The HEALing Communities Study will generate evidence about how tools for preventing and treating
opioid addiction are most effective at the local level. This NIDA-funded multisite implementation research
study will test the impact of an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across healthcare,
behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings in 16 New York State highly affected
counties. The goal is to prevent and treat opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) and reduce opioid
related deaths by 40 percent over three years.
Project Director, HCS Study
Under the direction of the HCS Senior Project Director, we are seeking an operations professional with
the ability to be responsible for day-to-day management of select Study deliverables. The Director will be
integral as the Study moves on to its next phase of implementation planning and execution.
The ideal candidate will possess several of the following key competencies that fall under eight primary
training domains: Relationship Development and Collaboration; Coordination and Monitoring; Outreach
and Engagement; Planning and Implementation; Training and Technical Assistance; Communications;
Assessment and Data Collection; and Continuous Process and Quality Improvement.
Responsibilities of the Program Manager will include the following:
â-� Act as the day-to-day central Study supervisor for HCS County research and implementation
staff, which include Program Managers, Community Engagement Facilitators, Technical
Assistance and Training Coordinators, as well as Data Coordinators and report and surface any
issues and/or challenges to the HCS Senior Project Director
â-� Oversee operations in HCS Counties in partnership with HCS County Staff as their respective
counties plan and execute their implementation of the Communities That HEAL (CTH)
â-� Act as a conduit of information between the HCS County Staff and the Study team by providing
timely and detailed progress reports on a weekly basis
â-� Liaise with investigators to ensure HCS County operations work supports the HCS aims
and fidelity, including the Communities That HEAL Intervention and each countyâ€™s Opioid-
Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) plan
â-� Liaise with project workstream leads to ensure overall project management and alignment in
terms of work plans, content, deadlines, and HCS county interaction, including projects
related to county dashboards, health equity, and public policy
â-� Manage partner relations with Study sub-awardees in conjunction with the SIG Director of
Finance and Special Projects Administration to ensure timeliness of deliverables
â-� Oversee day-to-day management of HCS senior staff
â-� Act as the liaison to the Columbia IRB and oversee deliverables by HCS Director of Research
â-� Using reports generated by SIG Director of Finance Monitor use of HCS Community Impact
Dollars (CID) to ensure proper reporting of funds, vendor deliverables, and contracting
â-� Oversee the preparation of reports and presentations as required by the HCS Research
team and/or funder
â-� Support communications activities to promote exposure of HCS activities on Columbia and
SIG media platforms in partnership with SIG Communications Director
â-� Support Senior Project Director with projects related to government relations, data, CUIT,
strategy and workflow development
â-� Perform other duties as assigned or as necessary
â-� Strong project management skills, including organization of individual and team work;
prioritization; problem solving; adaptability; flexibility; and attention to detail.
â-� Interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally and effectively with multiple
stakeholders; responsiveness to the stakeholderâ€™s needs, in a timely fashion, is paramount.
â-� Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and/or projects concurrently.
â-� Professional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate
thoughts and ideas to a diverse audience.
â-� Time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and schedule daily activities.
â-� Ability to work effectively in a results-driven environment.
â-� Problem-solving skills with the ability to look for root causes and implementable, workable
â-� Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and participate as an independent contributor
with little supervision or as an active team member depending on the situation and needs.
Bachelors degree and 5-7 years related experience required, or the equivalent combination of
experience and education
â-� Supervisory experience required
â-� Experience that includes management and implementation of at least one large scale health
â-� Direct work experience with community-based health and social service providers in New York
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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