Director of Youth Programs
The Director of Youth Programs will work to improve MH outcomes for youth in Maine
.Ensure identified strategies are implemented while look forward to new strategies
.Ensure that the needs of youth & young adults are addressed in the suicide prevention program
.Identify additional opportunities to focus on the MH needs of youth and young adults in Maine
.Collaborate with identified youth serving entities to implement identified strategies.
The Director will directly oversee and supervise all Youth Program staff
.Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Delivery of training curricula with fidelity to models of Current evidence-based trainings:
MHFA, YMHFA, Sources of Strength
Provide community education focused on youth/young adults
.Present Suicide-Prevention trainings focused on youth including Gatekeepers and
Supervise programming focused on the mental health of Mainers between the ages of 14
Work in close partnership with the Youth Mental Health Programs Coordinator
to track data outcomes.
Strong public speaking skills and comfort with training. The successful candidate must hold either a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education or a related mental health field or a master’s degree in social work, counseling, public health, education or similar field. Previous experience with specifically working with youth-lead, youth empowerment efforts is strongly preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Working conditions NAMI Maine’s office is located in Hallowell. The Director will be expected to travel statewide and to work hours outside of the 8 – 4:30pm workday as required to deliver trainings.
There will be a significant amount of driving related to this position. All mileage from the office to meeting locations will be reimbursed at the agency rate. Candidates need to hold a driver’s license issued in the State of Maine and reliable means of transportation.
Limited evening and weekend work will also be required as determined by when youth and young adults are able to attend meetings and when community coalitions are scheduled to meet. NAMI Maine provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NAMI Maine complied with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. NAMI Maine expressly prohibits
Position: Director of Youth Programs
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Position Type: 40 hours (Full Time)
Status/Benefits: 25 days of paid time off in addition to 12 paid state/federal holidays,
employer paid health, dental, vision and short-term disability
any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NAMI Maine’s
employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.