Current Opportunities:

(three openings):


Title: Program Coordinator II (Transition Age Youth Program)

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

The Program Coordinator II is responsible for the successful planning implementation, coordination, administration, budgeting, evaluation, reporting and day-to-day management of the Transition Age Youth Program.  The Coordinator will supervise two to four part-time Mental Health Peer Mentors.  The program provides on-the-job training, employment skills mentoring, education, employment skills, recovery skills and helps TAY achieve increased resiliency.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Senior Programs Manager to plan, design, develop, implement and coordinate an expanded TAY program to meet contract deliverables.
  • Develop new TAY Peer Mentor Program by creating curriculum that includes on-the-job training as Mental Health Peer Mentors, while also supporting personal and professional goals.
  • Recruit, supervise, and train 2-4 TAY Peer Mentors (part-time employees) and 10 TAY Leadership Team Members (participate in bi-monthly leadership meetings and mentoring).
  • Work closely with TAY Peer Mentors to oversee activities for the TAY leadership team which include building curriculum for bi-monthly groups, providing peer mentoring, and planning meeting logistics.
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, groups, trainings, events related to program activities.
  • Monitor costs for all program-related activities, ensuring appropriate tracking of budget items.
  • Facilitate presentations, trainings, and focus groups, and support groups including the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups.
  • Sustain programs that hold high integrity of cultural foundation, including ethnicities, life experiences, gender(s), sexuality, socio-economic status, age, etc.
  • Build relationships with community partners and develops new partnerships.
  • Follow Results Based Accountability (RBA) and Prevention and Early Intervention, MHSA standards to manage the data and evaluation of assigned programs by analyzing data and reporting on program activities, including data collection, summary and analysis of program effectiveness.

SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND COMPETENCY FACTORS

  • Experience as a mental health consumer and/or family member is at the core of our mission and vision. We are seeking someone who understands that we are a peer-run and operated organization that honors lived experience as an expertise in the field of mental health.
  • Commitment to demonstrating the mission, vision, and values of PEERS.
  • Absolute commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Advance level Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator preferred (or willingness to be trained).
  • Exceptional training, public speaking, presenting, and group facilitation skills.
  • Possession of necessary skills and experience to successfully coordinate all aspects of a program and manage transition age youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse teams and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and meet project deadlines and expectations.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and car (will need to transport TAY and attend off-site events outside of Alameda County).
  • Spanish language skills a plus.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB SETTING

  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring use of an elevator for access.
  • Innovative, mental health consumer driven organization with strong ties to the community.
  • Environment with diverse populations routinely coming in for workshops or training.
  • Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.

 

Employment Status/Salary: Full-time, Salary Non-Exempt employee with benefits (Compensation Range: $46,000 – $52,000)

To Apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.

  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Lynn Rivas at hr@peersnet.org by June 21st. Please include TAY Program Coordinator as the subject line in the email.
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
    1. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience?
    2. Briefly describe your experience coordinating programs.
    3. Briefly describe your experience working with Transition Age Youth.

 

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Perform other duties as assigned.

PEERS is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. People of color, women, transgender people, LGBQI people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Job Announcement: Communications Coordinator

PEERS seeks a dynamic coordinator to lead communications efforts for the Everyone Counts Campaign Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Program and internal PEERS programs.  This position is the perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys and excels at working with diverse groups of people, including people with mental health experiences, mental health providers, policy makers, family members, and people in positions of power. The ideal person for this position has a passion for eliminating stigma and discrimination directed at people who have mental health experiences and/or diagnoses and is skilled at expressing this passion through communications and media.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for leading the Everyone Counts Campaign media, website, and online presence. They are also responsible for general outreach and publicizing the Everyone Counts Campaign and other programs’ news and events, graphic design, promoting trainings and activities, the creation of innovative communication and publications and other outreach materials.

  • Communication Lead: develop short-term and long-term goals for communication strategies, coordinate with other staff to implement activities, promote the highest level of quality and support for participants.  Support contractors and interns working on communication projects.
  • Project Development: ensure effective and efficient development, implementation, budget, evaluation, and reporting of all communications activities.
  • Media Alerts: develop bi-monthly media alerts and editorial opportunities related to mental health, specifically focused on reducing stigma and discrimination of people with lived experience with mental health; work in partnership with contractor for content development.
  • Online Outreach: develop eBlast and social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) content to promote upcoming events, write copy, and promote existing video and podcast catalogue.
  • Web development and content management on WORDPRESS Business and Drupal. Create content using photography, blogs and articles and drive new participants and the public to websites. Ensure ongoing accuracy of website content.
  • Database/Mailing Lists: maintain current database of donors and mailing list recipients.  Actively grow data base numbers, mailing list segmentation and ongoing list management.
  • Photography and Video: serve as the point person for video production and photo shoots for specific programs, as well as event photography. Video production and editing with Adobe Premiere.
  • Writing websites articles about programs, events, and mental health in general.
  • Media Content: produce mental health focused media content; prepare staff for media engagements; accompany staff to studio and interviews as needed; conduct post-press assessment with staff; and build and maintain database of media contacts, including name, contact information, publication, beat/specialty, and other fields as assigned.
  • Cultivate and Build Relationships: represent PEERS at networking events to help build relationships with other organizations, businesses and the greater community. Network with journalists and news organizations to build relationships with PEERS and the media.
  • Print & Special Projects: manage print production, including writing, editing and proofreading copy. Significant projects that this position will manage include production of annual report; monthly event calendar (print and online); and overall annual project calendar creation and management.
  • Report Writing: write monthly reports and document ongoing projects and events related to communications.
  • Trainings: facilitate trainings for staff and the greater community in areas related to media, mental health and wellness.
  • Stay abreast of the latest development in culturally appropriate wellness based mental health services and best practices approaches for reducing stigma and discrimination.
  • Represent PEERS in a highly-professional manner in person, by telephone, and in written correspondence.

SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, and COMPETENCY FACTORS

  • Experience as a mental health consumer and/or family member is at the core of our mission and vision. We are seeking someone who understands that we are a peer-run and operated organization that honors lived experience as an expertise in the field of mental health.
  • Commitment to PEERS’ mission and vision.
  • Superb writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • At least two years’ experience with increasing responsibility in the editorial, journalism, and/or marketing fields.
  • Passion for/interest in digital communications and social media—stays on top of current trends and presents new ideas to the team. Experience using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Ease with technology; HTML or CSS, WORDPRESS is a must, familiarity with Drupel is desired. Extensive knowledge and use of Google analytics and related traffic tools.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Photoshop.
  • Experience in print design management.
  • Exceptional public speaking, presenting, and group facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse teams and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and manage tight deadlines and expectations.
  • Absolute commitment to confidentiality and discretion.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB SETTING

  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring use of an elevator for access.
  • Environment with diverse populations internally and externally, with community members routinely coming in for workshops or trainings.
  • Innovative organization founded and run by people with lived-experience with mental health, wellness and struggles, and special messages, with strong ties to the community.
  • Business operating hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.

Employment Status/Compensation:  Full-time, salary non-exempt (Annual Compensation Range: $45,000 – $50,000)

To apply: Please complete ALL application steps by June 6th to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.

  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Lynn Rivas at hr@peersnet.org. Please include COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR APPLICATION as the subject line in the email
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
    1. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience?
    2. What skills do you possess that would allow you to flourish in a mental health consumer-run peer organization?
    3. Describe your experience building digital communities and engaging the public and community through social media, with emphasis on creating content, leading social media strategies, and creating a unique voice on behalf of an organization/community. How did you increase followers/views and what was the outcome?
    4. Provide us with an example where you developed content to share information through a blog, website or digital newsletter. What was the situation, how did you gain information to build the content and how did the content help educate and inform readers?

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PEERS is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. People of color, women, transgender people, LGBQI people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


TITLE: Accounting and Payroll Specialist

REPORTS TO: Finance Director

THE ORGANIZATION

Peers Engaging and Envisioning in Recovery Services (PEERS) is a nonprofit organization that was developed to serve clients, communities and systems of care committed to the wellness and recovery vision.  This vision recognizes that recovery and system change is better achieved by collaborating and partnership between consumers, providers, family members, and the community at large. PEERS’ mission is to offer new solutions for wellness and lead by example that mental health recovery is possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Accounting and Payroll Specialist will be responsible for leading the day-to-day fiscal operations including maintenance and analysis of accounting records, prepares journal entries and reconciles ledger accounts; ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and organization’s policies, procedures and contracts. The candidate will also perform various clerical payroll tasks such as processing semi-monthly payrolls, entering payroll data into QB, verifying accuracy of figures and computations, and balancing and reconciling accounts.

  • Oversee accounts ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
  • Perform accounting duties such as accounts payable, print checks, bank and credit card reconciliations, 1099/1096, DE542,  W9s and contracts/MOUs management
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and track vacation and sick time, accrual reconciliation, knowledgeable of payroll practice and labor laws
  • Manage medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K benefits – enrolling and terminating employees
  • Consultants contracts tracking, and Purchase Order assignment
  • Support with audit preparation and maintains finance department files

SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND COMPETENCY FACTORS

Successful candidate is a mature leader with four to five years accounting and payroll experience, three years of QuickBooks experience, great attention to detail, strong written communications skills, and proficiency in Excel is required.  Candidate can effectively communicate and relate well with others in difficult situations and have the ability to resolve issues in a timely manner; must have ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Other Qualifications

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and unwavering commitment to PEERS’ mission
  • Minimum of BA is preferred
  • Experience as a mental health consumer or a family member is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Gmail and Adobe Acrobat is preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB SETTING

  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring use of an elevator for access.
  • Innovative, mental health consumer driven organization with strong ties to the community.
  • Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.

CompensationThis is a full time position with competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), and vacation. Annual compensation range is $55,000-$60,000 a year.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To Apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until April 22nd, 2018.

  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Nancy Lee at hr@peersnet.org. Please include Accounting and Payroll Specialist as the subject line in the email.
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
  1. Briefly describe the skills and tools you use to ensure that your tasks, reports are completed precisely with complete attention to detail.
  2. Describe a time when you worked with a team to revise or improve an accounting process.  What role did you take and how did the team work together to get the job done?
  3. Which accounting and payroll software are you most familiar with?
  4. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience?

DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.