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Manager, Communications
Summary
Title:Manager, Communications
ID:132867
Department:Communications and Marketing
Location:Washington, DC or Remote
Description
Organizational Overview
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance our members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. Together with our 3,400 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 10 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.

The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Position Summary

This position is contingent upon award of a grant.

As the Manager, Communications, this person will be a member of the Communications department, report to the Director of Communications, Practice Improvement and serve as a liaison to the Practice Improvement team. The Practice Improvement team is central to the National Council’s goal of providing timely and meaningful technical assistance and consulting to community behavioral health organizations and other key stakeholders. This position assists in the day-to-day communications efforts of the Practice Improvement team and will help plan, manage, implement, and deliver on communications goals for key projects.
This includes:
  • Developing and implementing communications plans for projects in various practice areas including substance use, integrated care, health equity, workforce development, trauma, and health care delivery.
  • As needed, coordinating with outside consultants and subcontractors on various projects to: convene groups of behavioral health experts for message development, conduct online needs assessments, test messaging, and disseminate project resources and deliverables.
  • Writing and editing a variety of collateral materials to be disseminated via social media, email, websites, newsletters, press releases and other distribution channels.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with both internal staff or outside consultants on final copyediting, web development, email marketing, social media sharing and creative design needs
  • Identifying press opportunities with our media relations team to raise the overall visibility of key projects and maximize reach with the media.
  • Working with the Director of Practice Improvement Communications to ensure coordination across all communications activities and that messaging aligns with the National Council brand.
  • Maintaining relationships with project leaders and other key stakeholders.
  • Performing other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field
  • At least three years’ communications experience in behavioral health care communications.
  • High level of expertise in writing, product development and management; project management experience preferred.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office – MS Word, 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.

General Competencies
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Results-oriented

This position is contingent upon award of a grant.


National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

National Council uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or visitwww.dhs.gov/everify.

 
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National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

National Council for Behavioral Health uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or by visiting www.dhs.gov/everify

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