The Center on the Developing Child is a mission-driven, University-wide Center that aims to drive science-based innovation to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. To learn more about the Center click here. Our work spans the U.S., Latin America, and increasingly Europe. We work with teams of scientists, academics, practitioners, and social entrepreneurs to discover the science of child development and, translate this knowledge into innovative new programs and interventions for young children and their families, all with the goal of supporting those interventions to reach impact at scale.
We are seeking a talented individual who will support some time limited projects that are being developed and piloted, pushing the boundaries of the field, and are about translating knowledge into action. Working across several key Center projects, this position will develop workplans for complex projects and will move them forward. This person will also play an active role in managing relationships with key external partners.
Managing projects with competing priorities and timelines, while working reciprocally with project staff and external partners. Monitoring progress toward each project's deliverables.
Development of a frameworks, tools and content for science-based revenue-generating product line.
Use of human-centered design, leadership and change management frameworks in the development of product line content.
Development of processes and back-end administration capabilities to manage incoming inquiries and projects.
Management of projects and clients associated with product line.
Design and provision of technical assistance to clients in application of tools and content, both remotely and in-person.
Codification of the Center's science and framing research.
Development of multi-layered curriculum for the purposes of building internal capacity.
Delivery of curriculum in prototype and feasibility stages.
Development of potential revenue-generating products.
Use of adult learning and curriculum design best practices in curriculum design.
Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with key external partners, such as intervention development teams, policymakers, pediatricians, or direct service providers.
Contributing to strategy development for Center initiatives
Planning project-related events, in collaboration with an events coordinator
Other project-related tasks to be assigned
This is a term position through 12/31/2019
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 3 years related professional experience required. Knowledge of the science of early childhood, adult learning and leadership best practice.
Master's degree preferred. Project management experience or certification highly desired. Proven interest in issues of children, youth, families, social services, public policy, public health, human-centered design, or social entrepreneurship preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills. Capacity to juggle multiple high profile projects. Ability to work independently with minimal direction, coupled with a preference for work environments with high degree of collaboration. Able to both see the big picture and attend to details. Meeting facilitation skills. Constant curiosity. Adaptable to change. Grace under pressure. Sense of humor a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49088BR
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