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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R1802997

Project Director - Opioid Technical Assistance

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ICF, a leading government contractor and social services consulting firm in Fairfax, VA and Atlanta, GA, seeks a Project Director – Opioid Training and Technical Assistance to oversee projects to improve the capacity of states and communities to reduce and prevent opioid misuse and overdoses.

The Project Director will play a central role in overseeing and implementing training and technical assistance (TA) projects for clients funding states and communities to address the opioid epidemic. The Project Director will help to identify issues that impact states and communities and design and execute TA strategies for grantees. The Project Director will provide oversight to the team, develop and implement comprehensive project plans, and work with key stakeholders, including clients and grantees, to establish and maintain productive working relationships. The Project Director will also provide subject matter and technical expertise in areas relevant to opioid misuse and overdose prevention, manage necessary subcontracting relationships, conduct fiscal management activities, ensure and maintain good client relationships, and track/document training and TA activities. Some travel may be required.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide overall project technical, managerial, and financial leadership and ensure that project activities align with the statement of work, including but not limited to:

  • Identify, mobilize, and build relationships with subject matter experts across the United States to help address the opioid crisis;
  • Conduct state and local needs assessments;
  • Supervise, monitor, and assess the performance of staff, consultants, vendors and/or subcontract teams;
  • Design and develop training and technical assistance activities;
  • Provide technical assistance and training, as needed;
  • Develop and monitor budgets;
  • Manage and grow client relationships, including identifying and competing for new opportunities in opioid misuse prevention;
  • Coordinate multiple tasks, ensuring adherence to project schedules and the quality and timeliness of contract deliverables;
  • Initiate requests for and monitor subcontract and consultant agreements; and ensure the quality, timeliness, and technical performance of subcontractors and consultants. Review invoices for appropriateness and approve payment of invoices; and
  • Ensure the completion, accuracy, and timeliness of programmatic (technical) reports.
  • Report contract performance and progress.
  • Initiate and work collaboratively with peers representing a variety of organizations and disciplines.

Required Education/Experience

  • PhD in Public Health, Social Work, or relevant field with 5 years of experience or Master’s degree with 8 years of experience.
  • Experience working in a human services or public health related field involving behavioral health and substance abuse prevention focused on opioid misuse prevention and reduction.
  • Experience overseeing and implementing large scale capacity building and/or training and technical assistance projects.
  • Experience delivering technical assistance.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in providing services to or working with diverse groups (i.e. providers, stakeholders, consumers, diverse racial and ethnic groups.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and within a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and research skills.
  • Understanding of adult learning styles and training techniques. 
  • Experience with developing TA in response to diverse needs.
  • Experience working with federal agencies and/or states preferred.
  • Knowledge in the areas of business development, proposal/grant writing, and government contracting is strongly desired and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Atlanta, GA (GA15)

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