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Project Manager

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Project Manager

Number of Vacancies

13 - College of Social Work

Primary Department
H1303-Social Work Instruction Unit

Working Conditions
Regular in-state travel to meetings or local/state conferences; national travel to conferences, as required.

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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
The Project Manager reports to the Associate Director and Principal Investigator (PI) and is responsible for the effective, efficient and coordinated management of various projects and initiatives focused on jail diversion efforts and strategies across Michigan 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(s) or requested by directors 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 Jail Diversion expert for internal and external stakeholders and grant initiatives including demonstrated knowledge and experience in the community and working collaboratively and productively key stakeholders and agencies; and knowledge and application of center, county, state, and federal priorities, laws and policies applicable to center projects within the county.

Primary, day-to-day liaison to internal and external stakeholders and maintaining high-level partnerships.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Unique Duties

Master's degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Criminal Justice.

Experience with development, implementation, and evaluation of services and interventions across the Sequential Intercept Model with specific expertise on Intercepts 2 ? 3. Experience working within and navigating county-level systems across the state including jail/prison, public and behavioral health, human services, law enforcement, first responders, community corrections, and courts.

Knowledge, Skills and 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary Range
(Academic Only)

Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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