Careers & Fellowships

Collaborative learning and career paths for practitioners and professionals

Chief Information Officer

Under the broad direction of the Deputy Director of Administration and Performance, the Information Technology Manager I will serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commission with the highest-level of Information Technology (IT) authority within the Commission. The CIO has a broad authorization for formulating and implementing IT goals, strategies, policies, and practices. The CIO oversees the development and implementation of the architecture for the enterprise ensuring IT strategies support Commission’s strategic plan. The CIO manages, organizes, and directs the Information Technology Services Department (ITSD) staff and contractor activities. The activities of the ITSD include IT project management, network and client services, web application development, IT procurement and contracting, IT infrastructure development and support, and security & privacy services. ITSD provides direct support for IT operating objectives, Research and Evaluation Department, telecommunications, telework supportive applications, and Help Desk functions to assure all Commission’s IT business needs are met.

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Community Engagement and Grants Manager

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Commission Operations the Staff Services Manager III (SSM III) has full management and supervisory responsibilities over the technical staff, and the analytical and administrative work within the Community Engagement and Grants Unit. The SSM III directs and oversees the current Commission Mental Health Wellness Act Grant Programs, including staff, program activities, and budgets ($20 million annually). The SSM III will also oversee all aspects (budgets, program development and implementation) of three additional programs, Mental Health Student Services Act initiative of 2019, allcove™ Youth Drop- in centers program, and Early Psychosis Intervention clinics throughout the state of California. The SSM III will oversee the staff who monitor and review Advocacy Contracts and conduct the most difficult or sensitive work within the unit. Additionally, this position is responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing, and coordinating Commission meetings.

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Under the general direction of the Chief of Program Operations, the Mental Health Fellow (Clinician) renders expert assistance as a consultant on Mental Health programs and performs other related work. The Fellow will use their voice and expertise in the mental health field to infuse best practices into the Commission’s policy-making, programs, and planning activities. The Fellow will utilize their crucial perspective to ensure the work of the Commission is relevant, timely and reflective of needs and emerging trends in the mental health field.

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