Apr 07, 2022

Senior Project Coordinator

$68,000 - $73,000 yearly
  • Child Health & Development Institute of CT, Inc.
  • 270 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT, USA
Full-Time Policy Programs Sustainability

Job Description

Senior Project Coordinator—Behavioral Health Systems of Care

Full Time (40 hours) with Benefits

Summary

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is seeking a Senior Project Coordinator to work on projects related to systems of care development, implementation, and sustainability in community-based children’s behavioral health. CHDI works to improve the quality of behavioral health services for Connecticut children and serves as the statewide Coordinating Center for the Connecting Children and Families to Care Initiative (CONNECT). CONNECT aims to advance a model for caregivers, schools, pediatric primary care and community-based behavioral health providers to work collaboratively to provide support and services for youth with behavioral health needs. As the Coordinating Center, CHDI provides: a) fiscal, administrative and logistical support, b) content expertise in systems of care development, implementation, and behavioral health systems integration, and c) leadership and governance support. The Senior Project Coordinator will be responsible for directing these activities for the CONNECT grant as the Project Director, working closely with state agency leaders on systems development activities, reporting to federal funders, collaborating with other initiative partners and subcontractors to support implementation of the State’s Children’s Behavioral Health Plan, coordinating training/technical support activities, and managing all deliverables and budgets.

 

Required Education and Skills

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health, child development, or a closely related field;
  • Experience with project coordination and program implementation;
  • Experience providing consultation or training;
  • Experience with program management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and time management skills;
  • Understanding of behavioral health systems of care values and principles;
  • Skills and experience that are preferred, but not required, include: grant writing; scholarly publication and research reports; evaluation/quality improvement methods; commitment to health equity/demonstrated experience with CLAS Standards; understanding of CT’s children’s behavioral health, health, education, and/or juvenile justice systems.

 

Responsibilities will likely include:

  • Coordinating project activities and overseeing subcontracts to ensure that all project deliverables and contract requirements are met on time and within budget;
  • Supervising the Project Coordinator for Youth and Family Engagement
  • Effectively collaborating with youth and family consumers and advocates, school- and community-based providers, state agency staff, evaluation team, care management entity, and other subcontractors and partners to support systems of care implementation;
  • Scheduling, convening, and facilitating internal/external team meetings and subcommittees at the local, regional, and state level to monitor progress toward deliverables (may include regular in-state travel and opportunities for occasional out-of-state travel);
  • Convening/participating on project-related statewide advisory/leadership teams and providing support to activities related to implementation of the statewide children’s behavioral health plan;
  • Developing materials to support implementation (e.g. training materials, briefs, reports);
  • Maintaining data and records necessary to complete required grantee reports;
  • Communicating findings, in written and verbal formats, to internal/external stakeholders, including co-authored CHDI and/or peer-reviewed publications;
  • Assisting with maintenance/development of websites and communications;
  • Assisting with grant/contract applications to seek external funding for sustainability;
  • Assisting with other aspects of the initiative and CHDI’s work, including administrative and operational support as needed;
  • Contribute to issue briefs, policy briefs, IMPACT reports, CHDI reports, or data requests when asked by a supervisor or a senior manager; and
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by a supervisor or senior manager.

Compensation

Full-time equivalent salary range is $68,000-$73,000 depending upon experience. A generous benefit package is provided.

About the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI)

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is an independent, non-profit organization located in Farmington, CT. CHDI is dedicated to improving the behavioral health and well-being of children in Connecticut and beyond by providing policymakers, providers, educators, and partners with a bridge to better and more equitable systems, practices, and policies. Our work includes quality improvement, data analysis and research, evaluation, consultation, training, and technical assistance. CHDI does not provide direct clinical service.

 

CHDI’s core values of anti-racism, respect, accountability, collaboration, and equitable action have been intentionally and collaboratively designed to reflect the culture we strive to embody and the ways that we approach our work. We aspire to uphold these values in order to transform our organization as well as the systems, practices, and policies that promote the health and well-being of children.

Applications

Only applicants meeting the qualifications described will be considered. To apply, email (1) a current CV and (2) cover letter with qualifications, specifically addressing your experience related to the job requirements and responsibilities above, to Lori Schon at schon@uchc.edu. The position is available, will remain open until filled, and is contingent upon available funding.

 

CHDI is an equal opportunity employer and acknowledges this in its solicitations or advertisements for employees.  It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals, at all levels of employment, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, military service, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, or sexual orientation. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to decisions related to all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, selection, promotion, development, compensation, and the terms, privileges, and conditions of employment.

 

Terms and Conditions of Employment

CHDI requires applicants to have current legal authorization to work in the United States and the organization does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

 

Hiring Organization

Child Health & Development Institute of CT, Inc.

Qualifications

See above.

Industry/Service Area

Consulting/Advising, Public Policy, Research

Level

Associate

Benefits

A generous benefits package is provided.

Application Instructions

Applications

Only applicants meeting the qualifications described will be considered. To apply, email (1) a current CV and (2) cover letter with qualifications, specifically addressing your experience related to the job requirements and responsibilities above, to Lori Schon at schon@uchc.edu. The position is available, will remain open until filled, and is contingent upon available funding.


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