Assistant Mental Health Director

Open Until Filled

Job Code: 43-1011 Status: Full-time, term 4/30/27

Exempt: Exempt Location: Health Services

Department: Mental Health Reports to: Mental Health Director

SUMMARY: The Assistant Mental Health Director will assist the Mental Health Director in the coordination and delivery of services, staff and program management, coordinating communications, assisting in the development and organization of all reports and grant management, specifically the Zero Suicide Initiative and the Akwesasne Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Program and budgets. The goal will be to help facilitate the effective management of the program according to the organization’s and NYSOMH standards.


• Apply good knowledge of office routines and procedures, as well as the knowledge of the organization, grants and programs directed by the MH Director

• Assist MH Director and Grant Coordinator with planning and coordination of the program and its activities, with a particular focus on managing the program’s Suicide Prevention grants

• Assist with development and ensure implementation of policies and practices

• Preparing documentation for grants and other funding sources

• Managing online resources and assisting with remote and telehealth services

• Assisting Mental Health Director with management of administrative staff

• Attending staff meetings and grantee meetings and taking minutes

• Attending trainings in the field of behavioral health, including suicide prevention, intervention and postvention

• Participating in the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment and Suicide Prevention Committee meetings and activities as a representative of MH

• Assist with Quality Assurance, compliance, quality improvement and incident reporting.

• Responding to emails and answering calls

• Typing letters and reports as may be required from time to time

• Proofreading and making copies of documents

• Assisting in the planning and overseeing significant events

• Assisting in managing the budget for grants as well as for special and routine events

• Acting as a liaison between different departments in Health Services

• Relaying internal emails to staff

• Reserving equipment and conference rooms for presentations and in-office meetings

• Oversee program/grant data collection, recording and reporting

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Health, Human Services or Business-related field

• 2 years of experience in office management, human services, behavioral health or business

• Mohawk Language an asse


• Excellent organizational skills

• Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting.

• Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office and knowledge of electronic health records.

• Strong interpersonal, communication and administration skills are essential.

• A compassionate, inspiring individual, who embraces high standards, effectively leads change and who strives for continuous improvement.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.