This temporary position begins from the designated start date and ends after 12 months.
The VP of Workplace Mental Health will focus on two major responsibilities. One, evaluating how MHA’s workplace mental health initiatives (including its research, program, public education, and partnerships) align with evidence-based research, correlates with or improves worker mental health outcomes, and contributes to the broader national and international field of workplace mental health. Two, leading the business development and communications of workplace partnerships with academic, corporate, foundation, government, and nonprofit entities.
The ideal fit for this position:
Has experience with and passion for workers’ mental health and well-being
Particular knowledge of current events, research, and practices that impact workers’ mental health
Can efficiently interpret and present data that reflects a program’s outputs, outcomes, and impact
Proficient at building and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders
Applies emotional intelligence and people management skills in work-related interactions
Practices healthy worker well-being and life-work blend habits
This position will report directly to the Chief Program Officer and will supervise and work in close collaboration with the Director of Workplace Mental Health, who currently manages MHA’s workplace mental health and wellness initiatives. The VP will also work collaboratively with MHA’s dedicated communications, marketing, outreach, and development staff.
This position is eligible for remote work options. However, because many events occur in the Washington, D.C. metro area, non-local candidates will be expected to travel regularly (up to 20% time). Local candidates are encouraged. Employees must be eligible to work in the U.S.
MHA understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism and embrace diversity and inclusion in all we do, including informing our hiring practices. We pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and racist policies in all forms.
The VP of Workplace Mental Health will engage in the following activities:
Evaluate how MHA’s workplace mental health initiatives, including its research, programs, public education, and partnerships, align with evidence-based research, correlates with or improve worker mental health outcomes, and contribute to the broader national and international field of workplace mental health
Lead the business development and communications of workplace partnerships with academic, affiliate, corporate, foundation, government, and nonprofit entities
Manage relationships with researchers at universities and consulting firms to advance the science behind workplace mental health
Directly supervise and support the Director of Workplace Mental Health in strategizing and executing MHA’s workplace mental health initiatives
Manage outreach, recruitment, and communications with large employers
Strategize how to encourage participants of MHA’s Bell Seal program to become partners, funders, or sponsors of MHA activities
Develop and pitch funding or partnership opportunities with other MHA leads
Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in all workplace efforts and deliverables
Support workplace activities across other MHA teams, including affiliates services, partnerships, public education, screening, and youth and young adult mental health
Meet as needed with other groups at MHA
Support the work of other MHA projects or activities as needed or as interested
To apply for this temporary position, please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Workplace Mental Health Vice President” in the email’s subject line. No phone calls or emails, please. EOE.
Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) ’s work is driven by its commitment to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and support for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and services. MHA’s national office and its 140+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.