Director, Community Relations and Public Policy

10 Sep, 2020


Director, Community Relations and Public Policy

Mental Health Center of Denver
Denver, CO

EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

NEW HIRE SALARY RANGE: $82,000 – $92,000/year

POSITION SUMMARY:  Oversee and direct Mental Health Center of Denver’s community, government and corporate relations. Facilitate cross-sector partnerships that comprehensively and creatively meet the mental health and related well-being needs of the community. Serve as the organization’s lead in coordinating our public policy and advocacy initiatives. Will have overall responsibility for growing the organization’s consultation services. Collaborate closely with other key staff at the Mental Health Center of Denver to accomplish strategic goals.



  • Direct organizational effort to cultivate, manage and track relationships with businesses, corporations, key internal and community stakeholders.
  • Lead and coordinate Mental Health Center of Denver’s public policy and advocacy initiatives.
  • Grow Mental Health Center of Denver’s consultation services to meet the well-being needs of the community.
  • Coordinate with the community in alignment with Mental Health Center of Denver’s Strategic Plans for establishing business relationships and markets for mental health services.
  • Facilitate conversations and information exchange on community needs and help Mental Health Center of Denver expand existing services or create new service lines to meet those needs.
  • Promote and market Mental Health Center of Denver’s health and well-being services and potential services with key stakeholders throughout the community.
  • Collaborate with other organizational leaders to ensure projects are culturally appropriate, maintain positive relationships with residents and businesses, are staffed correctly, and present the organization in a positive light.
  • Generally, work toward maintaining and enhancing Mental Health Center of Denver’s business relationships with other providers and agencies with an emphasis on increasing overall profitability and reputation as a provider of choice.
  • Oversee and grow community relationship building and staff ambassador programs (e.g. Rotary International, Chambers of Commerce) engaging in participation and promotion of the Mental Health Center of Denver.
  • Maintain a trauma-informed environment of well-being.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION:  Minimum of Bachelor degree in mental health or similar clinical field, business management, hospital administration, public relations, project planning, entrepreneurship or similar.


EXPERIENCE:  5 years of experience in related field with managerial/supervisory skills preferred.

Experience in a community-serving organization with some knowledge of/interaction with

healthcare operations required. Minimum of 2 years demonstrated success in cross-sector

partnerships as a primary partner/facilitator/convener.



  • Knowledge of non-profit organizations and healthcare processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community members and other community agencies and partners
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage details with a high degree of accuracy and responsiveness.
  • Good time management.
  • Able to write, edit, and proofread independently with excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation and appropriate professional tone.
  • Ability to conduct presentations and conversations in a credible, and engaging manner.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively within a diverse workplace environment and work effectively with people from all walks of life.  Commitment to understanding and working toward equity, diversity and inclusiveness, and having brave conversations toward these goals.
  • Must have skills and ability to operate standard office machines such as personal Computers/laptops/similar devices, copier/printer/scanner/similar devices, business telephones and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
  • May require prolonged periods of time at a desk and repetitive movements.
  • Could occasionally require lifting up to 30 pounds.
  • Will be required to drive for this position.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   Supervises other positions.  


MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment. Will need to have the ability to drive.

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WORKING CONDITIONS:  May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

Job posted: 2020-09-10