Project/Program Manager - Serious Mental Illness-Assisted Outpatient Treatment Federal Grant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Compensation based on experience.




200 N Glebe Road
Suite 801
United States


The Treatment Advocacy Center has an opening for a full-time Project Director to manage a newly awarded federal grant – the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI). The CSS-SMI is a five-year initiative funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to support implementation of evidence-based, person-centered pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) including those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and recurrent major depression.


The goal of this aspect of the CSS-SMI grant project is to design and create a series of online training modules focused on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), in order to establish a training program that will facilitate national learnings on, and the expansion of, AOT programs. This project is targeted toward states and communities interested in implementing AOT to address the needs of people with serious mental illness who cycle in and out of mental illness care. The projected audiences will include mental health professionals, members of the judiciary, families and consumers of mental health services and members of law enforcement.


The Treatment Advocacy Center is the recognized leader in the use of AOT and has a dedicated team working with the federal government and communities across the nation to implement AOT. This position will coordinate those trainers and experts to support and accomplish this important project.


Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the development, revision, monitoring, and implementation of the AOT components of the CSS-SMI grant, leveraging both TAC’s internal experts and outside experts identified by TAC staff;
  • Monitor and track grant activities, including meeting targets related to budget, goals and objectives, and timelines;
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners, including the American Psychiatric Association (the lead organization for the CSS-SMI grant)
  • Liaison with funding agencies (SAMSHA and APA)
  • Lead the writing and submit quarterly and annual reports; and
  • Ensure fiscal management and oversight of grant budgets.


Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in related field preferred or one to three years of experience in relevant field;
  • Experience managing federal or other grants;
  • Experience in curriculum development, designing learnings and utilizing a blended learning approach;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management, with a focus on meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with serious mental illness or in delivering services to individuals who have serious mental illness is not required, but a plus.



Excellent benefits (three weeks of vacation plus holidays and sick time; health, prescription, dental, life and disability insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer contribution).

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Submit your resume, a letter of interest stating why you are well-suited for this position, and salary requirements by email to

No phone calls, please.