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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health External Affairs Coordinator in Villanova, Pennsylvania


Are you an experienced Projects Coordinator who is a compassionate team collaborator, putting people first, showing care and concern for all? Are you a servant leader with a passion for serving others? Are you looking for your “Occupassion,” not just working in a job but doing what you love? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being an Executive Affairs Coordinator has its Advantages

In this role, you will collaborate with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A unique opportunity where the work you perform will support Devereux’s Corporate Center and Centers throughout the country, resulting in contributions that have relevance to the provision of services to individuals;

  • Supportive team collegial work atmosphere delivering high quality, efficient and cost-effective responsive services to all department stakeholders.

  • The ability to act as a servant leader in a collaborative environment with supportive leadership, while having an opportunity to make a significant impact within our organization.

The Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health External Affairs office, located in Villanova, Pa., is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and creative professional to join our team. As Devereux’s External Affairs Coordinator , you will assist the the Senior Vice President of External Affairs/Chief Strategy Officer, providing project management and administrative support.

  • In this role, the External Affairs Coordinator will serve as a critical point of contact with key constituencies, including internal leaders as well as the Devereux Board of Trustees, major donors, elected officials and other valued stakeholders.

  • Specific tasks include work on a number of exciting and impactful endeavors, creating written product (case statements, donor reports, white papers, customized donor correspondence, etc.) and presentation materials, including slides.

  • Our ideal team is a great collaborator and creative and enthusiastic project manager who will excel in planning multiple initiatives and events concurrently.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for External Affairs/Chief Strategy Officer, the External Affairs Coordinator will:

  1. Work collaboratively with the SVP of External Affairs/Chief Strategy Officer, in planning and executing activities, that support the organization’s strategic plan;

  2. Serve as the project manager for special projects;

  3. Prepare and disseminate reports, emails and other routine, written communication for the SVP and National Director. Maintain calendar and schedules with understanding of priorities;

  4. Perform data collection, research and analysis as needed to support initiatives.

  5. Assist in meeting and event planning in support of both executives, including management of pre and post meeting communication (including agenda and minutes);

  6. Manage travel logistics, including itineraries and expenses;

  7. Attend and provide event support which may include on-site assistance.

Keywords: External Affairs, Development, Special Events, Project Management, Behavioral Health, Nonprofit.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Development or other related field; Additional technical training in fundraising strongly encouraged;

  2. Minimum of two years’ experience providing administrative and/or project support to a member of a senior management team, with preference given to a behavioral healthcare, human services, healthcare, clinical or university environment or development-related work, preferably in not-for-profit, health care or social services arena, database management and research;

  3. Superior written/oral communication skills, strong project management and organizational skills, analytic skills and mastery of standard office software;

  4. Must demonstrate professional demeanor with exceptional interpersonal skills, team player, and be able to make quick and accurate decisions independently; Ability to work with constantly changing priorities and multi-tasker, and have sound judgement and an ability to provide follow-up independently as required;

  5. Special events planning experience encouraged;

  6. May require minimal regional travel (Philadelphia, New York City);

  7. Able to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Must have a sense of urgency and be able to operate in a fluid environment with sensitivity to deadlines.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

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The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Requisition ID 2019-7590

Category Development

Position Type Full-Time