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American Heart Association – Project Manager: Heart Attack Systems of Care

Location: Albany, NY

The Project Manager will be responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of regional systems for treating heart attack patients. This includes working with key partners, including hospitals, EMS and departments of health. Strong understanding of data collection and analysis for quality improvement are desired. This individual will serve the Capital Region of New York and is grant funded for 18 months, however, there is a strong possibility that the position will be extended to cover other regions and the candidate will have the opportunity to influence this. View the online posting and application.

College of Saint Rose – Job Openings

Administrative & Staff

Locksmith
Enrollment Management Analyst
Manager of Online Recruitment and Web Communication
Asst. Vice President of Graduate Recruitment and Enrollment
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Area Coordinator, Residence Life
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Assistant Vice President for Development

Faculty

Assistant/Associate Prof-Communication Sciences & Disorders
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Visiting Instructor of Computer Science

View these openings and apply online.

Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) – Executive Director

The Rensselaer County Historical Society and Museum (RCHS) is a dynamic museum and cultural institution established in 1927 to connect history and heritage with contemporary life in the greater capital region of New York State. RCHS, a 501(c)(3) organization, enriches the present and advocates for the future by bringing the region’s past to life, recognizing every face and every story. In pursuit of this mission, we collect, preserve, study, interpret and make accessible a broad variety of objects and documents, and conduct educational programs and exhibitions to inspire public enthusiasm for the past and as touchstone to the future.

To further that mission we are seeking an energetic, articulate leader with a proven record of successful fundraising who will shepherd the organization to the next level of excellence. The Executive Director provides engaged leadership and general oversight of operations and staff, and works closely with the Board of Directors to execute the organization’s dynamic vision.

The Executive Director will also provide financial acumen, skills in development, Board engagement, external relations/community engagement and general oversight of operations and staff.

The next Executive Director of RCHS will bring all or a unique blend of the following:

– An ability to execute a mission-related vision to enhance the financial stability of the organization, and to conduct development activities to build the financial resources of the organization. The successful candidate will have development and grant writing expertise, skills in interacting with donors, community leaders, and a desire to attract and build a varied membership. We seek leadership with entrepreneurial skills to grow programs for the organization to serve as a dynamic center for cultural activities in the Capital Region.
– A capacity to inspire, excite and energize internal and external constituencies as she/he conducts outreach activities in the community to build the organization, to enhance and direct its programming, to cultivate new members, and further to extend the presence of RCHS in the community and larger audiences on the web.
– The Executive Director will bring mission-driven executive management skills with strong relationship building, marketing, museum awareness, and engaged leadership.. The Executive will have proven competencies, a track record of progressive leadership experience, and a passion for history.

Educational Qualifications: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in history, business, art, or some other area relevant to RCHS’ mission; preference will be given to those with a graduate degree.

Application: Submit a resume and one page narrative indicating how the candidate meets the qualifications and experience requirements; include samples of any grant proposals (narrative sections only). Send all materials via E-mail.

New York State Civil Service Exams

Open-Competitive Examination Announcements:

28-322, Youth Education Coordinator

Promotion Continuous Recruitment Examination Announcements:

Information Technology Specialist 2 and Information Technology Specialist 2 (Programming)

Schenectady Family Branch of the Capital District YMCA – Member Service Representative

Under the direction of the Member Service Manager, the Member Services Representative provides excellent customer service to members, through selling memberships, answering questions.

Job Requirements: Prior work experience (1-3 years) in a customer oriented environment. Current CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. Positive outlook and the ability to multi task in a high pace environment. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities: Responsible for providing daily services to all members, prospective members and program participants. This includes greeting members by name, scanning membership cards, registering members for programs, membership sales, and tours. Answer phones promptly, within 3 rings, in a courteous and friendly manner. Answer member questions and issues in a positive manner, meeting their needs whenever possible. Ensure each person using the facility is a member or program participant; scan cards of each member. Ensure neatness of the lobby area and entire facility.
 Assist with lobby exhibits and/or bulletin boards. Promote and sell goods for resale. Accurately input new membership sales, renewals and programs into the computer. Report any errors in writing by the end of shift. Accurately cash out at the end of the day. May assist in training new staff. Other duties, as assigned.

Scheduled Shifts: Part Time; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts, evenings and weekends (Approx. 10-15 hrs. biweekly)
Pay Range: $8.75
Deadline: 5/31/2015

Please send all applications and resumes to: Cassandra Lembo, Senior Program Director, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or via E-mail.

Guilderland YMCA – Aqua Wellness Instructor

Under the general direction of the Wellness Director, the Aqua Wellness Instructor implements and facilitates the assigned programs for aqua wellness for the branch.

Job Requirements: Include previous experience (preferably two years) teaching aqua wellness classes. Current professional certifications such as CPR, AED, and Aqua Wellness Instructor required. (AEA, AFAA, etc.) Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the YMCA and its capacity to build strong kids, families and communities. The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.

Principal Responsibilities: To plan and lead group exercise classes ensuring participants are performing safe exercises. Modifies exercise class in accordance with participants, weather, etc. Set up and maintain facility and equipment as required by specific program. Ensure that accurate attendance records are maintained. Greet all participants in a professional and friendly manner. Appropriately supervise participants in assigned programs and areas. Effectively communicate with participants re: scheduling and requirements of program. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Scheduled Shift(s): 11:00am-12:00pm Mondays, 5:30pm-6:15pm Mondays
Pay Rate: $12.00-16.00
Deadline: Open

Please forward all resumes and applications to: Andrew Scott, NSCA-CSCS Assistant Wellness Director Capital District YMCA Guilderland Branch, 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084 or by E-mail.

Albany Branch of the Capital District YMCA – Membership/Wellness Director

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the branch Membership/Wellness Director manages/leads membership, membership engagement/retention, and membership sales for the branch. The Membership/Wellness Director creates, molds, manages, and develops the complete Y experience for youth, teens, and adults by driving participation in all branch programs by sound membership engagement and retention. This position drives revenue growth through increased program participation and retention, current program expansion, philanthropic endeavors, and high quality program standards.

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum 2 years’ experience working with youth, teens and adults in a leadership capacity. Minimum 2 years’ experience managing and leading staff. Minimum 2 years sales experience. Live our brand and live our cause. Possess quick thinking, strong mental reflexes, and adaptability. Anticipate challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and delivery. Share authority and demonstrate courage and humility. Model personal leadership characteristics and maturity that support the culture of this organization. Willingness to obtain and/or sustain YMCA Team Leader certification, and progress toward further certification. Current certifications in CPR and First Aid. Proficiency in using Word, Excel, Kronos, Outlook, and Publisher. Excellence in Daxko. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Think, act, and communicate in ways that strengthen community through nurturing the potential of children and teens (youth development), improving the community’s health and well-being (healthy living), and giving back and supporting neighbors (social responsibility) at home and abroad.

Principal Responsibilities: Be a thought and servant leader. Develop, implement, and evaluate department strategic priorities. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising and recognition. Ensure a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives. Develop, manage, create, and meet/exceed budget obligations. Follow and hold others accountable for association best practices, branch operations, policies, and procedures in human resources, risk management, equipment, supplies, marketing, volunteer management, requisite staff supervision, and philanthropic endeavors. Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and recognize department staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support. Develop plans and manage best practices through engagement of team; Recruit, train, supervise, and recognize program volunteers. Provide volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Meet or exceed membership/ wellness revenue and participant goals through engagement, retention, and cross program/departmental promotion. Direct and passionately supervise branch membership and wellness departments, meeting the needs of strikingly diverse communities, delivering youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through a strong sense of relationship and belonging. Required attendance at branch membership events and foster a learning environment at such events. Ensure strong communication of all membership and wellness expectations, programs, and successes via training, Product Group, staff, and volunteer supervision. Create in collaboration with our Marketing and Communications Department shared program stories, successes, and opportunities via newsletters, social media, website, press releases, postcards, mailings, and purposeful membership stories utilized as cause-driven media. Follow and learn national membership trends, including new national and signature programs through YUSA, and share new insights on such trends. Assist and offer cross-departmental support to all branch departments, driving cross-promotional opportunities for members. Champion inclusion activities, strategies, diversity initiatives. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate a full range of membership/wellness initiatives and services for specific branch events/needs as assigned in cooperation with both the branch and the Association Directors of Membership & Marketing and Program & Member Engagement. A percentage of significant growth in revenue will be determined within annual chart of work. Drive the advancement of balanced, community-driven programs that support the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, Diabetes Self-Management, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, Enhance®Fitness, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, and any/all chronic health initiatives, with branch success measured by mandatory class/course minimums. Develop, create, and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations. Reach out to under-served communities and proactively build trust. Find those in need, make them a part of our cause, and deliver insightful and penetrating program opportunities. Respond to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely and cordial manner, and with a smile. Assist with Membership and Wellness Product Group and other Product Groups or committees as assigned or requested, including making presentations, educating, instructing, and teaching. Pursue personal staff development and YUSA leadership competencies per branch professional
development plan. Compile program statistics and exhibit powerful data-driven behaviors. Monitor and evaluate program
participation and overall effectiveness with a positive sense of urgency for plan execution. Produce proven increases in numbers within each program. Follow and learn national membership trends through YUSA. Hold the mission of the YMCA as the objective of all related work. Represent the Association in a professional manner. Ensure that direct reports represent the Association to the same high standards and advise as necessary.

Available Shifts: Full Time Salaried; Evenings and Weekends Pay Range: Mid $30K
Deadline: 6/5/2015

Please send all applications and resumes to: Kelly Sturgis, Director of Operations Albany Branch Capital District YMCA, 616 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12204 or via E-mail.

Albany Area Branch of the Capital District YMCA – Aquatics Director

The incumbent will be committed to providing our community with vital, life-saving aquatics programs for all ages while leading and training the best lifeguards and swim instructors in the Capital District. The Aquatics Director manages the aquatics department, which includes the operation of the pool, aquatics programs, staff and budget management. We’re looking for a dynamic individual dedicated to maintaining and growing a robust aquatics program, serving Troy and our surrounding communities. Programming includes swimming lessons for all abilities and ages, aquatic fitness programs for teens, adults and active older adults. Lifeguard training programs, community CPR and first aid programs, water safety presentations, in addition to providing CPR/First aid trainings for the other departments at the branch.

Certifications: First Aid, CPR for the professional rescuer (or equivalent), Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor (or Equivalent), Lifeguard Management (or Equivalent).

Job Requirements: BA/BS in physical ed, recreation, etc… or related experience preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in an aquatics program. Must possess current certification in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and be a progressive swimming instructor. Certification as a Lifeguard Instructor preferred. Certification as a Water Safety Instructor Trainer or equivalent preferred. Knowledge of aquatic Fitness programs. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills. Knowledge and commitment to the mission of the YMCA.

This full-time salary position comes with a benefit package including, 403B plan and 12% company contribution to retirement.
Annual Salary Range: Mid $30’s
Deadline: 6/5/2015

Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted by June 5, 2015 to: Derek Martin, District Executive Director, Capital District YMCA – Bethlehem Area Branch, 900 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054 or via E-mail.

Albany Area Branch of the Capital District YMCA – Maintenance Tech

Under the direction of the Property Director, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing general maintenance and repairs for the facility, ensuring the facility is clean and in working order, according to the standards of the CDYMCA.

Job Requirements: 3 to 5 years prior experience in building maintenance and repair work. Reliable transportation a must. Ability to operate a variety of equipment and machines. Attentions to detail. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities: Perform routine and regular maintenance in the facilities assigned, in areas such as electrical, plumbing, flooring, HVAC, carpentry, painting and plaster/sheetrock. Complete all maintenance/repair requests as directed and prioritized by the Property Director. Proactively identify future problem areas and in conjunction with the Property Director develop and execute a preventative maintenance schedule. Clean and sanitize assigned areas, according to established procedures and standards, as needed. Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment, as well as review and checking of deliveries. Collect, package, label and arrange for pick-up of hazardous waste. Assist in snow removal or landscaping when necessary. Assist in set up, breakdown and cleanup of rooms for special events. Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. Other duties, as directed.

Scheduled Shift: Full Time, M-F 8-4:30
Deadline: 6/5/15
Pay Range: $15.00-18.00

Please send all applications and resumes to: Jeffrey Myers, Property Director, Capital District YMCA – Bethlehem Area Branch, 900 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054 or via E-mail.

The Men’s Residence Program at the Schenectady Branch of the Capital District YMCA – Director of Supported Housing

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations, the Director of Supported Housing assists in the delivery of services and administration of the Residence Program.

Job Requirements: BA/BS in Human Services, Psychology or Sociology. 1-3 years prior work experience with the adult male mental health population. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities: Direct and assist in the management and operation of the Supporting Housing Program and Residence Department. Develop a network of related services to assist in the delivery of a comprehensive support program for the residents. Develop and maintain treatment plan documentation for all assigned cases. Provide counseling as needed. Document and maintain clinical progress notes concerning clients’ progress in individual, group and family therapy. Direct and assist staff in the management of crisis situations with direct assessments, referral for psychological/psychiatric assessments, one on one supervision and discharge proceedings. Attend and professionally represent the YMCA at staff and community service meetings regarding the resident population. Review all critical incidents and assist staff in identifying trends of behavior and programmatic interventions. Manage all assigned staff and volunteers – recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, supervise and evaluate. This includes following all policies, procedures and timelines of the Association. Assist in the monitoring of the budget and maintaining a positive budget position. Participate as an active member of P-Groups and committees, as requested. Special projects as requested and needed. Ensure cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team. All other duties as assigned.

Scheduled Shift: Full time – Exempt; 80 hours biweekly
Pay Range: Mid 30s
Deadline: 6/29/2015

Please forward all resumes to: Nicole Buchalski, Payeeship Coordinator, Capital District YMCA – Schenectady Residence Branch, 13 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or via E-mail.

YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George – Nurse

Under the general direction of the Camp Health Director, the Camp Nurse is responsible for the management of Camp’s Health Lodge, the administration of camper medications, and general health caregiving for both the summer camper and staff population.

Job Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have current New York state nursing license. Must have current CPR / AED certifications. Previous experience in camping, recreation, teaching, childcare or physical education preferred. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities: Ensure the safety and health of all campers in accordance with applicable NYS and CDYMCA requirements. Assist the Health Director in the assessment of and preparation for camper and staff health needs prior to their arrival to Camp. Help organize and track all health forms and records in accordance to state regulations. Ensure that every camper has received an onsite health check within the first 24 hours of the start of the camp session. Log all treatments of campers and staff, including regularly scheduled medication usage. Communicate positively and enthusiastically with campers, parents, staff and volunteers. Communicate with the Skill Class Coordinator anytime a camper or staff member will need to miss a program for a medical reason. Treat each child with dignity and respect. Provide direction and role model positive behavior to all staff and Counselors in Training. Report all accidents and incidents involving self, participants, guests or other employees. Familiar with and able to implement emergency procedures. Ensure cleanliness of facility or property as a member of Clean Team. All other duties as assigned.

Scheduled Shift: Seasonal, Per Diem; June 13-August 28, 2015
Deadline: 6/5/2015

Please submit a cover letter, resume’, and names of three references with contact information by Friday, June 5th to: John Lefner, Executive Director, Capital District YMCA, YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844 or via E-mail.

Acacia Network – Bilingual CASAC for our Albany location

The incumbent must have at least a two year college degree or higher. Candidate must have 3 yrs experience in an OASAS treatment program.

Skills: The CASAC will be responsible for the following: Develops and conducts group individual and family counseling on a scheduled basis to caseload clients/residents. Obtain weekly random urine samples according to established protocol. Orients clients/residents about program goals, objectives, rules and regulations, client’s obligations, client’s rights and program operations. Implement designed care plans as directed. Provide assistance to providers and other medical staff as requested. Demonstrates knowledge of group work management techniques and uses those techniques appropriately. Demonstrates appropriate treatment planning and clinical intervention. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation. Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and drug abuse. Timely documentation of all case activities in accordance with OASAS regulations. Bilingual English / Spanish desired.

The incumbent should be culturally aware and sensitive to the needs of the Latino population, possesses computer skills, experience working in an addiction setting, ability to function as part of an inter disciplinary team.
As one of the paramount not for profit organization in the country, we offer the chosen candidate, a multitude of benefits, including comprehensive full health care package, disability, life insurance, coupled with a generous vacation and pension plan and flexible schedules.

For immediate consideration, please E-mail resumes here and here or by fax to (347) 649-3078.

City of Schenectady – Provisional Electrician

There is a full-time opening for a provisional Electrician in the Department of Water & Wastewater. The annual salary is $59,661. See attached for job description and minimum qualifications. Applicants must be residents of the City of Schenectady and remain residents throughout employment.

This position involves skilled electrical work in the installation and maintenance of electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment. Supervision is received from a higher level supervisor with leeway allowed for planning the details of the work. Direct supervision may be exercised over a variety of skilled and non-skilled employees. The incumbent does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Either completion of a trade school or Apprenticeship program specializing in skilled electrical work and two (2) years of full-time, paid experience as an electrician; OR four (4) years of experience as described in (A), above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: City of Schenectady: Possession of a Master Electrician’s license issued by the City of Schenectady.

All interested parties should submit completed City of Schenectady Applications or resumes to: Tiffany White, Personnel & Benefits Administrator, City Hall, Room 105, Schenectady NY 12305. Resumes can also be E-mailed.

Completed applications/resumes need to be received in the Personnel & Benefits Administrator’s Office (City Hall, Room 105) by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2015.

Capital Roots – Mobile Market Coordinator

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all.

The Mobile Market Coordinator reports to the Healthy Places Manager. An organized individual with proven experience in project management, as well as staff leadership skills to execute multiple program services and further develop our regional Food Hub.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of proven experience managing a similar program. Excellent computer and communication skills is essential; grant and budget management experience is a plus. Must have a positive attitude, high energy level, and a genuine interest in the mission of our organization.

Responsibilities Include: Supervise the execution of all Veggie Mobile® and Veggie Mobile® Sprout services including the market stops, the Taste and Take program, and aspects of the Virtual Veggie Mobile program. Manage and maintain a working produce inventory for all programs within the Food Hub and ability to lift 50 lbs. Manage and motivate a team of employees and volunteers to deliver services with enthusiasm and care, including the creation of outreach and education materials as necessary. Coordinate Food Hub finances, including monitoring grant budgets, keeping accurate pricing schedules, and maintaining daily/monthly accounting reports. Manage collaborations with all program partners including customers, agencies, and other formal agreements. Maintain all aspects of project data collection and grant reporting. All other duties as needed.

This position is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including fully paid individual health and vision insurance and partly paid dental insurance. Generous vacation and holiday policy. Retirement plan. Flexible work environment.

Send cover letter, salary history and resume to: Will Malcolm, Healthy Places Manager, Capital Roots, 594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 or by E-mail.

Lexikeet Learning, LLC – Burmese Language Expert

This is a contractor position that will be hired and paid for this project alone. There may be more work in the future. This is a good opportunity to earn extra money on the side, build your resume, and gain experience.

Job responsibilities would be: translation of English text into written Burmese, entering translations into our online system, recording the translated phrases on our online system (we can help the employee get access to a USB microphone, especially if they are local to the Albany area).

The qualities we are looking for in a candidate are as follows: Burmese fluency, both written and spoken fluency. Conversational English, but preferably fluent. Medium to high computer ability. Self-motivated. Access to a computer with internet access , preferably in their home.

Interested applicants should send an E-mail to Becky Edvalson containing the applicant’s name, contact info, resume and a paragraph or two responding to the following prompt: I am a good fit for this position because…

Lexikeet Learning, LLC – Somali Language Expert

This is a contractor position that will be hired and paid for this project alone. There may be more work in the future. This is a good opportunity to earn extra money on the side, build your resume, and gain experience.

Job responsibilities would be: translation of English text into written Somali, entering translations into our online system, recording the translated phrases on our online system (we can help the employee get access to a USB microphone, especially if they are local to the Albany area)

The qualities we are looking for in a candidate are as follows: Somali fluency, both written and spoken fluency. Conversational English, but preferably fluent. Medium to high computer ability. Self-motivated. Access to a computer with internet access , preferably in their home.

Interested applicants should send an E-mail to Becky Edvalson containing the applicant’s name, contact info, resume and a paragraph or two responding to the following prompt: I am a good fit for this position because…

Policy Research Associates, Inc. – Project Associate

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) is seeking a full or part time Project Associate to join our team. Located at Policy Research Associates, Inc., the Center was founded in 2001 to promote awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and to help the field develop improved policies and practices to respond to these youth based on the best available research and practice.

Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), a small business located in Delmar, NY, has been funded by federal and state agencies, national organizations, and foundations to support major national surveys; conduct research and evaluation; provide technical assistance and training; and plan and facilitate major conferences, meetings, and other knowledge-transfer activities in the behavioral health field. PRA is known for its expertise on behavioral health issues related to juvenile and criminal justice; services for children, adolescents, and their families; recovery supports; service members and veterans; homelessness and housing; and violence.

The Project Associate will be an integral part of a team that operates a national mental health and juvenile justice training and technical assistance resource center. The successful candidate will be responsible for drafting and disseminating print and electronic materials, maintaining and updating the website, and producing training materials used by the Resource Center and its expert trainers. Specific responsibilities will include working with senior staff to: Draft weekly announcements to be disseminated via the Resource Center’s list serve , Coordinate and contribute to the production of a quarterly newsletter, Maintain responsibility for the Resource Center website including weekly posts to the Center’s newsroom, and content and video updates as needed, Produce monthly reports that track web and Resource Center activity, Oversee the development and production of training curricula including Instructors Guides and Power Point Slides, Develop both descriptive materials (i.e. brochures, training flyers) and substantive documents (i.e. white papers, research and program briefs) pertaining to the Resource Center and its areas of focus.

Qualifications: Knowledge of juvenile justice and mental health (strongly preferred), Bachelor or graduate degree in a relevant field, Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe Professional; WordPress, Excellent writing and editing skills, Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, Ability to work as part of a team and adhere to timelines, Document design and formatting experience a plus, In addition to a competitive salary, PRA offers generous and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision care, 401K and employer contributed retirement, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs and casual work attire. Salary commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter indicating position title, resume and writing sample via E-mail.

Policy Research Associates, Inc. – Project Assistant

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) is seeking a full-time Project Assistant to join our team. Located at Policy Research Associates, Inc., the NCMHJJ was founded in 2001 to promote awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and to help the field develop improved policies and practices to respond to these youth based on the best available research and practice.

Policy Research Associates (PRA) is a small business located in Delmar, NY. PRA has been funded by federal and state agencies, national organizations, and foundations to support major national surveys; conduct research and evaluation; provide technical assistance and training; and plan and facilitate major conferences, meetings, and other knowledge-transfer activities in the behavioral health field. PRA is known for its expertise on behavioral health issues related to juvenile and criminal justice; services for children, adolescents, and their families; recovery supports; service members and veterans; homelessness and housing; and violence.

The Project Assistant will be an integral part of a team that operates a national mental health and juvenile justice training and technical assistance Resource Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all activities of the Resource Center. This includes assisting senior staff by: Responding to all requests received for technical assistance and tracking all assistance provided by the Resource Center, Overseeing and coordinating all training delivered by the Resource Center, Organizing webinars, Conducting literature reviews and on-line searches for information, Drafting and submitting progress reports to funders, Administering evaluations and summarizing findings.

Qualifications: Knowledge of the juvenile justice and/or behavioral health systems and issues required, Bachelor or graduate degree in a relevant field, Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work within timelines, Excellent writing and oral communication skills, Reliability and flexibility to meet changing project needs, Ability to work in a team environment, Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access; willingness to learn new software tools; receptive to training, Experience with data entry and analysis using SPSS/STATA (preferred), Some travel required.

In addition to a competitive salary, PRA offers generous and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision care, 401K and employer contributed retirement, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs and casual work attire. Salary commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter indicating position title, resume and writing sample via E-mail.