Atlanta, GA

Job Description

Reports to:  Executive Director

The person selected for this position will serve as an executive administrator, a very well respected and admired Executive Director of a vital nonprofit in the state of Georgia.

Liaison to:  Legislators, Affiliates, National, and Partners

What success looks like for this position.

 Awareness – Assist the Executive Director to: 

  • Create awareness and partnerships to enhance the vision and mission of the organization.
  • Represent the organization at presentations, meetings, legislative hearings, and other public hearings.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and other key stakeholders to coordinate policy and awareness efforts.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, partnering agencies, affiliates, advocates, policymakers, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Assist Executive Director in external and internal electronic communications, including emails, letters from the ED, scripts, etc.
  • Manage the overall Civic Dinner program.
    • Liaise with State officials.
    • Liaise with Affiliate Presidents.
    • Facilitate the connection with the Civic Dinner National Office.
    • Coordinate rollout of programs to areas without affiliate presence through civic dinners.

 Advocacy – Assist the Executive Director to:

  • Monitor and develop legislation and policy initiatives as directed by Executive Director and Public Policy Committee.
  • Attend and actively lead outside advocacy partnerships (including the Mental Health Public Policy Group and HAM/Cover Georgia).
  • Engage Lobbyists to further policies and funding.
  • Monitor AOT legislative process and Behavioral Health Commission.
  • Solidify connections to State Legislators through Civic Dinners and other meetings.
  • Actively engage with Legislators and the public and coordinate with partners of Mental Health Mondays during Legislative Session.
  • Write, edit and proofread articles, fact sheets, memos, testimony, and online content.
  • Provide in-person testimony on legislation where appropriate.
  • Assist in organizing grassroots advocacy, identifying ways to increase member involvement in advocacy and all areas of policy and awareness.
  • Contribute with news releases, public policy alerts, research, web and social media content to members and stakeholders.
  • Complete Reports
    • Oversee and generate final Annual Year in Review report for Annual Meeting.
    • Compose pertinent content on advocacy and awareness for a newsletter.
    • Facilitate Call to Action through Quorum letter distribution.
  • Promote via Social Media.
    • Provide Social Media with photos and content where appropriate for Facebook and Twitter.
    • Manage and update LinkedIn for organization, ED, and self.


  • Communicate affiliate relations information to Leadership regularly.
    • Maintain and utilize Quorum
    • Propose rollout timeline and guidance.
    • Identify areas of need and communicate with Leadership.
    • Analyze and report impact on existing programs and current deliverables.
    • Create a SMARTS train the trainer program and monthly call for Affiliates.
  • Maintain the organization’s website to ensure current and accurate information at all times.
  • Manage the Annual Meeting and leadership training.


  • Collaborate with Executive Director to create and deliver reports to Board of Directors, Affiliate Leadership, Affiliates, Partners, and Key Stakeholders.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

The selected candidate will display strong communication, problem-solving, and time management skills. They will be a self-motivated, detailed-oriented individual who enjoys working independently and as part of a team. Besides these skills, we will hire candidates who also have the following abilities:

  • Knowledge of the general assembly and the legislature in the state of Georgia
  • Knowledge of mental illness and Georgia mental health care delivery system.
  • Office management– will oversee basic office duties, such as managing calendars and handling correspondence.
  • Report writing – will use their written communication skills to develop various reports, including expense reports and budget summaries.
  • Collaboration – be comfortable working and communicating with a diverse workforce that includes executives, mid-management personnel, vendors, contractors, legislators, community representatives, and others.
  • Organization skills – manage various meetings, reports, employees, and assorted clerical tasks requires top-notch organization and multitasking abilities.
  • Diplomacy – you will be a quick thinker who deftly handle stressful and sensitive situations with poise and professionalism
  • Experience planning and executing speaking engagements to any individual, group, or audience information about the mission, objectives, and activities.
  • Ability to demonstrate qualities of vision and Leadership of volunteers and staff.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPress, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to supervise and train development staff/volunteers effectively.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.



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