Project Coordinator

Child Health & Development Institute of CT, Inc.

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Project Coordinator for School Mental Health Initiatives

Full Time (40 hours) with Benefits


The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is seeking a Project Coordinator to work on projects related to development, implementation, and sustainability of comprehensive school mental health initiatives. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for project management activities, coordination of trainings and grant meetings, program implementation, and quality improvement activities in the school mental health program area.


Required Education and Skills

·        Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, public health, child development, or a closely related field;

·        Experience with project coordination and program implementation;

·        Demonstrated skills providing consultation, training and/or quality assurance to make improvements in services;

·        Demonstrated skills with program management;

·        Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and time management skills;

·        Understanding of children’s behavioral health and/or educational systems.

Responsibilities will likely include:

·        Coordinating project activities to ensure that project deliverables and contract requirements are met on time and within budget;

·        Collaborating with state agency partners, training consultants and subcontractors, school personnel, community-based providers, and CHDI staff to support program implementation;

·        Providing training, consultation, quality improvement, and technical support through electronic/virtual communications and site visits to schools for implementation of policies and practices to promote trauma-informed school-based mental health;

·        Outreaching to recruit and support schools to participate in school mental health initiatives;

·        Scheduling, convening, facilitating, and participating in internal/external team meetings, forums, and/or workgroups at the local, regional, and state level to advance deliverables (may require virtual and in-person meetings, in-state travel, and opportunities for occasional out-of-state travel);

·        Convening/participating on project-related statewide advisory/leadership teams;

·        Developing and disseminating materials to support implementation (e.g. training materials, informational brochures, social media content, briefs, reports);

·        Maintaining data and records necessary to complete required progress reports;

·        Reviewing and summarizing research and best practices about various aspects of school mental health or children’s behavioral health to support implementation;

·        Communicating findings, in written and verbal formats, to internal/external stakeholders, including co-authored CHDI and/or peer-reviewed publications;

·        Assisting with maintenance/development of project websites and communications;

·        Assisting with grant/contract applications to seek external funding for sustainability;

·        Assisting with other aspects of the initiative and CHDI’s work, including administrative and operational support as needed;

·        Contributing to publications and reports such as issue briefs, policy briefs, IMPACT reports, CHDI reports, and data requests; and

·        Completing other tasks as assigned by a supervisor or senior manager.


Full-time equivalent salary range is $52,000-$60,000 depending upon experience. A generous benefit package is provided.

About CHDI

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is an independent, non-profit organization located in Farmington, CT. CHDI is dedicated to improving the behavioral health and well-being of children in Connecticut and beyond by providing policymakers, providers, educators, and partners with a bridge to better and more equitable systems, practices, and policies. Our work includes quality improvement, data analysis and research, evaluation, consultation, training, and technical assistance.


CHDI’s core values of anti-racism, respect, accountability, collaboration, and equitable action have been intentionally and collaboratively designed to reflect the culture we strive to embody and the ways that we approach our work. We aspire to uphold these values in order to transform our organization as well as the systems, practices, and policies that promote the health and well-being of children.



To apply, please email to Lori Schon ( the following: (1) a detailed letter of interest describing qualifications, experience, and interest in the project described; (2) curriculum vitae or resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position is contingent upon continued funding.

CHDI is an equal opportunity employer and acknowledges this in its solicitations or advertisements for employees. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals, at all levels of employment, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, military service, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, or sexual orientation. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to decisions related to all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, selection, promotion, development, compensation, and the terms, privileges, and conditions of employment.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

CHDI requires applicants to have current legal authorization to work in the United States and the organization does not sponsor applicants for work visas.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


CHDI employees are required to be vaccinated for Covid-19, subject to the grant of a request for reasonable accommodation. Consistent with State law, CHDI provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities/medical conditions and based upon a sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice that conflicts with getting vaccinated. Unvaccinated employees with an approved reasonable accommodation must submit adequate proof of a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 on a weekly basis.


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Child Health & Development Institute of CT, Inc.

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