The Program Coordinator role provides operational and administrative support to the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP). The position is based at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the fiscal sponsor for ICMHP. Learn more about ICMHP at www.icmhp.org
1. Coordinates the efforts of Partnership staff, members and key partners on key children’s mental health strategies, ensuring that deliverables are met in a timely fashion, and reporting to ICMHP leadership on progress.
2. Develops and coordinates ICMHP communication strategies and dissemination activities (e.g., written summaries, web postings, fact sheets) designed to inform key stakeholders and the general public about Partnership accomplishments, activities, forums, and other critical developments.
3. Coordinates and monitors ICMHP website and social media activities.
4. Conducts policy and programmatic research and other tasks in support of ICMHP initiatives and strategies.
5. Assists in preparing grant reports, applications, budgets and other written publications, as directed by Partnership leadership.
6. Coordinates selected ICMHP priority project activities (e.g., public awareness campaign), with guidance from ICMHP Committees, the Management Team and the Associate Director.
7. Staffs and supports Partnership Committees and sub-committees including meeting coordination and minutes, with guidance from committee co-chairs, the Management Team, and the Managing Director.
8. Provides support to assigned partner organization committees and sub-committees including meeting coordination and minutes, such as the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition, with guidance from committee co-chairs, the Management Team, and the Associate Director.
9. Assists in coordination of any public hearings or other forums conducted by ICMHP.
10. Assist with tracking invoices and payments, account reconciliation, and budget monitoring.
11. Other duties, as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, public policy, public health or related field.
2. Two years of related experience in children’s mental health preferred.
3. Experience with grant and other funded public health related programs. Some bookkeeping experience is preferred.
4. Proven ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.
5. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills working with professionals of all levels.
6. Demonstrated ability to think critically and proactively, act creatively, and take initiative appropriately.
7. Strong organizational skills, including management of time and processes.
8. Proven ability to develop effective systems of coordination, tracking and monitoring.
9. Ability to work well and display cultural competency in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
10. Must be self-directed, with an in-depth understanding of the organizational goals.
11. Local and regional travel to meetings and other partner organization locations required.
12. Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation software; working knowledge of database technologies required.