TITLE: Program Coordinator, Everyone Counts Campaign, AAPI

REPORTS TO: Programs Manager 

PEERS, a non-profit organization, is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences.  Our mission is to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. We create culturally rich, community-based mental health programs that honor diverse experiences and work to eliminate stigma and discrimination.

The Everyone Counts Campaign addresses discrimination and social exclusion by engaging key stakeholder groups. The focus group for this campaign is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful planning implementation, coordination, administration, evaluation, reporting, and day-to-day coordination of programs within the Everyone Counts Campaign.  The new two-year campaign is targeting mental health consumers in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Campaign.  

  • Work with Programs Manager and stakeholders to design, develop, and implement program activities to meet the deliverables for the Asian American And Pacific Islander (ECC) campaign. 
  • Recruits Asian American And Pacific Islander community members to participate in program activities.
  • Contribute to the development of outreach and education materials for the AAPI
  • Coordinates logistics for meetings, groups, training, events related to program activities. 
  • Monitor costs for all program-related activities, ensuring appropriate tracking of budget items. 
  • Facilitates presentations, training, focus groups, and support groups, including the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups. 
  • Sustain programs that hold high integrity of the cultural foundation, including ethnicities, life experiences, gender(s), sexuality, socio-economic status, age, etc. 
  • Work with Data Specialist to measure program effectiveness and impact on wellness from participant feedback. 

Community Relationships and Leadership

  • Collaborate with and establish strong relationships with the community (mental health consumers, family members, and providers), particularly with stakeholders from all levels of influence and across various systems that can positively impact discriminatory practices and policies. 
  • Ability to navigate the socially, politically, and emotionally charged climate on the local and national level while successfully facilitating forums that included diverse views within the AAPI community. 
  • Stay abreast of the latest development in culturally appropriate recovery-based mental health services and best practices to reduce stigma and discrimination. 

SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND COMPETENCY FACTORS 

PEERS is a peer-run and operated organization that honors lived experience as expertise in mental health.  We seek someone who honors this mission and has lived mental health experience or has a family member with lived mental health experience. Other desired qualifications are:

  • Commitment to demonstrating the mission, vision, and values of PEERS.
  • Identify as a member of the AAPI Community. 
  • Experience organizing or providing culturally competent services within the AAPI Community 
  • Experience coordinating programs and managing contractors/committees. 
  • Advance level Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator preferred.
  • Exceptional training, public speaking, presenting, and group facilitation skills.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Demonstrate 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. 
  • Fluency in one of the following languages Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Tagalog, is required. 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB SETTING 

  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring an elevator for access. 
  • Innovative, mental health consumer-driven organization with strong ties to the community.
  • Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, with some weekends and evenings. 
  • We are currently working remotely due to Covid protocols and anticipate a bifurcated remote/in-office hybrid once the pandemic is over. 

Compensation: Employment Status/Salary: Full-time, Salary Non-Exempt employee with benefits (Salary Range: $50,000 – $58,000) 

To Apply:  Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Kivi Neimi at hr@peersnet.org by September 3, 2021. Please include AAPI Program Coordinator as the subject line in the email. 

Supplemental questionnaire: 

  • Do you identify as having lived mental health experience, or do you have a family member with lived experience? 
  • Briefly describe your experience coordinating programs. 
  • Briefly describe your experience working with the AAPI population and stakeholders.