Public Safety Project Director

Anna Maria College is recruiting for a grant funded Project Director for a state wide project that will service public safety professions and ultimately citizens and the public of Massachusetts. The purpose of this initiative is to facilitate the training of public safety professionals in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) across all public safety sectors.


The public safety grant funded project seeks to increase the regional capacity for training public service employees to recognize and respond to individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues and, in so doing, to address the burgeoning mental wellness and substance abuse crisis in the area.

This full-time 18 month grant funded Project Director will provide the overall management of the project including but not limited to:

  • Oversight of the project planning and implementation with the project team
  • Establishes an advisory board to the project
  • Supervision of Administrative Assistant
  • Outreach to leadership and representatives in the public safety sector across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Coordinating and leading public safety officers in MHFA instructor trainings both on the Anna Maria College campus and off campus
  • Assisting MHFA instructors in running trainings in tier local jurisdictions
  • Financial and administrative oversight to include budgetary alignment
  • Collaborates with external evaluator in monthly meetings to assist in the monitoring fidelity of work plan, quality of data collection, measurement systems specific to program goals, collection and reporting and evaluation of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Liaison to the appointed Federal Grant Advisor to assist in completing all federal required reports

Reports to:
Grant Program Director and Co-Director

Position Requirements:

  • Advanced degree (minimum Master’s degree) in a relevant field from an accredited university Experience in managing, designing work plans, implementing and evaluation of million dollar projects
  • Strong preference for candidates with expertise/experience in the public safety sector
  • Strong advocacy and communication skills to liaise with the community at large and stakeholders
  • Proven ability in data analysis an assessment to write technical reports and program documents Strong public speaker

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in project management
  • Leader within the public sector community
  • Experience working with institutions of higher education
  • Experience in coordinating professional development training and experience working on grants and/or grant-related activities
  • Experience in working in higher education
  • East experience in data management and report writing


Anna Maria College is an equal opportunity employer.