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Program Manager II

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City
Categories: College of Medicine, Drexel University, Professional Staff

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Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Program Manager II oversees and manages all day-to-day operations of Dr. Szep’s (PI) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant. This includes responsibility for managing all the clinical and operational aspects of the Philadelphia Urban Health Collaborative for Substance Use Disorder (PUHC). The Program Manager II will provide leadership and oversight to this new initiative. Management responsibilities include the supervision of two full-time Peer Recovery Support Specialists, a part-time Social Worker, and a 2 full-time Outreach Specialists. The Program Manager II will maintain contact with stakeholders and program partners; facilitate grant evaluation; create reports to be sent to SAMHSA on a monthly basis; assists with grant budget creation and management; designs community education programs; plans and develops training materials and providing daily management of the program staff and activities.


Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership and managerial oversight of the PUHC program including direct supervision of two full-time Peer Recovery Support Specialists, and a part-time Social Worker. Oversees staff work assignments. Interviews, recruits, orients and evaluates program staff. Handles personnel issues when they arise and makes recommendations on the handling of employees when it comes to difficult personnel situations. • Trains, coaches, and monitors program staff in implementation of program activities and procedures.
  • Assists PI and Business Manager with preparation of grant budget and monitors the grant budget on a monthly basis for spending activities and variances.
  • Manages all clinical aspects of the Philadelphia Urban Health Collaborative for Substance Use Disorder: Mobile Services for Prevention, Engagement in Care and Treatment (PUHC) program. Prepares and submits quarterly reports on grant activities. Ensures accurate and timely program paperwork submission by staff and reviews before data entry
  • Acts as an active member of the administrative team
  • Monitors, coordinates, and schedules the implementation of educational programming, task force meetings and other programmatic activities in collaboration with program partners
  • Manages the referral processes for the population being treated with our community partners. Works with clients, care team members and the community to reduce barriers that keep patients from getting timely treatment by identifying patient needs and directing them to sources of emotional, financial, administrative or cultural support.
  • Monitors, coordinates, and schedules the implementation of educational programming, task force meetings and other programmatic activities in collaboration with program partners. Finds creative solutions to healthcare barriers for underserved patients and provides the necessary education to this underserved population. Attend meetings, trainings and conferences

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in healthcare field of HIV, mental health and/ or substance abuse disorders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in healthcare field of HIV, mental health and/ or substance abuse disorders
  • Minimum of 5-10-years’ experience in program coordination/management preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience mandatory
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary staff, patients and program partners
  • Ability to manage time autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to carefully set priorities, meet deadlines, and schedule time efficiently
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow-up and follow through with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (clients and staff); as well as an ability to be sensitive to cultural, economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences.


Center City

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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