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Program Director for Medical, Mental Health, and Prevention

January 31, 2024

Website Oregon Child Abuse Solutions (OCAS)

Job Title: Program Director for Medical, Mental Health, and Prevention Initiatives Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-time (1.0 FTE, Exempt)
Compensation: $75,000 – $90,000 DOE
Benefits: Employer-paid medical/dental/vision; PTO + holidays
Location: Virtual workplace (must live in Oregon)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE The vision of Oregon Child Abuse Solutions (OCAS) is to make Oregon the safest  state to raise a child. We invite you to join us on this quest. OCAS partners with local communities and  their experts to strengthen child abuse solutions for all children throughout Oregon. The Program Director  for Medical, Mental Health, and Prevention Initiatives is integral to our team of five, requiring demonstrated  project management experience, exceptional communication skills, sound decision-making ability, and a  commitment to customer-oriented relationship building. The individual in this position plays a central role in  reinforcing and enhancing the statewide network of professionals involved in Oregon’s child abuse  response systems. Their focus is to steward best practices and advance professional excellence within the  crucial domains of medical, mental health, and child abuse prevention. We are eager to welcome an agile  and effective collaborator who shares our dedication to the safety and well-being of children.

ABOUT OCAS The mission of Oregon Child Abuse Solutions is to transform Oregon’s child abuse  prevention and response by strengthening Children’s Advocacy Centers, training first responders, and  leading statewide initiatives to ensure that all children receive quality, comprehensive, healing-centered  care. As an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, OCAS has a presence in all 36 Oregon  counties. We connect Children’s Advocacy Centers and child abuse multidisciplinary teams with the most  up-to-date trainings and best practices in the field of child abuse intervention and prevention to ensure  they are equipped to provide the highest quality care for children. With a keen ear to the ground, OCAS is  uniquely positioned to make a statewide impact in service delivery, policy development, and public  education. Our aim is to ensure compassionate and skilled intervention for children experiencing abuse,  reduce the short- and long-term impacts of maltreatment, and prevent abuse from occurring in the first  place.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS A prerequisite of this position is a genuine commitment to the protection of  children and the prevention of child abuse. The Program Director for Medical, Mental Health, and  Prevention Initiatives will call upon a wealth of skills and a track record of success in program  development and management as well as convening and facilitating professional development  opportunities to foster an environment of continuous learning. This position will lead statewide initiatives in  key areas while advocating for approaches that result in better systems outcomes. The ability to  successfully manage programs and projects is paramount, as is experience in monitoring and evaluating  program impacts employing a data-driven approach. Tapping into systems advocacy practices and  diplomatic leadership skills, this position requires a keen understanding of the broader landscape and a  proactive stance in influencing policies and practices that safeguard children. Experience as a subject  matter expert in child abuse medical, mental health, or prevention programs is not a requirement.

LEARN MORE at www.oregoncas.org and www.nationalchildrensalliance.org

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and host regular meetings to foster collaboration and develop programming with experts in  the field (medical, mental health, and prevention).
  • Facilitate new and existing trainings to enhance professional development of statewide  professionals.
  • Provide technical assistance to support program effectiveness.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Child Abuse  Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) professionals (in medical, mental health, and prevention fields),  fostering strong relationships, and delivering exceptional customer service in communications,  mentoring, and program leadership.
  • Identify challenges in key program areas, collaborate with statewide professionals to enhance  resources, and advocate for systemic changes supporting CAC and MDT professionals.

Program and Curriculum Development – 20% 

  • Collaborate with the internal team, CAC staff, and external partners to identify program needs,  goals, and objectives aligned with OCAS’ mission and strategic plan.
  • Design and develop innovative and effective programs and curricula that address the unique  needs of CAC and MDT professionals.
  • Ensure programs are evidence-based, culturally competent, and accessible to key CAC  professionals.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging research to continually enhance  program services and resources.
  • Manage the implementation of new programs, providing guidance to CAC program staff and  ensuring seamless execution.

Facilitating and Maintaining Communities of Practice – 40% 

  • Cultivate and nurture a sense of community among program participants, fostering a supportive  and collaborative environment.
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage and connect program participants, including  organizing trainings (live on virtual platforms), events, and online forums.
  • Facilitate regular meetings and discussions within communities of practice, encouraging  knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Act as a liaison between program participants and OCAS, addressing concerns, collecting  feedback, and ensuring a positive experience.

Program Monitoring and Evaluation – 20% 

  • Design and implement comprehensive program evaluation frameworks, including the development  of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics.
  • Regularly assess program effectiveness and impact through quantitative and qualitative methods,  making data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaborate with external evaluators, as needed, to conduct rigorous evaluations of program  outcomes.
  • Use evaluation findings to inform programmatic decisions, refine curricula, and enhance overall  program quality.

Systems Advocacy and Statewide Initiatives – 10% 

  • Develop relationships with statewide entities serving child abuse, multidisciplinary team  members
  • Develop presentations and draft comprehensive reports for stakeholders on major projects  and outcomes.
  • Utilize data, qualitative and quantitative, to tell the story of CACs and children affected by  child abuse in Oregon, and engage in issue-specific research as needed
  • Represent OCAS on statewide committees, task forces, and workgroups

Administration and Professional Development – 10% 

  • Provide task management oversight of the Training and Communications Coordinator and program  volunteers
  • Seek out and participate in professional development opportunities to enhance the effectiveness  of job responsibilities
  • Provide coverage and support to OCAS team members on projects not included in this job  description as needed.

All other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES 

  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience required; Master’s Degree and equivalent professional experience preferred.
  • Success and demonstrated skills in program and project management, preferably with a nonprofit  organization.
  • Proficient in relationship building, conflict resolution, and in-person/virtual meeting facilitation.
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, and coordinating projects, committees, and events.
  • Proven track record in planning, managing multiple projects, and prioritizing tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-driven and thrives in a flexible and autonomous work environment.
  • Effective time management and resource allocation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google applications.
  • Demonstrates curiosity, intentionality, proactivity, and strong research skills.
  • Anticipates and proactively mitigates roadblocks with a solutions-focused approach.
  • Exhibits inquisitiveness and enthusiasm for continuous learning and growth.
  • A team player who values authenticity and a positive, supportive work environment.
  • Promotes a culture of respect, inclusion, and appreciation for diverse perspectives and values, fostering  respect for differing beliefs.

 

This is a regular, benefited, full-time, exempt position working Monday through Friday; weekends and  evenings may be required on occasion. OCAS is a fully remote workplace and team members are expected to have a home office or location in which they can successfully work, participate in virtual  meetings, and have access to the necessary infrastructure to complete their job duties. Travel within  Oregon is required at minimum on a quarterly basis for meetings. We foster a flexible culture, enabling  employees to adjust hours for appointments or personal reasons. However, responsiveness to team  members during working hours is essential, unless prior notice has been given.

OCAS has an annual operating budget of nearly $1 million. In addition to competitive salaries and a  positive work environment, we invest in professional development opportunities for employees that are  related to their job duties (when resources allow.) Benefits include 100% employer-paid medical, dental,  and vision insurance for employees, as well as 20 Paid Time Off (PTO) days per year for employees and  a generous paid holiday schedule.

Oregon Child Abuse Solutions is an equal opportunity employer with an inclusive workplace, committed  to having a staff and Board of Directors whose diverse backgrounds reflect the communities we serve.  Candidates of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please feel free  to reach out with any questions.

 

To apply please submit a cover letter and your current resume/CV to director@oregoncas.org. Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to director@oregoncas.org