Project Manager - Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake

August 13, 2019

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Red Mesa Counseling
Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake’s Executive Director, provide primary oversight, supervision and responsibility for the SAMHSA-funded Native Connections project at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL). The Project Manager will work closely with the Red Mesa Counseling Program Director.
Oversight and documentation of UICSL Red Mesa Counseling, SAMHSA-funded, Native Connections programs, and any staff funded efforts. Direct supervision of individual staff members will be subject to credentials and relevant expertise.
• Work with evaluations specialist at UICSL to conduct the following systems assessments:
o Community Service Analysis,
o Community Readiness Assessment
o Community Resource/Asset Map addressing suicide prevention, substance use prevention, mental health services.
• Work with UICSL and partner agencies to promote coordination among youth-serving agencies to include:
o Standards of care for youth at risk for suicide.
o Procedures to address the transition of youth from one agency to another.
o The role of evidence-based clinical health practices in supporting suicide prevention, substance use and misuse prevention interventions, and mental health promotion and wellness strategies among youth and their families.
o The role of local traditional healing/helping practices in combination with evidence-based suicide and substance use prevention among youth.

• Develop and/or revise “post-vention” protocols for responding to suicides, suicide attempts, and suicide clusters to promote community healing and reduce the possibility of contagion (i.e., suicides following and connected to an initial suicide). Protocols should reflect the traditions and culture of the community served by UICSL’s programs.
• Develop and implement an action plan that addresses prevention and intervention strategies. Based on the results of the Community System Analysis, Needs Assessment, and Readiness Assessment, the Action Plan will guide the implementation of substance use, mental health, and suicide prevention strategies in the selected community. This project’s focus for prevention and intervention strategy is:
o Universal prevention strategies focusing on reducing risk and increasing resilience for youth age 10 yrs. to 24 yrs. regardless of risk for suicide or substance use
• Ensure that community members are involved in guiding all grant activities, including planning, plan implementation, and evaluation. For the duration of the grant, solicit the input of an existing (or create
a) youth advisory council for guidance, feedback and review of your efforts
• Consult with Program Director and program staff to collaboratively problem-solve, address obstacles, or make strategic adjustments to the project plan
• Prepare monthly verbal and written reports during the first year; after first year then quarterly progress reports for Program Director to share with funding providers and UICSL Admin Team, Executive Director and Board of Directors.

• Master’s or Doctoral degree in Mental Health (Psychology, Social Work, MFT, Mental Health Counseling), Public Health, or comparable field of study, of which at least two (2) years of work experience must be acting in a project management or supervisory capacity.
• OR minimum of 8-10 years of comparable experience.
• Knowledge of and a genuine respect for American Indian/Alaska Native values, customs, and practices.
• Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
• Must have valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain upon hire.
• Must have a clean driving record and ability to be insured on UICSL auto policy.
• Must have a clean criminal background report.




• Complete an agency application (available at
• Submit your application in person to the Human Resource Manager at 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 or FAX to: (801)486-9943 with the following:
- Cover Letter
- 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation