JOB OPPORTUNITY: US Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Movember Foundation

U.S Director – Mental Health & Suicide Prevention (MHSP), Movember Foundation

  • Key leadership role in the U.S
  • Unique leadership opportunity to have a profound impact on the mental health and wellbeing of disadvantaged populations of boys and men across the U.S

Key responsibilities of this role are to:

Provide overall expertise in the mental health landscape in the U.S.
Work with the Global Director, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention (MHSP) to understand and navigate the opportunities and challenges within the U.S. mental health landscape ensuring the Movember Foundation maximizes its impact in improving the mental health and wellbeing of priority populations of boys and men in the U.S.

Work in collaboration with the Movember Foundation’s key delivery partner in the U.S. to build and strengthen knowledge sharing and collaboration across the U.S. Making Connections community sites.

  • Work collaboratively with our key U.S. partner, internal Movember stakeholders and other Foundations committed to enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys in the U.S, to maximise knowledge and the impact of Movember’s investments.
  • Act as a key contact and point of coordination for knowledge translation and communications for the Movember Foundation’s US Mental Health initiative.
  • Participate in discussions and negotiations with U.S. mental health organisations and institutions interested in co-investing in the US Making Connections Program and other Movember Foundation MHSP opportunities in the U.S.

Cultivate and mobilize knowledge generated through the Making Connections (MC) formental health and wellbeing among men and boys in the US, ensuring it is synthesized and effectively communicated to appropriate audiences.
In collaboration with Movember Foundation’s U.S. delivery partner, facilitate the implementation of the program specific and global knowledge translation (KT) strategies to ensure effective translation of learnings from the Making Connections initiative into practice through a range of KT channels.

Essential experience and skills for this role are:

  • Relevant undergraduate qualifications and over 5 years’ experience in a similar role in the U.S.
  • Strong understanding of the Mental Health landscape in the U.S. including issues and key stakeholders
  • Understanding of and experience working with community based primary prevention programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders (government, academic, service provider, media, community/client groups) and build and maintain good partnerships.
  • Excellent communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinker, ability to identify emerging men’s health trends/themes and see the 'big picture' and readily identify and make linkages between ideas and pieces of information.
  • Demonstrated experience working in developing and supporting KT frameworks/ strategies/tools for public education, program planning and/or policy advocacy activities.
  • Strong background and understanding of translational research and health services programs.
  • Outcomes focused, with an understanding of performance measurement and reporting frameworks.
  • Team player with highly developed people leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, time management, leadership, team work and problem-solving.

Desirable skills for this role are:

  • Master’s Degree preferably in mental health or public health
  • Hands on experience in clinical or community service organizations
  • Experience in national or state based health organizations
  • Experience engaging with marginalized community members an asset.
  • Experience participating in roundtable discussions with stakeholder groups, policy/decision makers, as well as regular lunch and learn style seminar series 

To apply:

Your application requires a thoughtful response.  Please provide a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the questions below. Any applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered:

1.   Tell us about a health program or strategy that you have led that you are most proud of, and why. 

2.   Which of our values best resonates with you and why?


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