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20 Sep 2022

School Network Staff JED High School Implementation Manager

The JED Foundation

Job Description

High School Advisor – Implementation Manager (National Field Position)

This is a remote position.

The High School Advisor (HSA) is an individual with public health, implementation science, or systems change expertise and experience who works with high schools and districts to implement technical assistance that reduces suicide and improves student mental health. He/She/They will work closely with their external high school and district level contacts for 30-40 schools and internally will partner with High School Advisor colleagues and the Design and Impact team. In this role, your daily work will be communication with faculty and administration to drive the meaningful impact of the JED program but will not have regular student engagement.

The successful HSA will:
  • Manage a portfolio of 30-40 schools/districts, all at various implementation stages of the JED High School Program;
  • Provide effective provision of ongoing technical assistance as schools implement strategic plans;
  • Create and track all school-related implementation documentation, including collecting and providing timely and accurate data to the Design and Impact team.

Key Responsibilities

Relationship Building and Advising Support
  • Build relationships with school/districts contacts within the assigned portfolio;
  • Assist schools in developing and executing strategic plans and measuring the efficacy of the mental health promotion efforts they implement;
  • Provide ongoing support to participating JED High School schools on mental health promotion, suicide, and substance use programming, services, and policies;
  • Serve as a resource consultant to schools, districts, and to the JED staff;
  • Create presentations and reports for various internal and external audiences.
Assessment, Data Analysis, and Reporting
  • Analyze student data of assigned schools/districts to inform support provided to schools;
  • Draft feedback reports and executive summaries for school stakeholders;
  • Aid schools/districts in the ongoing assessment of their efforts. Benchmark the work of schools/districts against a measurement rubric;
  • Utilized Salesforce to record and codify contacts with participating schools to track progress, types of intervention, and utilization of resources.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Minimum of master’s level training in public health, public policy, social work, school administration, or related field required. Individuals with an MPH, MPP, or early to mid-career PhD/PsyD/EdDs are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with adolescent populations in education, policy, healthcare, or community settings is required.
  • Experience working with high school administration within a high school and across a district leading programs
  • Experience in research and evaluation methodology is strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal communication.
  • Strong written communication; excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, including comfort with establishing new partnerships.


This is a remote position. The High School Advisor must have the ability and desire to travel to high school campuses (generally in the Northeast region, but may be national), conferences, and the JED headquarters office in NYC as needed (25% travel).

About The Jed Foundation

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

How to Apply

Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff.