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MHA of the MidSouth

Erasing the Stigma-Youth Student Education Coordinator

MHA of the MidSouth


Job Summary

Mental Health America of the MidSouth (MHA) is a 75-year-old mainstay that provides an array of trainings, programs, and advocacy work to promote mental health and emotional wellness. This Nashville-based affiliate is the largest Mental Health America affiliate in the South. Programs focus on suicide prevention, anti-bullying in schools, multicultural outreach, support for Alzheimer’s caregivers, mental health screenings, workplace wellness, and more.

The Erase the Stigma Coordinator plans, implements, and tracks evaluations for the Erase the Stigma Program, I.C. HOPE program, which teaches students how to manage bullies, bad days, and negative emotions (i.e., anger management). The curriculum’s age-appropriate lessons focus on eating disorders, body image, and suicide prevention. The Coordinator also makes presentations to civic and professional groups, and the position entails marketing/outreach to expand the program. The West TN Coordinator will work in conjunction with the West TN Coordinator. When possible, the Coordinator will attend committees and coalitions that focus on children’s mental and emotional health.

Job Responsibilities

· Networks and makes appropriate contacts with teachers and guidance counselors to schedule presentations

· Develops a working relationship with coordinated school health coordinators in the districts served

· Manages program reporting requirements

· Orders, prepares, and distributes educational materials as necessary

· Conducts presentations when scheduled

· Administers pre and post-test surveys in addition to teacher evaluations

· Coordinates I. C. Hope mascot appearances and communicates with handlers when necessary

· Assesses unmet program needs and advocates for program changes in addition to the development to meet those needs

· Completes reports and budget requests in a timely fashion

· Works to ensure prompt entry of all database information

· Keeps a complete log of all contacts and purchase orders related to program

· Attends meetings relevant to program development and enhancement

· Trains and recruits volunteers and/or interns for program presentation, including providing technical assistance to other organizations that license the program

· Staffs health fairs and exhibits, presents to children’s mental health to various stakeholders, and supervises volunteers

· Answers the MHA helpline when working in the office

· Maintains IC HOPE social media accounts

· Communicates well with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

· Additional administration and school correspondence when necessary

· Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).


Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field (i.e., social work, psychology, education)

· Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation and social service provision is desired

· Must be skilled at writing professional, thorough assessment reports

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Power Point, and similar software

· Experience in presenting to small and large audiences

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Must be available during school hours, which vary for multiple school systems throughout the Middle Tennessee region, including the required travel time to arrive by the beginning of the school day

· Ability to lift 30 lbs, bend/squat repeatedly, and enthusiastically interact with children/youth

· Ability to function effectively independently and as part of a team

· Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation

· Ability to travel and have reliable transportation

· Strong organizational, calendaring, and time management skills

· Candidate must pass a criminal background check that includes history of conviction of child and sexual abuse

· Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to comply with mandatory state reporting requirement for child abuse and neglect

· Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information


MHA offers excellent benefits that include mileage reimbursement, a 403B match, long-term disability, generous paid leave, etc.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to Amber Hampton, Program Director, at


  • Date Posted: March 31, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 36,000-40,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.