Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 30-Jul-2020 to 13-Aug-2020 (EST)
  • 44 Holland Avenue
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • $73,235
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package according to percentage of full-time effort

Position Announcement

NYS System of Care Pilot

Project Coordinator

Salary: Grade 23

Salary Range: $73,325 - $93,543



The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Project Coordinator.



The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene on behalf of the New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health and in partnership with multiple state, local, and county stakeholders, will build on the successes and lessons learned from the initial System of Care (SOC) Grant received in 2016. This second initiative (anticipated 2020-2024) will continue to change the service delivery system and outcomes for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families throughout NYS and in specific counties in need of strengthening their coordinated system of care.


New York State SOC Pilot will foster the statewide adoption of High Fidelity Wraparound within the Health Home Serving Children model to enhance family and youth voice and support the highest quality care planning for those children and youth with the highest acuity levels of clinical and service need, and will integrate Family and Youth Peers working with Care Managers in the coordination and delivery of support and services to children with SED and their families. By the end of the grant period, it is anticipated that each county in NYS will be in the process of developing, or will have already established, a local SOC, and be utilizing High Fidelity Wraparound practice model. Working with their partners, NYS will provide training and technical assistance to counties, family and youth peers, Health Home Care Management Agencies and throughout the state via the provision of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, family-driven and youth guided practices within a strengthened, responsive, and sustainable community infrastructure.


We are looking for a team member who has a strong customer service orientation, attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills. The team member must have the ability to assess, analyze information and develop action steps to further project goals with respect to the System of Care framework. This candidate should have demonstrated experience in cross-agency collaboration and can use this experience to foster collaboration, teamwork and enthusiasm among diverse groups. The individual's ability to work independently and as part of a team is a necessity for this project, along with strong communication skills (written and verbal). Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will

  • Participate in all project activities.
  • Assist the Project Director with variety of grants management tasks and required SAMHSA reporting.
  • Work directly with two rural sites and future expanded sites to assess strengths, challenges and areas for specific technical assistance, goal setting and coaching to work toward a local system that reflects the System of Care framework. Provision of technical assistance for two rural sites may include tool/material development, meeting convening, presentations, assistance with policy development and other related tasks.
  • Facilitate System of Care Action Planning workshops and assist with planning with other facilitators.
  • Provide technical assistance to local counties engaged in System of Care Action Planning.
  • Facilitate the completion of the SHAPE Mental Health Quality Assessment with school districts and schools, providing technical assistance for action planning.
  • Participate with the project team in presentations at local, regional and national conferences.
  • Participate actively in other activities to meet the goals of NYS SOC, including staff meetings and other planning activities.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree with major course work in an appropriate behavioral health, public health, social sciences or related field. Bachelor's degree may be accepted with six years of experience as detailed below.
  • Minimum of four years of related professional experience required, of which some is in the children's mental health field.
  • Experience with training and technical assistance provision.
  • Previous grant experience a plus.
  • Experience in all applications of Microsoft Office Suite.


Work Location: 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229. At this time, a new telecommuting policy is possible, which allows for flexibility in balancing work-life demands.


This position requires frequent statewide travel (25%) though currently this requirement is impacted by public health guidance surrounding COVID-19.


To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by August 13th 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. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.



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