1) The Center for Asian Health Equity is seeking a highly motivated Program Director to direct and evaluate our behavioral health and substance use prevention and treatment programs.Â
2) The aims of the behavioral health and substance use programs are to create an academic â“ community infrastructure that will allow the Center for Asian Health Equity to create and develop culturally tailored mental health programs and investigate and evaluate interventions that have the potential to improve mental health service utilization among different Asian American communities.Â
3) Under the supervision of the Centerâ™s Assistant Director, the Program Director will provide leadership to the behavioral health and substance use prevention and treatment team to ensure that programsâ™ goals and objectives and contractual requirements are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and budget.Â
4) The Program Director will utilize our public health platforms and community-based infrastructure to deliver our behavioral health and substance use services.Â
5) The successful candidate must have working experiences in mental health clinical settings and understand mental health community resources and networks.Â Â Â Â Â Â
6) Work with the Center leadership on development and implementation of a strategic plan and communications plan to advance program quality, development, and sustainability.
7) Develop programâ™s implementation and evaluation plans to accomplish goals and objectives within the prescribed time frame and budget.
8) Conduct research, needs assessments, and data analysis to support program planning and development.
9) Evaluate the effectiveness of programs in delivering their goals and objectives.
10) Prepare grant proposals and manage the administration of grants awarded to the center.
11) Prepare internal and external program performance reports.
12) Ensure necessary reports/documentation are submitted to on time and in appropriate formats to all granters / stakeholders.
13) Review contractual requirements to ensure compliance.
14) Direct and monitor the development of mental health education and communication materials and media campaign.
15) Provide team leadership and supervision to the behavioral health team and monitor the performance management system.
16) Communicate with the team of the programâ™s overall goals and foster alignment to deliver the optimal results.
17) Develop and implement staff development and engagement plans that motivate the team to grow and challenge the status quo.
18) Recruit, interview, and recommend hiring of staff.
19) Prepare memorandum of understanding and negotiate terms and conditions with community partners.Â
20) Oversee outreach and capacity building efforts focusing on culturally informed mental wellness and substance use interventions through community engagement.
1) Ability to function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating initiative to achieve projectâ™s goals and advance the Centerâ™s mission.
2) Strategic thinking skills including effecting planning, setting goals, monitoring progress, tracking results and making appropriate adjustments to plans based on circumstances.Â Â
3) Ability to manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
4) Effective organizational and time management skills with a high degree of attention to details.
5) Ability to lead, inspire and influence others to achieve a common goal.
6) Excellent written communications skills for grant proposals, reports, and community education and communication materials.
7) Excellent interpersonal communications skills to facilitate multicultural, multi-generational community meetings, committee meetings, and programming, as well as one-on-one conversations with community leaders, funders, and decision-makers.
8) Ability to develop strong working relationships with, and build consensus among, a diverse array of stakeholders within the organization and between the organization and community partners.
9) Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
10) Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic difference and ability to adapt mental health interventions to the Asian American communities.
11) Familiar with DSM-V diagnosis, mental health and substance abuse treatments, and community resources.
12) Familiar with and prior experience using Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and/or Google software (e.g., Google Docs, Sheets, Drive).
1)Masterâ™s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, public health, nursing or related field
1) 3 to 5 years of professional experience in mental health and research
2) 3 to 5 years of experience in a supervisory role
3) 3 to 5 years of experience in program management
4) Experience working with minority populations
5) Bilingual, Asian language
2) Cover letter
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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