Advocates for Human Potential (“AHP”) is seeking a Program Associate II for a role in its Sudbury, MA headquarters that will consist of guiding projects in a team environment. The Program Associate ll will provide comprehensive support and leadership to initiatives that help people in recovery from substance use disorders and people re-entering the community after incarceration. This person will have responsibility for both program-specific as well as organization-wide deliverables.
The successful applicant will have deep knowledge of, and experience with, the challenges facing people in recovery from substance use disorders and be a champion of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (“ROSC’s”). Overall responsibilities of the position require strong skills in policy and practice design, program coordination, strategic planning, community outreach and cultivation, and verbal and written communication. The position requires the ability to effectively support and advance AHP’s agenda, work well across units in the organization, as well as with funders, national partner organizations, providers, and government entities.
Program Coordination: Coordinate multiple tasks on projects, including aspects of the projects’ timeline, budget, workplan and staffing. Assist project staff, providers, community leads and partners, counties, trial courts and other stakeholders, to help them achieve project goals.
Community Organizing:Conduct community outreach to build strong relationships and networks with local stakeholders to both serve clients effectively and achieve systems change. Bring on new providers to expand current communities we are working in, orient them to procedures and goals of program and provide oversight and training throughout the project.
Training and Event Planning:Provide training to individuals and groups in provider organizations and government entities, develop curricular materials, and coordinate conferences and webinars. Design and implement high quality, interactive webinars and technical assistance workshops and tools.
Quality Improvement:Create measurable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective deliverables. Develop strategies to evaluate programs, services, and staff and apply measures to continually improve on processes, programs, and professional skills.
Process information and data: Anticipate management needs and develop internal processes to address them. Analyze and generate information, literature and/or data related to project tasks; gather information about a particular content area, be able to express key findings orally and in writing, and be able to synthesize and collect information to help identify trends and themes.
Writing: Assist with preparation of written materials such as brochures, flyers, newsletters, pamphlets, training curricula and planning documents.
Problem Solving: Develop multiple solutions to problems, use good judgment about when to seek advice about which solutions to apply, and apply them; Troubleshoot problems and take measures to correct issues and keep project deliverables on schedule.
Grant Writing: Make contributions to the design and development of proposals to build-out and advance the work of AHP and its strategies to improve the delivery of behavioral health care.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience with a substance use disorder population
Experience with the criminal justice system
Knowledge of workforce development system and importance of employment to recovery
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences
Ability to assess, develop and provide in-person and virtual technical assistance to providers
Ability to develop and maintain strong relations in the field
Ability to facilitate, strategize and implement all steps in the process with a variety of stakeholders.
Ability to work well with staff who work remotely
Detail-oriented and able to juggle competing priorities
Facility with using and analyzing data
Excellent time management skills and the ability work with minimal supervision
Ability to be flexible and receptive to added responsibilities and changing priorities
Adept in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
MA in public administration/public health or MSW preferable
Will consider a Bachelor’s level credential with many years of professional experience in lieu of Master’s degree
Advocates for Human Potential is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), www.ahpnet.com, is a fast-growing consulting and research firm specializing in Health and Behavioral Health, offering technical assistance and training, system and program development, resource development and dissemination, and research and evaluation. Our core content areas include mental health policy and services, substance abuse treatment and prevent...ion, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, eHealth, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma, domestic violence, and criminal justice.