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Mental Health Policy Research Fellow | Job Description

As an action-oriented think tank, Sagamore builds and implements solutions to society’s biggest problems. We advance our mission across three lanes of action: ideas, innovations, and investments. Ideas expand our possibilities, innovations put those ideas to work, and investments are how we sustain both. To learn more, visit our website

We are seeking a Research Fellow, Mental Health Policy to support the Indiana Mental Health Roundtable at Sagamore Institute. Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch launched the Roundtable in 2021 to address one of the state’s biggest challenges—1 in 5 Hoosiers struggle with mental health issues yet many do not feel safe to seek help. The Roundtable convenes a diverse and dedicated group of corporate and civic partners seeking to increase awareness, acceptability, and affordability of mental health services. Interested candidates should be self-directed problem solvers motivated to make a difference, demonstrating excellence, humility, curiosity and grit in their personal and professional experiences.

Position Title: Research Fellow, Mental Health Policy
Reports To: President
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Flexible (Indiana-based)

Job Functions: The Research Fellow is required to perform a range of duties, including:

Research, Writing and Communications

  • Conduct research on current and emerging mental health policies, innovations, and initiatives; compile research for consumption by Roundtable Members and the public via the IMHR website, social media channels, printed collateral and other mediums
  • Produce actionable insights and recommendations for the Roundtable from the overwhelming activity and dialogue occurring around mental health services in the US
  • Help IMHR become the go-to source for information about mental health in Indiana by compiling event summaries, directories and related materials
  • Engage with nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies contributing mental health solutions to be featured on IMHR’s marketplace connecting funders and service providers
  • Identify and populate data onto MetaCX, a web platform designed designed to align stakeholders around complex challenges


  • Support Sagamore staff in producing IMHR events and engagement opportunities
  • Provide research and writing support to other policy initiatives at Sagamore Institute, as requested

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of work, internship, or volunteer experience in a related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Direct experience in mental health or policy fields preferred
  • Good communication, administrative, and organizational skills
  • Self-starter comfortable working in a fast-moving and entrepreneurial environment

 Compensation and Benefits: Sagamore Institute offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including base salary, 401k, health, life, dental and disability insurance benefits.

Application Process: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


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