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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, energetic, highly motivated, and organized individual to join a growing research and program development team with the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) as a Clinical Projects Lead. The position will have a significant role in the design and development of clinical materials to be used in community-based mental health care, and therefore extensive and expert knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is essential.

The Clinical Projects Lead will work with other TRAILS team members to increase utilization of evidence-based mental health practices among school professionals, K-12, and to expand the scope of current TRAILS materials, housed on the program’s website: The Clinical Projects Lead will provide supervision and expert input and guidance to a clinical team regarding the development and expansion of TRAILS clinical materials, resources, and tools, with a particular focus on the following priority program objectives: (1) development of clinical materials for students in grades K-8 and their building staff; (2) development of resources to support classroom-delivered brief lessons on Social Emotional Learning; (3) design and drafting of clinical materials to be implemented in a developing web-delivered CBT platform; and (4) development of family engagement material. A primary responsibility of the Clinical Projects Lead will be working with other TRAILS team members to provide ongoing management and revision of all TRAILS web-based materials. Additional roles may include delivering clinical trainings and seminars, providing clinical consultation to mental health providers statewide, engaging community partners, assisting with data collection and analysis, contributing to manuscript development, and providing additional support as appropriate.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Design and contribute to the development of an extension of the TRAILS model for general education classrooms and instructional staff, focused on Michigan’s new Social Emotional Learning Competencies
  • Provide support and clinical supervision to clinical staff developing Social Emotional Learning curriculum
  • Supervise the development of a tier 2 expansion of programming to grades K-8: Collaborate with clinical team to develop programmatic and operational manuals and materials to facilitate the expansion and scaling of TRAILS into grades K-8
  • Contribute to the design and development of a new web-based application that will facilitate delivery of CBT groups to students via computer-assisted technology
  • Contribute to the development of a TRAILS family engagement program
  • Regularly review web-based materials for updates and improvements
  • Make decisions about suggested revisions to existing web-based materials and implement improvements
  • Collaborate with clinical team members, website content experts, graphic designers, communications staff, and other personnel in a team-oriented manner to produce high-quality materials that can be efficiently accessed by community members
  • Lead the development and execution of focus groups and other feedback mechanisms for students, school staff, building administrators, etc. to inform program evolution and design of new materials
  • Contribute to the development and application of assessments and strategies to monitor fidelity of the evidence-based practices delivered by school professionals, as well as participant clinical outcomes

Required Qualifications*

Master’s Degree, PhD, PsyD, or similar required, and 4-5 years of experience.

Extensive knowledge of CBT is essential. Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills. Must have a strong attention to detail with the ability to function in a team environment. Preference will be given to those candidates with a background in community partnered activities, health services, school settings, and those that have extensive experience working with children, youth, or young adults in clinical settings. Proficiency in oral and written communication skills is essential as is the ability to manage time and work efficiently and effectively.

Desired Qualifications*

Familiarity with existing Social and Emotional Learning frameworks is highly desired. Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and community-based mental health professionals; punctuality; and ability to demonstrate flexibility within an evolving community participatory research project. Research experience and experience with data management and analysis is preferred.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.