Project Director – Bexar County Continuum of Care Project – MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Project Director - Bexar County Continuum of Care Project

Time-limited Position: This is a time-limited position. Time-limited positions are established for projects that are funded through limited grants. Although this project has an expected end date of 18 months, it may be extended through alternative funding. Employment with the Institute for this position is considered at-will. This position does not offer a contract for employment and is not guaranteed for any specific duration.

Job Title: Project Director – Texas Continuum of Care Project

Reports To: Senior Vice President of Child and Family Policy

Position Summary: The Project Director will lead the coordination and implementation of a statewide initiative to develop a robust continuum of care model aimed at reducing youth incarceration rates in Texas. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, grant-funded position responsible for facilitating collaboration among partners, overseeing data collection and analysis, guiding continuum design, and developing detailed implementation plans. Statewide travel (up to 20%) may be required. Some duties may require access to reliable personal transportation.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide full-time operational leadership and support of the 18-month initiative in collaboration with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Network of Youth Services, and other partners.
  • Engage and delegate work to additional project staff as needed to support initiative activities.
  • Coordinate and support a statewide planning council composed of diverse stakeholders including system-involved youth and families.
  • Foster communication among council members and project partners.
  • Support Sequential Intercept Mapping workshops and other assessment activities across Texas to identify gaps and opportunities to reduce incarceration.
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative data collection, synthesis and analysis to map assets and gaps in youth services across the state.
  • Use data and research to guide development of a comprehensive statewide continuum of care model and recommendations.
  • In collaboration with the project team, develop detailed implementation plans to accompany the continuum framework, including timelines, benchmarks, and projected outcomes.
  • Coordinate input from local jurisdictions to ensure the continuum model can be tailored and sustained locally after grant completion.
  • Manage project timelines, deliverables, budget, performance measurement reporting, and other OJJDP requirements in compliance with grant guidelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues. This includes overcoming geographic and other potential barriers to communicating with and making contributions to the team’s work.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Capacity to think strategically, critically, and respond analytically.
  • Flexibility in working with new issues, topics, and approaches.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, criminal justice, public policy, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management, ideally in juvenile justice, behavioral health, community organizing, or human services.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices to reduce incarceration and recidivism.
  • Strong data analysis, critical thinking, writing, communication, and consensus-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams and cultivate partnerships.
  • Passion for transforming youth justice systems to better serve young people, families, and communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 5-10 years of professional-level experience in related role.
  • Ability to generate graphical representations and visuals aids of complex concepts.

Eligibility Requirements:
The preferred work location for this position is in Texas. This position may not be filled or performed in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Rhode Island, or Washington at this time. Relocation assistance not available. Successful candidates must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is a data-driven, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that supports the implementation of policies and programs that help Texans obtain effective, efficient mental health care when and where they need it. The Institute’s vision is for Texas to be the national leader in treating all people with mental health needs. For more information about the Meadows Institute, please visit: www.mmhpi.org.

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