Senior Director of Prevention Services

Recruitment #211021-UNCX-680


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This position is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Senior Director of Prevention Services

About the Position:
Under administrative direction, provides senior leadership and direction in planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the statewide prevention service system  for the prevention of substance use, overdose, suicide, and other mental, emotional, behavioral problems  Serves as principal advisor on prevention services and policies; develops strategic plans for short and long range objectives; prepares/provides prevention education and testimony; develops/manages key stakeholder relationships; leads prevention resource development and division budget management; and supervises key prevention personnel.

Job Type/Salary:
• Application period: 10/20/2021 – 11/03/2021
• Full-time
• Vacancies: 1
• Annual Salary is $101,349+
• Primary Working Hours are M-F; 8-5
• FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field in public health administration, business, or public administration or a related degree and five years professional managerial experience in the field of mental health/substance use prevention or preventive public health, two of which shall include senior level leadership of complex public health initiative(s) and budget oversight OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preference may be given to applicants Certified Prevention Specialist.
NOTE:  No substitution for bachelor’s degree or supervisory experience.

Benefit Highlights:
ODMHSAS is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.   Our benefits include:
• Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums
• A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations
• Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care
• Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match
• Longevity Bonus for years of service
• Student Loan repayment options
• Training opportunities for CEU requirements

About us:
The role of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) Prevention Division is to create healthy communities, in which people have a high quality of life, including healthy environments at home, work and in school; supportive communities and meaningful connections with others; and communities free of problems related to mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. ODMHSAS uses the Strategic Prevention Framework to plan and implement effective prevention services. The framework is built on a public health model of risk and protective factors and utilizes evidence-informed services.  Prevention services include but are not limited to: community-based prevention coalition services, school-based prevention programs and MTSS/ISF approaches, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, family-based primary prevention, harm reduction, prevention workplace skills training, epidemiologic data collection and utilization, prevention workforce development.

PIN: 4520-3073
Announcement #: 2022-35 CO

Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.