Assistant Director of Training and Education – Center for Deployment Psychology (71 views)

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HJF is seeking an Assistant Director of Training and Education to support the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) located at the Rockledge office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CDP. This position may consider 100% remote work.

CDP has the mission to train military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families. The Assistant Director (AD) will be primarily responsible for managing the development, delivery and evaluation of a range of training and research programs and will also serve as a subject matter expert/trainer. The incumbent will work with the Director to ensure the executive team and CDP staff and faculty are appraised of program developments and activities, important deadlines and deliverables and asset needs and allocation. The AD will supervise a team of project managers and staff, provide updates at staff and expanded executive meetings, develop and recommend strategies for achieving mission goals, and partner with external organizations on education and training projects.


  1. Supervise project managers, administrative assistants and other program staff in developing, coordinating and executing a range of courses and trainings. Supervision includes writing mid and annual reviews, approving supervisees’ timesheets, and providing ongoing feedback about performance.
  2. Assist the Director in coordinating, managing and promoting a variety of programming relevant to CDP needs including the development or improvement of processes and procedures for high quality, efficient output.
  3. Along with the Director, collaborate and liaison with external partners to implement and track external contract goals. This collaboration includes leading meetings, coordinating communications, writing required reports, delivering briefs, and building relationships with external partners.
  4. Develop and monitor CDP Statement of Objective (SOO) goals while maintaining awareness of the budgets supporting programs and ensuring delivery of high-quality education and training programs within those budget constraints.
  5. Provide oversight to project managers on finalizing training curricula and speaker line-ups, internal and external reports, and other tracking documents and on developing external-facing training materials (website language, flyers) and other strategies to recruit participants. Consult with the Communications Specialist as needed.
  6. Ensure support staff complete administrative responsibilities and data collection for their programs including covering continuing education credits. This role includes holding team meetings with staff along with the Director and making recommendations for enhancing staff development, teamwork, and productivity. 
  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; providing/tracking consultation; and contributing to CDP’s subject matter expert blog posts, podcasts, videos, and other additional educational activities as needed.
  8. Provide HR/personnel updates to the Director and executive team regarding program needs, progress and new developments.
  9. Review draft surveys, pre- and post-tests, and evaluation/summary reports written by the program evaluator for internal and external use, providing feedback as needed, and disseminating final reports as appropriate to relevant faculty members and the executive team.
  10. Consult with faculty members about their duties to develop and update slide decks, as well as provide them with feedback about their trainings and presentations as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The individual must have a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. They must have extensive experience with developing, organizing and delivering presentations, workshops, and other curriculum-based learning tools in person and familiarity with online delivery formats. Excellent organizational and communications skill (written and verbal) are required including strong attention to details, timetables and deadlines. Must be assertive, comfortable working with and delegating to others, able to multi-task with different projects, and team oriented. He or she must have extensive knowledge of military functioning and issues related to deployment as well as the trauma research literature and other research areas relevant to military behavioral health and evidence-based practice. This person should have familiarity with aspects of DoD policies, program objectives, established practices and resources related to behavioral health care. Prior military service or experience working as a clinician at a DoD or VA treatment facility and in using evidence-based psychotherapies is preferred. 

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in Psychology is required.

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

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensed or license eligible as a Psychologist.

Work Environment: Set in an office work environment. This position may consider 100% remote work.

Travel Requirements: Travel (both CONUS and OCONUS) expected 6-8x per year, up to 1-week duration per trip is required.

Background/SecurityEligibility 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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