Project Director

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:25

Would you like to join a national team of senior staff who are committed to improving the health and wellness of persons impacted by the opioid epidemic and other behavioral health disorders? Could your experience and talents:

  • help states and communities build new systems and coalitions that engage all the key players who can leverage change?
  • help rural communities introduce new strategic planning, prevention, clinical, and recovery approaches?
  • reach and engage high-risk populations?
  • facilitate the implementation of innovative prevention and treatment strategies?
  • expand the borders of current treatment systems to engage other service points in primary care, criminal justice, and child welfare?
  • improve and/or increase access to evidence-based approaches for care?



JBS International is seeking a Project Director to lead and manage large, complex national and state-level projects focused on building capacity to help address prescription drug misuse and heroin use. Our work focuses on implementing technical assistance and program evaluation for clients at the federal and state level.


Serving as a Project Director has three components:

  1. Leading design of innovative, field-based strategies that will significantly expand service capacity and engagement at state and local levels
  2. Directing and managing large, complex projects and delivering on project aims and requirements
  3. Managing teams of technical experts in behavioral health (including clinicians and counselors), evaluators, data systems and financing experts, and mid-level operations staff

Pivotal work includes:

  • Identifying trends, emerging issues, policies, and evidence-based practices (EBPs)
  • Translating evaluation findings into policy and service recommendations
  • Identifying breakthrough capacity-building strategies
  • Identifying state and community needs; analyzing which types of consultation have the greatest impact on community outcomes/performance and why
  • Designing long-term strategies for taking state and community programs to higher levels of performance/outcomes



Education: Advanced degree (Master’s level or higher) in behavioral health related fields

Language: English fluency (oral and written)

Experience: A minimum of 10 years of work experience directing/managing national projects with high visibility. A minimum of 8 years of work experience directly related to behavioral health services (e.g., clinical, policy, and/or program experience). A minimum of 8 years of project management experience including managing client deliverables, subrecipient performance, project personnel, resource commitments, fiscal oversight including financial reporting and cost-to-complete analysis, risk analysis and change requests. Knowledge of and experience working with states, tribes and territory’s systems overseeing substance abuse, mental health and social and other services.

Skills: Effective, clear, and professional writing and oral communication skills.

Location: North Bethesda, MD


Passionate commitment to consumer-centric design and delivery of consultation/technical assistance; understanding and commitment to our model of consultation as a strengths-based, continuous process that supports each organization throughout its journey

Experience: Consulting and federal contract management experience. Experience with opioid use disorder.

Knowledge: Content knowledge of current and emerging issues for behavioral health.

Skills: Strengths-based approach to working with stakeholders in the behavioral health field. Strong management, interpersonal, supervisory, team building, and stress management skills.


If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the online application through ADP Workforce Now. Please include a cover letter and resume. If you have technical difficulty, please email to let us know of the issue.

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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