Job Opportunity with the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web

Program Manger


Immediate Opening:

The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web is seeking a professional to assist the Executive Director in maintaining daily organizational and programmatic operations of this successful recovery-based drop-in center. Job duties would include, but are not limited to, staffing oversight, training collaborations with other agencies to obtain services, and assist in the development of wellness plans for participants. Additional responsibilities include understanding the peer movement and mentoring.

Duties would include the following:

  • Positive Consumer-oriented Services and Peer Support
  • Staffing and Supervision
  • Recovery Skill Training
  • Case Management
  • Administration 

Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree with five years of experience in the Human Service field working with this population may be substituted. Prior experience working with the Peer Support Movement. Understands and enjoys working with people with any combination of the following: developmental disabilities, mental illness, homelessness, traumatic brain injuries and substance abuse.

Prior experience working with people who may have complex histories of involvement with the criminal justice system, API, and adverse childhood and/or adult trauma/PTSD issues. You must have completed WRAP or be able to complete WRAP training within the first year of employment. Previous experience working with a shelter, transitional and permanent housing resources in Anchorage. Experience and training in crisis management and conflict resolution training desired.

You must be able to pass a background check, prior to employment and have a valid Driver's License.

If you are interested in making a difference, please submit your letter of interest and resume to

lisas@choices-ak.org or via fax to (907) 333-4383. Please, no phone calls.


The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Opportunity with Alaska Peer Support Consortium

Executive Director Position

Provide a resume, cover letter and statement about your philosophy on peer support

Please apply no later than 5pm Friday November 1st 2013:

Cathy Mccarthy


Alaska Peer Support Consortium

PO Box 240588

Anchorage AK 99524

 or email to admin@akpeersupport.org


  • Recovered peer or family member
  • Experience with the peer movement
  • Grant management and/or nonprofit administration experience
  • Advocacy or community organizing experience
  • Facilitation skills; including training and presentation skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Well-developed communication and analytical skills
  • Well-developed computer skills; inclusive of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with, and agree with, Recovery Values & Peer Run Organization best Practices
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and/or Education related field, or relevant experience
  • Team player
  • Passionate about the values of the organization


Description of Task and Responsibilities: The Alaska Peer Support Consortium (AKPSC) is a network of peer groups from all over the state. It is the Executive Director’s primary responsibility to keep all our members in touch, connected, and contributing their suggestions and ideas. The Executive Director oversees the daily operations of the AKPSC while staying true to the mission, vision and values.


Task and Responsibilities

  • Develops and oversees implementation of AKPSC work plan
  • Provides oversight to ensure grant activities are completed as assigned and on schedule
  • Supervises and directs AKPSC staff, consultants, and contractors
  • Develops and executes contracts and grants in accordance with AKPSC work plan and budget
  • Maintains tracking/data system and oversees implementation of project evaluation for grant activities
  • Prepares and submits reports and other information as required by all the Board, funding agencies and other reports as required
  • In collaboration with the bookkeeper and Board, develops, oversees, and manages AKPSC budget
  • Develops, oversees and coordinates AKPSC’s training activities
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other national, state and local organizations  
  • Manage the outreach efforts of the Consortium
  • Provide the technical assistance needs of member organizations; including producing or facilitate the production of technical assistance materials and overseeing workshops and conferences of AKPSC
  • Work with the Board to further peer support in Alaska

Supervision: Reports to the President of the AKPSC Board

Travel Requirements: This position requires Alaska and out-of-state travel to attend conferences and meetings and provide technical assistance and training.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Anchorage, AK




Job Opportunity with Mental Health America

President and CEO

Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is soliciting applications for the position of President and CEO.  

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

The President and CEO is the senior staff member of Mental Health America and shall engage in the following primary activities:

  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for Mental Health America and its over 200 affiliates nationwide;
  • Represent its programs and policies, in collaboration with local affiliates, before a wide array of audiences including local, state and national elected and appointed decision makers, other national organizations in and outside of the mental health field, the media, and current and potential funders;
  • Ensure the continued financial strength and stability of the organization through innovative program development, creative fund raising and continuous outreach to potential funders and donors;
  • Continue full support of the concepts of consumer empowerment and recovery;
  • Promote the science of prevention in the field of mental health; and  

This position requires:

  • A high level of results-orientated motivation;
  • Proven experience and measurable success in fund development;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advocacy, management and team-building skills;
  • Bachelor's degree minimum with a preference for an advanced degree;
  • Broad based experience in mental health and/or human service administration;
  • Significant experience in non-profit management, preferably related to mental health;
  • Strong public speaking skills with the ability to communicate effectively;
  • Experience successfully managing organizations of similar or larger size; and  

Compensation:  Compensation will be determined based upon experience.

To apply: Send letter of interest and comprehensive resume, not later than October 30, 2013, to Richard Van Horn, c/o MH America of LA, 100 West Broadway, Suite 5010, Long Beach, CA 90802 or rvanhorn@mhala.org.



Job Opportunity with the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC)

Outreach and Engagement Director

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) is a non-partisan research and advocacy project that provides budget and fiscal analysis and public education in support of policies to improve the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Pennsylvanians.

PBPC’s vision is that all Pennsylvania citizens will enjoy a system of taxation that is fair and progressive, and that raises sufficient revenue to provide quality public services and economic prosperity. The Center is a project of the Keystone Research Center (KRC) and a member of the State Fiscal Analysis Network coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The Outreach and Engagement Director’s role is to build PBPC’s presence in the state by recruiting new coalition members and allies, build our online activist list, and plan and implement annual issue campaigns on tax and budget policy issues. The Outreach Director will coordinate efforts with existing state budget coalitions in Allentown, Pittsburgh, Erie and Philadelphia.

The Outreach Director will have several key areas of responsibility:

(1)   Plan and execute annual budget and tax campaigns with coalition partners.

(2)   Identify, develop, and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances with key organizations and spokespersons.

(3)   Work with PBPC Communications Director to build and manage online organizing including Facebook, email contacts and website.

(4)   Organize PBPC events including lobby days and earned media events.

(5)   Plan educational programs and trainings for partners and activists to strengthen their engagement on budget and tax issues.

(6)   Develop accessible materials and resources for use by partners and allies in the annual budget and tax campaigns.

The position is funded for one year, with continuation funding likely.  The position is based in Harrisburg but staff can work out of the Philadelphia office several days a week.


  • Demonstrable experience managing regional or state-level advocacy campaigns and/or political campaigns
  • Experience with campaign planning and implementation
    • Demonstrable experience building diverse and effective alliances and collaborations
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Professional knowledge of communications, publications, and administration
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with a special focus on meeting planning
    • Ability to meet deadlines and problem-solve
    • Familiarity with Pennsylvania policy issue and organizing landscap
    • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, policy, communication, or related field, and five years of related experience
  • Previous experience managing campaigns and/or building coalitions
  • Ability to travel

Salary: $42,000-$48,000 depending on experience.

Full health and dental benefits, generous vacation and personal leave, employer matched retirement benefit.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Sharon Ward, Director: ward@pennbpc.org

The application deadline is September 15, 2013 or until the position is filled.


Job Opportunity with the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council

Request for Proposal

Customer Service in the State Vocational Rehabilitation System

The Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council seeks an experienced contractor to design, plan, facilitate, and otherwise manage professional services and activities that will lead to informed recommendations from the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council to Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) that will improve OVR's customer service.

Proposal must be received by Friday, August 16, 2013.

View and print copy of Request for Proposal.