The Soldiers Project (TSP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safety net of psychological care for military service members and their loved ones and to educate the general public on how the psychological consequences of war affect both those who serve and their loved ones at home. TSP achieves its mission by providing free, confidential and unlimited mental health services to Post 9/11 veterans, active duty service members and their loved ones, including parents, spouses, partners, friends, and children. These services are provided pro bono by licensed clinicians, and a limited number of their supervisees, within their independent private practice locations, and by post-Masters/pre-licensure clinicians who are under close supervision and training within existing, independent community providers that partner with TSP to complete training in military issues and interventions and to receive TSP referred clients. TSP has seven chapters in six states, including New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington, Northern California and Southern California, as well as a pilot chapter in Texas.
This position is a key part of the organization’s national team and has potential for growth. This person is accountable for the successful execution of local programming to ensure a viable and sustainable chapter to support the organization’s mission in the Washington region. In addition, this person supports national development staff in pursuing an ambitious growth in revenue to support TSP’s activities in the region.
The primary focus of this role will be twofold:
1) to increase recruitment of licensed volunteer clinicians to serve existing and new clients (and to supervise their own post-graduate/pre-licensure supervisees in this volunteer activity, if needed, possible and appropriate, according to TSP policies and in accord with established onboarding procedures).
2) to increase recruitment of clients in areas where there is a saturation of TSP therapists and not enough clients yet aware of, and accessing, this resource.
The Chapter Director will consistently report their efforts and outcomes in these key activity areas as well as other needed chapter metrics to the national office. Additional responsibilities may include participating in fundraising and Board Member recruitment activities and serving as an ambassador to the mental health and veteran service communities. The position reports to the TSP Program Manager. 50% (statewide) travel is required.
· Spearhead recruitment efforts of licensed mental health professionals within the state to increase the chapter’s clinical volunteer base.
· Follow Policies and Procedures to assist the TSP Program Manager in onboarding of post-graduate, pre-licensure professionals under existing TSP therapists in areas of unmet client need, as appropriate and possible.
· Develop partnerships with community organizations to increase their awareness of, and referrals of prospective clients to, TSP services and to inform our local clients, and national intake call specialists, of the resources available in the community for post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones
· Maintain the relationships with current and new volunteer therapists, through consistent check-in and timely response to any challenges communicated
· Implement and facilitate yearly trainings for current and prospective clinicians on relevant topics such as Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Moral Injury and others
· Complete and report on all chapter metrics, including therapist hours, outreach and engagement events attended, and numbers of new therapists and clients recruited
Implement and facilitate quarterly therapist appreciation and networking events for the chapter
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
Good public speaker.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner and attention to detail are a must.
Positive customer-service approach in communicating with all TSP stakeholders.
Self-motivated and successful in achieving goals independently, remote from the main office, as well as in collaboration with regional and national colleagues.
Required computer literacy includes email, MS Office Suite, JotForm, e-marketing
software such as Constant Contact or MailChimp, and familiarity with CRM database such as Salesforce.
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Marketing, Social Work, Education or a related field
Familiarity with military culture and/or the mental health community
This position is part-time (25 hours per week) but has room for growth. Pay rate is hourly and commensurate with experience. Retirement benefits are available after six months of employment.
Minimum Education Required