State of Massachusetts Project Manager (Project NORTH) in John Adams Court House, Massachusetts
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This is a federal grant funded position provided through the United States Department of Justice Office for the period through September 30 2023. Funding for this position beyond that time period is not guaranteed.
Project NORTH locations include Lowell, Lawrence, Lynn, Boston, Quincy, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Worcester, Springfield, and Pittsfield
*This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. *
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT
The Trial Court is committed to:
• fair and impartial administration of justice;
• protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
• equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
• efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
• prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.
DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Executive Office of the Trial Court is led by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator and oversees judicial and court operations, including the Office of Court Management. The Executive Office works collaboratively with the seven Trial Court Departments and Commissioners of Probation and Jury to develop and implement policies and initiatives that promote an environment of continuous improvement and ensure the most effective use of resources to allow the delivery of quality justice. The Executive Office also oversees the development and implementation of strategic planning for the Trial Court.
Working within the Executive Office of the Trial Court led by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Probation Service, the Project Manager reports to the Project NORTH Co-Directors: the Manager of the Community Justice Project and the Deputy Commissioner of Programs for the Probation Service.
The Project Manager serves as the lead personnel for Project NORTH (Navigation, Outreach, Recovery, Treatment and Hope) and is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of the project.
Project NORTH is designed to increase treatment access and engagement and decrease barriers to treatment retention and recovery among court-involved persons with substance use disorders. The Project will embed Recovery Support Navigation services provided by contracted vendors in 12 courthouses in communities that are highly and disproportionately impacted by opioid, stimulant and other substance use disorders. Project NORTH will also provide funding and coordination for transportation and sober housing for eligible persons.
The Project Manager works under the direct supervision of the Community Justice Project Manager (project oversight, grant administration, and Recovery Support Navigation) and the Deputy Commissioner of Programs for the Probation Service (housing and transportation).
Responsible for the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of Project NORTH.
Supervises the activities of the Grant Coordinator and contracted project staff.
Works closely with Project Co-Directors, Trial Court departments, contracted agencies, and external partners in the planning, implementation and coordination of project activities.
Oversees and manages expenditures and the project budget.
Develops and oversees the Requests for Response, agency contracts and Memoranda of Understanding.
Ensures communication and coordination with Trial Court and contract staff in each Project NORTH location.
Convenes and communicates with Advisory Board.
Continuously evaluates effectiveness of project activities.
Oversees data collection and grant reporting.
Ethics and Values
Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Judicial Branch.
Understands, upholds, and communicates the Judicial Branch and Information Services missions.
Understands information services operations, specialized tools, applications, and software, with some understanding of the various court departments and divisions
Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improve their knowledge of fast-changing computer programs, hardware and software through professional development.
Commitment to Diversity
Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varies racial, ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds.
Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner when assisting all employees of the Judiciary, regardless of their position in the Judiciary.
Works with others cooperatively, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, and contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.
Accurately assesses workplace problems in TCIS and recommends and facilitates appropriate solutions.
The following are the minimum requirements for consideration for the position of Project Manager:
Masters’ degree with relevant experience in public administration, public health, behavioral health or related field; or bachelors’ degree with 5 years of appropriate experience in program management can be substituted for advanced degree.
Experience working in the behavioral health field.
Experience working with the court system and justice-system partners.
Demonstrated expertise in program development, implementation and evaluation.
Ability to organize, direct and coordinate administrative and program activities.
Experience supervising staff.
Experience managing budgets and with the state procurement process.
Strong degree of flexibility and ability to manage multiple project and complex situations.
Ability to produce professional written memoranda, proposals, reports, and presentations.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain confidentiality under the standards set forth by the Trial Court and the Massachusetts Probation Service.
Must have valid driver’s license and ability to travel throughout the Commonwealth.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address: https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/intro
Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.
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No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Title: Project Manager (Project NORTH)
Location: Massachusetts-John Adams Court House
Requisition ID: 2100007N