Essential Functions: Job Purpose:The Project Manager reports to the Associate Director and Principal Investigator (PI) and is responsible for the effective and efficient management of various re-entry-focused grants for the School of Social Work Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ). Serves as program, grant, and project liaison with center, school, university and external stakeholders in support of the project success. Essential Functions:Daily management of assigned projects including use of fundamental project management processes, methodologies, tools and techniques and daily supervision, direction, planning, and prioritization of staff to ensure project success.Responsible for on-boarding, coaching, counseling, and performance management/evaluation of project staff. Communicate project progress and milestones to funders, stakeholders, staff, and others as required by the grant or requested by CBHJ leadership or PI including written reports and presentations. Participate in the development and regular monitoring of project budgets including monitoring budget expenditures according to WSU and grant agency requirements and primary approval of all staff travel and expense requests and reimbursements. Serve as content expert to internal and external stakeholders for grant initiatives including demonstrated knowledge and experience; knowledge of applicable evidence-based and evidence-informed practices; knowledge and application of federal and state priorities, laws and policies applicable to the projects undertaken by the CBHJ; and knowledge of legal, federal, and state regulations to ensure program adherence.Primary, day-to-day liaison to internal and external stakeholders and maintaining high-level partnerships.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EducationMaster's degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Criminal Justice.ExperienceAt least 5 years of experience with development, implementation, and evaluation of services and interventions focused on re-entry from jail or prisons to community, as well as experience working within and navigating community systems including jail/prison, public and behavioral health, human services, law enforcement, community corrections, and courts. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Program Management: Able to independently manage a variety of grants while ensuring appropriate quality control and follow-up.Supervisory Skills: Able to delegate responsibilities, support, manage and, if necessary, discipline staff.Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure. Communication Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of relationships with various stakeholders.Interpersonal Skills: Able to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions. Results oriented: Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program and project outcomes, ability to work independently and with others to achieve desired results. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize project management processes, methodologies and tools.
Internal Number: 76_207667
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