Posting Summary: The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Program Director for the Appalachian Telemental Health Network. The Appalachian Telemental Health Network - Virginia Pilot (ATMHN) received funding in the 2018 - 2020 Biennium Virginia State Budget to advance the innovative use of telehealth as a solution for improved mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse outcomes; and reducing barriers of time, distance, and provider scarcities for those living and working in the Appalachian Region of Virginia. This is a grant funded position with funding secured through June 2020, with the possibility of continuation.
The Program Director will lead development, implementation, operations of the ATMHN as well as seek opportunities to ensure sustainability of the network, and growth beyond Virginia into the Appalachian Region. This professional must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as time management, project management, budgeting, relationship development and technical skills. In addition, the director must have demonstrated ability to initiate and carry out complex projects and must have the ability to interact with all levels of organizations including community leaders, colleagues, stakeholders and citizens. The Program Director will report to Healthy Appalachia Institute Director, and work closely and collaboratively with ATMHN partners, listed above. Reports and presentations to the ATMHN Advisory Board and the Virginia State Legislature will be required, as needed.
A Master's degree is required as well as at least 3-5 years experience working in project management, health technology, or public health; experience grant writing and managing budgets; experience developing relationships, collaborations and partnerships; technical proficiency in MS Office; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to self-direct, multi-task and supervise and develop others. Preference will be given to those with a Master's degree in public health, health information technology, business, management, or a related field; those with experience working in rural health and with rural populations, behavioral and mental health; a commitment to central Appalachia, community based public health, rural health and cultural competence; and experience in managing local, state and federal grant process, including Appalachian Regional Commission and the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and Health Resources and Services Administration.
To apply, please visit jobs.virginia.edu and complete an online staff application, attaching a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. UVa-Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree in Public Health, Health Information Technology, Business, Management, or a related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: At least 3 -5 years of experience working in project management, health technology, or public health; experience with grant writing and managing budgets; experience developing relationships, collaborations and partnerships.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience working in rural health and with rural populations, behavioral and mental health; commitment to central Appalachia, community based public health, rural health and cultural competence; experience in managing local, state and federal grant process, including Appalachian Regional Commission and the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and Health Resources and Services Administration.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communications skills; the ability to self-direct, multi-task and supervise and develop others.
Required Computer Applications: Technical proficiency in all MS Office.
Internal Number: 353_85952
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