• Project Manager

    Job Locations US-RI-Providence
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2019 9:54 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1466
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Children and Youth
    Type
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    Location : Name
    Children and Youth Cabinet of Rhode Island
  • Overview

    The Children and Youth Cabinet of Rhode Island (CYCRI) (www.cycprovidence.org) was established in 2010 and focuses on three resident selected priorities: Improving social and emotional wellbeing, reducing chronic absence and ensuring positive school climate. As a nimble intermediary organization, CYCRI convenes partners, supports community priorities and takes action toward shared goals. Several key initiatives are led by the CYCRI including Building Trauma Sensitive Schools, Evidence2Success and School Based Mental Health Collaborative. CYCRI supports a portfolio of evidence based prevention strategies and programs including Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Familias Unidas, Strong African American Families, school based trauma groups, Positive Action and Trauma informed trainings. CYCRI also provides technical assistance and coaching to several cities and states nationally. CYCRI is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

    Responsibilities

    The Project Manager at the Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) is responsible for high quality implementation and project management of CYC projects and programs. The Project Manager will focus on 3 grant funded projects and programs including; Familias Unidas, School Based Mental Health Collaborative and working with Unaccompanied Migrant Youth.  The Project Manager’s role will include oversight of evidence based program implementation, coordination of partners, facilitation, delivery of outcomes and problem solving. This position is for 12 months from the date of hire, with potential to extend employment based upon acquisition of additional related funding.

     

    This Project Manager will lead the implementation of the following:

    • Familias Unidas – this program continues to grow and yield programmatic results;
    • School Based Mental Health Collaborative – in 2019 we anticipate expansion of this program to additional schools;
    • Mental Health Services for Unaccompanied Migrant Youth – the continuation of a 2019, this program will continue into 2020 based the continuation of existing Federal investments.

    Functions across these programs/projects include:

     

    Implementation

    • Develop expertise in the evidence based programs and strategies being implemented under the umbrella of funded projects;
    • Ensure adequate training takes place for partners and providers of programs. Participate in training as appropriate;
    • Convene, facilitate and support implementation teams for evidence based programs and strategies. Support for implementation teams will include building agendas, developing tools for the team, engaging attendees, leading problem-solving and developing action plans;
    • Support programmatic providers and partners in recruitment for programs as needed.

    Continuous Quality Improvement

    • Set goals, indicators for projects that answer the questions; ‘how much, how well, difference made?’;
    • Ensure fidelity monitoring is in place for each program or strategy. Continuously review fidelity metrics;
    • Oversee programmatic data collection and curation. Ensure timely data entry and continuous review and quality improvement;
    • Collaborate and support evaluation efforts when appropriate including process evaluations.

    Communication and Collaboration

    • Build relationships and continuous communication with individual school leadership and key faculty;
    • Collaborate and communicate with Providence Public School District central office leadership and other public system partners;
    • Engage, collaborate and communicate with multiple community based partners and stakeholders including programmatic providers;
    • Promote and communicate project based work and successes internally and externally;
    • Maintain connection, participation in local and networks associated with the projects;
    • Participate and support CYC events and meetings.

    Project Management

    • Manage each project to its grant-funded deliverables and outcomes;
    • Report progress and results of projects as needed to funders, constituents, CYC leadership;
    • Manage any project subcontract’s performance;
    • Create and utilize tools to improve project performance and management;
    • Assist with calendaring, scheduling and project planning to ensure deliverables are met in a timely way.

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

     

    • Experience in facilitation;
    • Content knowledge in education and public systems including child welfare and juvenile justice;
    • Excellent project management abilities, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience;
    • Background working in urban settings;
    • Understanding of evidence based programs and implementation science;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in multiple settings including verbally, and for written publication;
    • Bilingual a plus;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead for results.

    TSNE MissionWorks/CYCRI envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/CYCRI actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

     

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/CYCRI will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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