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Mental Health America of the MidSouth

Public Health and Education Manager

Mental Health America of the MidSouth


Job Summary

Mental Health America of the MidSouth (MHA) is a 75-year-old nonprofit that promotes mental health and wellness through education, advocacy, and service. Current programs focus on suicide prevention, anti-bullying, workplace wellness, Alzheimer’s support, multicultural outreach, screenings, referrals, and more.

MHA is hiring a Public Health and Education Manager to create and implement an innovative and engaging curriculum to train businesses, government agencies, health centers, and trade associations about managing workplace depression, toxic stress, corporate bullying, compassion fatigue, and burnout. The Manager will also provide helpful coping strategies, prescription discount cards, navigation to charitable clinics, and access to screenings. The Manager will plan and implement continuing education workshops for professionals, train external stakeholders in evidence-based curriculum, manage the online learning portal, and assist in leading Title VI and DEI efforts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creating and implementing clinically sound, practical Workplace Wellness workshops (both virtual and in-person) to companies, trade associations, and health centers;
  • Create and implement a research-based Workplace Wellness curriculum for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Encouraging and assisting businesses in acquiring a workplace wellness certification or seal;
  • Leading in the planning and implementation of 4-6 professional conferences (i.e., Mental Health Law, Professional Ethics, Aging & Behavioral Health, etc.), with support from other MHA staff;
  • Developing and implementing needs assessments and community surveys;
  • Assisting in answering the helpline and updating the West TN resource directory;
  • Preparing reports and recommendations that will be shared to organizational leadership;
  • Assisting in MHA’s Title VI and DEI efforts, developing and implementing a DEI plan, and creating an online training portal for staff;
  • Cross-training in other mental health curricula such as QPR or Mental Health First Aid, which will be taught to external stakeholders;
  • Supervising other program staff that focus heavily on public health or education;
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 psychology, social work, public health, education, or similar social-science degree required (Masters preferred);
  • Prefer a minimum of three (3) years related experience in curriculum development and demonstrated work experience in health, behavioral health, corrections, or crisis services. 
  • Excellent presentation skills – a star trainer whether presenting in-person or virtually;
  • Ability to facilitate a small group discussion and present on stage to a large audience;
  • Experience in public speaking, adult education, HR, or focus group facilitation.
  • Ability to travel throughout Middle and West Tennessee with a reliable vehicle and proof of liability insurance;
  • Experience in tracking outcomes, setting up trainings, coordinating multiple activities, and developing new and innovative programs.
  • Must be able to motivate others, work as a team member, value cultural differences, resolve conflicts, and display genuine empathy;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish immediate rapport with CEOs, VPs, HR Directors, union leaders, mid-level managers, manufacturing employees, grassroots workers, etc.
  • Proficient in MS Office (especially PowerPoint), Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, etc.
  • Preferred experience with online learning, website design, Canva, or graphic design;
  • Able to work occasional (rare) nights or weekends.

Additional Information


This position is full-time with excellent benefits: health, dental, vision, 403B plan, long-term disability, mileage reimbursement for work-related travel, generous PTO, and more. MHA offers excellent benefits that include mileage reimbursement, a 403B match, long-term disability, generous paid leave, etc.  MHA employees work half each week remotely and half each week in our Nashville-based office, unless they are training external stakeholders in the community. 

How to Apply

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


  • Date Posted: November 12, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 12/03/2021
  • Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.