Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Community Partnerships, Project/Program Manager III

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 16, 2022
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The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

 King County's 
Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.

The MIDD Community Partnerships Program Manager position works closely with communities and organization to increase engagement and participation, influence decision making and ensure that the diverse voices of King County's historically marginalized populations are integrated into MIDD programming. This position leads the implementation of MIDD's community grant programs, including the Community Driven Behavioral Health Grants and the Emerging Issues initiative, and will launch and lead the Community Owned Behavioral Health Collaborative. The position is responsible for providing technical support to MIDD initiatives to increase alignment with the MIDD's policy goal of increasing culturally responsive and trauma informed services, and for progressing MIDD's equity and social justice priorities.

This position reports to the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division's (BHRD) MIDD Coordinator.  


This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. 


Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, “see my resume” are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.


This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. 

Teleworking Requirement 

The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situationsKing County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  


RECRUITER:  Annette Coleman,

Job Duties

  • Provide project management and leadership in the development of MIDD's community partnership, and equity and social justice planning. Develop and implement short and long-term objectives; ensure deliverables and that projects and programming are achieved.
  • Serve as the lead for developing strong relationships with partners to ensure that community behavioral health experiences are integrated into and aligned with MIDD policy goals and program design, including as it relates to direction setting for MIDD 3. 
  • Proactively highlight community-based programming, including best practices, assuring that provider partners, policy makers and MIDD Advisory Committee members are exposed to and considering non-traditional methods of behavioral health approaches as critical to serving the entirety of the King County community.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor procurement processes and contracts related to MIDD community-based programming, with an aim of building behavioral health capacity and addressing emerging needs.
  • Be accountable for planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of community related programming, including providing equity related technical assistance to internal and external partners.   
  • Participate fully to enhance an environment that values open communication, teamwork, commitment to quality programming, fostering a culture of learning and innovation.
  • Participate in strategic thinking, research and evaluation, and program planning to achieve the MIDD Team's strategic goals and objectives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in program management or contract management, executing community engagement and partnership strategies; and 
  • A Bachelor's degree in public administration, social work, public health, or closely related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work. 
  • Work experience or lived experience of equity and social justice principles and practices and understanding of the effects of place, race, and policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations. 
 Other Qualifications:
  • Experience with project techniques and principles, analysis, planning and organization.
  • Experience working with community to build partnerships and gain understanding of unique needs. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to engage authentically with community members and grassroots community organizations.
  • Ability to identify intersecting issues, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration across internal and external partners, prioritizing strategies to promote behavioral health equity.
  • Ability to work with creativity and flexibility, both independently and as a team member; to work under deadlines and on several tasks simultaneously; and, to organize and prioritize quickly in response to changing needs.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of issues related to MIDD and to identify intersecting opportunities and conflicts, for collaboration across County departments and with external partners.
  • Ability to build trust, form and maintain effective partnerships and collaborative working relationships. A demonstrated knowledge of community engagement strategies and challenges.
  • Ability to work independently and skilled in working effectively as a team member to coordinate accomplishment of specific tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Past governmental or community-based organization experience.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
Do you have at least 3 years of professional experience in program management or contract management, executing community engagement and partnership strategies?
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe how you satisfy this position's requirement to have previous experience designing and implementing community engagement processes and the outcomes you were able to achieve.
This is a three-part question about equity and social justice, which is integral to the work we do in King County. a) How do you define equity? b) How have you worked to incorporate an equity lens in your current or previous jobs? c) What would meaningful progress look like in King County?
Describe a project you had to plan, organize and coordinate from beginning to end. Provide an overview of how you did this. What was the outcome? If you had to it over, what would you do differently?

Required Question