Monday
Feb242014

Job Opportunity with Mental Health America of Oregon/Peerlink Technical Assistance Center

Mental Health America of Oregon/Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center

Deputy Director/Technical Assistance Center Director


Mental Health America of Oregon (MHAO) is an inclusive grassroots mental health organization dedicated to empowering consumer/survivor voices to drive services and policies that foster wellness and full participation in life choices and recovery.

Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center, a project of MHAO, is a national consumer/survivor technical assistance center funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Peerlink works to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of peer-run programs and traditional mental health organizations.  We offer training in organizational development, employment, financial self-sufficiency, and health/wellness to people who use/have used mental health services, peer support providers, and community agencies.  We believe that people who experience mental health challenges are empowered by working, having financial resources, and participating in their communities as informed and healthy citizens.


Mental Health America of Oregon/Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center is seeking a Deputy Director/Technical Assistance Center Director. This position:

  • Develops and oversees implementation of the Peerlink workplan.
  • Supervises and directs Peerlink TAC staff, consultants, and contractors.
  •  Maintains data system and oversees implementation of project evaluation for grant activities.
  • Collaborates and develops materials and provides technical assistance and training as needed in content areas including Financial Self-Sufficiency, Employment, Health and Wellness, and Organizational Capacity Building.
  • -Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other national organizations;  represents Peerlink at state, national, and international meetings and events.
  • Partners with the Executive Director in essential internal agency leadership activities (human resources, administration, project development and organizational planning).
  • In the absence of the Executive Director, oversees administration of Mental Health America of Oregon.

Qualifications:  Must be a consumer/survivor willing to self-identify and have seven to ten years related experience/training including at least three years of management experience.  Bachelor's degree required; master's or doctorate degree preferred in related field.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Skills and knowledge required: Demonstrated leadership, team building, collaboration, communication, supervisory, general and financial management skills. In-depth understanding of the consumer/survivor movement and the principles of recovery and wellness.

Hours per Week:  This is a full time salaried, exempt position.

Salary range:  $60,000-65,000 annually*.*

To apply:  Please visit http://mhaoforegon.org/careers for complete job description and application instructions.  This position closes on Friday, March 21th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST.