The Project Coordinator provides management for education, research &/or operations program/project, recommending goals, assessing feasibility and ongoing performance & providing day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions.
The Project Coordinator will provide administrative, management, and operational support to the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services and Interventions (CCTASI), a Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) at the Mental Health Services and Policy Program at Northwestern. This Center is federally funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Responsibilities include coordination of all grant activities, administrative reporting, program evaluation, website management, data collection and tracking, processing & reporting of key project data & coordination/administrative activities to support the Directors and other key staff of the Center. The Project Coordinator will also participate in similar activities that support other work being done in the same research lab that is funded by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
The program/project is summarized below. (Definitions: Program: plan or system of taking action toward a goal. Project: planned actions with specified beginning & end.)
The Center for Child Trauma Assessment Service and Interventions (CCTASI) at Northwestern University Medical School offers expertise in strategies and intervention approaches that address the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving setting, including child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and early educational settings. We work to address gaps in trauma-informed practices across these settings and emphasize resource development, intervention adaptations, training and implementation with providers and family partners in a range of settings.
Areas of responsibility:
Manages day to day operations.
Ensures that program/project mission, values, guidelines, policies & procedures are implemented & maintained.
Manages design and development of program databases; compiles & analyzes data; prepares reports.
Reviews processes and recommends changes to incorporate state-of-the-art technology as appropriate into administrative, recruitment, marketing, and educational components.
Identifies service improvement opportunities that will better enable program/project to achieve its goals and objectives.
Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed & maintained.
Tracks progress of activities in relation to grant deliverables and timeline.
Communication, Outreach & Recruitment
Incorporates social media and networking into program/project aspects as appropriate.
Creates and fosters relationships with organizations to develop a network of organizations and partners, as part of our national child trauma network, who engaged via active participation in the success of program/project.
Supports design, formatting, and enhancements to visual layout of products and resource materials.
Supports marketing of grant products and resources and considers innovative approaches for branding messages.
Coordinates the collection, analysis & reporting of required information for surveys, review documents, public information documents, and quarterly and annual reports etc.
Coordinates with the IRB to develop and generate IRB applications/protocols, revisions, and periodic reviews.
Develops plans and arranges meetings, workshops, events, etc. designed to exchange information, promote research objectives, and to build internal and external relationships within NU.
Ensures that event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Grants & Contracts
Support the preparation of grant proposals; supports administrative coordination for grant preparations including grant deliverables and timeline.
Support for proposal development including literature searches and grant writing/editing.
Reviews programs/projects to increase efficiencies to support growth.
Leads program/project updates and improvements.
Manages and supports development of training curricula, resources (video and written), presentations, workshops, websites, and social networking, based on grant goals/objectives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
1 year program/project administration or other relevant experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Fluent in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge in understanding of the impact of trauma on child development.
Understanding and/or experience using clinical assessment tools
Additional required skills include cultural competency; problem solving, organization and attention to details; use and application of technology; ability to multi-task; and written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Some experience in all project management including planning and preparing, data collection and tracking.
Preference given to those who have experience working in child-serving systems,including child welfare, juvenile justice or mental health field serving children and families or in offering project support.
Certification with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool and applying this tool in practice settings.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36289
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.