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Director, Practice Improvement, HE
Summary
Title:Director, Practice Improvement, HE
ID:132866
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. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.  

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


Position Summary

This position is contingent upon award of a grant.


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, our members, federal and state agencies, and other key stakeholders including state, local, tribal and territorial public health agencies and health departments. As directed by the Health Equity Practice Area Lead, this position will provide director-level support on several substance use disorder, health equity and practice improvement initiatives to maximize value for a diverse range of public health and health care audiences, meet client/customer expectations, and leverage outputs for the benefit of the behavioral health field specifically at the intersection of health equity, public health and the social determinants of health. This position assists in the day-to-day operations of the Department within the framework of the National Council's policy goals, priorities, and annual organizational work plan.  We seek candidates who are positive, inventive, proactive, and efficient while maintaining an approachable and professional presence to internal and external audiences.


Responsibilities

Organizational and Department Activities

  • Definition and oversight of project scope, financial plan and budget, staffing needs and functional requirements, and project and deliverable timelines;
  • Project leadership, including coordination with internal and external parties, and clear communication of goals, objectives, and strategic context;
  • Oversight and/or direct delivery of high-impact, multi-modal training and technical assistance (T/TA) that aligns health equity frameworks with a range of public health and healthcare audiences;trainings (virtual and in person), ad hoc consultations, and ongoing coaching;toolkitsManagement of scope and budget of diverse T/TA initiatives to generally include tools and Program monitoring and evaluation of project outcomes;
  • Task oversight of department staff as well as oversight of external consultants and contracts which may include professional supervision of other staff members;
  • Relationship management with relevant clients, customers and funders, and development and oversight of a variety of reports;
  • Monitor project financials and demonstrate exceptional stewardship of National Council’s resources;
  • Consistent and proactive communication with senior leadership regarding project activities including, but not limited to, progress on deliverables, subcontract management, financial reports, implementation challenges, risk and risk mitigation strategies, and potential new opportunities;
  • Contribute to business development efforts and strategic partner engagements including writing for proposals and participating in discrete areas of strategic planning and outreach;
  • Provide responsive, high quality, health equity issue-related technical assistance to National Council state and regional associations, members and other organizations;
  • Contribute subject matter expertise to technical research and writing in the development of tools and resources, presentations, written documents, and strategic plans;
  • Public speaking at conferences, learning communities, webinars, and key business meetings that facilitate National Council positioning on health equity and social determinants of health initiatives; and other activities aligned with the priorities and day-to-day activities of the Health Equity Practice Area and the National Council.


Required Qualifications
 

  • Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in relevant field; knowledge of mental health and addiction prevention with a strong understanding of substance use disorder, health equity and social determinats of health frameworks, public health prevention programming in the behavioral health space, treatment or recovery services strongly preferred
  • Experience in health communications around mental health and addiction prevention with a strong understanding of substance use disorder.
  • Project and budget management experience with at least 3 years of demonstrated leadership experience
  • Project management experience with local, state and/or federal contracts/grants oversight is preferred
  • Experience supporting the growth and development of other staff; professional management and supervision experience is preferred
  • Organized and results-oriented with a high attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience in business and strategic partner development with successful results
  • Ability to contribute to a collaborative, team-based environment with matrix supervision and fluid project assignments
  • Focused, agile and calm under pressure
  • Strong technical writing skills, and experience developing manuals, implementation guides and other resources for health care and public health audiences 
  • Strong training and technical assistance implementation skills including providing subject matter training through in-person and virtual platforms to individuals, and designing and implementing practice change initiatives
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills demonstrating a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Office—MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 30%


General Competencies

  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Results Oriented
  • Financial Management/Budgeting
 
This position is contingent upon award of a grant

 


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 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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