Program Director
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. - Albany, NY

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DESCRIPTION

November 23, 2012
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Program Director
Salary Grade: 31
$96,644 - 116,688

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) is currently seeking to fill one (1) full- time salaried position to serve as the Project Director for Project Hope. Project Hope is a program that provides free crisis counseling services to persons, families, and groups most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Project Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in conjunction with the RFMH. This position will be located in Albany, New York. Funding runs through December 29, 2012, with a probable extension through September 2013.

Location: Albany, New York
Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by Wednesday, November 28, 2012, on our website at http://rfmh.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php - Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.

DUTIES

Responsibilities:
The Project Director provides project leadership and administrative oversight for the overall Hope grant. The incumbent's duties include but are not limited to: directing and supervising a multidisciplinary team; providing guidance, technical assistance, and information; directing the formulation and implementation of operational policies and procedures for the project; overseeing risk management activities; and, responsibility for short and long-term plans of operation for the project

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring that FEMA services are tailored to the specific needs resulting from the flooding in participating counties, while at the same time ensuring that basic program philosophy, concepts, and requirements are understood and implemented consistently.
  • Providing overall coordination with other public and private agencies responding to the disaster to ensure that needs are met with the most effective use of existing resources.
  • Fostering relationships with various stakeholder groups at the local, State, and federal levels.
  • Responsibly managing Crisis Counseling Program resources within budgeted levels of funding and resource utilizations.
  • Working collaboratively with the Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch (ESDRB) of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies established locally and by the Office of Mental Health, and continuously evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of policies, procedures, and work methods in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Traveling between the OMH Central Office in Albany and program sites in the affected counties, as needed.
  • Supervising the review and analysis of State and county level budget requests coordinating with them with overall program planning and fiscal policy.
  • Preparing overall documentation on program operations to meet state and federal requirements and ongoing operational needs.
QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution, preferably in health care, social work, social sciences, economics, finance or public administration, And at least of five years of experience working in a health or mental health care-related work environment, Including a minimum of three years of experience administering a health or mental health care program and supervising program staff
  • Proficient with computers and standard software products.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Solid organizational and communication, and supervision skills.
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Travel to program sites required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience in the mental health care field
  • Experience in administering a federal Crisis Counseling Program
  • Experience in Disaster Mental Health response
  • Completion of FEMA Crisis Counseling Program grants training for State Mental Health Authorities
Responsibilities:
The Project Director provides project leadership and administrative oversight for the overall Hope grant. The incumbent's duties include but are not limited to: directing and supervising a multidisciplinary team; providing guidance, technical assistance, and information; directing the formulation and implementation of operational policies and procedures for the project; overseeing risk management activities; and, responsibility for short and long-term plans of operation for the project

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring that FEMA services are tailored to the specific needs resulting from the flooding in participating counties, while at the same time ensuring that basic program philosophy, concepts, and requirements are understood and implemented consistently.
  • Providing overall coordination with other public and private agencies responding to the disaster to ensure that needs are met with the most effective use of existing resources.
  • Fostering relationships with various stakeholder groups at the local, State, and federal levels.
  • Responsibly managing Crisis Counseling Program resources within budgeted levels of funding and resource utilizations.
  • Working collaboratively with the Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch (ESDRB) of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies established locally and by the Office of Mental Health, and continuously evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of policies, procedures, and work methods in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Traveling between the OMH Central Office in Albany and program sites in the affected counties, as needed.
  • Supervising the review and analysis of State and county level budget requests coordinating with them with overall program planning and fiscal policy.
  • Preparing overall documentation on program operations to meet state and federal requirements and ongoing operational needs.

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