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Director of Mental Health Operations & Administration

November 01, 2013 - February 11, 2014
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$85,340-$103,821 + Location Pay: $3,026
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:New York City Department of Mental Hygiene
Description:Director of Mental Health Operations & Administration Salary: Grade 28 Salary Range: $85,340-$103,821 Location Pay: $3,026 The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Director of Mental Health Operations & Administration in the Bureau of Mental Health’s Office of Mental health Operations and Administration. The Office of Mental Health Operations and Administration is responsible for the management of Bureau operations and general administrative functions including but not limited to contracting, procurement, budget and finance, implementation of Information Technology projects to support and improve Bureau operations, personnel services and training for Bureau staff and managers, business process improvement and administrative coordination and support across 13 Offices. The Bureau is seeking a Director of the Office of Mental Health Operations and Administration to provide leadership to this Office and to oversee the operations and administration while making continuous quality improvements to the overall functioning and business processes of the Bureau. Work Location: 42-09 28th Street, Queens, New York 11101 Salary: Commensurate with experience To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by February 28, 2014, on 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 state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.
Duties:Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide direction and technical assistance to the Bureau’s offices about: leveraging management and organizational tools and systems to improve Bureau productivity, service delivery, and programmatic oversight. Help identify and integrate best practices in business processes. • Coordinate the Mental Health Bureau’s priorities and operational needs with the Department's and Division's Bureau of Administration, the Agency Chief Contracting Officer, Human Resources, IT, and Budget, etc. • Provide strategic leadership and insight on leveraging funds from all levels of government through an understanding of healthcare financing especially behavioral healthcare financing including leveraging opportunities resulting from Medicaid reform, Federal Health Care Reform and the conversion to a largely managed Medicaid environment. • Oversee the budget for the Bureau. • Provide central coordination on an array of complex administrative processes including annual contract renewals, the City’s vender performance evaluation process, and reporting on grant spending and management. • Serve as the primary liaison with the New York State Office of Mental Health on budget, finance, contractual and program oversight issues. • Manage Bureau performance reporting to Department and City Leadership on an array of issues including mental health funding and spending. • Oversee management of a portfolio of contracts including provider training and information and referral services. • Identify and respond to requests for data and systems analysis from the Assistant Commissioner and program offices. Including analysis of program-level data and Citywide or national data that informs the work of the Bureau. • Oversee responses by the Bureau for requests for information, referrals, and assistance from consumers, other government agencies, providers, and other stakeholders. • Provide direction to the units about: issuing Requests for Proposals, developing new initiatives/programs, procurement matters, general human resource and management issues, including the coordination of hiring, and space allocation.
Qualifications:Minimum Requirements • A master’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management, or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in “1” above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in “1” above. Preferred Skills • Broad knowledge of mental health services, healthcare financing and the service system. • Self- motivated, self-disciplined and solutions oriented. • Able to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. • Demonstrated ability to create strong, consultative business partnerships • Proficiency with Microsoft Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, Project, and other learning tools.

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