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Manager, Communications
Summary
Title:Manager, Communications
ID:132936
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
Under the direction of the Communications Director, the Communications Manager provides planning, leadership, and support to implement and deliver on communications goals for key Practice Improvement and Consulting (PIC) mental health, addiction, health equity, and/or trauma focused initiatives.

The Communications Manager will contribute to the creation of health information and programs, while leading promotion and dissemination efforts to key audiences through multimedia approaches.

We seek candidates who are positive, inventive, proactive, and efficient while maintaining an approachable and professional presence to internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities:
  • Creation and execution of comprehensive communications plans and multimedia strategies (e.g. video, social media, web, print, webinars, advertising, events, etc.).
  • Creation, implementation and monitoring of communications work plans, progress reports, and data collection/analytic reports for projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity, communicating areas of risk and opportunity where appropriate.
  • Support the creation of new tools and processes for successful project management, with an eye towards standardization and automation.
  • Oversees and facilitates in-house and external marketing and communication specialists integral to the development and completion of communications materials and marketing projects and collaborate with both public/governmental and private external funders.
  • Lead brainstorming and discovery meetings. Turn insights into actionable work plans and creative briefs.
  • Written content creation as needed.
  • Administrative duties such as lead vendor contracting, work plan creation and execution, budget and staff projections, project management of tasks within Asana, scheduling project and team related meetings.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ Degree in related field with 4-6 years of experience.
  • Experience or knowledge of topics and/or research related to one or more of the following: mental health, substance use disorder, trauma, health equity.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take initiative, work both independently and within groups, and delegate as needed.
  • Proficiency in public speaking with experience organizing and leading groups.
  • Big picture thinking with attention to detail.
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree in related field
  • Experience or knowledge of survey research, focus groups, and/or other forms of qualitative research (e.g. environmental scans, literature review), with experience using online survey tools such as: ProProf, Survey Monkey
  • Innovative and able to introduce new communication and marketing ideas, technologies, or processes that improve standardization and automation.
  • Experience with Asana (or other project management program), Microsoft Dynamics (or other CRM)

General Competencies
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Results Oriented
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

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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