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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2301329

Substance Use & Mental Health Leader - On-call Remote

ICF is growing and we seek several experts to work on substance use and mental health solutions for our federal clients. These are part-time/on-call senior-level roles but we also have a full-time opportunity open-we’d love to discuss what works with your schedule and your work/life integration!

For more than 50 years, ICF has delivered outstanding research and evaluation insights, provided nationwide training and technical assistance support to agencies and community stakeholders, and developed innovative tools and information services, all to provide better substance abuse and mental health outcomes. If you join ICF you’ll enjoy the resources of our 9,000-person team and be able to partner with leaders and experts that believe, like you, that we do have the power to make a difference in the lives of youth, children, families and communities. Solving the most complex social challenges requires innovation, creative thinking and embracing diverse perspectives. We hire the best, and empower our employees to bring their expertise, passion, and unique points-of-view each day. We are well resourced, and you will have access to the tools, IT, comms, analytics and data resources, as well as subject matter experts across the entire spectrum of issues impacting substance use and mental health.

This role can be remote, hybrid or office based. Our beautiful new corporate headquarters is metro-accessible in Reston, Virginia. Many of our federal clients are in the Washington DC area but we are very flexible, and consideration can definitely be made to other locations or even to relocation. Career growth opportunities abound at ICF, we are committed to giving you the experiences and support you need to thrive at ICF.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose-driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differences. Our work partners clients with consultants and staff with personal lived experience to better inform federal policy, research, and practice. This approach ensures solutions are grounded in real-world understanding.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Meeting with Senior federal Health and Human Services (HHS) clients such as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), to engage leaders and to discuss their organizations’ most pressing needs and to assist in solution development.
  • Partnering closely other ICF Substance Abuse and Mental Health professionals to identify opportunities to improve upon existing client offerings which may include: Change management strategies, perspectives on policy, creating white papers, outreach to external stakeholders, strategic community engagement, program delivery, communications support, training and technical assistance performance standards, and contributing to qualitative or quantitative research offerings.  You don’t need expertise in all these areas-we will discuss your strengths and interests with you!
  • Collaborating with external partners, community stakeholders and other experts to ensure ICF’s offerings are responding to current and emerging needs.
  • Bringing your lived experiences to offer new perspectives and improve upon understanding and delivery of services.
  • Contributing to National Scale change at pace.
  • Utilizing your past work experiences from federal government, non-profit or mental health/substance abuse consulting.
  • Supporting occasional SAMHSA related new business pursuits by contributing to content, proposal strategy and other insights.
  • Working collaboratively when needed, with other ICF enterprise resources such as Domain Experts e.g. colleagues in ICF’s Public Health, Housing, Child Welfare, Poverty, Education, and Analytics.
  • Creatively bringing the best of what ICF has to offer to new clients and helping us develop innovative approaches to community -ed problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of work experience supporting substance (mis)use and mental health programs/outcomes.
  • 8+ years of experience working in SAMHSA or supporting or utilizing SAMHSA programs through a non-profit, community group or consulting firm.
  • 8+ years of work experience in one or more of the following areas: Adverse Childhood Experience, Co-occurring Disorders, Adolescent / Youth Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Prescription Drug Treatment Programs, Rx Awareness, Opioid Mortality, substance misuse treatment, Under-age drinking, mental health service delivery, Evidence-based approaches, Equity/Under-resourced communities.
  • 8+ years of Substance Abuse and/or Mental health domain expertise.
  • Demonstrated current network with strategic CSAP or CSAT.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s or PhD)
  • Federal level experience as a team lead, Branch Chief or Division Director.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to client sites, ICF offices, and Conferences once business travel resumes.

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with outstanding interpersonal facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated success developing and presenting complex ideas to expert and executive audiences to effectively articulate customer positions, status, and strategies to senior management.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email 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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$137,987.00 - $234,578.00

DC Remote Office (DC99)

Research Science

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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