Director of Project Management in Franklin, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/26/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Acadia Healthcare is currently recruiting for a strong energetic leader to join our team as the Director of Project Management 

How We Help

Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

Acadia Healthcare's mission is to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of specialty behavioral health and addiction disorders.

Acadia’s management style and philosophy is one of collaboration and flexibility as we create an energetic and team oriented service delivery system. Our organization values input from employees, physicians, and all strategic alliances. As evidenced in our mission statement, Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive, caring environment. We want Acadia to be synonymous with excellent care, phenomenal customer service and an unparalleled commitment to our patients, staff, physicians, and community.

Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services. At March 31, 2019, Acadia operated a network of 593 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 18,100 beds in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. Acadia provides behavioral health and addiction services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.


Your Impact as Director of Project Management

The Director of Project Management will provide consistent tracking and reporting of key initiatives within the Acadia Comprehensive Treatment Centers Group (CTC Group).  The position will be responsible for supporting teams when initiatives underperform and support resolution of cross-functional issues.



  • Ensure critical interdependencies between projects and significant risks are effectively managed.
  • Provide line of sight and exception-based transparency on the progress of the program of change.
  • Aid initiative leads in development of rigorous and locked-down project milestones and timelines.
  • Provide coordination and support to project teams.
  • Conduct data pulls and create reports from core systems to supplement information submitted by project teams.
  • Provide assistance and training to project teams on the use of shared databases and core systems.
  • Coordinate across initiative leads to ensure all necessary program updates are received.
  • Communicate key indicators to Group CFO to enable roll-up of enterprise wide indicators.
  • Escalate critical program issues to senior management.
  • Organize internal PMO and steering committee meetings.
  • Maintain central depository of shared files for audit and compliance purposes.
  • Actively manage teams through process: Assist with updates, challenge assumptions, enforce quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a management role.
  • 5 – 10 years of experience in a healthcare setting, preferably with multi-site locations, preferably focused on revenue cycle operations.
  • Prior project management experience required.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office; especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with the ability to operate most standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work professionally with sensitive, proprietary data & information while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels; both internal and external.
  • Exercises sound judgment in responding to inquiries; understands when to route inquiries to next level.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously within inflexible time frames. Ability to adapt to frequent priority changes.
  • Capable of working within established policies, procedures and practices prescribed by the organization.
  • English sufficient to provide and receive instructions/directions.



  • Not Applicable



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