Journey to Wellness Project Director

$44,310 - $46,656 yearly
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Pablo, MT, USA
  • Apr 01, 2024
Full time Health Care Management

Job Description

General Summary:

The SKC Center for Prevention & Wellness (CPW) department is seeking a Project Director to lead the Journey to Wellness Project funded by the Headwaters Foundation. This project is focused on alternative response models committed to community-level Behavioral Health crisis intervention and prevention.

  • Overseeing daily operation of the JTW project, including implementing grant goals and objectives to ensure deliverables are met.
  • Exhibits positive leadership skills and behaviors and will lead efforts related to research, program implementation, partnership building, and strategic and collaborative thinking.
  • Leads and manages staff through mentoring, coaching, and supervision ensuring staff engagement to meet organization and department goals and objectives.
  • Gathering and completing all required reports and documentation for timely submission to the funder.
  • Maintaining regular communication with project stakeholders, including the funder, SKC campus community, steering committee, and community partners.
  • Collaborates with CPW to develop growth strategies and new project plans.
  • Investigate and advise the CPW Program Director of funding opportunities.
  • Travel-related to the departmental grants, as needed.
  • Supervise JTW Program support staff.
  • This position will be mindful of the Salish (Séliš), Kootenai (Ksanka), and Pend d’Oreille (QÍispé) peoples and other native peoples and organizations through programming.
  • Manages multiple projects concurrently

The Project Director supports the CPW department while maintaining a commitment to the mission, vision and core themes of SKC. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or other health-related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in public health, behavioral health, social work, psychology, or a related field.
  • Experience creating and building relationships with Tribal agencies, community members, and other professional agencies.
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience in a project management role in a team or organizational setting.
  • Experience with grants management, their guidelines, and requirements as defined by funders.
  • Cultural awareness, knowledge, and experience working with tribal populations.
  • Travel is required, both local and regional travel, and as needed to grantee meetings, trainings/professional development opportunities, and resource building.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and sustaining positive relations with partners, funders, and evaluators.
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and dignity, recognizing the uniqueness of clients, students, and colleagues.
  • Efficient and effective resource utilization.
  • Consistent and effective communication individually and within a team.
  • Ability to provide accountability and timeliness of work outcomes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, presentations, and reporting.