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Program Specialist

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Program Specialist

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Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships engages in partnerships for healthy children and families by bridging research, policy, and practice. The Center’s mission is to build the capacity of families, service providers, researchers, teachers, and communities to ensure the health and well-being of children and youth.

Position Summary:

This position will provide leadership support to the Implementation Specialists around statewide adoption of the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) model to all grant and Medicaid billing sites. This support includes the areas of training, coaching, monitoring, and technical assistance. This position works closely with the NC HFWTP program director. This position will be stationed from home but requires regular weekly travel statewide and to UNCG.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education, or other related field.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in providing an evidence-based behavioral health model or intervention (preferably High Fidelity Wraparound).
  • At least three years of experience consulting on, or supervising the provision of, an evidence based behavioral health model or intervention.
  • Experience in training and curriculum development and facilitation of training.
  • At least two years experience in working with multiple entities including managed care organizations and providers.
  • Experience in the direct provision or oversight of children’s mental health services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NC Licensure in a behavioral health field (LCSW, LCAS, LPC, LMFT, LPA).
  • Experience in instructional design including online training development.
  • Knowledge of implementation science and experience in using that knowledge to successfully implement evidence-based interventions in multiple communities.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively by demonstrating professional, ethical, and respectful behavior.
  • Uses data to problem-solve and develop a continuous quality improvement process across systems and supports how other Implementation Specialists utilize data in their work with sites.
  • Leadership, coaching, and team-building skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict and works well with diverse workforce.
  • Works to ensure the HFW and SOC principles and values are incorporated into all aspects of work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

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 & Comm - 11504

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Key Responsibility:

Training and Development

Essential Tasks:

1. Develops trainings and training matrices to support understanding and use of the model to existing and new HFW sites and to accommodate the Medicaid Transformation plan requirements.
2. Supports the training skills development to the implementation specialists – to provide trainings including HFW Foundations, Coaching, and other required training topics. Manage training calendars and ensure access is accessible statewide and in a timely manner.
3. Provides support to agency leadership around HFW implementation.
4. Develops new trainings, with the support of the implementation specialist’s team and national consultants to support system needs (ex: HFW leadership track, train-the-trainer, HFW enhanced skills for HFW specific roles) and works closely with the TCC/HFWTP program director to resolve any barriers to improve outcomes.
5. Works to ensure family partners are involved in development of trainings and presentations.

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Key Responsibility:

Community Collaboration

Essential Tasks:

1. Assists providers in interviewing and selection of staff for HFW teams. Provides on-site and virtual coaching and technical assistance to HFW teams.
2. Works with HFW program associate to monitor all HFW team members (coach, facilitators, family, and youth peer support) in moving through their certification process and working with the TCC/HFWTP program director with addressing concerns with the provider, DMH and LME-MCO, if necessary.
3. Supports and works with implementation specialists, to provide consistent support to coaches to train and credential their staff within their agencies. Supports the HFW teams in use of the HFW tools (Strengths, Needs, Culture Discovery (SNCD), Transition Readiness Scale, NC HFWTP monitoring tools.)
4. Works with TCC/HFWTP program director, HFW provider, and Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization (LME-MCO) around completion of readiness assessments and identifying and addressing any barriers related to: referrals, connecting families to services, coordination of care across agencies, and teaches wraparound team to resolve issues on their own.
5. Facilitates flow of information between provider and local Community Collaborative.

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Key Responsibility:

Data Analysis and Report Preparation

Essential Tasks:

1. Reviews evaluation data with implementation specialists and/or HFW team, agency leadership, LME-MCO point person, and state team to continually improve quality of service.
2. Supports training and implementation to local HFW teams for use of the Wraparound Fidelity Index- Short Version (WFI-EZ) tool and preparing evaluation reports for Coaches, LME-MCOs, and state agencies.

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Key Responsibility:

General grant support

Essential Tasks:

General grant support and other center duties as needed.

Physical Effort:

Reading, Writing, Talking, Walking, Lifting-30-60 lbs.


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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