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Guidehouse Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Associate Director in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Family :

Operational Effectiveness Consulting

Travel Required :


Clearance Required :

Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do :

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Director will provide project leadership, client management, and strategic guidance in support public health engagement across Guidehouse’s Health and Human Services (HHS) portfolio. The Director will be responsible for leading a team of consultants and public health professionals capable of addressing a broad spectrum of public health, mental health, and substance abuses challenges and priorities. The Director shall combine their expertise and experience in behavioral health, problem solving, strategic thinking, and training and technical assistance to design and deploy impactful technical approaches and framework that meet or exceed client and project requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and proactively address client needs by presenting potential solutions to challenges or issues

  • Effectively and concisely communicate and present information to client and leadership

  • Develop high-quality presentations which effectively communicate key objectives and facilitate discussion across multiple stakeholders

  • Develop and ensure quality deliverables

  • Maintain security and privacy of all data handled

What You Will Need :

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 10 years’ professional experience

  • Prior experience working with federal, state and local, and/or non-profit substance abuse and behavioral health organization(s)

  • Prior experience managing and owning internal and/or external client/ stakeholder relationships and the ability to interpret their needs into actionable deliverables.

  • Ability to provide examples of initiatives developed around solving systemic behavioral health issues by leveraging analytical, problem solving and excellent communications skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and proven abilities to work successfully as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification, and feedback; providing guidance, clarification, and feedback to others

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) and/or Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work

  • Familiar with US Department of Health and Human Services and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) organizational structure, culture, programs, and public health initiatives

  • Familiar with the process and requirements to become an Accredited and Certified Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

  • Experience working within or in support of a Certified Opioid Treatment Program

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts.

  • Ability to identify and address client needs

  • Proficiency in the full Microsoft Suite, including MS Teams, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills

The annual salary range for this position is $142,300.00-$284,500.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.