Project Director - SBIRT, Health Federation of Philadelphia

Posted Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:30am
Expiration Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:30am
Job Summary: 

Job Title: Project Director - SBIRT                                      

FLSA: Exempt

Status: Full-time

Created/Revised: January 2019                                                


The Project Director will provide daily oversight of the SAMHSA funded SBIRT project, which involves implementation of systematic substance abuse screening and treatment of primary care patients at 20 health center sites in Southeast Pennsylvania. This position is responsible for coordinating and ensuring accountability for the implementation of all project activities including regular engagement and collaboration with clinical partners and the external project evaluation team.



  • Provide leadership to the Project Team
  • Develop, track and/or update the Project Implementation Plan, the Quality Improvement Plan, and the plan for monitoring performance of project partners
  • Manage technology implementation projects related to overall project goals
  • Provide supervision and guidance to Project Assistant
  • Develop and maintain a systematic process for communications, information sharing, problem solving and accountability
  • Plan and facilitate regular meetings of stakeholders
  • Establish a strong alliance with a point of contact at each participating health center
  • Make regular site visits to participating FQHCs to stay abreast of project implementation, provide feedback and technical assistance as necessary
  • Monitor project budget to ensure appropriate and timely use of grant resources
  • Contribute to development of project reports in collaboration with Project Evaluator and Grants Manager


  • Master’s degree in public health, social work or a clinical discipline or equivalent level of background and experience


  • 5 years of relevant program experience; or a combination of education and experience that reflects the skills identified in this position description.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including high level of attention to detail; experience implementing technology projects preferred.
  • Experience working with community health and human service agencies or programs; experience with behavioral health or substance abuse preferred
  • Understanding of and experience with health information technology platforms and workflow design strongly preferred
  • Experience developing performance measurement and quality improvement plans
  • Highly organized and systems oriented
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, collaborative and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills across staff levels

Work Environment:

Standard office setting with extended periods at work station and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule:

Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Flex office schedule options available with supervisor approval.


This position requires travel to sites in the multi-county greater Philadelphia area and to grantee meetings in Washington, D.C.

Physical Demands:

Ability to transport materials, routinely moves equipment or supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.

Salary and Benefits:

Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life,  AD&D and long term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy. 


The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.