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Project Manager

National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Work Remotely
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    Full Time

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. We advocate for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services. We build the capacity of mental health and substance use treatment organizations. And we promote greater understanding of mental wellbeing as a core component of comprehensive health and health care. Through our Mental Health First Aid program, we have trained more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Position Summary
The Practice Improvement and Consulting Department (PIC) is central to the National Council’s goal of providing timely and meaningful technical assistance and consulting to community mental health and substance use services organizations and others serving the health of our nation. As directed by the Senior Director/Director, PIC, the Project Manager position provides project management support for multiple initiatives to maximize value on consulting engagements, meet client/customer expectations, and support the development of deliverables for the benefit of the mental health and substance use services field. This position assists in the day-to-day operations of the department within the framework of the National Council's strategic goals and priorities. We seek candidates who are positive, inventive, proactive, and efficient while maintaining an approachable and professional presence to internal and external audiences.
The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

PIC Department Activities

  • Develop and monitor work plans for projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity; work with teams to execute projects and product development
  • Monitor project finances, including the development of project budgets, staffing allocations and financial projections
  • Manage relationships and collaborate with PIC staff, consultants and subcontractors, other National Council departments and both public/governmental and private external clients/customers
  • Create new tools and processes, where needed, to support successful project management
  • Manage project data and evaluation activities
  • Interact with other team members, including task oversight and delegation, to develop and execute work plans
  • Monitor performance and communicate areas of risk and opportunity to the project director and other National Council leadership, where appropriate
  • Draft progress reports and other materials that describe project milestones and results
  • Develop and/or curate technical assistance and educational resources that benefit the field; includes conducting research, synthesizing information and developing materials tailored to specific audiences
  • Assist with technical writing/material development including but not limited to literature reviews, environmental scans, toolkit and resource development
  • Facilitate internal and external meetings as needed
  • Provide project mentorship to coordinators and interns
  • Present during webinars and meetings as needed
  • Support proposal and business development efforts as needed

Organizational Activities – Participate in other National Council activities

  • Participate in department, project and all staff meetings
  • Travel on behalf of the National Council as needed
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

Subject Matter Expertise (preferred, not required)

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Leadership development programs
  • Trauma Informed and Resilience Oriented Care


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree with 4-6 years of project management experience, or Masters’ degree with 2-4 years of experience. Background in public health, mental health and substance use services or related fields is desirable
  • PMP certification is desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience supporting grants or contracts oversight, including budget, resource, task and timeline management
  • Process-oriented ability to identify areas for continuous quality improvement and manage solutions implementation
  • Experience with in-person and virtual meeting planning and coordination
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office—MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Technical writing experience is preferred
  • Results-oriented with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in virtual meeting/collaboration, project management, and survey software (e.g., Zoom, Teams, Asana, Survey Monkey, Higher Logic)
  • Ability to quickly learn new software platforms and programs
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Core Competencies

  • Judgement
  • Technical Expertise
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Cross-Collaboration with teams
  • Relationship Management
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Integrity

National Council 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.

National Council uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-897-7781 or visitwww.dhs.gov/everify.


Posted: 2021-11-05 Expires: 2021-12-20

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