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Behavioral and Mental Health Program Manager

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Office Park (1600) 
Requisition #:  42043



Develops, implements, delivers, and manages programs within assigned strategic focus area(s) of Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health multi-year plan. In collaboration with accountable leaders, provides program direction and tactical support to meet the needs and achieve desired outcomes for assigned initiatives. Serves as central resource to operational leaders for development and implementation of efficient, effective, timely strategies.


• Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, business, health service, or related field


• No professional certifications required


• 5 years of experience in developing and delivering programs or projects in a healthcare or business environment


• Experience in behavioral and mental health clinical care delivery or the delivery of programs or projects in behavioral and mental health
• Master’s degree in related field
• Experience in supervision or as a team lead
• Project Management Professional (PMP)


• Proven ability to drive a project from concept to execution working across boundaries, removing barriers, identifying patterns for improvement and delivering results.
• Ability to work and collaborate with groups and teams across departmental lines including developing strong relationships with physician leaders
• Analytical reasoning skills
• Strong attention to detail and strong drive toward execution
• Effective project planning and monitoring skills
• Effective decision making and problem-solving skills
• Experience in tactical project-based work
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets and other financial skills


1. Provides tactical, day-to-day project management support to deliver behavioral and mental health programs within assigned strategic focus area(s).
2. Partners with assigned leaders to develop and manage detailed implementation plans to ensure program initiatives are delivered efficiently, effectively and on time.
3. Schedules meetings, develops templates and produces timely reporting to drive implementation.
4. Identifies risks and potential solutions and escalates to Leader, Project Manager and Director to ensure solutions are identified.
5. Engages all relevant stakeholders in the program implementation plan process.
6. Assists assigned leaders in the ongoing management of the portfolio of behavioral and mental health initiatives.
7. Identifies opportunities to more effectively and expediently execute program goals with the resources available – maximizing impact.

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Not Present
Climbing - Not Present
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Not Present
Pushing/Pulling - Not Present
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Not Present
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1600 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Program/Project Management - Program Management

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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