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Manager, Performance Improvement & Project Management

Job Description

Job ID: 1221662
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties.  As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.  


Role Purpose

Manages continuous improvement/transformation project portfolios and other project portfolios.  Utilizes project/program/portfolio management in combination with continuous improvement/transformation in organization operations in order to accomplish business objectives. Mentors and trains in project/program management and continuous improvement methodologies.  Leads and directs the work of others. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Supports benchmark activities by identifying appropriate organizations and standards for comparison, and ensuring that benchmarks are appropriately compared with peer organizations.
  • Provides direct line leadership to the program staff whose responsibilities are to support excellence and continuous improvement initiatives in combination with project/program and portfolio management.
  • Develops models that analyze the financial and operational impact of proposed continuous improvement initiatives in combination with operational and project efforts. Provides consultation to teams regarding 'Leading Practices' in project management and continuous improvement approaches.
  • Assists in establishing the methodology for the continuous improvement initiative, and maintains the chosen methodology by supporting team members in its use in combination with project/program and portfolio management infrastructures.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Business/Engineering/related



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree
  • - Business/Engineering/related



  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer