Healthy Transitions Project Director

Job description

Position Number 014238

Functional Title Healthy Transitions Project Director

Position Type Research

Position Summary

The Project Director (PD) - a grant funded position — manages the overall
scope of work for the program. The PD will work closely with other NC DMH/ DD/SAS Healthy Transitions team members, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure timeframes are met and outputs are delivered. The PD identifies implementation barriers as they arise and works with the state management team and local implementation teams to negotiate timely solutions. The position is likely to be stationed in western North Carolina. The PD will come to Raleigh (on a monthly basis) to meet face-to-face with the State Management Team. There will also be occasional out-of-state travel to training and conferences related to the grant.

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires a PhD in Social work, human services field (e.g. Psychology or Counseling), Public Health or related field of expertise; Or a Master's degree in one of the areas with 2-3 years experience.

The position requires 3 years' experience working in behavioral health, public health, or related human service field with at least 2 years' experience of overall responsibility for project management, coordination, and implementation.

Requires the candidate to be currently licensed in North Carolina - LCSW, LCSWA, LCPC, LPCA, LP, LPA, LCAS or LCSA-A; or license eligible.

Preferred Qualifications

1. A thorough knowledge of and experience in multiple child serving systems including education, child welfare, and juvenile justice.
2. Effective project management skills including setting goals and timelines; evaluating and monitoring progress; and engagement with multiple stakeholders in order to gain and maintain their focus on project overtime. Experience with overseeing Federal Grants.
3. Experience with understanding System of Care values and principles and knowledge of the Youth Guided approach.
4. Experience using data to problem-solve and develop a continuous quality improvement process across systems. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are needed.
5. Supervisory experience. Leadership, coaching, and team-building skills. Ability to manage conflict and work well with diverse workforce. Approachable, calm style encouraging open communication across stakeholders.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur after the interview process when the top candidate has been selected.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Center-Youth, Families & Community - 11504

Job Open Date 10/24/2018

For Best Consideration Date 11/05/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Time Limited

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
      • Yes
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    Posted: 10/30/2018
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