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Position:  Prevention and Promotion Specialist, NAMI Utah Prevention by Design

Reporting to: NAMI Utah Prevention by Design Program Director

Status: Part-time, 20 hours per week (somewhat flexible)

Salary: $13 - $14 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

Scope of Responsibilities:


  1. Assist the Program Director in managing and implementing the NAMI Utah Prevention by Design program  (mental health promotion and mental illness/suicide prevention)  by:
  1. Communicating regularly with Prevention by Design partners to provide assistance and ongoing support to implement their respective prevention plans including but not limited to reporting deadlines, program billing, etc.
  2. Collect and analyze data and prepare data reports and information necessary to monitor contractor plan implementation and progress.
    1. Assist with preparing periodic reports that may come due to the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
  • Attend coalition meetings to provide the necessary support and communication that contractors may require.
  1. Serve on various committees or workgroups as directed by the Program Director including but not necessarily limited to the Community Awareness Committee (of the Suicide Prevention Coalition), Healthy Relations Committee and other similar committees or workgroups.
  2. Assist with and give presentations for community or private agencies.
  3. Provide up to date suicide prevention and mental health promotion resources, information, and support to agencies and/or private individuals.


  1. High school graduation or GED required; some college is preferred.
  2. Pass a background check.
  3. Knowledge of NAMI Utah or demonstrated ability to learn about and support our mission.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse and at-risk populations.
  2. Ability to professionally collaborate and communicate with various individuals and agencies.
  3. Strong working knowledge of Excel, Google Sheets, Word, PowerPoint.
  4. Prior experience with Google Analytics and Salesforce preferred.
  5. Ability to professionally handle confidential or sensitive information.
  6. Ability to manage time effectively and productively work independently.
  7. Ability to complete tasks and fulfill assignments within deadlines.
  8. Ability to work as an effective team member, including willingness to take on and fulfill assignments. Examples include: answering phones when in office, keeping common space neat and tidy, assisting in major NAMI Utah events and completing position-specific duties as assigned by direct supervisor.
  9. Ability to follow organizational protocols, such as notifying of sick leave, requesting vacation, expense request and reimbursement policies.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, 3 references and a two paragraph writing sample to Kimball Gardner (Program Director) at kimg@namiut.org


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