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Director, Communications (MHFA) Trial 1
Title:Director, Communications (MHFA) Trial 1
Department:Communications and Marketing
Job Level: Full-Time Staff Position
The incumbent will function as a member of the Communications & Strategic Development team and reports to the Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategic Development

Job Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:
The Director of Communications oversees the day-to-day communications for Mental Health First Aid, including planning, managing, executing and delivering on communications goals, products and projects. The Director of Communications works with the Mental Health First Aid lead on strategic vision and executes that vision, including managing the production of materials, products, and publications and planning and executing communications outreach strategies to reach defined audiences and stakeholders. This position also assists in the day-to-day operations of the Department within the framework of National Council’s communications and strategic development goals, priorities, and annual organizational work plan. The Director of Communication position is a managerial position, with staff reporting to him or her directly.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in communications in complex settings; strategic health care communications experience preferred
  • High level of expertise in writing, product development and management; project management experience preferred
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills; ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office—MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to contribute to a strong team-based environment
  • Results-oriented with a high attention to detail, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Organization Overview:
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,500 member organizations, serving 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council was instrumental in bringing Mental Health First Aid to the USA and more than 500,000 individuals have been trained. In 2014, the National Council merged with the State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS). To learn more about the National Council, visit

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