Manager, Community Engagement

Mental Health Center of Denver
November 23, 2021
Denver, CO
Job Type


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. 

COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges.  We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

BENEFITS STATEMENT: All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit:

COVID VACCINATION NOTICE: Under the COVID-19 mandate issued by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment on August 2, 2021, current MHCD personnel must be fully vaccinated, or be approved for exemption, no later than September 30, 2021. “Fully vaccinated” means two weeks (14 days) after receiving the final dose of vaccine. The “final dose” is the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or the single dose of a one dose vaccine (J&J). 

STARTING SALARY: $57,500 - $72,000/yr           

POSITION SUMMARY: Help champion and manage the organization’s community engagement endeavors through both internal advocacy and external relationship-building. Coordinate Mental Health Center of Denver’s participation in special programming, community events, and presentations. Lead the organization’s efforts to expand the provision of education, training, and consultation services to the Denver community and to build revenue through the packaging/sales of these services.



  • Leads the organization’s Education, Training, and Consultation efforts with support from the Community Relations and Public Policy Team
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for incoming requests for education, training, or consultation services
  • Maintains clear and consistent communication in order to understand and vet requests
  • Coordinates with Mental Health Center of Denver staff in order to arrange response to these community needs including consultation fees and invoicing
  • Leads the organizations’ efforts to package, market, and sell services promoting workplace wellbeing
    • Develop a revenue stream for Education, Training, and Consultation services
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for incoming requests for education, training, or consultation services
  • Works with the Community Engagement Coordinator to maintain and enhance corporate and community relationships
  • Coordinates with Mental Health Center of Denver staff in order to arrange response to these community needs including logistics, consultation agreements, fees, and invoicing


  • In conjunction with the Director, leads the organization’s community engagement efforts
  • Serves as project manager as needed for community engagement projects including creating project plans, maintaining timelines, and advocating for organizational commitment and input
  • Builds and maintains strong and sustainable partnerships with external organizations and community groups
  • Attends and leads community meetings as necessary
  • Leads organizational efforts to strengthen and expand community partnerships
  • Maintains and strengthens interdepartmental relationships in order to engage and leverage staff connections with community partners
  • Researches and pursues opportunities to partner and engage with the community and external organizations in order to support Mental Health Center of Denver’s mission to promote community wellbeing
  • Helps move community partnerships forward, looking for ways to make these sustainable and long-lasting with high value for all involved
  • Maintains relationships with external organizations and community members to support robust and meaningful community partnerships
  • Build and maintain clear lines of communication within the organization and on workgroups
  • Prioritizes Mental Health Center of Denver’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all work activities
  • Other duties as assigned


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree required (Communications, Mental Health, Business, Org. Development, or similar degree within the scope of Mental Health Center of Denver’s services).  


EXPERIENCE:  Experience working within a mid- to large-sized community-serving organization with outreach, engagement, public relations and/or project coordination duties. Experience working with non-profit organizations, mental health or healthcare is helpful. Business development experience preferred.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of creative and strategic thinking and the ability to motivate others
  • Detail-oriented, exceptional organizational skills
  • Interpersonal communication with a variety of people
  • Certification in Mental Health First Aid instruction preferred
  • Able to balance priorities and be flexible in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage people and programs
  • Experience supervising people or teams, preferably in a not-for-profit or behavioral health setting
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues independently, taking initiative in ambiguous circumstances
  • Project management experience
  • Proven public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficient computer skills or able and willing to learn required technology skills





MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.  


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  Carrying/lifting up to 40 lbs. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.  


WORKING CONDITIONS:  May require occasional evening or weekend hours.  Local travel in Denver requiring driving - must have access to transportation. 

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