Family Grants Project/Program Manager
Community Connections has an opening for a full time Project Director to manage two major interrelated grants: The Healing, Empowering, and Recovering Together (HEART) grant (75% FTE), and the DC Social Emotional Early Development (DC SEED) grant (25% FTE). HEART is a five year project funded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) as part of their National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The goal of the HEART project is to disrupt the transmission of intergenerational trauma by providing early access to high quality integrated behavioral health and trauma specific treatment for children, adolescents and their families. SEED is a SAMHSA funded project administered by the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). The goal is to build a system of care to address the highly specific, largely unmet needs of infants and young children (birth - 6 years old) at high imminent risk for or diagnosed with serious emotional disturbance. Our SEED project is focused on building capacity by providing screening, assessments, and trauma specific evidence-based treatments. Although these projects are primarily housed in the Center for Families and Children, they are targeted toward families across the agency.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Oversee the development, revision, monitoring, and implementation of HEART and SEED;
Train and provide administrative supervision of a project staff including clinicians and family peers;
Monitor and track grant activities, including meeting targets related to budget, goals and objectives, timelines;
Coordinate with internal and external partners including evaluation partners, University of Maryland (UMD) and Georgetown University;
Liaison with funding agencies (SAMSHA NCTSN and DBH) as needed, and lead in writing and submitting quarterly and annual reports
Ensure fiscal management and oversight of grant budgets
Required Qualifications are:
1. Masters degree in related field plus one year experience (License preferred);
2. Strong organizational, administrative and community networking skills;
3. Experience in managing staff, project, and/or a program;
4. Experience delivering services with youth and families who have serious mental illness, addictions, and trauma histories.