Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 14-Dec-2021 to 15-Feb-2022 (EST)
  • 550 330 Fifth Avenue New York New York
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $86,859
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefit Package based on percentage of Full Time effort.

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Project Manager, Grade 25, for a new NYS Office of Mental Health initiative: Building Capacity for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders. The goal of this initiative is to foster best practices in identifying and treating opioid use disorder at all mental health clinics in New York State, including nearly 500 hospital-affiliated and community-based clinics licensed by the Office of Mental Health.

The initiative is supported by the Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES). PSYCKES is a web-based application designed to support quality improvement and clinical decision making and is currently in use by health care provider agencies in New York State as well as state agencies, county governments, health homes and managed care organizations. The PSYCKES team manages several statewide quality improvement projects and clinical implementation efforts, including training, technical assistance, and evaluation, and participates in requirement development and quality assurance activities.

This project manager position will coordinate and perform community/clinic outreach, engagement, and manage all aspects of project, including technical assistance, developing and organizing project materials and slides, data collection, quality improvement, and communications for the Opioid Use Disorder Mental Health Clinic Project. The position requires a highly organized, self-motivated team player with excellent communication, analytical, writing and training skills, who relates well to a diverse group of providers, including senior executives, medical directors, clinicians, and administrators in organizations that deliver mental health services. In addition, this position requires development and facilitation of committees and workgroups with academic and clinical experts, advocacy organizations, and representatives of a variety of stakeholders across state and city agencies.

This position will report to the Implementation Director within the Bureau of Evidence-Based Services and Implementation Science. This position will supervise junior staff who will support project activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a large-scale statewide quality improvement initiative
  • Maintain a participation tracking excel document
  • Conduct both group and individual participating clinic outreach to support project engagement
  • Implement strategies to engage participating programs and to improve project performance
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to participating programs
  • Develop clinical tools and training webinars for sites participating in PSYCKES initiatives
  • Conduct training webinars and facilitate office hours
  • Participate in developing communication and outreach strategies and materials for clinicians, consumers, and other stakeholders
  • Develop and implement tools and procedures to monitor project progress and evaluate impact
  • Participate in evaluation activities, including site visits to high performing and low performing clinics, focus groups, and the production of documents which disseminate evaluation findings in the forms of presentations, management information reports, and scientific journals
  • Participate in application development meetings to refine and enhance the PSYCKES application based on user feedback
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, demonstrated through experience presenting and facilitating meetings with large and diverse audiences;
  • Competency in developing PowerPoint presentations and using Excel for basic tracking and data analysis.


  1. Doctorate and two years of experience in an appropriate field, or a master's degree and three years of experience. Appropriate fields include: Public health, social sciences, services research, or a clinical degree.
  2. 2 or more years of experience engaging mental health providers to facilitate programmatic change and quality improvement implementation;
  3. 2 or more years of experience in bringing large-scale complicated projects with multiple stakeholders to fruition;
  4. 2 or more years of experience conveying complicated regulatory mandates and clinical best practices in an understandable and accurate manner;
  5. 2 of more years of experience with training, teaching, including public speaking to large and profession audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and/or consulting related to the health and public health fields; health information technology implementation; experience managing a learning collaborative or large scale multi-site project; working in teams; experience with developing and/or implementing evidence-based practices; experience with scientific / clinical literature reviews; experience with supervising other staff.

Location: 330 Fifth Ave, 13th Floor, New York, New York 10001

In accordance with NYS Office of Mental Health regulations, RFMH employees at NYSPI are required to be vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 by Monday, November 1st, 2021, and to be fully vaccinated by December 10, 2021.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and your resume with your application on our website at Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

Please note: This position does not provide relocation assistance, and a cover letter and resume are required.

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) 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. RFMH offers its own excellent benefits package and is a minority, women, disabled, veteran EEO employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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