PROGRAM SPECIALIST JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES. The Program Specialist provides a wide range of administrative and program
support activities designed to support our membership. This includes, but is not limited to administrative
support to the NASMHPD's Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Policy and
Practice, and the Technical Assistance Coalition (TAC)/Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI). Manages the
NASMHPD website, membership database and listservs, social media platform, audio/virtual conferencing.
QUALIFICATIONS. Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of demonstrated work experience supporting
online technical activities (such as websites, online databases, social media platforms and audio/virtual
conferencing systems). AA degree and three to five years’ experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree.
Interest in behavioral health and related research disciplines (health, education, technology, forensic science,
criminology, psychology) preferred.
Preferred applicant must have strong interest in learning new technologies and web software. Familiarity
and knowledge of web and social media tools, trends, and applications and web monitoring and tracking
software, such as using hashtags and the analytics prepared for administrators. Hands-on experience with
a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and Adobe Products
(Dreamweaver, Connect, Photoshop, InDesign); experience with SharePoint or other online media
programs essential. Experience managing AV systems and equipment for diverse types of presentations
(e.g., in-person PowerPoint presentations; webinars; tele-conferences; video-conferences). Must have
working knowledge of web platforms/programs that is sufficient for executing web-site and database
Preferred applicant should have excellent communication skills, including excellent phone manner and the
ability to deal discretely, effectively and maturely with sensitive information. Must have strong skills in
coordinating tasks with others and exceptional skills in prioritizing, time management and organizational
planning. Excellent attention to detail is also essential. Must be able to work collaboratively with others as a
“team player,” and to have the flexibility to perform a diverse array of tasks.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. NASMHPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, persons
with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
Kathy M. Parker, Director of Human Resources
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302, Alexandria, VA 22314