Manager, Chapter Mobilization

Job Description

Position Title:  Manager, Chapter Mobilization
Status:  Full Time
FLSA:  Exempt
Location: Flexible, Washington, DC preferred



The Manager of Chapter Mobilization will lead Active Minds in efforts to strategically mobilize thousands of diverse students (i.e. chapters and student networks) as volunteers to respond to calls to action for mental health. This work includes effective management of the two bodies of student leaders who work closely with Active Minds National: the Student Advisory Committee (a group of 13-15 regional-based student leaders who closely advise the work of Active Minds) and Active Minds Student Ambassadors (a 50+ group of chapter leaders who represent Active Minds chapters throughout the country who are highly engaged and active in their advocacy efforts).  The Manager of Chapter Mobilization works collaboratively with other members of the Chapters Team, including the managers of Chapter Onboarding, Chapter Membership, and Chapter Partnerships. This position currently reports to the VP of Community Initiatives.



Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Through our presence in more than 1,000 high school and college campuses, communities, and workplaces, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother, Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. We approach our work with a racial equity lens and are committed to the continued process of being and becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive organization. Through our many programs, we are changing social norms and behaviors related to mental health across the country.



  • Management of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and Active Minds Student Ambassadors (AMSA): Embrace and fully operationalize Active Minds’ vision for the SAC and AMSA with an eye towards ensuring those students are responsive to calls to action from Active Minds and effective in their roles.
  • Development of a Comprehensive Chapter Mobilization Model: Develop, strengthen, and sustain a robust, innovative regionally-based student mobilization model that routinely empowers at least 1,000 students to respond to any given call to action. 
  • Strategic Growth: Strive for year over year growth of the pool of highly responsive chapters through effective outreach, relationship building, and compelling opportunities to be involved with the mental health movement.
  • Stakeholder Responsiveness: Ensure that the student leadership bodies are highly representative of the audiences Active Minds serves, inclusive of college/university students and K-12 students.
  • Cross-Team Collaboration: Actively listen internally for opportunities for student leaders to guide Active Minds’ future programming for students and chapters. Engage students for feedback and participation on behalf of cross team goals, projects, and initiatives.
  • Alignment with Strategic Goals for the Chapters Team: Support colleagues with moving forward strategic objectives that require student involvement. 
  • Evaluation and Research: Work collaboratively with the Research and Evaluation Team to document Active Minds’ impact through rigorous internal and external evaluation and research.
  • Administration: Manage budgets; maintain and track organized records in the organization-wide CRM system, Salesforce; and participate in cross-department committees and initiatives.


  • Demonstrated experience overseeing young adult engagement towards a specific goal
  • Highly organized and goal-oriented
  • Experience in program management ideally building and scaling programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to deliver effective presentations and trainings and write reports and business correspondence
  • Knowledge of or experience with mental health as a field
  • A collaborative approach and team-oriented style, able to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals
  • Belief that equity and social justice are important and driven to listen, reflect, and act on this belief
  • Advocate for social entrepreneurship and a believer in young people making an impact

Minimum salary for this position is $60,000 and comes with a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick time; paid federal holidays and office-wide mental health days; health, dental and vision coverage; and 401(k) matching. The starting pay for this position is equal to others at the same level throughout the organization. Candidates whose experience meets both the minimum and preferred qualifications may be considered for a starting salary that exceeds the current amount.



Active Minds is a place where every employee matters. We value diverse perspectives, radical authenticity, and a community-driven approach. We dream big, offering flexibility to staff while we work to achieve our mission. As such, we are proud to offer competitive salaries and benefits and an environment that is friendly to remote working and work/life balance.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter through this application form.


Active Minds is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is important to us to reflect the communities we serve. Active Minds thus recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes our staff regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.