| The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work is hiring a Program Director to oversee the Parent, Infant, and Early Childhood (PIEC) policy, program, training, and technical assistance activities. This position will be responsible for overall project management and delivery of multiple projects related to PIEC. The position will co-direct PIEC activities with the director of PIEC Research and Evaluation. This includes serving as the Project Director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded early childhood system of care grant in Southern Maryland (BRIDGE) as well as managing the contracts with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Baltimore City Health Department. This position will be responsible for providing training, coaching, and implementation support for Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL) and other PIEC content in multiple locations across Maryland. This position will provide content expertise to learning collaboratives, workgroups, and initiatives in Maryland related to PIEC, including through The Institute's contract with the Maryland Department of Human Resources for the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project. This position will be responsible for collaborating with Maryland's state and local child serving agencies in broader system and program implementation efforts and supporting specific PIEC initiatives. |
The Institute is a national training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center focused on children's behavioral health. The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. The Institute integrates its policy and finance; training, technical assistance, and implementation; and, research and evaluation activities to assist governmental and other organizational entities to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families. The Institute's Maryland Center works with Maryland State and local agencies, providers, and organizations to support specific initiatives that will enable children, youth, and families to be healthy and successful in their homes and communities.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
- Leads and independently manages the implementation of PIEC contracts and initiatives by providing guidance, outreach, planning, meeting facilitation, and education related to the implementation of PIEC initiatives and best practices, working with outside customers and liaisoning with internal evaluation team. Develops and approves all policies, procedures and processes as relates to PIEC.
- Develops strategy, program work plans, long term goals, and other strategic initiatives to build and operationalize the program and advance its mission. Ensures compliance with all government and University policies and regulations, as well as maintaining alignment with program mission.
- Creates and oversees cohesive work team that works collaboratively to achieve program goals as it relates to PIEC, including serving as Co-Director of PIEC Activities with the Research and Evaluation Lead.
- Supervises the SEFEL coach and the PIEC program specialist and collaborates with the other members of the PIEC team as well as colleagues in the Maryland Center and other areas of the Institute.
- Provides training and coaching on SEFEL or other PIEC models, in-person and virtually, across Maryland. Provides expert documents, tools and support around PIEC best practices.
- Leads or co-leads with the co-director development and content of speeches, presentations, articles and other forms of content dissemination as relates to PIEC at The Institute and coordinates faculty and staff. Contributes substantially in the PIEC initiative development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies, including providing oversight to social marketing strategy, making media appearances, and maintaining content on website
- Develops, monitors and maintains outside University relationships with contractors, local jurisdictions, state agencies, legislature, and sponsors along with ensuring internal compliance with work plans and deliverables.
- Provides financial oversight of PIEC program efforts, both existing and potential funding sources.
- Works with the PIEC co-director on evaluation and research efforts including working with partners to facilitate data collection, using data to help partners with process analyses, and sharing outcomes data with partners. Works with co-director on all reporting requirements including working collaboratively to write reports, submit reports, and enter information into SAMHSA data portals as needed.
- Develops, reviews, and approves program policies, procedures, and processes. Examines and evaluates program effectiveness, and makes changes as necessary. Analyzes and synthesizes data and information to ensure the successful delivery of the program.
- Performs other duties as assigned.