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Regional Director

November 27, 2012 - December 08, 2012
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$82,854 - $100,797
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:550 New York City Field Office
Description:Regional Director: Project Hope Grade 28 Salary: $82,854 - $100,797 The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) is currently seeking to fill one (1) full time salaried position to serve as the Regional Coordinator for Project Hope. Project Hope is a program that provides free crisis counseling services to persons, families, and groups most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Project Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in conjunction with the RFMH. This Position will provide field oversight to agencies providing crisis counseling in New York City. The position runs through December 29, 2012 with a probably extension through September 2013. Location: New York City Field Office, 330 5th Ave. Salary: Commensurate with experience To Apply : Submit a resume and cover letter by December 8, 2012 through our website at - Click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through our website will be accepted. The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.
Duties:Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Ensuring that the FEMA Crisis Counseling Program services are tailored to the specific mental health needs that result from the damage in each of the highly impacted counties, while at the same time ensuring that basic program philosophy, concepts, and requirements are understood and implemented consistently. • Providing overall coordination with other public and private agencies responding to the disaster to ensure that needs are met with the most effective use of resources in the region. • Working collaboratively with the local governmental units in the region to review operations, verify staffing patterns, document record keeping processes, and complete site visitation documentation as required. • Fostering relationships with the various stakeholder groups on the local level to assist with program operations and evaluation activities. • Working collaboratively with local agencies and departments of mental health to assist with data collection required for the operation and evaluation of the program. • Reviewing data logs, interviewing program administrators in the local departments of mental health and in participating agencies, and interviewing counseling and outreach staff.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: • A PhD in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant doctoral degree from an accredited college or university, and two (2) or more years relevant work experience; or • A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant graduate degree from an accredited college or university, and four (4) or more years relevant work experience; or • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) or more years relevant work experience. • Experience responding to a disaster of similar scale, understanding of policy, understanding of local mental health and local government structure and network • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and populations, as well as honor contributions and strengths of all cultures • Ability to manage people and resolve conflict • Able to meet tight deadlines and work in an unpredictable environment • Experience with creation and management of budget and grant processes • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint Excellent written, oral and organizational skills • Fluency in the English language • The ability to work independently and supervise staff • Travel to program sites required Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in Disaster Mental Health, either as a provider or manager of services • Experience coordinating projects involving multiple sites

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