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Director of Belonging

SC Infant Mental Health Association



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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Position Type: FTE

Location: South Carolina preferred

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This position will be part of a collaborative team focused on capacity building efforts within SCIMHA and with external partners through the coordination and promotion of SCIMHA’s infant and early childhood mental health internal and external DEIB work. The Director of Belonging is a key role in SCIMHA’s work to deepen understanding and application of the intersection between IECMH and DEIB across child-and family-serving sectors in South Carolina. The Director of Belonging will have the unique opportunity to develop and execute programs and systems that strengthen SCIMHA's most important values; relationships and belonging.

Within this position, the Director of Belonging will:

  • Support SCIMHA in ensuring the Diversity Informed Tenets are embedded across all areas of our work and upholding the Tenets in workforce development programs and initiatives
  • Lead SCIMHA’s Reflective Supervision team, grow RS in the state & provide RS
  • Partner with identified SCIMHA staff to develop, participate in, and support SCIMHA’s DEIB Advisory Group
  • Participate in SCIMHA’s Leadership Team
  • Support development of formal and informal mentorship, professional development and training opportunities for staff
  • Work alongside SCIMHA leadership on HR related issues including hiring and co-creation and management of continuous quality feedback and evaluation cycles to inform organizational and staff level growth and development needs.
  • Work alongside SCIMHA leadership to support organization operations, strategic planning, and growth.
  • Provide and coordinate equity, diversity, inclusivity, and belonging trainings to the IECMH Workforce
  • Lead efforts to begin a statewide BIPOC Affinity Group for early childhood serving professionals.
  • Support the development of practices and policies which assure accessibility of all SCIMHA programs and services by diverse populations, including, but not limited to: IECMH professionals from all sectors and disciplines; professionals, young children, and families from all race, ethnic, and cultural identities, persons with or without visible or invisible disabilities, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, and geographic representations.


  • Work with CEO, DEIB Advisory Group and SCIMHA staff to identify and address gaps and needs in practices that promote diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging.
  • Provide group and individual reflective supervision to child-and family-serving professionals.
  • Work with SCIMHA staff to identify opportunities to further promote or improve equity, diversity, inclusiveness and belonging within SCIMHA and the IECMH workforce and develop strategies and action steps to reach short- and long-term goals.
  • Ensure the implementation of surveys and other data gathering methods to inform DEIB-related gaps and needs.
  • Foster relationships among SCIMHA staff and the broader IECMH community
  • Provide Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health presentations at conferences and to SCIMHA partner agencies statewide.
  • Support professional development activities across the state to increase professionals’ capacity to promote IECMH equity, diversity, and inclusiveness awareness and growth.
  • Assist in the development of resources, products, and processes aimed at increasing awareness and interest in IECMH equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Seek funding to support DEIB programs and activities.


  • 5+ years-experience in nonprofit leadership; preferred in IECMH, human services, social work, early childhood, or related field with a significant focus in equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Experience in visible, outward facing leadership position building and maintaining relationships with organizational partners.
  • Experience building team unity and culture of belonging inside organizations.
  • Effective leadership skills, experience in working in collaborative environments, excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of characteristics, service needs, and programming for target population
  • Knowledge and experience in reflective practice. Experience as a Reflective Supervisor required.
  • Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusivity principles and practices for infant and early childhood professionals
  • Experience effectively delivering training, coaching and other professional development experiences for child-and family-serving professionals.
  • Minimum of three years-experience in infant and early childhood mental health field.
  • Hold or qualified to seek IMH Endorsement®
  • Knowledge and/or experience in multiple systems working with infants, toddlers and young children (i.e., early intervention, early care and education, child welfare, home visiting, mental health).
  • Excellent coaching, teaching and instruction skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • High degree of comfort and competency in using MS Office Suite, Outlook and zoom.

SCIMHA is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and lived experience. SCIMHA is constantly striving to create an environment where all people can bring their authentic selves to work and feel safe, welcomed, valued and respected. SCIMHA is allied with communities of color and continued study of institutional racism and systemic oppression.

Salary and benefits offered commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • reflective supervision: 2 years (Required)
  • infant mental health: 2 years (Required)
  • DEIB: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote