Mental Health Coalition Manager

Job description

Posted on: 
August 28, 2023

About this Project 

The Mental Health Coalition is a statewide policy and advocacy coalition led by APANO, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), and Family Forward Oregon (FFO).  Together, the Mental Health Coalition has supported policies that will diversify and strengthen Oregon’s mental health workforce: closing the access gap to comprehensive, sufficient, affordable, and culturally competent mental health.

Project Period: October 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Our coalition’s mission is to build grassroots power and build an effective movement for  mental health justice in Oregon. The current mental health system is not adequately serving our communities, especially Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who have the least access and often face the most stigma when trying to find care. We envision a robust mental health system in Oregon that is equitable, affordable , culturally responsive, community centered and community driven.  A holistic system where our communities can process our pain, grief, and trauma to build a society that is content and free to live our  lives to our fullest capacity.

This role will increase coalition capacity to effectively reach community and stakeholder audiences, build power in impacted communities, support the BIPOC provider workforce, and increase community access to non-traditional treatment and care.

Work hours: 10-15 hours per week 

Compensation: $75/per hour

This position is a limited duration, contract position. Contractor shall submit invoices for payment detailing work performed and costs within 10 days of the last day of each quarter to APANO. All final requests for payment shall be received within ten (10) calendar days following the end of this contract term. Final payment shall be made within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of such request for payment.

Position Responsibilities

Coalition management (50%)

  • Manage bi-weekly coalition meetings, duties include: schedule and attend meetings, plan and facilitate meetings, note taking, and follow-up on goals, next steps, and activities.
  • Support coalition work by maintaining and creating contact lists, sending relevant network emails, maintaining and updating documents, and tracking data.
  • Lead coalition project management by creating and/or updating the coalition workplan, facilitating critical decisions, and move core coalition work forward
  • Schedule regular check-ins with coalition members about Mental Health coalition member work, to be included and factored into the overall coalition work and workplan
  • Support the coalition in long-term visioning and expansion work, including retreat planning, updating documents, decision-making, list building, and long-term planning.

Core project work (30%)

  • Work with external partners to coordinate and complete analysis of the coalition’s BIPOC Mental Health Provider survey, including: scheduling meetings, responding to questions and requests, facilitating coalition conversations and decision, logging and tracking next steps, and circulation of final report to networks
  • Support the BIPOC Mental Health Provider Socials by managing communications, creating and maintaining the listserv, supporting volunteers in hosting monthly events, and managing coalition support logistics
  • Coordinate coalition efforts to determine coalition name and branding, including working with outside consultants, project management, scheduling meetings, and following up on action items

Development and Communications (20%)

  • Primary point of contact for external stakeholders, including general information requests, resources, and coalition priorities
  • Coordinate external and internal communication efforts, and help craft material and tools for coalition members to use in their internal/external communications
  • Participate in coalition fundraising efforts, including supporting the creation of a fundraising plan
  • Support coalition lead in managing the coalition budget; and support in drafting grant applications or reports

Required Skills/Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice, advocacy, and environmental justice; record of success working with communities of color, low-income folks, LGBTAQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities
  • Passionate about funding the movement for gender, racial, and economic justice and motivated to meet goals.
  • Strong project management experience, and a detail-oriented mindset
  • Works well independently but can also work effectively as a part of a small, dynamic team.
  • Team player with demonstrated understanding of how to work collaboratively with colleagues across organizations, and with a diverse group of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Has the ability to organize, think strategically, and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and the discipline to manage their own deadlines.
  • Takes initiative and has strong problem-solving skills, but also knows when to ask for help
  • Previous policy experience, preferred but not required
  • Experience in program budgets, working with development teams, and grant writing & reporting is preferred but not required

People who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or people of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people, mothers and other people with caregiving responsibilities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you’re excited about this position but do not meet all of the qualifications listed above, we still encourage you to apply.

To apply

Submit a resume and cover letter speaking to your qualifications to by  Tuesday, September 5th at 12pm.

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