|Title:||Director of Communications|
|Department:||Communications and Marketing|
|Location:||Washington, DC or Remote|
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 issues. 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.
This position is contingent upon award of a grant.
The Director of Communications, Practice Improvement is a member of the Communications team and leads communications efforts for key Practice Improvement and Consulting projects, ensuring communications goals align across those projects. 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. In this role the director will be responsible for managing a team of communications professionals, developing strategy and ensuring the execution of communication campaigns, elevating brand awareness of the organization and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and project directors. We seek candidates who are positive, inventive, proactive, and efficient while maintaining an approachable and professional presence to internal and external audiences.
Other responsibilities include:
- Serve as the Communications project lead to the Practice Improvement team, working in partnership with content experts across the organization and communications managers to deliver campaigns on national youth communications, health care delivery, substance use, integrated care, health equity and trauma informed care.
- Develop communications strategies and campaigns and ensure their execution to meet or exceed all project funder requirements and expectations.
- Manage a team of communications professionals to ensure project deliverables are completed on time and on-budget across a portfolio of practice areas.
- Coordinate with internal staff and direct outside consultants or 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.
- Direct the creation of a variety of collateral materials, including toolkits, articles, white papers, reports, marketing emails, press materials, blog posts, social media posts, one pagers and fact sheets.
- Ensure quality control of all communications products delivered for the Practice Improvement portfolio.
- Regularly consider new trends, platforms and methodologies and weigh their inclusion in the team’s portfolio of skills and strategies.
- Other duties, as needed
- Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field
- At least 9 years’ experience in communications; strategic behavioral health care communications experience strongly preferred
- Project management experience preferred
- Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills
- At least 3 years of demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
- High emotional intelligence to navigate internal and external dynamics
- Relationship management with relevant clients, customers and funders, and development and oversight of a variety of reports
- Monitor project financials and demonstrate exceptional stewardship of National Council’s resources
- Consistent and proactive communication with senior leadership regarding project activities including, but not limited to, progress on deliverables, subcontract management, financial reports, implementation challenges, risk and risk mitigation strategies, and potential new opportunities
- Results-oriented with a high attention to detail, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
- Team building
This position is contingent upon award of a grant.
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.
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