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Project Coordinator, School of Education & Human Development

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 23, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DIVISION: School of Education & Human Development

DEPARTMENT: Dean’s Office


The project coordinator will collaborate with university and community partners to coordinate all aspects of FCHC program (behavioral health workforce development grant) as well as manage school-wide assessment data.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Flexible work hours (M-F) and some remote work possible.



Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree in a behavioral health discipline preferred.


A minimum of 3 years of experience working in community and/or social service agencies is required.

Experience with data management and related software systems, advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and other Office tools, knowledge of data management and analysis tools.

Familiarity with behavioral health training programs and ongoing professional development.

Ability to collaborate with diverse community partners, students, faculty, and administrators across university and community contexts.

Expertise in, and a commitment to working in underserved communities and across diverse populations.

The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, and relationship-building skills, flexibility and creativity in problem-solving, and must be team-oriented, maintain confidentiality, and represent the University in a professional manner.

REPORTS TO: SEHD Associate Dean


The project coordinator will support the following initiatives:

Fairfield University Collaborates for a Healthier Connecticut (FCHC) Behavioral Health Workforce Development HRSA Grant. The FCHC Program will deliver enhanced education & training in integrated, team-based care to competitively selected students in 4 masters programs at Fairfield University (MSW, MFT, CMHC, Psych NP) who are committed to providing behavioral health services in underserved areas. The ultimate goal is to collaborate with community partners to improve the health/mental health care of underserved populations in Southern CT. (60%)

Data Management, Assessment, and Program Effectiveness Needs of Education & Behavioral Health Programs within the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD). (40%)

The project coordinator will report to the Associate Dean and receive day to day supervision from 2 project managers: The project director of the FCHC program and the Associate Dean. The project coordinator will collaborate closely with the Coordinator of Assessment, Data & Program Effectiveness and Dean’s Office staff. The project coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing grant activities and SEHD assessment data needs under the guidance of the project directors.

As the Project Coordinator for FCHC Program, specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop relationships with and communicate routinely with community partner agencies where students will be interning.

  • In collaboration with the PD, develop trainings for students and community agencies on relevant behavioral health topics, roll-out a professional development program for grant awardees, and coordinate student peer mentoring program

  • Administratively support grant-related activities, ensuring that activities operate within the policies and procedures of the University, community partner, and HRSA regulations.

  • Supervise and mentor a graduate assistant who will provide ongoing support for the FCHC program

  • Oversee data collection, maintenance, and retrieval of program metrics for ongoing program monitoring and evaluation for the FCHS Program and SEHD.

  • Communicate with faculty across the 4 behavioral health programs as well as with students, supervisors, and staff from internship sites to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the program objectives; participate in regular administrative meetings.

As the Project Coordinator for School of Education & Human Development Assessment Needs, specific responsibilities include:

  • Collect, organize, and prepare candidate files for certification review.

  • Collect, organize, and input assessment data into multiple software systems.

  • Oversee/monitor syllabus collection and key assessment inputs.

  • Assist with data collection and organization for annual reporting, including Title 2 Report Card.

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus and is a grant funded role.

Duties may change and/or be added at any time.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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