Director of Mental Health Education

Grant Halliburton Foundation
March 6, 2024
3000 Pegasus Park Drive, Dallas, TX
Job Type
Salary Range
$65,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience)


Join our team and be part of the dynamic and positive work environment at Grant Halliburton Foundation, a Dallas-based nonprofit working to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promote better mental health; and help prevent suicide.

Position Summary

The director of mental health education is a full-time position responsible for driving the vision for the Foundation’s educational programs, setting and managing departmental objectives and goals, capturing data and measuring program outcomes, managing and leading the education team, and facilitating educational presentations in public and private schools, community agencies and other organizations serving children, teens, young adults, and adults. Other responsibilities include various supporting roles related to the organization’s annual mental health conference, fundraising events and other special projects.

Preferred candidates will be self-motivated, collaborative, strong leaders who want to make a difference in the lives of young people while helping direct the programs of a growing organization in a fast-paced, rewarding office environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Management of education team members, including supervision, guidance, prioritization of work, and annual performance reviews
  • Delivering educational presentations to students, educators, parents, and professionals on mental health, suicide prevention, resilience, and other issues that impact youth mental health
  • Planning and oversight of the Thrive Strategy, a comprehensive strategy for infusing mental, social, and emotional health into the school environment
  • Leading the team’s outreach efforts to develop relationships with new schools and community organizations for educational presentations and partnerships
  • Creation, development, and coordination of program curriculum, presentations, and Thrive Strategy
  • Evaluating and documenting program outcome measurements for future funding opportunities
  • Oversight and involvement in community partnerships and collaborations
  • Leading mental health conference planning and execution

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a helping profession (counseling, psychology, social work, education, or related field)
  • Field experience working with clients or in another role related to mental health as well as experience working in education in some capacity
  • Commitment to agency vision, core values, and mission
  • Superior program management skills and experience managing a team of direct reports
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Solid writing and editing skills, including impeccable grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to relate positively to children, teens and adults in a multi-cultural, pluralistic community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for effective interaction with school clients, staff, donors, volunteers, and community partners
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Physical Requirements

The Grant Halliburton Foundation Director of Mental Health Education must have the ability to spend time seated, the dexterity to perform computer keyboard functions, the ability to stand for long periods of time, and the ability to lift 50 pounds to carry and distribute materials to the community and set up and break down program materials.

The employee must have reliable transportation and be willing to drive distances between 25 to 50 miles in a day for mental health presentations.

FLSA: Exempt - Salaried; Full Time

Reports to: President

Compensation: $65,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience)

About Grant Halliburton Foundation

Grant Halliburton Foundation is committed to helping young people – and the adults in their lives – know the symptoms of mental illness and understand the importance of getting help.

Through a number of programs and collaborative community initiatives, the Foundation is working to educate people about adolescent mental health and suicide prevention, encourage those who are struggling, and engage the community in making it easier for people to get the help they need.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Grant Halliburton Foundation. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Only submissions with cover letters will be reviewed. No calls, please!

Application Instructions

Send your cover letter and resume to Only submissions with cover letters will be reviewed. No calls, please.

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