Director of Outreach and Training

Posted: 04/15/2024

Resilient Southwest Georgia Director of Outreach & Training
Job Description
Mission Statement and Vision
Helping communities to identify and prevent at-risk situations that children may face, create trauma-informed communities to engage with children who may have experienced trauma, while also raising awareness around children’s mental health. Our vision is much like Resilient Georgia’s and that every child and young adult in Georgia will have access to high-quality, integrated behavioral health services and support, empowered by a regional network of   trauma-informed organizations working together to prevent and heal childhood adversity.
Brief History & Overview
Resilient Georgia (RG) was founded in 2019 by two passionate mental and behavioral health advocates dedicated to preventing and healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and concerned by the siloed behavioral health-based work being conducted in our state. They saw the need for a statewide backbone organization comprised of both private and public organizations that would celebrate the work being done in our state, connect and convene diverse partners, and break down barriers of all sizes.
Vashti Center, the coalition’s oversight organization, was awarded funding to help grow this statewide initiative in July of 2020 as a two-person team in the midst of a pandemic. We were one of 16 Regional Grantees chosen in their second round of funding. Over the years, our coalition has effectively trained over 3,000 community members in a nine-county catchment area, and has tripled community partnerships over the last year through training and awareness raising events.
Next Steps: 100% Coverage Across the State
Through a network of local and regional public and private partners, Resilient SWGA is creating a pipeline of trauma-informed community partners that support child and family wellness. Through advocacy, policy, research, education, training, grant-seeking, and grant-making at the regional level, Resilient SWGA seeks to be the essential and diverse collaborative of partners helping to develop new policies, systems, and environments in our part of the state, with an emphasis on preventing and healing ACEs, supporting resilience and being trauma-informed. To reach all communities in our area it requires progressive and essential capacity building. You will be joining a small but passionate team that currently consists of two staff. Over the next few years, we will continue to thoughtfully grow our community partnerships and programs. Together we hope to make a large impact through our shared vision and commitment to supporting the resilience of the communities we serve.
Position Overview:
The Director of Outreach & Training is a pivotal role within the Regional Coalition Program team at the Vashti Center. Reporting to the Executive Director and Associate Director, this individual will spearhead the coordination and execution of outreach and training initiatives aimed at bolstering the effectiveness of the coalition's efforts. Working closely with the Resilient SWGA team, the Director will play a central role in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the Coalition, with a focus on fostering community engagement, supporting regional partners, and advancing behavioral and mental health initiatives.
General Responsibilities:
Lead the coalition in collaboration with the Resilient SWGA team, supervising and overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities associated with the Coalition.
Represent the coalition at community events and activities, cultivating relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Collaborate with the community evaluator and team to collect data for reporting purposes, ensuring the effective monitoring and evaluation of coalition activities.
Provide technical assistance to local and regional partners, offering guidance and support in coalition building efforts.
Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies to foster long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations, and individuals in behavioral and mental health initiatives. 
Support diverse, collaborative relationships with partners at the local, regional, and state levels to achieve collective impact.
Maintain and recruit coalition partners, government agencies, and content experts to support the implementation of community strategies.
Provide coalition building technical assistance to Regional Family Connection partners to enhance collaborative efforts.
Identify resources and supports to enhance the effective implementation of regional strategies.
Develop and maintain a database of trainings offered to support regional coalition efforts.
Collaborate with the regional coalition partners to maintain the Regional Child and Family Behavioral Health Resource Guide and other relevant resources.
Manage the regional partner coalition newsletter and contact database.
Capture and organize key takeaways and action items from monthly regional coalition calls.
Meets with senior management staff to report on coalition activities, training, and marketing initiatives. 
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, public policy/planning, social work, or related field. Masters preferred but not required to apply.
Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience required; experience in a non-profit or public health environment preferred or coalition building skills preferred.
Keen interest in behavioral health required; behavioral health subject matter expertise/experience preferred.
Impeccable attention to detail and follow-through.
Strong project management and organizational skills; results-oriented with the ability to prioritize, plan, and execute.
Exceptional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
Robust problem-solving skills and analytical abilities.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
Proficiency in public speaking; ability to address large groups effectively.
Willingness to become a training facilitator as part of the role responsibilities.
Experience or skills in grant writing preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, and experience with design software such as Canva.
Availability to work some weekends for coalition events or trainings.
Willingness to travel as needed to service multiple counties in the region and attend statewide conferences. 
DEPARTMENT:  Administration
SUPERVISOR:   Associate Director
PAY SCALE:  Salary