The Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, is seeking a Social Science Research Professional (SSRP 2) to serve as the Project Coordinator for the federally funded Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC; Network Coordinating Office (

The Network Coordinating Office assists the 12 MHTTC Centers that provide training and technical assistance to the mental health workforce to increase the use of evidence-based mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery support services across the United States. The Coordinator will manage communications (internal and external), including online publications, monthly e-newsletter, intra-Network news bulletin, blog and social media; communicate across the 12 centers regarding mental health topical workgroups; ensure consistency, continuity and linkages among MHTTC Centers; and assist with evaluation and report writing.

The MHTTC Network is a high profile, SAMHSA-funded project. This position will provide an opportunity to contribute to national efforts to promote and implement evidence-based mental health practices and policy.


  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques on topics related to mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery supports for use in Network publications and communications.
  • Solve problems, and make decisions, which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
  • Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses. Lead the evaluation of the Network Coordinating Office’s services.
  • Lead the development and design of external outreach communications and materials for awareness programs using methods such as an internal news bulletin, external blog and social media tools.
  • Provide coordination for national research workgroups designing mental health treatment technical assistance and trainings.
  • Develop a communication strategy and tools for communicating with research partners.

Selected Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in mental health, public health or social services.
  • Desire to take initiative, solve problems, and handle substantial responsibility.
  • Substantial experience with standard software packages including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to successfully juggle and prioritize among multiple projects.
  • Ability or interest in learning software for website maintenance, databases, and social media Education & Experience (Required).

Education & Experience (Required)

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (Required)

  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods. · General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.
  • Developing supervisory skills.

If interested, please a cover letter and resume/CV to Dr. Mehret Assefa at