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.
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
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
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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