Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) is hiring a Project Manager with experience in multi-partner initiatives to help improve outcomes for children by improving schools’ capacity to meet their health needs. The successful candidate will work directly with school and agency partners to develop effective and efficient school-based systems for increasing the level of health services available to students, and will engage junior staff to carry out plans for support. The core project will involve supporting schools in the Vision for Baltimore project, which involves coordinating efforts among the Baltimore City Public Schools and several agencies to offer vision screenings, exams, and glasses to students in every BCPSS elementary or middle school. Other projects will include working with vision support systems in Chicago and other school systems, and engaging with school systems to take on other health objectives, such as observed asthma treatment, which will increase students’ attendance at school.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Meet with Baltimore City Public Schools administrators, school principals, school health liaisons, school nurses, and teachers to understand needs and resources, and establish collaborative strategies to create efficient and effective systems in schools to support student health
Collaborate with other agency partners, including Vision to Learn, Baltimore City Health Department, and the School Health Consortium at Johns Hopkins University to set goals and strategies
Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals
Train and supervise junior staff members, taking into account individual strengths, skill sets, and experience levels
Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with school partners as well as other staff members
Use and continually develop leadership skills
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
5 years of project management experience, ideally including related to supporting change in schools
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Three years’ experience related to school health initiatives
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working in at least two school systems
Demonstrated skill in relationship building with school staff and with successful goal-focused partnerships with other agencies
Ability to adapt to a wide range of school situations, including schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods
Demonstrated ability to support staff as they work with a wide range of school situations
Experience with process improvement, goal-setting, and continuous improvement processes
Advanced time management and analytical skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
Excellent partner-facing and supervisory communication skills
Classified Title: Project Administrator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,000 - $96,000 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 15-MD:JH at Towson Department name: 60000026-Cntr for Research & Reform in Education Personnel area: School of Education
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