Are you passionate about healthcare, correctional systems, and suicide prevention?

We are currently in search of a Director, Correctional Systems Initiative for a Mental Health Foundation. The position is Remote. This is a permanent/direct-hire position.

ORGANIZATION TYPE: Mental Health Foundation
POSITION TITLE: Director, Correctional Systems Initiative
DURATION: Permanent/Direct-Hire
SALARY: Dependent on location and experience level

Is This Your Dream Job? The Director for Correctional Systems Initiative will enhance suicide prevention care for people during legal involvement, including initial contact with law enforcement (crisis response), availability of mental health courts, incarceration at federal, state and county levels, and in the community (probation and parole). The Senior Manager will influence the legal and correctional systems nationwide to initiate and sustain the comprehensive implementation of suicide prevention interventions. This position will report directly to the Vice President and serve on a collaborative team.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of experience in correctional systems and/or policy is preferred
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Business, or relevant social or behavioral science
  • Proven track record of seeing projects through to fruition
  • Project management skills and experience highly desirable
  • Ability to identify national correctional stakeholders, including researchers, executives, policy advocates, etc. in support of strategic outcomes
  • Skills to proactively seek out and build functioning coalitions with diverse set of stakeholders, and effectively advocate with partners around specific asks
  • Ability to think creatively with partners in identifying tactics to achieve goals
  • Ability to speak knowledgably and persuasively with national level stakeholders/executives in legal and correctional communities
  • Expert level project management skills: for complex national projects, ability to set interim milestones, map out timelines, track progress, early identification and active resolution of barriers
  • Knowledge of national level multi-site program evaluation
  • Proven track record of accountability and meeting or surpassing outcomes
  • Knowledge of basic science of suicide prevention and mental health (community and clinical approaches)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse set of colleagues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Identify specific, actionable suicide prevention goals in correctional systems
  • Establish and lead a working group of national experts in legal and correctional systems, including academic/medical associations, researchers, accrediting bodies and advocacy groups
  • Cultivate and expand strategic partnerships and tactics to advance each identified goal, including close collaboration with national advocacy team and chapter advocacy network
  • Identify, build, and sustain partnerships that serve strategic goals for the Correctional Systems Initiative
  • Together with national teams and the Chapter Engagement manager, create project implementation plans, track project milestones and resolve threats to project success
  • Develop implementation plans for each identified goal including target outcomes and fully manage projects to meeting those outcomes
  • Collaborate with the Impact Measurement team to establish evaluation plans and data management systems for each project
  • Serve as an organization spokesperson related to Correctional Systems Initiative goals and priorities
  • Ongoing awareness of research findings for suicide prevention best practices in correctional systems and continuous exploration of translating those findings into practice

We’d love to hear from you.

If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume kcantrell@cnpstaffing.com with “Director, Correctional Systems Initiative” in the subject line.