Applications are invited for an exciting project management opportunity under the direction of Dr. Victoria Ngo, Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health and PI of multiple domestic and global mental health studies, including the Harlem Strong Initiative, Building Resiliency in Youth (BRY), C2C Job Plus, and Project Dep (Vietnam).
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About the project:
Our studies at CIMH focus on developing, implementing, and scaling up mental health and psychosocial interventions in community accessible settings, including primary care, community-based organizations, houses of worship, and studying the effectiveness of various team-based models of care and implementation strategies. All of our projects use a community-partnered process, where a collaborative network of health system, policy, academic, and community stakeholders work together to develop and support capacity building, strengthen healthcare and community systems, and problem solve implementation barriers.
Harlem Strong Initiative (NIMH U01) is a community-wide multisector collaborative to transform how mental health services are delivered in Harlem. Mental health task-sharing will be integrated into low-income housing, primary care practices, and community-based organizations. The goals are to (1) problem solve financing, access, and quality of care barriers, (2) support capacity building for mental health task-sharing for community health workers, (3) facilitate coordination and collaboration across mental health / behavioral health, primary care, and social services, and (4) identify a set of common metrics and strategies for continuous system quality improvement. The research study will evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness using a hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness design to assess effects of the Harlem Strong Collaborative on system and consumer outcomes.
The full-time project manager position for Harlem Strong will be based in the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Policy; the project manager will work closely with Dr. Ngo and the research team to support implementation of this project, along with analysis of large dataset of implementation and outcome data. They will also be expected to provide support during site visits, trainings, and heavy data collection periods. In addition, there will be training opportunities to build research and clinical skills, along with learning about the grant funding process.
The center has a large network of collaborators and can offer many professional and research development opportunities.
Qualified and interested candidates are welcome to follow up directly with questions to: Victoria Ngo, Associate Professor & Principal Investigator, Director, CUNY Center for Innovation in Mental Health (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please cc Administrative Assistant Celia Le at email@example.com to facilitate communication and scheduling.
Lead development and revisions of project timelines, deliverables, and budgets
Schedule project and implementation meetings
Support development of mental health task-sharing intervention material in conjunction with Dr. Ngo and other researchers
Oversee tracking and logging of documents for implementation activities
Coordinate and support community navigators
Manage outreach materials and messaging, including online content
Oversee updates to IRB and research protocols
Prepare reports, manuscripts, and presentations
Lead and manage recruitment of research participants
Attend relevant community events
Manage communications with project partners and participants
Attend project meetings