Title: Program Director – New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative (NHCBHC)
Reports to: New Futures Executive Director
Supervises: CBHC Administrative Assistant
New Futures is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead implementation of the strategic plan Transforming Children’s Behavioral Health Care: A Plan for Improving Behavioral Health of NH’s Children (“the Plan”) developed by the New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative (NHCBHC) and released in March 2013. The NHCBHC uses a collective impact approach to systems change. New Futures serves as the backbone organization for the effort.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director, under the supervision of New Futures Executive Director and in consultation with the CBHC Steering Committee, leads the implementation of the New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Strategic Plan. The plan seeks to create an integrated, comprehensive children’s behavioral health system in New Hampshire.
The duties and responsibilities of the Program Director include:
- Using a collective impact approach, further develop a structure to support implementation of the New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Strategic Plan (Plan);
- Continuously revising Plan to ensure that all stakeholders have a shared vision for child behavioral health and a common understanding of the problem and strategies for solving the problem through agreed upon actions;
- Overseeing the development of common data elements and measures assuring alignment and mutual accountability;
- Monitoring progress towards achieving the Plan’s goals and strategies including tracking and reporting on outcomes;
- Coordinating the field’s differentiated activities as part of a mutually reinforcing plan of action aimed at transforming New Hampshire’s children’s behavioral health system.
- Improving open, consistent communication to build trust, affirm mutual objectives and value common motivation;
- Enhancing and supporting the membership of the NHCBHC;
- Supporting the NHCBHC’s Executive and Steering Committees;
- Coordinating advocacy on policy initiatives related to implementation of the Plan strategies;
- Working effectively with diverse stakeholders including family organizations, advocates, providers, policymakers, state agency staff, among others, to promote the Plan; and,
- Pursuing national and private resources to support Plan implementation.
This position requires a minimum of five years professional work experience preferably in health care, social services, behavioral health care, social work, human services, public policy or education, with demonstrated project management experience. A Master’s degree from a recognized college or university is preferred. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. This position requires strong leadership and management skills, plus the ability to work independently.
- Leadership and facilitation skills, including conflict and group management
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience in public policy and advocacy
- Familiarity with business process improvement practices
- Knowledge of and experience with children’s behavioral health system, services and supports is preferred
- Ability to catalyze new networks and enhance existing networks
- Understanding of culturally and linguistically appropriate services
- Ability to work effectively with families and youth
- Strong project management skills and the ability to conduct complex, multi-task projects
- Prior grant writing and management experience including proposal development, work plan creation, monitoring and outcomes measurement
- Statewide travel and occasional out-of-state travel is required for this position
HOURS: This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours per week. Salaried exempt position.
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Debbie Williams, CBHC Administrative Assistant, at the following address – firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail applications with attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position; please do not call. Position will be open until filled.