Empower social change in our community with a position addressing the opioid crisis in Michigan. The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice is currently hiring the following positions to work with stakeholders in assessing needs and establishing community networks:


Research Assistant (Position #044553, Full-time) 

  • Essential Functions (Job Duties):
    • Provide research assistance at center. 
    • Provide support to project coordinator(s) in designated counties. 
    • Schedule, confirm, and coordinate monthly data calls and committee meetings. 
    • Transcribe and follow-up on activities of the data calls and committee meetings. 
    • Provide data collection, entry, and reporting support.  
  • Qualifications:
    • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a social science or related field (e.g., social work, psychology, criminal justice, urban studies, or public health). 
    • Preferred experience working on social science research projects. 
    • Knowledge of criminal justice and community mental health systems (i.e. terminology, processes, goals and outcomes). 
    • Comfortable with a variety of computer programs (including Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, SPSS and Dropbox). 
    • Ability to learn computer applications quickly. 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
    • Ability to effectively interface with range of community stakeholders.  
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Masters degree 
    • Experience in the field of data visualization and ability to create reports, briefs and slide decks following data visualization principles. 

Research Assistant/Program Coordinator (Position #044538, Full-time)

The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking several Project Coordinators (in different regions around the state) to play a lead role in implementing a community-based approach to addressing mental health and substance use as they relate to the criminal/legal system. The Project Coordinator will work closely with external stakeholders and other CBHJ team members to ensure successful program implementation and evaluation. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys navigating systems, and is a natural at building relationships. Knowledge of criminal justice and behavioral health systems and a passion for programming that supports justice-involved individuals is preferred. 

  • Essential Functions: 
    • Serve as primary liaison within counties and maintain positive collaborative relationship among all involved stakeholders and systems (including Community Mental Health, County Jail, Department of Corrections, Parole/Probation, PIHP). 
    • Implement evaluation design and data collection methods as defined by PI, Directors, and/or Project Manager including management of data collection processes, process mapping, identification of data points, collection methods, and entry. 
    • Apply critical thinking in completing tasks such as needs assessments, assisting stakeholders in determining the best programs and interventions for their region, and developing implementation plans. 
    • Work with stakeholders to establish formal meeting schedule, determine attendees, and revise as needed; facilitate meetings, using innovative techniques for maximum participation. 
    • Work closely with Project Manager and other Project Coordinators to ensure efficiency in performing duties and fidelity of processes and practices across counties. 
    • Coordinate and balance goals and objectives of project with needs, abilities, and priorities of stakeholders. 
    • Work with PI, Directors, and/or Project Manager to report findings to stakeholders; assist stakeholders in interpreting data and determining next steps. 
    • Provide support in writing reports, developing presentations, and creating other print materials as needed. 
    • Ability to travel to pre-designated counties across Michigan several times per month during implementation phase and then periodically as needed.  
  • Qualifications:
    • Master of Social Work or related Master's degree in related field including Public Health or Criminal Justice. 
    • Experience working in mental health, substance use, and/or criminal justice systems; preferred experience or knowledge of opioid use disorders and/or medication to treat opioid use disorders.. 
    • Experience implementing new programs or interventions. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication, problem-solving, and inter-personal skills. 
    • Ability to interface with various levels of personnel and elected officials within county and state government and throughout mental health, criminal justice, and law enforcement agencies. 
    • Ability to conceptualize and map processes within a system or agency to illustrate the flow of information or services and identify data collection points. 
    • Self-motivated; ability to work remotely and independently. 
    • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Dropbox.
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $59,999

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