The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is seeking a Senior Project Coordinator

Oct 06, 2020

Senior Project Coordinator 

Full Time with Benefits 


The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is seeking a Senior Project Coordinator to work on projects related to evidence-based practice dissemination and quality improvement initiatives in children’s behavioral health programs. CHDI works to improve the quality of health, behavioral health, and early childhood services for Connecticut children. CHDI is the Coordinating Center for multiple state- and federally funded implementation, training, and quality improvement initiatives in Connecticut, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Bounce Back (BB), Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC), and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). The Senior Project Coordinator will provide leadership and management of quality assurance activities for multiple projects. Responsibilities will include working closely with community-based providers and other initiative partners and subcontractors, supervising project coordinator(s), developing training plans and materials, coordinating training and quality assurance activities, supporting data collection/reporting, ensuring communication between project staff, trainers, and staff receiving training/technical assistance, and providing technical assistance and support as needed. 

Required Education and Skills 

• Master’s Degree in in psychology, public health, social work, child development, education, biostatistics, child development, or a closely related field; 

• Must be extremely organized, efficient, and a strong team player; 

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and time management skills; 

• Experience with trauma-informed care, knowledge of the children’s behavioral health, education, and/or child welfare systems in Connecticut; 

• Experience with interpreting and utilizing data for quality improvement activities; 

• Experience with project coordination, program implementation, training, contracts management, supervision, and/or project management; and 

• Experience providing behavioral health clinical treatment to youth; 

• Skills and experience that are preferred, but not required, include: experience providing evidence-based treatment models (e.g., TF-CBT, MATCH-ADTC, CBITS, BB); grant writing; scholarly publication and research reports; experience cleaning, managing, and reporting on data sets using SPSS, Excel, and with Google Docs; online survey tools (e.g., Survey Gizmo). 


Responsibilities will likely include: 

• Coordinating project activities and training, and overseeing subcontracts to ensure that all project deliverables and contract requirements are met on time and within budget; 

• Effectively collaborating with staff from state agencies and/or community-based behavioral health providers to offer training and consultation through in-person or virtual site visits, and telephone calls to support implementation; 

• Working with support staff to coordinate trainings and meetings to support implementation activities, including identifying locations, preparing materials, registration, managing CEUs, providing support at trainings and securing refreshments (with support staff assistance); 

• Supervision of project staff; 

• Developing materials to support implementation (e.g., training materials, briefs, reports); 

• Working closely with other CHDI staff (Directors, Project Coordinators, Data Analysts) to 



develop data collection, analysis, and reporting approaches, including producing high-quality data reports, and continuously improve implementation processes; 

• Maintaining data and records necessary to complete required grantee reports; 

• Communicating findings, in written and verbal formats, to internal/external stakeholders, including project reports, CHDI publications, and/or peer-reviewed publications; 

• Assisting with maintenance/development of websites, communications, and data systems; 

• Assisting with grant/contract applications to seek external funding for sustainability; and 

• Assisting with other aspects of the initiative and CHDI’s work, including administrative and operational support as needed. 



Full-time equivalent salary range is $65,000-$70,000 depending upon experience. A generous benefit package is provided. 


CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which was established in 1992. Working in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, universities, and other organizations, we combine direct funding with research, policy analysis, advocacy, and technical assistance. 

The mission of the Institute is to improve the quality of care for all children, emphasizing family-centered, comprehensive care that encompasses both physical and behavioral health. Collaborating with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the University of Connecticut, and Yale University, we strive to advance sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care practices and policy for all the state's children, with a particular focus on disadvantaged or underserved children and families. CHDI develops trains, disseminates, evaluates, and expands effective models of practice in children’s health, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and other settings. 


Only applicants meeting the qualifications described will be considered. To apply, email (1) a current CV and (2) cover letter with qualifications, specifically addressing your experience related to the job requirements and responsibilities above, to Lori Schon at Position is available, and will remain open until filled, and is contingent upon available funding. 

The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc. (CHDI) is an equal opportunity employer and acknowledges this in its solicitations or advertisements for employees. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals, at all levels of employment, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, military service, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, or sexual orientation. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to decisions related to all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, selection, promotion, development, compensation, and the terms, privileges, and conditions of employment. 

The Child Health & Development Institute of CT, Inc. requires applicants to have current legal authorization to work in the United States and the company does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

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