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Substance Abuse Program Manager

Date Posted:  Aug 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  10043

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI)

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is the State planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety and victim services. ICJI is designated as the State Administering Agency for distribution of federal funds, and as the State Statistical Analysis Center for research.

Further, ICJI is responsible for coordinating and collaborating with local, state and federal entities to identify, assess, plan, resource and evaluate new and emerging issues facing the criminal justice and public safety spectrum. ICJI works with local, state, and federal entities to evaluate programs associated with: prevention, detection & solution of crimes; law enforcement and criminal/juvenile justice, in an effort to improve and coordinate all aspects of law enforcement and criminal/juvenile justice.

In addition, ICJI works to develop new methods for the prevention & reduction of crime, while stimulating research & compiling and analyzing information/data for dissemination to decision makers.


Support Substance Abuse Services Division in the management of division initiatives related to substance abuse prevention, treatment and law enforcement.  Promote the coordination and cooperation in the areas of drug control, including, the development of Indiana’s 92 Local Coordinating Councils (LCCs). The focus and responsibilities of the Program Manager is to provide the necessary services to Local Coordinating Councils to support the mission of the Substance Abuse Services Division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Direct services  to manage the work of the Substance Abuse Services Division
  • Provide technical assistance and supervision to the local coordinating councils to enhance coalition development, sustainability and strategic planning.
  • Develop and/or sustain communication networks among all relevant segments of the community, ICJI and other ICJI staff, contractors and representatives.
  • Represent ICJI locally and statewide through attendance at LCC meetings, approved public presentations and correspondence in accordance with ICJI communications and technology use policies.
  • Assist in the planning and development of methods and procedures for implementing trainings related to the mission of the Substance Abuse Services Division.
  • Provide strategic planning and technical guidance to the LCC with the development of strategic substance abuse plans.
  • Direct and implement policy for the local coordinating councils to ensure statutory guidelines are met.
  • Identify data, research and evidence based practices necessary to implement strategic plans
  • Provide expertise in substance abuse and coalition development
  • Train new local coordinating council staff and members in the overall roles, responsibilities and functions of a coalition

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • 7 years full-time professional experience in social services, psychology, public administration, or related experience.  Substitutions:  Accredited graduate training may substitute for up to 2 years of the required experience on a year for year basis.
  • College degree required preferably in social services, psychology or public administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Basic knowledge of legislative research and public policy
  • Excellent personal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Grant writing, review and evaluation of grants
  • Ability to manage several projects at one time
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and ensure compliance standards are met
  • Expertise in substance abuse and coalition development
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license
  • Ability to travel in/out of state.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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