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Project Manager
Summary
Title:Project Manager
ID:132920
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 & Consulting (PIC) department is central to the National Council’s goal of providing timely and meaningful technical assistance and consulting services to community behavioral health organizations, federal and state agencies, its members, and other key stakeholders. As directed by the Director, PIC, the Manager position provides project management support for multiple initiatives to maximize value on consulting engagements, meet client/customer expectations, and support the development of deliverables for the benefit of the behavioral health field. This position assists in the day-to-day operations of client engagements and consulting projects within the framework of the National Council's strategic goals and priorities.
We seek candidates who are positive, inventive, proactive, and efficient while maintaining an approachable and professional presence to internal and external audiences.
The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Responsibilities
  • Organizational and Department Activities
  • Develop and monitor work plans for projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity
  • Monitor project finances, including the development of project budgets, staffing allocations and financial projections
  • Coordinate and collaborate with PIC staff, consultants and subcontractors, other National Council departments and both public/governmental and private external clients/customers
  • Create new tools and processes, where needed, to support successful project management
  • Interact with other team members, including task oversight and delegation, to develop and execute work plans
  • Monitor performance and communicate areas of risk and opportunity to the project director and other National Council leadership, where appropriate
  • Draft progress reports and other materials that describe project milestones and results
  • Develop and/or curate technical resources that benefit the field
  • Support proposal and business development efforts as needed
  • Participate in department, project and all staff meetings
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ Degree in related field with 4-6 years of project management experience, or Masters’ degree with 2-4 years of experience
  • PMP certification and/or experience in public health and/or behavioral health fields is desirable
  • Experience supporting grants or contracts oversight
  • Experience with in-person and virtual meeting planning and coordination
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office—MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • 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 (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToWebinar) and project management software
  • Ability to quickly learn new software platforms and programs
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

General Competencies
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Results Oriented
  • Financial Management/Budgeting

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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