PROJECT MANAGER, YOUTH INITIATIVES
Behavioral Health; Project Coordination | St. Louis, MO | Full Time
PROJECT MANAGER, YOUTH INITIATIVES Job Description JOB TITLE: Program Manager, Youth Initiatives REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Exempt TIME COMMITMENT: Full-time STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with Experience The Program Manager of Youth Initiatives reports to the President and CEO. This position is a full-time position, accountable for overall project planning and management and provides support to Committees, Workgroups and Partner Organizations for assigned Youth Initiatives. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Collaborates with a variety of parties (e.g. BHN Stakeholders, Steering Committees, Treatment Provider liaisons, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating grant activities and enhancing the Youth Initiatives by fostering a positive relationship between grant partners. Maintains frequent contact as necessary. • Maintains records concerning grant activities and tracks Youth Initiatives timeline; Processes incoming and outgoing communications; Prepares reports and briefings on Youth Initiatives status, progress, changes, and items related to grant scope of work, schedule, and budget. • Provides staff support to Youth Initiatives Committees and monitoring bodies; Develops agendas and talking points; Prepares and presents Youth Initiatives materials and information; Responds to and resolves inquiries and concerns. • Provide direct staff support to projects’ committees and workgroups, including working with the Chairperson to prepare agenda items, schedule meetings and perform required follow-up on assigned actions. Provide a record of the discussions and actions taken during those meetings. • Creates and maintains required reporting to funders on the status of projects and the appropriate use of funds (to include program outcomes and accurate financial reporting). • Monitors through project work plans that projects are meeting timeline milestones, goals, and outcomes. Conducts monitoring of data to support programmatic improvement and achievement of program goals. Routinely updates work plans. • Grant procurement – Looks for funding opportunities and assists in multiple areas of grant writing to support Youth Initiatives. • Identifies and presents opportunities for improvement based upon data and qualitative feed-back, while working collaboratively with all members of the team to foster a positive relationship between external partners. • Creates, maintains, and updates, as needed, program training and curricula materials. • Assists in the development of guidelines and procedures for program implementation. • Helps monitor and track Youth Initiatives grant financial expenditures for the purpose of complying with all funding guidelines. • Develops forms, processes, procedures, and policies for the purpose of implementing methodologies consistent with funded grants, in collaboration with the Youth Initiatives partners. Develops related documents (e.g. required reports, specific inquiries, etc.), in collaboration with the other Youth Initiatives staff, for the purpose of implementation, tracking and reporting to external funders. • Assist BHN Director/Manager with additional special Youth Initiatives, related and complimentary to the Youth Initiatives initiative; Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirement • A Master’s degree in social services, public health, business or closely related field. Other degrees will be considered with significant experience in youth serving programs. • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in project planning and management, with a minimum of two year’s project management experience. • Minimum of 3-years experience in behavioral health or a related field with an emphasis in youth behavioral health. • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaborative planning and work processes with diverse stakeholders. • Working knowledge of the public behavioral health safety net and service delivery systems and stakeholders related to youth services. • Analytical skills and prior experience using data reports to drive process and decision making. Applicant must be extremely comfortable working with outcomes and/or metrics. • Superior leadership, organizational, and communication skills, including excellent customer service. Evidence of initiative and attention to detail. Comfort with public presentation and meeting management. • Strong verbal, written interpersonal, and computer skills, particularly in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. • Strong customer service sensibility required. Preferred Qualifications: Prior work experience in some of the following areas is highly desirable. • Serving youth with SED and/or substance use disorder. • Experience implementing an externally-funded grant initiative, ideally a services / intervention grant with an evaluation. • Experience coordinating a multi-agency collaborative initiative. • Experience in project management and reporting. • Strong group training and facilitation skills, including staffing an oversight Committee. • Direct work experience or interest in data management and analysis. • Experience working with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Expectations • Candidate has access to transportation to participate in meetings throughout the 7-county Missouri Eastern region. • Will attend at least an annual meeting outside of St. Louis. • Will have their primary office at BHN (2 Campbell plaza, St. Louis MO, 63109). This is a full-time position.