Project Director
UCLA Health
 Los Angeles, CA

Under the direction of the Co-Director, the Project Director directs special projects and curriculum development for the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE). The incumbent will work with COE Directors and LA County Leadership to identify priority projects, lead formative processes and ensure that project timelines are met through completion. The incumbent will oversee the development of online and in-person training curricula and coach curriculum developers on quality improvements to existing curricula, as well as training clinical trainers to master the content and perfect their presentation skills. The Project Director will also manage the implementation of evidence-based practice trainings, utilizing their mastery and thorough knowledge of the FOCUS and STRIVE suite of services, clinical skills, as well as adult learning theory and practice to optimize the experience and knowledge acquired by trainees. The Project Director will provide technical assistance, consultation and champion coaching to LA County Department of Mental Health Directly Operated Clinics and Contract Agencies.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Co-Director, the Project Director directs special projects and curriculum development for the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE). The incumbent will work with COE Directors and LA County Leadership to identify priority projects, lead formative processes and ensure that project timelines are met through completion. The incumbent will oversee the development of online and in-person training curricula and coach curriculum developers on quality improvements to existing curricula, as well as training clinical trainers to master the content and perfect their presentation skills. The Project Director will also manage the implementation of evidence-based practice trainings, utilizing their mastery and thorough knowledge of the FOCUS and STRIVE suite of services, clinical skills, as well as adult learning theory and practice to optimize the experience and knowledge acquired by trainees. The Project Director will provide technical assistance, consultation and champion coaching to LA County Department of Mental Health Directly Operated Clinics and Contract Agencies.

Qualifications

Advanced degree in a mental health related field (MA, Psy.D, Ph.D. or Ed.D.); valid clinical license.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the FOCUS, STRIVE and similar manualized psycho-educational training programs

Ability to communicate complex information to people with varying levels of education and training and different learning styles

Excellent decision-making and innovative problem-solving skills

Experience effectively building and managing teams

Experience leading trainings, including evidence-based practices and training of trainers, for clinical staff and administrative staff

Clinical experience working with children and families, including complex and high-risk cases

Demonstrated excellence in training curriculum development

Experience in developing educational materials for dissemination through an Internet-based platform

Skill in keeping accurate records, demonstrated attention to detail .

Skill in developing rapport with individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds

Demonstrated ability to learn and follow Center protocols

Behave in an ethical and professional manner

Ability to work effectively and closely with senior leadership

Demonstrated ability to conduct resourceful problem solving.

Ability to work flexible hours.

Familiarity with collaborative workgroup and reporting tools, including SalesForce, Access, and SharePoint.

Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Ability to operate personal computers.

Must have valid driver's license, auto insurance, and access to an automobile.

Willingness to travel to service delivery sites (national and international sites).

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.