Senior Program Specialist - (170000OY)
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation in the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Senior Program Specialist to support Thrive@25, the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project (Families Blossom), and other related initiatives within the Maryland Center. With minimal supervision, this position manages all aspects, including day-to-day operations, project management, and contract compliance of the Title IV-E Waiver technical assistance project; provides technical assistance to local departments of social services and/or the Maryland Department of Human Resources; manages the implementation of Achieve My Plan (AMP), youth engagement, and year-round youth employment for Thrive@25 on Maryland's Mid-Shore; and coordinates and provides analysis and technical assistance for Maryland's Crisis Response and Stabilization Collaborative. The Senior Program Specialist is recognized as an expert and operates with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision. The Senior Program Specialist reviews progress with management and may supervise and mentor other staff.
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 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. Thrive@25 is a federally funded project that is working to end and prevent homelessness for youth involved with the child welfare system on the Mid-Shore. The Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project is a federally funded initiative that is enabling Maryland to implement services and supports and refine its practice model to prevent children and youth from entering and re-entering out-of-home placement. The Maryland Crisis Response and Stabilization Collaborative is a collective initiative across multiple SAMHSA-funded system of care grants and other programs to design a consistent, evidence-informed, and sustainable mobile crisis response and stabilization system for children and youth across Maryland.
UMB 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.
- In collaboration with Institute leadership, plan, develop, administer and coordinate new or revised goals and objectives for Thrive@25 and The Institute's Title IV-E Waiver technical assistance activities. Ensure that goals, objectives, and deliverables specified are accomplished in accordance within priorities, time and funding limitations, or other specifications.
- Independently manage the day-to-day activities and events of related components of Thrive@25 and the Title IV-E Waiver contract. Provide advanced administrative and research support to the Institute and leadership teams.
- Evaluate program effectiveness in order to develop and implement new or improved methods.
- Leads development and content of speeches, presentations, articles and other forms of content dissemination. Assists in conceptualization, development, and drafting of written products such as training materials, website content, final progress reports, promotional materials, recommendations, and other information resources for the improvement of the organizational element or its programs.
- Supports Crisis Collaborative by conducting, compiling, and synthesizing research, best practices, and data on specific topics at the request of the Collaborative. Monitor and maintain relationships with contractors, local jurisdictions, state agencies, legislature, and sponsors to ensure compliance with work plan and deliverables.
- Prepares or assists in preparation of grant proposal/submission for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors for faculty in the division.
- Researches and remains abreast of evidence-based and promising programs and models, implementation science practices, and relevant assessment tools.
- Leads the preparation of workplans and program reports for submission to management or outside agencies to include reporting on work of University of Maryland, all subcontractors, and applicable consultants regarding operation of the Thrive@25 or Title IV-E Waiver. Coordinates Thrive@25 and Title IV-E Waiver activities through delegation of assignments to staff.
- May supervise and mentor other support staff.
- Perform other related duties.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field of study.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other related field.
Experience: 3 years administrative/program coordination experience.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in relevant PC applications and program such as a Microsoft Office. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
- Ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Ability to delegate work and train/mentor personnel. Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles. Ability to effectively attend to various duties on simultaneous assignments. Ability to develop new methods for operation and/or streamlining of processes. Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implementation a specific organizational program.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E1431E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
: Social Work - The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
: Apr 13, 2017
: May 4, 2017, 11:59:00 PM