Location: Gainesville, FL
Pay Range: $50,000 - 68,000
position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key
stakeholders across Meridian's service area. This position provides leadership
by engaging stakeholders in dialogues that inform and further the strategic
mission of Meridian by raising awareness and access to Meridian's services and
initiatives. This position will
identifying gaps in the continuum of services and match Meridian to those gaps
by making recommendations to leadership about the identified need and potential
funding sources that will assist in meeting community needs.
as a community organizer for speaking engagements and connecting, key partners,
and developing relationships with providers through various communication
and develops key relationships that result in increased revenue, referrals, and
utilization of Meridian's Healthy Business Solutions. Relationships will include but not limited
Community Coalitions throughout the service area, key partners, area providers,
volunteers, partners, funders, faith-based organizations, school system, civic
and social advocacy organizations; Mental Health and substance use disorders
affinity groups, and private practice doctor's offices.
Programs throughout Meridian, Advancement, Marketing and Communications,
leadership, and other teams as necessary.
This position is responsible for making public
presentation, developing those presentations and delivering them in an engaging
This position reports to the SVP of Marketing,
Communications, and Advancement, working as a team to set goals, plan, and
implement community efforts. The work requires considerable management,
financial, and business expertise. The
work requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out
duties and responsibilities; while under the supervision of the SVP of
Marketing, Communications, and Advancement, work is primarily done
Master's degree in heath education, psychology, social work, public policy,
marketing, or related field preferred.
Bachelor's degree with 4 years' experience required.
Minimum three (3) years successful experience with
healthcare, preferable mental health preferred.
Previous experience in a clinical role a plus.
Skills and Abilities:
contacts in the community
to speak competently and confidently about of mental health
follows the directives or corrections given by others.
to work on multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently.
energy, results oriented.
to handle ambiguity and nuance.
organized, strong on follow-through.
motivated, self-directed with an entrepreneurial spirit
- Excellent analytical skills.
- Strong problem solving and process management
skills (Uses rigorous logic methods to solve difficult problems with effective
solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; figures out the processes
necessary to get things done; and knows what to produce and how to produce it).
- Superior verbal and written communication
skills; an effective listener and presenter (while communicating in any form,
includes information that is essential to the understanding of your
message/argument/point and thoroughly proofreads all written work).
- Previous experience in managing programs/projects
- Demonstrated ability to work within a community
setting with diverse populations, including community groups, elected and
non-elected policy makers, professional staff and volunteers.
- Ability to understand program metrics.
- Ability to work on multiple projects and
- Has an in-depth understanding of the mental
health and/or substance use disorder continuum strongly preferred.
Understanding of the needs and problems associated with such continuum and how
to address these challenges. Thought processes center around program
development and being a connector.
- Computer skills required: Word, Excel, Outlook,
Power Point. Proficiency with Power Point or other presentation software
required. Innate ability to work steadily and calmly in high-pressure
situations. Strong attention to detail. Initiative, follow through, sound and
accurate judgment with an ability to support and explain reasoning for
decisions; including appropriate people in decision-making process; and ensure
timely decisions are made. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a
Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean
driving record while meeting company insurance requirements
order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of
age and have an active Florida Driver's license. Motor Vehicle Record
will be reviewed for eligibility. No more than 3 moving violations and/or
accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5
years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating
they have no driving limitations.
- Creates strategic partnerships: Identifies
recruits, engages and convenes strategic and diverse groups of stakeholders to
advance the common good through Education, Income and Health.
- Implements shared initiatives: Works
inclusively with individuals (target populations, public and other
non-institutional partners), networks and organizations to explore shared
interests and create and act on common goals, priorities and visions.'Travel throughout
service area for business purposes is required. Must possess a reliable
automobile, valid driver's license.
- Acquires Resources: Develops successful
proposals as investment opportunities and attracts funds, is resourceful, Can
gather support, people and money required to back programs and projects that
advance impact priorities.
- Identify resources (grant, foundations, etc.)
support program work
- Identifies recruits, engages and convenes
strategic and diverse groups of stakeholders to advance the common good through
Education, Income and Health.
- Strategic Community Collaborator
- Has a friendly, personal attitude
- Big picture thinker
- Expert planning and implementation skills
- Excellent social skills/ability to connect with
- Exceptional oral and written communication
- Effective and engaging communicator
- Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solver
- Awareness of partner needs
- Ambition and motivation
- Facility using social media
- Excellent research skills
- Direct marketing skills
- Ability to work nights, weekends, and flexible
hours and long hours when appropriate
- Ability to travel to locations throughout
Meridian's service area
- Grant writing experience a plus
required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified
in each employee's Competency Checklist.