Assistant Director, Department of Defense Child – Center of Deployment Psychology (29 views)

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HJF is seeking an Assistant Director, Department of Defense Child to support the Center of Deployment Psychology (CDP) located at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to CDP.

The incumbent will direct efforts on the DoD Child collaboration study. Acts as SME on the project and provides expertise for training and education products reporting to the director.

NOTE:  As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  1. Reports to the Director efforts on the coordination, management and promotion programming relevant to the center’s collaboration with Kennedy Krieger Institute and the needs of the CDP including the development or improvement of processes and procedures for high quality, efficient output. (20%)
  2. Supervise subject matter experts, project managers and administrative assistants in developing, coordinating and executing a range of courses and trainings. Supervision responsibilities include writing 6-month and annual reviews and holding individual meetings to provide observations, ensuring supervisees’ timesheets are completed correctly and approved, providing ongoing feedback about performance, and mentoring about professional development. Provide HR/personnel updates to the Director and executive team regarding program needs, progress and new developments. (15%)
  3. Provide HR/personnel updates to the Director and executive team regarding program needs, progress and new developments. (5%)
  4. Ensure that all support staff complete data collection responsibilities and review and finalize external reports to funders/partners and internal quarterly and annual reports drafted by project managers. (10%)
  5. Develop and monitor objectives and key result relevant to CDP’s overall objectives and CDP’s efforts in the collaborative study of the feasibility of and best practices for expanding telehealth care for children and families with behavioral health needs. Ensure all quarterly reports, annual reports and any additional required reports are written and submitted in a timely manner. (15%)
  6. Assist project managers in determining or finalizing training curricula and speaker line-ups as needed; also assist them in creating feedback forms, after action reports and other tracking documents in efforts to monitor and improve training. Provide oversight to project managers on external-facing materials related to trainings (e.g., website language, flyers, and letters to external organizations or training sites) and strategies to recruit participants to training events. Consult with the Communications Specialist as needed. (5%)
  7. Conduct subject matter expert/trainer responsibilities to include, but not limited to: developing and delivering workshops for military and civilian behavioral health providers; updating current training materials/developing new training materials; attend training and ECHO consultation sessions in support of clinicians working with military children serving as the trainer and the subject matter consultant, tracking consultation; and contributing to CDP’s subject matter expert blog posts, podcasts, videos, infographics, asynchronous training materials, and other additional educational activities as needed. (30%)
  8. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to diagnose and treat psychological problems of all complexities; familiarity with military medical system desirable. The incumbent must have graduate level training and extensive post degree experience in treating and diagnosing child psychiatric disorders. Excellent general communication skills including writing appropriate reports, articles, white papers, and providing presentations to large audiences. Knowledge of the research literature relevant to military deployment, military culture, telehealth, other aspects of military life and implementation science is preferred. Familiarity with all aspects of appropriate military-specific and DoD policies and established military family and child services/programs is preferred.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in related field required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 6-8 years of experience required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.

Work Environment: This job takes place in a typical office environment.

Work Arrangement: Telework allowed.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).  

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.   

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

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