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Careers with the Ryan Bartel Foundation

Mental Wellness Program Director 

Part Time


Ryan Bartel Foundation, a 501.c.3 non-profit located in Loudoun County, VA with a mission to prevent youth suicide, seeks an accomplished and compassionate leader with a focus on positive mental health to lead, manage and help deliver core mental wellness programs for teens and adults.  This role is responsible for core program functions, including strategy, planning and oversight, curriculum updates, training, delivery, and goal management in coordination with the ED and the Mental Health Advisory Board. 

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Program Director will serve as a key resource to the Foundation regarding youth suicide prevention best practices and will be accountable for providing leadership, design, planning, implementation, measurement, and oversight of the Foundation’s programs to improve the wellbeing of families in the community. 


This is a part-time position up to 25 hrs per week, part remote and part in person for program delivery in Loudoun County VA and surrounding counties. This position is well suited for mental health professionals, social workers, human services experts and general mental wellness practitioners who can:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in youth and family mental wellness

  • Partner with the Mental Health Advisory Board to analyze the effectiveness of the existing programs and identify opportunities to strengthen and increase their impact

  • Conduct program curriculum reviews to ensure effective and relevant evidence led practices are leveraged and implemented

  • Manage the creation, implementation, and delivery of the Foundation program curriculum

  • Evaluate existing programs and identify gaps in effectively addressing teen mental health and well-being in the community

  • Identify key performance indicators, program evaluation and opportunities for continuous program growth and improvement

  • Monitor program outcomes to ensure they align with strategic plan and grant requirements.  Provide insight into evaluation best practices and recommend adjustments to current model.

  • Assist with the development of the Foundation’s youth mental wellness narrative for use in grants proposals, sponsorship requests and other funding opportunities

  • Attend community events as needed to represent the Foundation and build community relationships and partners 


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university or college, post graduate professional license.

  • 8 - 10 years' work experience in mental health and well-being initiatives

  • Expertise in youth and family mental health 

  • Non-profit experience preferred

  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to develop resources on youth mental health and well-being

  • Proven ability to effectively manage operations' plans, and track goals and outcomes

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise decision-making authority

  • Proficiency with Google suite

  • Able to pass background check

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. You will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the overall business objectives of the Foundation.


All candidates, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, persons of any gender identity and people of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. RBF is committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting its staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Contact Val Walters at

Marketing Coordinator

Part Time to Full Time

Ryan Bartel Foundation, a 501.c.3 nonprofit located in Loudoun County, needs a compassionate, energetic, and enthusiastic team member to assist with a range of marketing and communication duties that support  the programs, events and activities of the Foundation.

The Marketing Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director to assist in meeting the goals and objectives as set forth by the Foundation’s strategic plan. 

This person is responsible for communicating and marketing through several different media channels (social media, website, online newsletters, etc) and exploring communication trends and opportunities. 

Minimum of 3 years marketing experience, with proven experience in branding, promotion, and analytics. 


This is a dynamic position, and each day will bring new responsibilities, new challenges, and new opportunities.  


Essential Job Functions

  • Help manage all social media sites by keeping them active and dynamic.

  • Help manage the content of our website to ensure it is current, dynamic, relevant and in step with all our activities.

  • Create marketing content including promotional flyers, social media posts, emails etc.

  • Create and implement general marketing communications plans to support programs and events.

  • Assist with public relations including research, writing draft press releases, etc.

  • Report and analyze website traffic and social media engagement

  • Maintain and strengthen overall brand in all forms of media 

  • Review campaign analytics on an ongoing basis and generate monthly reports.

  • Support donor management and partnerships with other nonprofit, professional, civic and business organizations.

  • Collaborate with Foundation leadership, Board of Directors, volunteers, and clients.

  • General Foundation assistance as defined by the Executive Director.


Knowledge, Skills & Requirements

  • Creative and technical writing skills.

  • Strong creative skills in the design of flyers, social media posts etc. Photography and Video skills a bonus.

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PPT), Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop or web content management platforms a bonus.

  • Keen eye for detail and ability to produce high quality content.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, coordinate and manage several projects at the same time

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. You will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the overall business objectives of the Foundation.

Ryan Bartel Foundation ( is a growing nonprofit located in Loudoun County, Virginia whose mission is to prevent youth suicide through awareness, upstream educational programs and activities that support and empower youth, families and the community-at-large. Foundation programs are focused on building acceptance, connection, resiliency, and hope. 

All candidates, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, persons of any gender identity and people of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. RBF is committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting its staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information or to apply contact Val Walters at  or 571-207-8764

Teen Workshop Facilitator

The Ryan Bartel Foundation’s teen workshops are grounded in evidence-led practices in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through a 6 weeks series. The workshop facilitator is responsible for organizing and leading assigned student workshops. Facilitators describe workshop concepts to students, prepare workshop materials, and keep necessary workshop records.


The Workshop Facilitator works with the teens to provide leadership within the program through high quality, dynamic workshop facilitation, and structured coaching of proven skills such as creating community, exploring Identity, finding acceptance, defining healthy relationships, improving communication, and using healthy coping skills. 



  • Ability to consistently work flexible hours on weeknights. Ideal candidates will commit to a regular teaching schedule of 1-2 times weekly

  • Must be able to form strong connections with other people and have an understanding of and a compassion for the lives of low income families and/or those that struggle with mental health.

  • Must be able to form a professional connection with parents and teens so that they feel a commitment to the programs and their peers.

  • Ensure curriculum fidelity by facilitating the curriculum as designed and developing a mastery of the content

  • Ensure teens are building competency in the skills taught in the curriculum

  • Maintain a working knowledge of community resources that may be helpful to give out to parents.

  • Plan and coordinate with co-leaders of workshops to determine best presenters for each activity/responsibility and other curriculum needs before and throughout the workshop series.

  • Maintain accurate workshop data, including attendance rosters, pre/post surveys, and other reporting documents

  • Administer surveys at the first and last workshop to support the data collection requirements of funding agencies

  • Aid in on-going program development and stay current with curriculum updates by attending training sessions, participating in peer reviews, and providing feedback to the Program Manager and Executive Director

Required Qualifications


  • A Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience providing mental health treatment to children and families is REQUIRED.

  • Strong history of education/training in the areas of teen learning, teen programs, and/or the facilitation of educational programs for teens.



  • Works in the community mental health field

  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) required

    • Resident in training for LCSW, QMHP – Child/Adolescent, School Behavior Specialist or Therapeutic Day Treatment, Crisis Worker or Crisis Stabilization Technician, Intensive In-Home Clinician or Home-Based Therapist, Community-Based Specialist, Mental Health Skill Builder or Behavioral Health Management Group Leader, Case Manager for Mental Health or Behavioral Health Case Management, or other related experience REQUIRED

  • Prior experience in public speaking and good presentation skills

  • Prior experience working with teens 

  • Prior experience providing skills coaching 

  • Prior experience in the facilitation and/or co-facilitation of educational programs for teens 



  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of youth and family interventions

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of basic interviewing and assessment skills

  • Knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of service plans

  • Knowledge and skills in teaching teens, anger management, and social skills

  • Knowledge and skills in crisis intervention

  • Knowledge of the suicide screening process

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Knowledge of human services personnel roles and relevant community resources

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, and other service providers

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing

  • Candidate must meet eligibility for employment through successful criminal and central registry checks


*Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor of Mental Health (LPCC) 

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)

  • Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)

  • Licensed Master Social Worker - Advanced Generalist (LMSW - AG)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Professionals pursuing licensure and Masters Degrees 


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Program Intern

Program intern will learn both project and program skills. You will report directly to the Executive Director and get firsthand experience in how a non-profit operates. You’ll work with one or more of the following programs, including The FORT, FORTitude Teen Meet up, FORTitude Workshops, FORTitude Parental Panels. At times, you may be asked to support the Communications Manager.



Interns work on a variety of projects such as program development and delivery, grants research, and fundraising projects. Some of the common skills required include: 

  • Administrative and data entry support

  • Assisting with virtual and in-person event planning and coordination

  • Design/creative projects

  • Communications, outreach, and marketing support

  • Data collection and evaluation

  • Assisting program facilitation with teens

  • Other duties may be assigned as needed



  • High School graduate

  • Excellent writing, email etiquette, editing skills

  • Ability to work in a flexible environment

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and reliable

  • Able to work independently and take initiative

  • Basic knowledge of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Zoom

  • Excellent technical skills and social media savvy

  • Desirable but not required skills:

    • Experience setting up zoom meetings

    • Video editing experience 

    • Student leadership experience


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Marketing & Communications Intern

Marketing Interns will gain hands-on experience in nonprofit marketing operations including social media, content marketing, email marketing, special event planning and fundraising.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Creating marketing content including flyers, social media posts, videos, etc.

  • Assisting with communications materials by researching studies and statistics

  • Identifying outlets to share programs and events

  • Supporting alliances with other organizations

  • Collaborating with Foundation leadership, volunteers and clients

  • General Foundation assistance as defined by the Marketing Manager

Relevant majors include: Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Business, Communications, Design and related fields.

The Ryan Bartel Foundation works closely with each intern to customize the internship experience to help students excel in their chosen field of study. Hours and internship parameters are flexible. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

We seek interns who are empathetic towards young people with mental health and wellness challenges and who are willing to wear many hats to help out the nonprofit wherever needed.

No prior experience necessary and Ryan Bartel Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Val Walters at

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