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Program Director, Behavioral Health

Reno, NV


Program Director
Behavioral Health

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Salary Range: $90,000 – $110,000 per annum, DOE

FLSA Status: Exempt

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a national non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, is seeking applications to fill the position of Program Director, Behavioral Health to build on the exceptional 86-year record of improving courts and systems practice and raising awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation’s children and families. As a leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide. For an overview of the NCJFCJ’s major initiatives, please go to

The mission of the NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies and practitioners involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice. The NCJFCJ values team members who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NCJFCJ team members work collaboratively in a collegial setting to achieve this mission.

The NCJFCJ’s multi-disciplinary team focuses on affecting national policy and enhancing the functioning of the field through state-of-the-art research, training and professional education, technical assistance, and the production of educational resources to the benefit of children, families, and communities.

The successful candidate for the Program Director, Behavioral Health position must have experience -1) translating behavioral health research for juvenile and family justice professionals, 2)assessing system approaches, 3) providing training and technical assistance that is recovery ­oriented, trauma-informed, and equity-based as a means of improving behavioral health, and 4) procuring grant funds to support behavioral health training across juvenile and family justice systems. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in specialized areas relating to the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, domestic violence, or tribal law. A passion for working in a non-profit, grant-funded environment is preferred.

The Program Director will oversee research, writing, data analysis, grant development, training, and technical assistance related to behavioral health as it affects juvenile and family court systems. This includes overseeing and executing project deliverables and activities that focus on helping court systems address trauma, substance misuse, mental health, and public health inequities. This position’s primary responsibilities will be:

  • Work with staff, judges, partners, and funders to develop a network of judges who handle a wide array of juvenile and family law cases
  • Oversee training and technical assistance to judges and other juvenile and family court staff in the area of behavioral health (e.g., trauma-informed care, substance misuse, mental health, public health inequity)
  • Oversee and execute grant deliverables
  • Develop evidence-based training curricula
  • Work with other national organizations, state administrative offices of the court, and state judicial educators to expand the reach of the NCJFCJ
  • Serve as a grants interface with other associations and partner organizations
  • Develop new programs to advance NCJFCJ’s mission

The key desirable and preferred requirements for this position include:

  • Significant judicial/adult education and program development experience
  • Must be highly skilled at developing and maintaining relationships with national experts, funders, board members, senior staff, national partners, et al.
  • Significant experience working with federal funders and partner organizations
  • Experience with state administrative office of the court or state judicial educator
  • Supervisory experience
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in behavioral science, public
    management, public health, or closely related field
  • Behavioral health education/training in community/family education, case management, crisis management, recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC), screening and intake,
    identification of indicators of substance use and/or co-occurring disorders for referral, service coordination, service planning, cultural awareness and/or humility

The Program Director, Behavioral Health position is located in Reno, Nevada. Reno is the largest city in northern Nevada. It is nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the world’s largest concentration of ski facilities are all within a fifty-mile radius. Biking, camping, fishing, and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit

The successful candidate for this position must be able to travel to and relocate to Reno, Nevada. The NCJFCJ is not able to provide reimbursement for interview travel or relocation expenses.
The NCJFCJ’s current benefit package includes medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match after one year of employment. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, we invite you to submit your completed application materials.

FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following no later than March 31, 2023:

  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • Writing Sample

~ NCJFCJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer ~

Program Director, Behavioral Health

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