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Training Coordinator, Mental Health First Aid Program

Title: Training Coordinator, Mental Health First Aid Program
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Location: Miami-Dade County, FL
Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000 (non-negotiable)

Position Summary


The Training Coordinator’s duties include, but are not limited to, growing Gang Alternative, Inc.’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program in Miami-Dade County. The Training Coordinator is responsible for managing, designing, developing, coordinating and conducting (in-person and virtual) training in Mental Health First Aid and other related disciplines.

S/he is responsible for aligning with all of GA’s trauma-focused behavioral health and substance abuse prevention programming.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Maintaining responsibility for program planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting activities.
  • Conducting outreach to identify training participants by marketing training to the public.
  • Developing content for recruitment campaigns to promote program growth.
  • Coordinate MHFA training courses including coordinating dates and locations, sourcing and booking venues, and ensuring training materials and equipment are prepared in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilizing creative and engaging methodologies for recruitment and training purposes.
  • Facilitating all MHFA and associated trainings as an instructor.
  • Creating training schedules with multiple cohorts per month.
  • Tracking and preparing reports on training outcomes.
  • Gathering and evaluating information from staff and training participants on previous training to identify weaknesses and areas that need improvement.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with diverse constituents and audiences around Miami-Dade County.
  • Liaising with relevant organizations and members of the public on matters relating to the MHFA Program.
  • Attending webinars/seminar and meetings to learn new training methods and techniques and use the knowledge to prepare and coordinate future training sessions.
  • Recommending training materials and methods, order and maintain in-house training equipment and supplies and manage the budget set for MHFA training.
  • Responding to inquiries from community members.
  • Undertaking projects relating to the MHFA program.
  • Ensuring compliance with grant requirements/obligations.
  • Designing and drafting internal and external memoranda, written reports (including those to the funder), and other products as relevant to the program.
  • Managing the implementation of the organization’s plan to provide MHFA in concert with its substance abuse prevention and addiction crisis intervention model as it relates to in-school and community-based services to children and their families.
  • Promoting and fostering a team culture which is client-centered, and solutions focused.
  • Ensuring that program target is met or exceeded.
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices within the MHFA arena as it relates to substance abuse and violence prevention and intervention.
  • Maintaining and practicing a commitment to mental health literacy
  • Attending meetings with affinity groups, particularly those involved in substance abuse and violence prevention and intervention representing the organization in a professional manner.
  • Overseeing the development and employment of all necessary processes and systems required for implementation of the program efficiently and with fidelity.
  • Promoting an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment where all participants will be assured that they can and will be heard.
  • Keeping supervisor informed of day-to-day activities, significant events or conditions impacting on participants and/or staff well-being, team safety, and office operations.
  • Serving as an Ambassador of Gang Alternative, Inc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree preferred) from an accredited college or University in Education, Communications, Public Health, Social Work or closely related discipline required.
  • Current certification as a Mental Health First Aider or MHFA Instructor is preferred. If not currently certified as an instructor, candidate must be able to pass instructor certification course within 30 days of hiring.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a training instructor.
  • Candidate should have benefitted from/participated in MHFA training within the last two years (preferred).
  • Knowledge of the mental health field.
    • Demonstration of a non-stigmatizing attitude towards mental illness.
  • An understanding of, and an interest in, mental health problems.
  • Familiarity with mental health terminology would be an advantage.
  • Excellent time management skills, facilitation skills, public speaking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing and presentation software (including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of traditional and non-traditional training methods and techniques.
  • Knowledgeable about learning management systems, instructional design and e-learning platforms.
  • Excellent, leadership and interpersonal organization skills.
  • Experience organizing workshops, seminars or similar functions.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedules as deemed necessary including weekends and evenings.
  • Proven work history with exceptional reliability and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Proven ability to provide management with data needed to prepare federal grant reports and other correspondence required by funder.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Ability to take a collaborative, team-oriented approach.
  • Extended knowledge of community and social services in Miami-Dade County.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • This position may require independent travel between workstation and other sites. Consequently, the incumbent must always maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle during
  • Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including
  • Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
  • Gang Alternative, Inc. is a Drug-Free Workplace.




 Gang Alternative, Inc. will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, health, 403b and vacation benefits.

Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.



This position shall have access to information in a personnel and client’s record only to the extent that such information is required to carry out job duties. Any information obtained will only be used by or disclosed to those who have a need to know to ensure the provision of quality client care. Staff and client information is to be held strictly confidential.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed.


They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties required of personnel so

classified. Responsibilities, knowledge, skill, abilities and working conditions may be supplemented or revised at any time.

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