The Vice President, Addictions provides strategic direction and oversight of the National Council's robust and growing public policy and practice improvement activities that advance substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services. The incumbent plays an important leadership and coordination role amongst the various National Council policy, practice improvement and communication staff working in all areas of addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support.
The Vice President, Addictions strengthens National Council capacity and visibility in the area of addiction policy and practice by identifying opportunities for leadership, relationship development, and business development. This is a high visibility position and the incumbent will regularly represent the National Council and its members in numerous public policy forums, advocacy coalitions and public meetings, including with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and agency and Administration officials, National Council member Associations, and other leading addiction organizations. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Monitor and identify trends in addiction policy with anticipated impacts on the behavioral health safety net; analyze effect of laws and regulations on National Council members and supports members in understanding the implications of these changes.
- Distill information about member organizations' challenges into actionable addiction policy proposals; provide input to other members of the Policy team regarding new legislative proposals in support of the National Council's multipronged addiction agenda.
- Provide strategic direction and consultation of National Council practice improvement projects in the areas of SBIRT, opioid response, Medicaid and SUD, Medication Assisted Treatment, Recovery support, housing and other emerging areas.
- Develop, facilitate and/or deliver consulting and technical assistance services designed to support National Council members during the implementation of federal laws and regulations affecting the addiction
- Deliver informative, influential presentations to members, policymakers, funders and others advocating specific policy positions of the National Council.
- Support the activities of the Addiction, Public Policy, and Association Executives Committees through technical assistance, education, guidance, and strategic insights.
- Masters' Degree with 15+ years' experience in health policy, public policy, or public health. Knowledge and background addiction prevention, treatment and/or recovery services; at least 7 years of demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience.
- Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
- History of successful leadership legislative and regulatory affairs, business development and relationship management.
- Ability to create and manage budgets and deadlines for project success.
- Results-oriented with a high attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
- Skilled at crafting sophisticated policy and educational messaging, developing high-impact training curricula, and delivering effective, influential presentations to groups large and small.
- Ability to travel up to 30%.
National Council for Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled)
1400 K Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC, US 20005
Employment type:Full Time