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Project Coordinator - Part Time

Friends DO Make a Difference Program


Colorado - Hybrid On-Site in Denver and Virtual

Anticipated Start Date

August 1, 2024


Salary range $20,000-$25,000 based on experience. NAAPIMHA is an equal opportunity employer.

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The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and redefine the mental health and well being of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander individuals and communities in the United States through training, programs, policy & advocacy, centering those with lived experience. NAAPIMHA envisions mental wellness for all people; a world where mental health is destigmatized and AANHPI individuals and communities are able to access the care and information they need for their well-being.


NAAPIMHA is seeking to find a part time (.5 FTE) project coordinator of the Friends DO Make a Difference youth program. This program serves Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian (AANHPI) high school students in the Denver Metro Region. This person will have an exciting opportunity to support AANHPI students in Denver and to shift perceptions of mental health in the AANHPI community.


The Mission of the Friends DO Make a Difference is to create emotionally healthy environments for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students recognizing that friends DO make a difference. Objectives of the program include: increasing student’s leadership capacity to talk about mental health, providing a safe space for students to talk about mental health and other issues, finding creative solutions to healing, and helping students claim their identity as a source of strength.


This position is grant funded and will start in Summer of 2024 and will conclude in Spring of 2025. Project and position may have opportunity to be extended based on future funding.


The part time program coordinator will help support the program through a variety of tasks including:

  • Student Recruitment for 2024 Cohort

  • Developing and Distributing Communication Materials for Participating Students

  • Identifying and Coordinating Guest Speakers for Program

  • Supporting Learning Sessions for Students based off of Friends DO Make a Difference Curriculum

  • Planning and Coordinating Student Community Building Outings

  • Helping Plan a Friends DO Make a Difference Conference for Grant Period

  • Supporting Students in Planning and Implementing Community Project

  • Supporting with Program Evaluations and Grant Reporting

  • Supporting with Grant Applications


The ideal candidate will have the following qualities: 

  • Lives in the Denver Metro Region

  • Experience working with youth

  • Familiarity with mental health field and resources

  • Familiarity with the Denver AANHPI community 

  • Understanding of mental health and the intersection of AANHPI cultures and identities

  • Comfort presenting about mental health and advocating in the AANHPI community

  • Project coordination experience

  • Community relationship building

  • Grant writing experience

  • Passion for working with students, mental health, and community building.


Salary range $20,000-$25,000 based on experience. NAAPIMHA is an equal opportunity employer.


Workplace culture plays a pivotal role in fostering mental wellness, a cornerstone of NAAPIMHA's vision for a society where mental health is destigmatized and accessible to all.

At NAAPIMHA we strive to cultivate a workplace culture that prioritizes open dialogue, support networks, and access to mental health resources. We work hard to empower employees to seek the care and information necessary for their wellness. This not only enhances individual productivity and satisfaction but also contributes to a broader societal shift towards a more compassionate and supportive approach to mental health.


Send cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2024 and our team will respond by July 20, 2024.

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