Behavioral Health Project Coordinator

State of Virginia Richmond, VA
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Servicesâ (DBHDS) Community Behavioral Health Division is seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and accomplished professional to provide administrative oversight of Virginiaâs Mental Health Block Grant and Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant. This position also provides oversight of various projects and special assignments including administrative management of other federal grants; facilitation and representation on statewide workgroups and committees; contract and program management; policy development and monitoring; and report writing. Essential functions of this position include planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the activities of grants; corresponding with granting agencies, key DBHDS staff, and non-profit partners to draft applications and modifications; compiling financial information to prepare accurate and timely reports; and ensuring that grant activities conform to Federal and State law. Other key functions include working with procurement on developing, evaluating, and revising contracts; monitoring and evaluating the performance of contracted parties to ensure compliance with contract terms and agreements; staffing, and chairing interagency committees, workgroups, and Councils; delivering presentations to diverse groups at all levels of an organization; preparing executive level correspondence and reports; and providing technical assistance to internal and external partners. The incumbent for this position must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of Virginiaâs public behavioral health delivery system across the life span in the public and private sectors. Knowledge of federal, state, and community funding sources. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures. Excellent project management skills to include planning, organizing, prioritizing, coordinating, documenting, and monitoring to ensure efficient and timely completion of deliverables. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated keen interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals and groups. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Skill and experience in the use of computer software, data base management tools, and computer-aided administration systems. Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant and contract requirements for state government agencies. Experience in budget development, budget management, and financial reporting.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic knowledge of issues and needs of individuals and families experiencing serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders to include homeless services, housing and residential services, psychosocial rehabilitation, consumerism, and employment is preferred. Advanced degree in a social or behavioral science field preferred. Also strongly preferred, knowledge of and experience with grant applications and grants management.

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