Project Coordinator (Per-Diem)
Posting Date September 23, 2015
Position Title Project Coordinator (Per-Diem)
Vacancy # PD-0923
Department Center for Community Engagement
Division Academic Affairs
Statement of Purpose:
Montclair State University is seeking a motivated, driven, self-directed individual to coordinate its university-assisted community school initiative located in two low-income schools in Orange New Jersey. The Project Coordinator will collaborate with school leaders, staff, and community and university partners to help implement two full service community schools and to coordinate program evaluation efforts.
The Community School Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all activities, programs, and services related to successful implementation of the Rosa Parks and Oakwood Avenue Community Schools. Primarily, the Project Coordinator works to help carry out a broad community engagement strategy that aims to address the pressing educational, social, and health needs of students and families of the Rosa Parks and Oakwood school communities by uniting community and faith-based organizations, governmental agencies and the business community in common purpose.
• Assures the functioning and quality of all programs (extended learning, school-based health services, specialty services, adult education programs, projects, and events).
• Assures above is carried out within the context of partnership and collaboration.
• Monitors and supports the work of OCSI site coordinators in collaboration with school and district leaders to ensure effective project coordination and implementation.
• Develops, maintains, and nurtures relationship with the school administers and staff so as to operationalize partnerships and the Initiative.
• Supervises linkages between service providers and school, students, and families and ensures the delivery of these services.
• Oversees the development and implementation of programs that aim to increase educational opportunities, health services, and social connections for both children and families.
• Coordinates and oversees data collection and project evaluation activities and assists grant evaluators with the collection of data required as part of the USDE Full Service Community School grant and for continuous program improvement.
• Develops and writes grant progress reports.
• Supports OCSI sustainability efforts to identify and secure resources necessary to the long-term viability of the OCSI beyond USDE funding.
• Supports parent engagement activities in the schools through the use of dedicated activities in the community room, classes and events.
• Represents school in community meetings and events and convenes OCSI Planning Committee and Working Group meetings to promote effective collaboration with OCSI partners.
• Coordinates and participates in technical assistance activities led by the Children's Aid Society, Montclair State University, and other partners.
• Identifies, coordinates, and monitors existing school and community resources and recruits as needed.
• Facilitates communication and interaction among OCSI schools, MSU, community partners, and school point people.
The Community Project Coordinator may be responsible for other components of the school.
The Project Coordinator is directly responsible to the Director of Center for Community Engagement and/or the designated Administrative Supervisor.
Qualifications & Requirements
•Master's degree required.
•Three years of experience required in one of the following fields: project/program management, K-12 public education, non-profit administration, and community or fund development.
•Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with school and district leaders, community-based organizations and their leaders.
•Strong experience and knowledge in project evaluation and the use and implementation of Management Information Systems and database management for purposes of program evaluation.
•Respect for and ability to work with diverse populations. Excellent oral, written, and project management skills.
•Ability to choose priorities among competing demands.
•Basic proficiency with desktop computing and use of the Web for information gathering and program administration are essential.
•Availability to work some evening and weekend hours.
Commensurate with experience.
Anticipated Start Date As soon as possible
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Apply By October 2, 2015
Organizational Marketing Statement:
Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at www.montclair.edu.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION