Assistant Director of Special Projects
State of Tennessee
Community & Nonprofit
Position Description / Responsibilities
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) is charged with planning for and promoting an array of services from prevention and early intervention to resiliency and recovery. The Department oversees four Regional Mental Health Institutes (RMHIs) and contracts with mental health and substance abuse community providers across the state to offer services to Tennesseans. The Department manages a budget of more than $300 million, with funding from dedicated fees, revenue, federal grants, and state general fund appropriations.
Summary of Position
This position will work directly for the Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Commissioner. This office is responsible for implementing and supporting new, unique initiatives across the department. Work responsibilities will vary as new projects arise.
Willingness to work on projects and initiatives as assigned by Director of Special Projects and Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.
Understands tasks and assignments, develops work plans and timelines to include due dates and major milestones; tracks progress against stated timelines.
Has demonstrated ability in excel and data collection.
Capable of working in a team environment with responsibilities that change with each project.
Skilled at program development, self-motivated and outcomes oriented to turn vision statements into project plans and program goals.
Supports implementation of Alternative Workplace Solutions.
Supports and organizes implementation of digitization initiatives in Human Resources and other areas within the department.
Supports ongoing implementation of the Tennessee Recovery Navigators program statewide.
During annual legislative session, support Legislative team by monitoring committee hearings, fulfilling administrative needs, and other duties as assigned (Primarily during the months of January - May).
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
Demonstrates flexibility and agility in dynamic environment.
Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills and is solutions-oriented.
Demonstrates discipline and creativity to build programs from the ground up.
Able to build and maintain strong relationships across functions, both internal and external to the organization, across all levels of management.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Experience: 1-2 years of full-time professional work preferred
Job expires on 7/19/2019
Please submit all resumes and inquiries to Noelle.Suarez-Murias@tn.gov
Salary is based on experience