Job Opening: Program Manager, Behavioral Health

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The program manager will collaborate with the Health Fund’s behavioral health team to support grant activity including proposal review; grant management; research and policy; education and technical assistance; communications; and other programmatic support.

This full-time position will be based in Lansing, Michigan.

DUTIES

PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT

  • Help develop RFPs and supplemental materials such as webinars, one-pagers, etc.
  • Assist with proposal review process and draft recommendations for the grantmaking committee and board of directors
  • Review, analyze, and take action on grant reports to monitor progress, challenges, and emerging trends among funded projects
  • Assist with grantee convenings, trainings, and other events
  • Participate in cross-program meetings and activities, including Community Health Impact program
  • Serve as first point of contact for programmatic inquiries

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Proactively solve problems and overcome obstacles to help grantees succeed
  • Identify grantees in need of evaluation assistance and work with program and evaluation teams to manage the process
  • Help plan cross-grantee technical assistance around common challenges
  • Work with evaluation team to assess grantee results and identify insights
  • Help solicit, retain, and manage contractors 

PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS

  • Work with communications team to develop and implement program-specific communications strategies, messaging, and timelines
  • Identify newsworthy or noteworthy stories and articulate links across grantees; work with evaluation and communications teams to share success stories with key audiences
  • Serve as subject matter expert, help draft and edit program-specific content for various publications and channels

RESEARCH & POLICY IDENTIFICATION

  • Research current trends and best practices in program areas and potential new models of care
  • Identify gaps or areas in need of reform within the current systems, and work with the program, evaluation, and policy teams to develop a strategy to address those gaps and/or issues
  • Research current state policies and how they impact behavioral health services, which may include researching other states’ policies or contracting with outside experts
  • Work with policy and communication teams to disseminate findings to target audiences

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of three years of program experience in healthcare, nonprofit, or philanthropy
  • Knowledge of behavioral health landscape, including strategies to implement integrated care
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills, both technical and for a general audience
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and timelines
  • Excellent research skills, including the ability to form research questions, investigate a variety of sources, and synthesize findings
  • Self-motivated problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well individually and as part of a team

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and a one paragraph written narrative describing why you are interested in the position to Julie Skubik at info@mihealthfund.org.

The Health Fund encourages everyone to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

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