Job Opportunities

Central Office

Communications Specialist – MH Program Administrator I (Posted 9/24/20)

This position is in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Outreach and Planning and reports to the Director of Planning and Communications. This position is responsible for internal and external communications to help further the mission and goals of the agency. This position is responsible for the writing and design of monthly internal and external newsletters and weekly updates to the DMH web site and intranet. This position maintains contact and works with DMH Bureaus and Programs to identify and promote relevant information about services and activities through internal and external communications. This position is responsible for all social media activities, such as planning and developing social media outreach, graphics, and messaging. Duties also include photography and videography as needed at events and for awareness campaigns and other outreach activities. This position acts as a primary contact for media relations, including writing and distributing press releases and columns to local and statewide media and responding to media inquiries in a timely manner.  Deadline to apply is October 9, 2020. 

Outreach Coordinator for the Mississippi State Opioid Response Project (Posted 9/18/20)

The contract worker position for the Outreach Coordinator for the SOR II project is housed within the BOP. The BOP is responsible for the agency’s strategic planning process including the MDMH Strategic Plan and the Legislative Budget Office Five Year Plan. The Bureau also oversees internal and external communications, public awareness campaigns, external trainings, suicide prevention, and a variety of special projects. To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Toni Johnson via email at by 5:00 P.M. CST on October 2, 2020. Resumes received after this date and time will not be considered for this position. The start date for this contract is estimated to be November 2, 2020 with an end date of September 30, 2022.


For additional job opportunities, please visit the web sites for the DMH-operated program locations in your area:

Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield

East Mississippi State Hospital in Meridian

North Mississippi State Hospital in Tupelo

South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis

Central Mississippi Residential Center in Newton

Specialized Treatment Facility in Gulfport

Mississippi Adolescent Center in Brookhaven (web site currently under construction)

Boswell Regional Center in  Magee

Hudspeth Regional Center in Whitfield

North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford

Ellisville State School in Ellisville

South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach