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Learn how you can join the team at AFSP by reviewing positions currently available.

Associate Area Director, North Carolina

Position Summary

Responsible for implementing AFSP’s fundraising and program initiatives within assigned market area and working with chapter(s) in that area.

Responsibilities

  • Implement AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walks and other approved fundraising within the assigned market, including additional fundraising events
  • Implement approved programs within the assigned market area including survivor programs, education programs and awareness initiatives
  • Responsible for development and support of the Chapter board and committees within the market
  • In conjunction with Chapter Boards develop business plan and budget for assigned market area
  • Responsible for volunteer management, including recruiting, training, assigning and recognizing volunteers within assigned market area
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community leaders and organizations to promote AFSP’s message, build support for our mission and increase involvement in AFSP events and programs
  • Work with media to publicize AFSP events and mission and to heighten public awareness and reach fundraising goals
  • Responsible for fiscal management, including relationships with vendors, handling cash, expense management and working with National Office on accounts payable and receivables
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications    

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in nonprofit special event fundraising
  • Some program experience preferred
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills required

To Apply

Click here to apply.

Assistant Content Writer/Editor

Position Summary

AFSP is seeking an Assistant Content Writer/Editor to work with our Senior Writer and Social Media Manager in writing and editing assignments and managing the flow of new and existing AFSP content for use in our marketing, website, national blog, social media and more.

The role includes managing and scheduling content for posting on external channels like our national blog, social media and website, in addition to working with staff, volunteers and other external audiences as part of our storytelling efforts. This position includes content management support and assisting in live events for social media. The position will work closely with our senior writer to draft and finalize copy and support more long-term writing projects such as the organization’s annual report, create program and event descriptions and educational content, and edit blog articles; and with our social media manager to assist in copywriting for social media posts, captioning, copywriting for social creative, and paid content.

The ideal candidate for this position will have strong scheduling and project management skills, would have worked with multiple stakeholders (i.e. staff, volunteers, external partners), managed multiple content/copy projects at one time with ease and have the ability to work with internal content experts to communicate clinical or difficult concepts in a way that a general, lay audience can easily understand.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Social Media or Digital Communications, Creative Writing, Advertising
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working in writing or copywriting field
  • Highly motivated individual with ability to work in fast, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain and juggle multiple or competing priorities at one time
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to listen to and interpret requests and needs
  • General knowledge of fundamental writing, copyediting and social media principles
  • Microsoft Suite knowledge a must; Sprout Social knowledge is a plus
  • Interest or experience in gaming industry is a plus
  • Ability to work in team dynamic is a plus

Salary and Benefits

  • 22 PTO (vacation, sick, wellness and personal days) your first year of employment (5 additional days 2nd year)
  • 10% employer retirement contribution after 2 years of employment
  • Flexible Summer Fridays
  • Low to Mid 50s depending on experience

Application Instructions

Submit cover letter, with a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position, and resume to hrcomms@afsp.org. Write ContentWriter in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Junior Accountant

Position Summary

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is seeking a Junior Accountant to support the Finance department with routine and non-routine duties focused on managing the general ledger, reconciling major accounts, posting journal entries, reporting on financials and analyzing accounts. The ideal candidate will have experience updating and maintaining General Ledgers and have an overall interest in accounting and finance. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in accounts receivable/accounts payable.

Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining General Ledger; conduct journal entries, G/L account reconciliations and related work papers
  • Responsible for reconciling company bank accounts, preparing cash flow worksheets and analyzing accounts
  • Maintain accounting internal control as well as cost-effective control over the purchasing of supplies
  • Assist with year-end audits, reconcile payroll and accounts payables and handle bank deposits
  • Review, investigate and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
  • Collect and review data for federal, state and local reports and tax returns to ensure timely filing
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by the SVP, Finance and Administration and Accounting Manager

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or Associates degree plus 2 years’ accounting experience in non-profit industry required
  • Must have knowledge of GAAP for non-profit organizations and general accounting procedures and policies
  • Experience using SAGE MIP accounting software preferred
  • Must have knowledge of non-profit tax exempt accounting procedures
  • Proficiency using Excel for data tracking and reporting

Salary and Benefits

  • 22 PTO (vacation, sick, wellness and personal days) your first year of employment (5 additional days 2nd year)
  • 10% employer retirement contribution after 2 years of employment
  • Flexible Summer Fridays
  • Mid 40s to Mid 50s depending on experience

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter, including a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position, to HResources@afsp.org. Write JrAccountant in the subject line of the email.

Louisiana & Mississippi Area Director

Position Summary

The Louisiana & Mississippi Area Director is responsible for implementing AFSP’s fundraising and program initiatives within the assigned market area and will serve as the liaison between National and the local Board Members and/or volunteers for each chapter, creating a sound relationship with the intent of bringing AFSP’s mission to the community. The Area Director, working out of a home-based office in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Jackson, MS will build upon the success of this established market with a track record of success in programs, income and volunteer development. Other markets will be considered as a home-base for the candidate of choice.

Responsibilities

  • Implement AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Community and Campus Walks and additional approved fundraising within assigned market.
  • Implement approved programs within the assigned market area including survivor programs, education programs, advocacy and awareness initiatives.
  • Responsible for development and support of Chapter Board and committees within the market.
  • Develop budgets for assigned market area.
  • Responsible for volunteer management, including recruiting, training, assigning and recognizing volunteers within assigned market areas.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community leaders and organizations to promote AFSP’s message, build support for the mission and increase involvement in AFSP events and programs.
  • Responsible for marketing and public relations, including, working with media to publicize AFSP events and mission to heighten public awareness and reach fundraising goals.
  • Responsible for fiscal management, including relationships with vendors, handling cash, expense management and working with National Office on accounts payable and receivables.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five to seven years’ experience in nonprofit special events fundraising and volunteer management.
  • Experience in programs management and development, experience managing Board of Directors and preparing annual budgets and business plans.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills required.

To Apply

Click here to apply.

Manager, Prevention Education

Position Summary

This position will be based out of the AFSP headquarters in New York City.

The Manager, Prevention Education manages the development, implementation and expansion of AFSP’s prevention education programs for professionals and the public. As the center of all operations, this position serves as the liaison to field operations, and supports the work of the prevention education team and field staff. The ideal candidate for this role is able to manage multiple projects, has the capacity to foster strong relationships and will have experience working on projects that include diversity, equity and inclusion preferably in the mental health/suicide prevention space.

Responsibilities

  • Manage AFSP’s efforts to regularly update and evaluate educational programs for professionals and the public and support new program development
  • Work with Director to develop protocols for successful implementation of educational programs through AFSP’s chapter structure
  • Provide ongoing support, training and resources to field staff and chapter leaders in implementing education programs in a manner that is scientifically sound, safe and consistent with AFSP’s messaging and mission
  • Respond to education requests that are directed to AFSP National (from chapters and general public), coordinating with other departments to help develop and provide educational/promotional resources and materials when appropriate
  • Participate in preparation of presentations on program implementation and outcomes
  • Market and promote AFSP’s educational programs with external partners, AFSP chapters and at national conferences/meetings
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant social or behavioral science required; Masters’ degree (in Public Health, Public Administration, Education, Social Work or a related field) not required but preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in mental health/suicide prevention education or other nonprofit health field – includes work experience and/or graduate-level internships
  • Volunteer management experience a plus
  • Experience in program planning and implementation
  • Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and/or multifaceted programs
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with a compelling reason why you would be a good candidate for this position and include your salary requirements to HRPRGRM@afsp.org. In the subject line of the email, include “PrevEd Manager”. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Research Extern

Position Summary

The research extern program will provide a research-oriented opportunity for students interested in the field of mental health and suicide prevention.

Extern will work remotely as a member of the Research Department and will receive supervision in daily tasks. Main responsibilities will include research grant management, literature reviews, preparation of summaries on research findings, work with grant data, and publication tracking.

This research program is a for-credit or volunteer position only. Flexible hours are available. 

While this position is currently remote, candidates should be located in the NY metro area in order to be able to work in our Manhattan office when we fully reopen.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Part-time or full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Available to work 8-10 hours per week

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated leadership and an interest in psychology research and mental health via coursework or extracurricular activity
  • Interest or passion for working in the non-profit field

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to research@afsp.org with Research Extern 2020 in the subject line. Submissions without a personalized cover letter explaining interest in the research program will not be considered.

Public Policy Internships

Position Summary

Public Policy Associates will assist the AFSP Public Policy Office in carrying out the organization's public policy priorities and legislative agenda, and in maintaining and enhancing AFSP’s advocacy presence in Washington, D.C. and at the state and local levels of government. Associates must be available to work 20 hours per week. Click here for bios of previous Associates.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in research, tracking, analysis, evaluation, and communication of relevant federal and state policy issues, legislation and regulations
  • Track Congressional hearing activity for assigned Committees, attend relevant hearings, and prepare summary reports for sharing with AFSP’s grassroots and grasstops advocacy networks
  • Assist with the development and execution of public policy events, including the annual Advocacy Forum (summer semester), State Capitol Days (spring semester), and Congressional briefings
  • Support AFSP staff in regard to federal, state, and local policy development, communications, and administrative duties as assigned
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Public Policy Office staff

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in computer programs, including excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and think quickly on your feet
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience/interest in engaging and motivating a large group of volunteers a plus
  • Familiarity with and interest in healthcare issues a plus

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, college or university transcript, 1-2 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample between 500 – 1,000 words to advocacy@afsp.org.

Spring 2021 Communications Illustration and Design Intern

Position Summary

Our internship program will provide an enriching and rewarding experience for students who are interested in the design side of communications and marketing. The program is designed to expose students to the not-for-profit sector and to provide them with real-world design and graphic work.

Assignments may vary, but generally include updating and altering established templates for ads, billboards and brochures, creating new illustration or design ideas for print ads, merchandise and social media graphics, and maintaining brand style standards for our national office and chapter network. Students will also attend weekly team meetings and brainstorms and have the opportunity to learn about the communications field, build networking skills and discuss career planning. Original design opportunities also exist for highly qualified candidates.

The program offers a PAID internship to students, which runs from August to December, and must be tied to a college-level internship program. This position is located in New York City.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Part-time or full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Residents of the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut)
  • Available to work a 20- to 30-hour work week in NYC office (Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Qualifications

  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) – proficiency a plus but not required
  • A portfolio of work displaying competence in illustration and design skills
  • Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and an interest in communications and marketing via coursework or extracurricular activity
  • Interest or passion for working in the non-profit field

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, portfolio link and resume to hmartin@afsp.org with Communications Illustration and Design Intern in the subject line. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

Spring 2021 Communications Social Media Intern

Position Summary

Our social media internship program will provide an enriching and rewarding experience for students who are interested in social media and communications. The program is designed to expose students to the not-for-profit sector and to provide them with a rich learning and development experience.

We are looking for someone with strong interest in social media, community engagement, and a passion to make a difference. Assignments may vary, but generally include assisting with social media, public relations, and our blog. Students will also attend weekly team meetings and brainstorms and have the opportunity to learn about the communications field, build networking skills and discuss career planning.

The program offers a PAID internship to students, which runs from August to December, and must be tied to a college-level internship program. This position is located in New York City.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Part-time or full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Residents of the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut)
  • Available to work a 15- to 20-hour work week (Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitch etc.
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Demonstrated leadership and an interest in communications and marketing via coursework or extracurricular activity
  • Interest or passion for working in the non-profit field

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to vlukacs@afsp.org with Social Media Intern in the subject line. Applications without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.

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