Community Mental Health Organizer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Project LETS (www.LetsEraseTheStigma.com) is a non-profit organization working on a local and national level to support and ensure the civil rights of mentally ill folks (or folks whose experiences are often classified as mental illness) through peer-led communities, advocacy efforts, and political change.

Main roles include:

  • Representing Project LETS in your community- and serving as a point-person for resources and information on mental health/illness, trauma, disability, and neurodiversity

  • Advocating for the inclusion of Project LETS programs and initiatives in your local school districts [middle schools and high schools]

  • Researching organizations and mental health-related resources in your community for the Project LETS resource directory

  • Researching local and state policy related to mental illness & disability- and consolidating into resource sheets

  • Connecting and mobilizing in coalition with other organizations in your community on local efforts

Main responsibilities include:
  • Reporting to the Executive Director on a weekly basis [check in’s]

  • Maintaining and adjusting deadlines appropriately

  • Maintaining work accountability (Google Drive, Trello, GCal)

  • Collaboratively determining strategy and priorities to focus on

  • Engaging in our Community Organizer Facebook Group


Skills & Assets:
  • You can: move quickly, lane change, prioritize, time-manage, follow-up, communicate

  • Awesome organizational skills to work independently (motivated self-starter!) and manage projects with many moving parts (& managing your own schedule)

  • Experience with leadership and project management

  • Ability to be detail-oriented and see the bigger picture

  • Cultural and structural competence; experience working with directly-affected and marginalized populations

  • Ability to consolidate many resources and pieces of information into one resource

  • Loud and proud! Comfort speaking to and engaging with others [via phone, email, in-person, etc.]

  • Experience with public speaking

  • Comfort working from laptop and not necessarily in an office-space together!

  • Radically minded, anti-oppression based framework for approaching mental illness


Questions? info@letserasethestigma.com

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-15

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