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Careers at United Way of Denton County

Current Opening(s)

Director of Health and Mental Health Initiatives

Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Full-Time

Basic Functions:

Responsible for overall development and administration of United Way of Denton County (UWDC) Health and Mental Health collective impact initiatives, with primary responsibility of leading the efforts of the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership (DCBHLT) to improve the planning, coordination, oversight, and implementation required to create systems change for behavioral health services in Denton County.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Overall project management of UWDC Health and Mental Health initiatives.
  • Under the direction of the CEO, work closely with DCBHLT leadership (31-member appointed team) to facilitate DCBHLT activities.
  • Lead UWDC advocacy efforts targeted at improved coordination of health and mental health services across Denton County.
  • Conduct research, collect/analyze data, and support efforts of the DCBHLT to seek new or sustain existing funding.
  • Responsible for all administrative and logistical activities consistent with UWDC’s role as a backbone organization for health and mental health efforts.
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of ongoing efforts to assess the needs of the community through a lens of racial equity.
  • Build and enhance collaborative relationships that support UWDC collective impact efforts.
  • Provide oversight to the Texas Veterans Commission grant project: supervise staff, process funding requests, and submit monthly reimbursement requests and performance outcomes.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and/or volunteers of UWDC health and mental health collective impact efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree required with at least five years relevant experience or graduate degree with experience in community development, public administration, or macro-level social work.
  • Experience working in Health and Human Services, Public Health, Mental Health, Community Development or related field.
  • Experience in program development and macro-level system change, including planning, evaluation, and education.
  • Grant writing experience preferred.
  • Exhibit strong written, verbal and facilitation skills in order to collaborate effectively with volunteers, stakeholders, community leaders, and elected officials.
  • Ability to effectively facilitate large groups with diverse representation of professional backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have the ability to manage multi-level projects and priorities.
  • Subject to background check.
Interested candidates whould please send cover letter & resume to Gary Henderson, President & CEO.

United Way of Denton County values diversity and promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing guidelines and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against with respect to national origin, race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, people with disabilities, or age.