KAF understands that behavioral health challenges are a national issue, however, mountain resort communities have a particularly high burden, including binge drinking rates 25% above the national average and suicide rates up to double the national average. Underlying these stark statistics are elevated risk factors, such as social dynamics and mental health attitudes, and reduced access to quality care due to provider capacity, accessibility, and affordability of care. While there is still much to be done to address these issues, KAF has already attained strong momentum, including the convening of over 70 behavioral health leaders from across mountain communities to facilitate conversations about shared challenges, the development of shared measurement indicators, and collective research that dives deeper into tele-behavioral health, substance use and behavioral health equity.
The Network Director will lead and develop a thriving learning community of stakeholders working on mental and behavioral health issues in mountain communities, supporting change to address the most pressing challenges they face collectively as resort communities, including improving access to care through tele-behavioral health, removing barriers to address substance use, and advancing behavioral health equity. The Network Director will facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing across communities, collect and analyze data from shared community measurements, and create opportunities for peer learning and support. Given the dynamism of the current moment and the national focus on mental behavioral health, particularly as the global pandemic and its aftermath evolve, the Network Director will continue to shape this growing body of work and respond to trends and shifts in the member communities.
Network Development and Infrastructure
Serving as a resource and convening point for mental and behavioral health professionals, nonprofit leaders, and local government in mountain communities, the Network Director will foster collaborative relationships across sectors and geographies. As an expert facilitator, the Network Director will curate conversations among mountain communities to promote shared learning and innovate approaches to bridge the gap in health access and equity. In response to the needs of members and the mountain communities they serve, the Network Director will oversee the planning and execution of the annual KAF Convening and utilize periodic webinars and other communication vehicles to promote dialogue and further the collective impact of the network.
Cross Community Learning
The Network Director will facilitate shared learning across mountain communities and sectors to improve mental and behavioral health in each location, creating a strategic plan for ongoing efforts and timely interventions to address pressing needs. Working as a thought partner to health professionals and leveraging both personal subject matter expertise and learnings from the network, the Director will foster an environment of open dialogue and collaborative innovation through formal and informal events that elevates and furthers the field and communities served.
Shared Measurements and Data
To foster the most impactful programs and solutions, the Network Director will work with communities to continue to refine the existing shared measurement framework and gather and analyze data needed to evaluate progress. Informed by community-level data, the Director will identify new opportunities to help address mental and behavioral health issues and inform high level dialogue about the ongoing and evolving needs faced by these communities.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
While no one candidate will possess all the desired qualities and experiences, we anticipate strong candidates to bring the following strengths and attributes:
• Deep professional expertise and experience in the fields of mental and/or behavioral health.
• Experience building community and facilitating learning with care and intentionality toward measurable outcomes and success.
• Experience with data-driven program improvement and the ability to identify, gather, and analyze key measures to inform change and deepen understanding of challenges.
• Facility with data file sharing software or systems.
• Strong orientation toward mission-driven work that is accountable to measurable outcomes and improvements in the well-being of all people.
• Ability to thrive in a remote work environment and travel within the Mountain West as needed.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range for the Network Director is approximately $100,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience, and a benefits package including health care benefits through QSEHRA (Qualified Small Employer HRA) plan that reimburses premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.
How To Apply
More information about the Katz Amsterdam Foundation may be found at: www.katzamsterdam.org
This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Chris Cannon of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
For more information and to apply please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/mbhnd
The Katz Amsterdam Foundation believes that long-standing systemic inequities in our culture continue to harm already marginalized populations in our country, especially people of color. In order to begin to repair these injustices, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.