aspects of the Center’s work including content development, advocacy
    and policy, and educational materials.
    Partnership Development
  • Establish and maintain a presence in the academic community, e.g., colleges and universities;
    conducting outreach and networking to foster collaborative relationships and to promote the
    services of the Center to advance teacher knowledge related to children/youth mental health.
  • Act as the point person for various projects and collaborations in the community.
    General / Other Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with team members to ensure quality and success of all Center programming
    and services.
  • Work closely with the Director of the Center to coordinate educational presentations, collaborative
    activities and partner site visits and develops meeting agendas.
  • Work with MHA of Greater Houston’s public policy team to grow and strengthen local advocacy
    efforts through community partnerships and content development; Work collaboratively with
    development and communications staff to create sustainable growth and advance the mission of
    the organization.
  • Help plan and implement the School Behavioral Health Annual Conference.
  • Other duties needed to help drive to our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our Organization’s
    Values.

Qualifications for Position
Master’s degree in child development, education, social work, psychology, or related field highly
preferred. Credentialed professionals in a related field, a plus.
Minimum 5-7 years in the education system, educational equity, mental/behavioral health, child
development, child trauma, or related experience. Previous experience in school settings highly preferred.
Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and an extensive/exceptional track record of relevant experience
may be considered.

Supervisory Relationships
This position reports to the Director, Center for School Behavioral Health

Skills and Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of appropriate interventions to support the mental health of children and
    youth.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, as well as high-level service orientation and
    flexibility to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to build trusted relationships and strong collaborations
    across the organization and externally.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects; high degree of attention to
    detail and accuracy.
  • Skills to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others
  • Ability to work with a diversity of cultures with a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Command of Microsoft Office applications and usage of a database.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, approximately 25%-30% of time.

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.

Submit cover letter and resume to careers@mhahouston.org. Include “Implementation Strategist” 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.

Volunteer Positions

MVPN Community Outreach Team (Veterans Only)

A Community Outreach Team Volunteer lets the Houston/Harris County area know about MVPN and the services we can provide. The responsibilities include flyer distribution, presentations and events. Learn more about becoming a Community Outreach Team Volunteer. This is not a paid position.

How to Apply: Contact Christy Chatham at CChatham@mhahouston.org.

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 Christy Chatham at CChatham@mhahouston.org.

Veteran Peer Mentor (Veterans Only)

A Veteran Peer Mentor serves as an advocate for a Veteran who may be transitioning into civilian life or simply needs support and encouragement. Our mentors decide how much time they are able to devote to a mentee and in what type of setting such as one-on-one, group or social settings. Learn more about becoming a Veteran Peer Mentor. This is not a paid position.

How to Apply: Contact Christy Chatham at CChatham@mhahouston.org.