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Deputy Director

December 10, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Location:Albany, NY
Salary Range:$87,197 - $105,831
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:44 Holland Avenue
Description:December 10, 2012 Deputy Director Grade 29 $87,197 - $105,831 The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) is currently seeking to fill one (1) full- time, salaried position to serve as the Deputy Director 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 be located in Albany New York. This position runs through December 29, 2012, with a probable extension through September 2013. Location: Albany, New York Salary: Commensurate with experience To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by December 14, 2012, through our website at - click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered. 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 NYS retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.
Duties:Responsibilities: The Deputy Director provides project administrative oversight for the overall Project Hope 4085 grant. The Deputy Director will oversee day-to-day operational direction of the grant program. Incumbents duties include but are not limited to. Assisting the Project director with the supervising a multidisciplinary team; providing guidance, technical assistance, and information; directing the formulation and implementation of operational policies and procedures for the project; overseeing risk management activities; and, responsibility for short and long-term plans of operation for the project. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist the Director of Project Hope in all facets of the project as needed Assist in hiring and providing direct supervision and oversight of the project staffs Provide oversight and monitoring of contracted Providers Assist as needed in collaboration with community providers, City agencies and relevant State agencies in relation to CCP activities, overall documentation and reporting requirements Monitor data submission to make ensure program compliance Assist in organizing, writing and producing progress reports and summaries of project activities Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications/Preferred Skills: 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) years experience A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five (5) years of professional experience. Experience in mental health program administration and policy, understanding of local mental health and local government structure and network. Demonstrate the 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, management experience strongly preferred Able to meet tight deadlines and work in an unpredictable environment Fluency in the English language Travel to program sites required Preferred Qualifications: Experience in administering a federal Crisis Counseling Program Experience in Disaster Mental Health response

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