Wake Forest Job Opening – Project Manager – North Carolina

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The full-time Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of CSS’s leadership solutions throughout North Carolina. The Project Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with partner schools and providing technical assistance and coaching to teams of administrators and faculty to plan for successful program implementation. The Project Manager will assist schools in developing implementation action plans, troubleshooting implementation obstacles, and planning for program sustainability. He/she will track individual school progress, collect school data, and support program evaluation activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting with recruitment of partner schools and facilitating at training conferences to prepare school faculty to effectively train student peer leaders to work with younger peers. Initially, the Project Managerwill support CSS’s Peer Group Connection (PGC) solution. Over time, he/she may support any or all of CSS’s leadership solutions operating in North Carolina. The Project Manager will ensure that CSS’s North Carolina-based programming is offered at exceptional levels of quality.

Position Responsibilities:
Build and maintain relationships with partner schools

Coordinate, plan, and facilitate on-site and phone technical assistance meetings with administrators, faculty, and staff to plan for program implementation, problem-solve implementation obstacles, and ensure program sustainability

Identify technical assistance needs of partner schools, develop technical assistance calendar, and ensure necessary consultation has been provided to each school

Maintain regular contact with partner schools to track implementation progress

Collect program implementation data and student demographic data from each school

Interface with partner schools to ensure compliance with research protocols and assist with evaluation activities

Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with other NC-based organizations in support of CSS’s work

Facilitate at training events and conferences, as needed

Other responsibilities, as needed

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge of and experience working in North Carolina public schools; exceptional abilities to problem solve, plan, and prioritize; a “roll-up-your-sleeves” entrepreneurial, startup attitude; knowledge of and experience working in education reform and student support services; proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects; and demonstrated high level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including the ability to build relationships internally and externally and to manage effective teams.

He/she will also demonstrate the following characteristics:
Excellent listening, writing, and speaking skills

Highly effective time-management, goal-setting, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information from various sources

Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills

Knowledgeable in issues related to K-12 schools and education reform; experience in rural educational settings is a plus

Knowledgeable in student support services

Ability to obtain and utilize client data to drive decisions

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

Flexibility, resourcefulness, and willingness to work evenings and weekends when required for successful and timely completion of projects

Ability to use discretion and judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information

Knowledge of and an enthusiastic commitment to the organization’s mission, solutions, and offerings

Experience with school-based program evaluation

Program implementation experience preferred

Knowledgeable in technology

Remarkable references

Bachelor’s degree required

Supervisor: Sherry Barr, Psy.D., Vice President

Location: The Project Manager will be based in North Carolina. Frequent travel throughout North Carolina will be necessary.

Schedule and Salary: The anticipated starting date for this position is July 2015. The salary range is $ 35,000 – $ 55,000, based upon experience and salary history.

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