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Mental Health Program Administrator 



Under general supervision, is responsible for the administration, management and coordination of the Mental Health Co-Responder Program. Accountable for writing and managing mental health Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA), Business Associate Agreements (BAA), Contracts and Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA). Convenes and facilitates the Co-Responder Steering Committee and Project Coordination Group. Also responsible for data collection, analysis and metrics in relation to oversight of programs including grant writing and associated outcomes. Duties may vary according to job assignment.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In collaboration with the Mental Health Funders Task Force and Co-Response Steering Committee create a management plan.
  • Plan, convene and facilitate the Mental Health Funders Task Force, Co-Response Steering Committee and Co-Response Program Coordination Group.
  • Write and manage contracts with providers, IGA’s with funding organizations and MOUs and BAAs with partner organizations participating in the continuum of behavioral health services provided to co-response participants.
  • Oversee Co-Response program grant reporting and budgeting.
  • Primary liaison to the Office of Behavioral Health.
  • Uses a health equity lens to inform programs, policies and services.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Steering Committee and Program Coordination Group.
  • Direct and coordinate data collection, analysis, evaluation and monitoring of metrics and any grant required outcome data.
  • Attend meetings and coordinate with collateral efforts/projects in the community.
  • Assure programmatic requirements are met related to grant.
  • Assist Program Coordination Group with planning and implementing case review system as needed.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the Mental Health Funders Task Force and the Co-Response Steering Committee and Program Coordination Group, and other community professionals, through effective coordination, communication, and continuity.
  • Participate in all Community Health Improvement Plan meetings relevant to mental health and substance use.
  • Support the implementation of the Pitkin County Mental Health Strategic Plan.
  • Develops and tracks metrics to measure improvement in mental health access and treatment; efficiency and cost effectiveness. Collaborates with related, collateral efforts in the community and builds new partnerships in order to use existing resources and prevent duplication.
  • Serve in a leadership role to demonstrate the County’s commitment to keeping the issue of mental health needs and access to services at the forefront.
  • Provide monthly updates to the Steering Committee and Program Coordination Group, and quarterly updates to the Mental Health Funders and other entities, as requested.
  • Support the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; perform other duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and minimum of three years’ experience in a relevant field; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s degree in Public Health, Mental Health, or Social Work preferred. Experience working with law enforcement preferred.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.


Knowledge of:

  • Integrated systems and/or systems change.
  • Community resources in multiple sectors.
  • Local government systems.
  • Program evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Collaboration and collaborative processes.

Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):

  • Professional and technical writing methods and practices.
  • Project management principles, practices, and methods.
  • Fiscal and budgetary management and tracking.
  • Organizational and community planning.
  • Administrative principles and practices to include goal setting and program budget development and implementation.

Skill in:

  • Written and oral communication.
  • Meeting facilitation.
  • Proficient in report writing, presentation and evaluation technologies.
  • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Grant research, writing and evaluation.

Skill in (Job Class Standard):

  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Working efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
  • Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Developing, understanding, interpreting, and communicating policies and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.


Work is performed in a standard office environment.


$60,994 to $74,383 dependent on qualifications.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Mental Health Program Administrator  
Close Date 2/8/2020  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Public Health  
About the Organization Pitkin County government provides valued and high quality public services supporting the health, safety and well-being of people and the natural environment. Pitkin County is a tobacco-free workplace.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
EEO-4 Job Category None Specified 

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