Full Job Description
Do you want to learn how to improve the world? Ever wonder what it would be like to get in at the ground level working in tandem with a transformative organization just as they started growing rapidly while working to positively impact the lives of 1000's, 100,000's or 1,000,000s?? At Ignite Mental Health we're mobilizing, supporting and uniting world-class mental health entrepreneurs/organizations while concurrently mobilizing students at scale, to achieve Three Utopian Mental Health Goals focused on college and high school campuses. Using this novel approach we're working to make the impossible inevitable; helping build and scale breakthrough organizations and movements to be as impactful as Facebook and Google but which address the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health! Become a member of a student run mission-driven team which grew rapidly from the Harvard and MIT communities (with the help of the Harvard Innovation Labs Venture Incubation Program) to become a nationwide effort in just 9 months!! As a Mental Health Campus Advocate, you will perch atop a transformative organization and have the chance to join us on our journey seeking to transform mental health on US Campuses.
We are accepting applications from all US University and College campuses!
What will you get to do? / Responsibilities
Mental Health Campus Advocates are a talented group of highly capable Changemakers who electrify Ignite Mental Health's mission on US College Campuses. They join an active and engaged community of likeminded passionate peers from campuses throughout the United States who want to instigate change!
They have the opportunity to become influential figures for change on their campuses through creating relationships and working with with the Presidents of some of the largest student organizations, as well as the movers and shakers (influencers), on their campuses to mobilize and reach A LOT of students to instigate change!
They won't be hosting mental health stands, anti-stigma talks or providing peer support. They will be focused on acting as a connector, mobilizer and catalyst for change through mobilizing the support needed to achieve the change Ignite is working towards! Also likely lobbying various decision makers and engaging in advocacy type activities!
They are excited to work in non-traditional position where they are not tied to fixed position roles and responsibilities, but instead, following Ignite's lean impact and nimble-startup approach; where their outcomes may shift monthly and they're able to adapt and iterate their approach based on what's needed to achieve their campus's Monthly Mission! The exciting part of being part of the Ignite fam? Position titles don't equate to traditional job responsibilities -things change quickly, as too could your role!
They usually have the chance to join 1-2 other Changemakers at their University to GTD (Get Things Done!)
How much time would you invest?
On average, probably less than 10 hours a month. Unless, of course, you want to become more actively involved!
Passionate about mental health and helping improve others' lives
Great at, and interested in creating and maintaining relationships with all of the key movers and shakers on your campus; you're able to strike a conversation with anybody and maintain good relationships
Growth mindset, hungry to learn and apply new skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Comfortable with uncertainty, ambiguity, inefficient processes, lack of structure and pivots in strategy and outcomes (welcome to startup life!!). Excited to jump into a variety of activities in many different functional areas needed to achieve Monthly Missions (outcomes)
Leadership or other relevant experience
Involvement in extracurricular activities
Our ambition is to help build organizations, movements and products —unafraid of transforming traditional approaches—that tackle the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health.
Are you in? NB: This position is at a non-profit mental health organization and is non-compensated. Ignite Mental Health is a non-profit organization founded and run by Harvard students and incubated by the Harvard Innovation Labs VIP program. We are not a department of, nor owned or operated by Harvard University.
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When you click apply, the application asks 5 simple short answer questions and usually takes no longer than 5-10 minutes.