Mental Health America (MHA) is looking for a bilingual Outreach Manager for its office in Alexandria, VA. We are considering a broad range of candidates for this position, with experience from 2-8 years preferred. 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.
The Outreach Manager will work with the Senior Director of Partnerships and Community Outreach and to promote MHA programs and initiatives through numerous face-to-face, telephone-based, and online activities.
Research, identify, and apply to exhibit at events to promote Mental Health America Coordinate all logistics for and staff exhibit opportunities
Network and follow up with event participants to increase engagement with Mental Health America
Manage prospecting and cultivation of associate membership candidates
Assist with activity programming for partnership activities
Log meetings and events
Create marketing collateral for various MHA programs
Manage publications and merchandise inventory, order fulfillment, invoicing, and accounts receivable
Manage volunteers for MHA’s national office
Assist individuals and organizations by connecting them to appropriate resources at national and local levels
Provide general support for marketing and engagement for MHA
Please send cover letter/letter of interest and resume to: email@example.com. Please type “Outreach Manager” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. EOE.
Desired Skill Set
Bilingual (preferably English/Spanish)
Strong writing skills
Creative with art and graphics when designing brochures or flyers
Capable of working in Word-based and online-based software programs
Comfortable with networking or speaking with strangers
Passionate about mental health issues
Able to maintain enthusiasm during exhibit hours (8+ hours)
Some travel required—mostly local, but occasionally overnight (less than 10%)
We are Kentucky’s chapter of Mental Health America, formerly the National Mental Health Association, whose work is symbolized by the Mental Health Bell. During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained individuals with mental illnesses by iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatment, this cruel practice eventually stoppe...d. In the early 1950s, the National Mental Health Association issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1953, the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them into a sign of hope.
Now the symbol of Mental Health America, the 300-pound bell serves as a powerful reminder that the invisible chains of misunderstanding and discrimination continue to bind individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Today, the bell rings out hope for improving mental health and achieving victory over mental illnesses.
Mental Health America of Kentucky, formerly the Kentucky Mental Health Association, was founded in 1951 to promote mental health, prevent mental illnesses, and improve the care and treatment of persons with a mental illness. Its founding members and early supporters included Dr. Spafford Ackerly, Dr. William Keller, Barry Bingham, Sr., Dr. Arthur Kasey, Dr. Frank Gaines, Dr. Harold McPheeters, and Cornelia Serpell. The association was instrumental in the creation of Kentucky’s community mental health services system and laws preserving the rights of people involuntarily hospitalized for a mental illness.