Director of Grants and Program Development in Franklin, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/28/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Our Passion:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Team:

Acadia Healthcare, located in Franklin, TN, is the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. Our operation team provides daily oversight and management of an outpatient facility for patients seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. Our mission is to provide full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications. Our team is the front line of our fight against the opiate epidemic. This position is located at our Business Office in Franklin, TN.

Our Benefits: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry 

Your Job as a Director of Grants:

The Director of Grants and Program Development, will have overall strategic responsibility for all grant program development and enhancement and will play a critical role in helping the Comprehensive Treatment Center Division achieve its vision to provide high quality programs and to obtain as many viable grants as possible. This position will be part of driving the overall strategy for the division and will represent Acadia Healthcare on a local, regional and national level. The focus of this position will be program development and program expansion regarding grants and other funding opportunities for Medication Assisted Treatment. The focus will be to obtain grants or other funding sources at a federal, state and local level. This position will work closely with the Regional Vice Presidents of Operations to identify and monitor all funding opportunities and to work together with peers and external relationships. This position will be responsible for writing and submission of grants for the CTC Division. The position will work with any employed or contracted grant writer to assist in gathering information for the grant writer and will be responsible for monitoring and submitting all applications. The Director of Grants and Program Development will be responsible for a variety of significant activities including being the liaison between operations and leadership. 

Your Responsibilities as a Director of Grants:

  • Oversee and lead continuous efforts to strengthen the overall health of the Acadia Healthcare grants portfolio.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships/relationships to support grant acquisitions and for advancing organizational programmatic priorities.
  • Engage, cultivate and manage all relationships with external partners.
  • Work with Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Directors to establish relationships with local agencies, such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and other community partners.
  • Develop the necessary systems and process to effectively communicate with all internal team members.
  • Supports the senior leadership team, RD’s, and staff to make consistent and progressive steps toward improving the grant portfolio.
  • Enhances organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timeliness, and proactively recommending funding opportunities and will track successes.
  • Speaks and writes clearly. Has the ability to deliver information in a concise and direct manner regardless of the nature of the subject matter.
  • Articulates the goals, objectives and decisions in logical and understandable formats; lets people know where they stand and open to feedback from peers and senior management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Standard Expectations of a Director of Grants:

  • Complies with organizational policies, procedures, performance improvement initiatives and maintains organizational and industry policies regarding confidentiality.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to person(s) receiving services and their family members, guests and other members of the health care team.
  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintains them over time. Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

Job Requirements

Your Skills And Qualifications as a Director of Grants:

  • Bachelor's degree required, graduate degree preferred;
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in a general management role, ideally in a rapidly evolving institution.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, guiding investment in people and systems, and developing an infrastructure that creates a stronger and more efficient organization.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Strong demonstrated experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, trade associations, and foundations.
  • An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities.
  • Impeccable integrity.