Project Manager, Justice Collaborations

Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Program Design/Program Management

Jan 23

We are seeking a Project Manager to implement and provide leadership, daily management, oversight, and coordination of various strategies. This will include facilitation of one or more of the following types of stakeholder groups: leadership taskforce, project team, critical incident review group, or community advisory committee. 

This is an exciting opportunity for those dedicated to strengthening communities, minimizing arrest and incarceration, improving crisis response, and preventing violence. This position is based within Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS). 

Who Are We? 

DCM is an established professional firm with headquarters in Cranberry Township, PA and offices in Gateway Center, downtown Pittsburgh and other DHS locations in the Pittsburgh area. DCM serves as the Direct Service Provider to two sister organizations, Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute ( and Ari Technologies. DCM provides staffing services to Allegheny County DHS in the following areas:

  • Case Management
  • Service Coordination
  • Multi-System Care Management 

Who is the Office of Analytics, Technology and Planning?

The Office of Analytics, Technology and Planning (ATP) supports policy development, quality improvement, planning and decision-making through research, analysis and engagement to improve the delivery of human services to Allegheny County's most vulnerable residents. 

Who Are You?

You possess a strong equity lens to plan and drive efforts in close collaboration with an array of stakeholders from the community, law enforcement, the courts, and jail. You are sensitive to cultural diversity, committed to racial equity, and have experience working on justice system diversion, reentry, behavioral health crisis response, or domestic violence issues.

What Will You Be Responsible For?

  • Coordinating the activities of the various partner agencies, and organizing the technical assistance necessary to institutionalize and embed the strategies in and among partner agencies.
  • Maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships with a broad set of stakeholders, including law enforcement partners; community-based organizations; foundation partners; and social service providers to ensure work is completed, partners are kept to task and adequate resources are available.
  • Appropriately and efficiently communicating progress to all relevant stakeholders, both in written and oral forms. 
  • Facilitating project team, workgroup or taskforce meetings, including action-oriented agenda planning and collaborative decision-making. 
  • Creating comprehensive plans that identify all tasks, resources and deliverables required to achieve the desired results. 
  • Researching and writing grant applications for government and foundation funding to support innovation and implementation efforts. 
  • Organizing and conducting thorough analyses of programs, processes, and outcomes. 
  • Supporting the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies with programs; monitoring progress and making adjustments as needed. 

What Background and Skills Does the Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 5 years of previous experience working in project management, program planning or program development.
  • Knowledge of practices, policies and laws impacting individuals and families experiencing unmet behavioral health needs, incarceration and violence preferred.
  • Initiative to take a high level of ownership and deliver quality work products within required time frames, using a very collaborative approach. 
  • Direct experience working with senior and mid-level leaders in government, private sector, community-based agencies, social service professionals and academicians.
  • Willingness to work both with treatment providers, community-led organizations, the domestic violence victim advocacy community and batterer/offender service providers, as well as law enforcement, court and jail partners.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

We honor a wide range of professional and academic experiences as valid pathways to employment in local government. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to consider how their work, volunteering, and community experiences, even if not directly related to this role, can help demonstrate the previously listed skills and qualifications. Lived experience is highly valued. Please provide a cover letter that is customized for this role. Applications lacking a tailored cover letter will not be considered.

We know that many strong candidates will not have all the listed skills and that is ok. What else do you bring to the table? 

Job Location

This is an onsite, office position based at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

If hired, candidates would be employed by DCM and assigned to the Office of Analytics, Technology and Planning.


DCM benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off: vacation, sick, personal, and bereavement
  • Group term life and AD & D insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K/403B Matching Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

 Covid Requirements

Applicants will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to federal and state laws. You will need to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before beginning work and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.


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