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Project Manager
Summary
Title:Project Manager
ID:132852
Department:Practice Improvement and Consulting (PIC)
Location:Washington, DC
Description
Organizational Overview
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance our members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. Together with our 3,400 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 10 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.

Position Summary
The Practice Improvement and Consulting Department (PIC) is central to the National Council’s goal of providing timely and meaningful technical assistance and consulting to community behavioral health organizations and other key stakeholders. As directed by the Senior Director, Practice Improvement, the Project Manager position provides project management support for multiple initiatives within the Health Equity Practice Area to maximize value for the target audience, meet funder expectations, and leverage outputs for the benefit of the behavioral health field. This position assists in the day-to-day planning and operations of the Health Equity Area to develop, implement, and evaluate high quality national capacity building projects that seek to address health disparities and the social determinants of health to achieve health equity. Specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to, substance use, addressing the opioid epidemic, harm reduction, criminal justice, and supporting health equity in behavioral health through addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health. We seek candidates who are positive, inventive, proactive, and efficient while maintaining an approachable and professional presence to internal and external partners.

The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Responsibilities
Health Equity Practice Area Activities
  • Develop and monitor work plans for projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity
  • Financial monitoring and planning, including development of project budgets and financial projections
  • Coordination and collaboration with staff, consultants and subcontractors as well as other National Council departments and both public/governmental and private external funders
  • Create new tools and processes to support successful project management
  • Act as a liaison between National Council departments to facilitate successful project completion
  • Monitor project performance and communicate areas of risk and opportunity to project directors and other National Council leadership, where appropriate
  • Draft project progress reports and other materials that describe results
  • Develop written and electronic technical assistance and training resources that benefit the field
  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of virtual and in-person convenings and meetings
  • Support proposal and business development
  • Perform other duties, as needed

Organizational Activities
  • Participate in department and all staff meetings
  • Travel on behalf of the National Council as needed
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of project management experience, or master’s degree with at least 2 years of experience
  • Experience working in the public health or behavioral health fields
  • Subject matter expertise related to substance use, substance use disorders, and harm reduction efforts
  • Experience managing grants and providing contracts oversight
  • Experience with in-person and virtual meeting planning and coordination
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellence in written communication, proposals and reports
  • Results-oriented with a high attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in virtual meeting/collaboration and project management software (e.g., Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams)
  • Ability to quickly learn new software platforms and programs
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable while successfully managing multiple projects
  • Commitment to achieving health equity and racial equity

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience and subject matter expertise related to substance use, substance use disorders, harm reduction strategies, criminal justice, and supporting health equity in behavioral health systems through addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health
  • Demonstrated experience working with marginalized populations and communities around addressing health disparities
  • Experience managing federal contracts
  • Experience working within criminal justice settings or related organizations and/or with individuals who have criminal justice system involvement to address the social determinants of health
  • Experience conducting public health program planning and evaluation
  • Lived experience related to substance use, recovery, or criminal justice involvement

General Competencies
  • Initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical thinking
  • Results oriented


**NOTE** This position will operate remotely until pandemic restrictions are lifted. After restrictions are lifted, this position will report to the Washington, DC office.

National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

National Council uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or visitwww.dhs.gov/everify.

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National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

National Council for Behavioral Health uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or by visiting www.dhs.gov/everify

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