Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, VA, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners.
AIR’s Senior Technical Assistance Consultant will serve as a subject matter expert on training and technical assistance (TTA) focused on suicide prevention and mental health promotion. The candidate will have a broad range of TTA experience related to the public health approach to suicide prevention. Expertise in cross cutting approaches to suicide and violence prevention also required. This position will require the ability to provide TTA to diverse audiences working with state and national partners.
Manage fast-paced projects of moderate to high complexity, including effective budget management, quality management, and staff management
Communicate regularly with clients and internal team members to gather feedback, sustain project momentum, and respond to day-to-day needs
Monitor, coordinate, and provide work direction to assigned project staff and/or subcontractors, including review of their work to ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to quality standards, policies, and procedures
Cultivate and manage client relationships, including management of internal and external politics
Manage client expectations on a project or strategic level, including handling escalation on stakeholder/external issues
Based on client needs, design and facilitate processes and materials which translate research and best practices for work sessions, professional development and/or training for clients
Support new business development efforts, including proposal writing, and position work to capitalize on future business opportunities
Creation and dissemination of communication strategies on suicide prevention and mental health promotion
Master of Public Health required and an additional degree in a mental health profession preferred
A minimum of 7- 12 years’ experience in mental health promotion, prevention, and/or public health, with a specific focus on providing capacity-building training and technical assistance around evidence-based public health program design and implementation for suicide prevention
Cross-cutting TTA subject matter expertise
Understanding of messaging and how to develop messages around suicide prevention and other related public health issues
Experience providing TTA on a variety of topics, including developing and implementing programs that meet the unique needs of specific populations, including Service members, veterans and their families; LGBTQ2S youth; and American Indian/Alaska Natives
Demonstrated connections with national suicide prevention networks
Experience working with federal clients such as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Prior experience in non-profit, philanthropic, university, or mission-driven environment.
A strong business development acumen
Candidates hired for the position might initially start working remotely but will ultimately have the option to work remotely or from one of AIR’s office locations in the following metro areas: Washington, DC, North Bethesda/Rockville, Chicago, Boston, Oakland or Austin (TX).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at [email protected] or call 202.403.5000.
Internal Number: 11643
About American Institutes for Research
Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance, both domestically and internationally, in the areas of education, health, and workforce productivity.