Business Title: School-Based Services Policy and Project Manager
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The School-Based Services Policy and Project Manager is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for the prevention of substance use disorder, and specifically focused on school-based prevention services including through the execution of prevention and intervention services through the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) and other statewide initiatives. Responsibilities include ensuring the Division fulfills Legislative directive by collaborating with assigned state agency and statewide organizational representatives and managing associated contract deliverables.
The School-Based Services Policy and Project Manager serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for early education, K-12, and school-based prevention and intervention services across the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). This position manages partnerships with other state agencies, the Educational Service Districts (ESDs), school districts and schools, as well as other school-based entities. Provides expert guidance, advice and consultation to DBHR's Prevention Section, including senior management and leadership about evidence-based curriculum and outcomes, school-based youth services, community prevention services development, and other substance use prevention policy, training, technical assistance, implementation and evaluation.
This position also provides information to federal, national, and other states regarding our implementation of school-based prevention services. This project has significant impact on the quality of care and activities that improve the lives of vulnerable youth and their families including including oversight of an approximately 12-million-dollar biennial budget.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in business administration, public administration, law, social sciences, public health, health administration or a related field.
Two (2) years experience with school-based services.
Four (4) years experience analyzing policy, laws and rules, and project management and implementation or comparable combination of graduate education and experience.
Knowledge of current prevention theories and technology including risk and protective factor framework, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community needs and resource assessment, principles of effectiveness, and best practices.
Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) accreditation. Preferred at time of hire. Must be able to attain within 1 year from start date. Certification requires verification of at least 2,000 hours (approximately 1 year full time) prevention related experience and Prevention Education Verification of a minimum of 120 contact hours of prevention specific education/training.
Must possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid, unrestricted driver's license. Position requires extensive travel statewide.
Ability to work non-standard work hours.
Proficient in MS office products including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Experience negotiating and managing Washington State contracts.
High level of knowledge regarding the public policy development process at the state and federal levels, the legislative process, and the structure and operations of substance use disorder treatment and substance abuse prevention systems at the local, state and national levels.
Grant writing, monitoring, and reporting experience.
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Murrow College of Communication and Health Care Authority
This is a temporary position due to end on June 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on if additional grant funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
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