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Project Manager


Position Type    Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment?    No
Position Title    Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey
Working Title    Project Manager
Position Number    20013616
Vacancy ID    P007436
Budgeted Hiring Range    $50,000 - $64,000
Pay Band Information    
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Salary Grade Equivalent    72
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited    Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment    12/31/2018
Hours per week    40
Work Schedule    
Monday-Friday 8a-5p, although an alternate work schedule may be considered.

Department Name and Number    FPG Child Development Inst-631200
Date First Posted    08/02/2017
Closing Date    08/09/2017
Position Location    Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category    Research Professionals
Position Summary Information
Department Description    
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) was created in 1966 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support its mission in research, public service and teaching in the area of child and family development. The research mission is to create new knowledge to enhance the lives of young children and their families. Emphasis is on the study of vulnerable populations, such as those at risk for or who have disabilities and those who are disadvantaged. The public service mission is to establish effective communication with the public to inform the research agenda and to disseminate knowledge and practice related to supporting the healthy and productive lives of children and families. The teaching mission is to prepare professionals to contribute to this expanding knowledge base and to use it effectively to serve children and their families.

Equal Opportunity Employer    
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description    
The Project Manager will be in a project support role with FPG. The primary focus of the position will be to support an implementation science project at FPG that integrates intensive implementation-focused training and technical assistance (TTA), quality and outcome monitoring activities, and online media and adult learning activities. The focus of implementation efforts is the scale-up of an evidence-based system of parenting and family support across North Carolina counties.

This position will have several responsibilities and contributions to managing and coordinating the project. Overall duties and responsibilities will include management of often complex project activities being completed by a diverse team of skilled professionals, coordination and facilitation of project meetings, product and report development, communications, coordination of adult learning workshops, and other project activities. The position will be responsible for scheduling and coordinating resources for most project activities and meetings. Regular communication with partners will include county health departments, local human service agencies, and state administrators, and regional foundations. The position will also contribute to decision-making about project processes, summarization of data, development and documentation of TTA activities and quality improvement tools, papers, presentations, media, adult learning modules, and report writing.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements    
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities    
Experience managing or coordinating multifaceted research, evaluation, and/or technical assistance projects.

Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse professional and academic stakeholders, and other staff members.

Display strong initiative, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Strong computer skills with ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Publisher, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Regular in-state and occasional out-of-state travel required.

Preferred Qualifications    
Preference for a Master’s Degree in prevention science, public health, business management, psychology, social work, implementation science, or related field and one year of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preference for accreditations/certifications in project management/coordination.

Preference for prior experience with evidence-based prevention or treatment programs in human services.

Preference for ability to use SPSS, SAS, other statistical analysis software.

Required Licenses/Certifications    
Special Physical and Mental Requirements    
Position/Schedule Requirements    Valid NC Driver’s License
Position Attributes    
Stimulus/ARRA Funded    No
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