Program Director, Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness Grant
American Psychiatric Association
July 18, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI) is a 5-year SAMHSA funded initiative to support implementation of evidence-based, person-centered pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) including those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and recurrent major depression. The grant creates a national resource center for clinicians (physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, recovery coaches, and others) where they can receive individual consultation, evidence-based education, and access to technology to enhance service delivery.
The Director position focuses heavily on coordination and outreach efforts, ensuring grant deliverables and milestones are met; the development and maintenance of partner relationships with consultants, vendors, faculty, and the funder; budget supervision; and the tracking and reporting of milestones and quality measures. This position will focus heavily on implementation of the project deliverables, while also stepping in on other grant responsibilities as needed. The position is for the duration of the granting period currently through July 2023.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and oversees the administrative operations of the grant to include:
Preparing bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly grant reporting, including financial management
Maintaining an up-to-date consultation and training list of both psychiatrists and primary care physicians
Updating/revising language on webpages; working with team to create new content and market resources
Responding to members and SAMHSA contacts on requests for information on the model, training and resources
Providing technical and/or professional coordination with outreach efforts such as webinars and marketing activities
Establishing and implementing short- and long-term goals and objectives
Planning, directing and coordinating assigned projects to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters
Tracking and communicating grant milestones and quality metrics
Providing technical and/or professional coordination and leadership in the execution of day-to-day program activities, as appropriate to program objectives
Developing and implementing systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit
Conducting Advisory Board calls and meetings
Acts as primary contact with SAMHSA Project Officer
Develops proposals/changes to grant activities/outcomes for seeking additional funding
Communicates and conducts outreach efforts to partners, funders, as well as other stakeholders.
Tracks and documents implementation across grantees as well as other federal and state initiatives and grant connections
Oversees and/or coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develops, writes, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports
Maintains the strategic view of the grant’s objectives and the relationship to organizational projects
Prioritizes project criteria, processes and contributes to decisions regarding project direction
Works with outside agencies/partnering organizations to achieve project goals and outline deliverables
Works with communications and marketing to produce, develop, and market information (news releases, PsychNews articles, handouts, etc.) about the grant and its goals
Plans, coordinates, and monitors online learning collaborative and other virtual communities
Communicates with senior staff involved in grant execution on a regular basis
Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS
7-10 years of experience in health care delivery and practice issues in the public and private sector
Experience with implementing technology projects with multiple-vendors
Ability to manage numerous projects and work streams from planning through to delivery.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated presentation experience
Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures
Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures
Experience working in a matrix environment, data analysis, demonstrating ability to lead, while building trustful relationships
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
Strategic and innovative thinker with experience developing and executing multi-year plans with measurable objectives
Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
Self-motivated, able to work independently, as well as in multi-disciplinary teams
Understanding of mental health /psychiatric systems, preferred
Experience with federal grants, preferred
Experience working in and/or with associations, preferred
Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management; federal grants preferred
Normal demands associated with an office environment.
Ability to work on computer for prolonged periods, communicate with individuals by telephone, e-mail and face to face.
Weekend travel is required.
About American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with its 37,800 U.S. and international member physicians and 240 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, and tuition assistance. The APA is located in Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop.