Employment Opportunities at NDRI

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Number: M0038
Date: April 4, 2017
Position Title:  Program Manager
Grade/Level: A3
Annual Salary: $65,000-$75,000 (commensurate with experience and availability of funds)
Percent Effort: 60-100%
Center/Institute: NDRI-USA Training Institute
Project: New York City Training & Implementation Center
Location:  71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

Final Date for Receipt of Applications: NA

Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM but may occasionally require earlier, later, or weekend hours to accommodate the delivery of Training/Technical Assistance activities. Any changes will be discussed with the employee.


-  Establish partnerships and manage participating organizations with responsibility for the recruitment, assessment, design, adaptation and delivery of all training, technical assistance, and evaluation activities
- Select and contract consultants and provide oversight, as needed for newly identified service areas
-  Develop and adapt Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) interventions for capacity building
-  Facilitate trainings focused on MI and CBT to participating organizations and their staff
-  Rate the application of MI and CBT skills using established coding systems
-  Provide technical assistance in the form of coaching feedback
-  Facilitate technical assistance via various means including but not limited to, face-to-face meetings, telephone conferences, webinars, video conferences, and Project ECHO virtual clinics
-  Assist with the supervision of staff at other organizations to ensure project deliverables
-  Delegate work to administrative support staff to achieve project objectives
-  Assist Project Director and T/TA Director with other project tasks as needed


-  Master’s Degree in a Social/Behavioral Science or health-related discipline
-  MSW, LMSW, LCSW and/or Certified Addictions Counselor is strongly preferred
-  Experience providing T/TA to the behavioral health workforce is required
-  Experience as a provider of mental health, substance use, or related health services preferred
-  In-depth knowledge of MI and CBT as they are applied in practice, in addition to T/TA experience specific to the application of these evidence-based practices for the treatment of substance use
-  Experience coding recordings and direct observations for MI and CBT fidelity is a plus

Essential  Skills:
-  Demonstrated platform skills
-  Ability to build rapport and productive relationships with participating organizations
-  Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
-  Familiarity with distance learning platforms (e.g., Citrix, Webex, Zoom)
-  Ability to organize various tasks
-  Excellent written and organization skills
-  Proven supervisory experience an asset
-  Must be flexible, a self-starter, and able to work in a team
-  Good oral and written communication skills for inter-agency interactions
-  Maintain highest degree of confidentiality and discretion

Click here to apply online

Or, send cover letter and resume to:
Clyde Frederick
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
71 West 23rd Street/4th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Number: M0039
Date: April 27, 2017
Position Title:  Assistant Project Director
Grade/Level:   VII
Annual Salary:   $65,000
Percent Effort:  100%
Center/Institute:  Institute for Infectious Disease Research
Projects:  The Staying Safe Intervention: Preventing HCV among Young Opioid Injectors
Location:  71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

Final Date for Receipt of Applications: May 11, 2017



-  Work with Principal Investigators to prepare for implementation of a large clinical trial
-  Provide direct supervision to junior research staff at study site
-  Coordinate recruitment of research participants
-  Coordinate implementation of clinical trial protocol with research participants, including eligibility
screening, randomization, assessment and intervention procedures
-  Coordinate field operations including such activities as interviewing, community liaison, interview
funds, supply  inventory and security
-  Conduct structured and semi-structured interviews with study participants (including computer-
assisted interviews and qualitative interviews)
-  Coordinate interview schedules at study site
-  Track participants for follow-up and implement intensive participant retention procedures
-  Assist in designing interview forms and creating code books
-  Develop and maintain participant databases
-  Maintain interview account for participant reimbursement and reconcile interview funds
-  Maintain confidential files on study subjects
-  Collect fingerstick blood samples and perform HCV and HIV rapid antibody testing and
pre-/post-test counseling
-  Prepare project reports; contribute to conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications
-  Perform other related tasks as required

-  Master’s level degree (or higher) in a behavioral science, social science or public health-related
-  Supervisory experience required
-  Experience working with substance-using populations required
-  Experience implementing clinical trial protocols required
-  Experience working with young drug users strongly preferred
-  Experience administering HIV and HCV rapid antibody tests and pre- and post-test counseling
strongly preferred

Special Skills:
-Self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
-Excellent written and oral communication skills

Click here to apply online

Or, send cover letter and resume to:

Honoria Guarino, Ph.D.
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010