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MI-AIMH Executive Director

MI-AIMH is moving forward with its strategic plan to separate into two organizations: a state-focused organization (MI-AIMH) and one with a national/international focus, the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (Alliance).  An important step that the MI-AIMH leadership is taking is the search for a new Executive Director (ED) while the current ED moves to focus her time and energy on the development of the Alliance.  This exciting new opportunity will report to the Board of Directors and will be a regular 30 hour per week full-time role.

The Executive Director will possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Psychology (MA), Social Work (MSW), Education (MEd) or other relevant Master’s degree, as well as an earned and current Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor.

Candidate will have a minimum of 15 years work experience in the field of infant mental health, including cross systems and cross disciplinary work promoting infant mental health and responsibilities within MI-AIMH or a similar organization.

The candidate is also required to demonstrate:

1)     Strong leadership skills, e.g. well-organized, thoughtful, works well with others across disciplines and in multiple service arenas, communicates clearly

2)     Strong communication skills

3)     Financial responsibility and familiarity with fiscal matters

4)     Strong understanding of the training needs of the infant mental health community

5)     Ability to represent MI-AIMH within the early childhood community at large in Michigan, e.g. Early On, MIHV, Head Start, Great Start.

6)     Commitment to MI-AIMH’s mission


1)       Provide management and support of MI-AIMH staff

2)       Provide fiscal oversight of the organization

3)       Communicate regularly and work closely with the MI-AIMH Board President and Executive Board

4)       Represent MI-AIMH on infant and early childhood state policy and planning teams and national organizations, when appropriate

5)       Seek and obtain funding for MI-AIMH activities

6)       Assure that MI-AIMH offers the highest quality trainings to a multidisciplinary audience to promote infant mental health

7)       Assure quality and responsiveness of the MI-AIMH Endorsement within the community at large

8)       Represent MI-AIMH on the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health planning board

9)       Work with research faculty to secure funding for evidence based infant mental health intervention

10)    Other duties as assigned.

To apply on-line for this exciting opportunity, please simply select the link below and click on the “apply” button at the bottom of the posting.

Posted 7/14/2015