TREP Project, Project Coordinator

Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: The TREP Project, Project Coordinator position is a one-year grant-funded position based in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. This position reports to Micere Keels, Associate Professor in CHD. The Project Coordinator is responsible for development and coordination of the TREP Project. The TREP Project works to translate the brain and behavior research on children coping with the traumatic stress of growing up in high crime neighborhoods for the needs of teachers managing the realities of school and classroom management. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for oversight of daily operations that lead to successful project development at up to 12 participating schools, resulting in the creation of plans for staff professional development, principal/administrative learning community, and a school transformation plan tailored to the needs to each school; all efforts are aimed at school climate change and an increase in behavioral and mental health supports. The Project Coordinator will also coordinate the submission of funding proposals. Duties and Responsibilities: - Provide overall project management of grant implementation and coordinate day-to-day project operations, including monitoring project timelines and project milestones. - Coordinate and oversee program-wide meetings, school-level professional learning and ongoing partnership meetings that support development of the project - Serve as liaison to Network SEL Specialists and school administrators in all program activities, including school-level professional learning - Collaborate with schools to plan school-level trainings and support with the implementation of interventions based on the needs of participating schools - Develop and maintain working relationships with external partners, stakeholders, and funders. - Complete necessary project and budget summaries per grant requirements.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Education, Social Work/Counseling, Education, or related field required.

Unit Experience: Three to five years of progressively responsible grant or project management experience required. Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills required. Ability to complete concurrent, complex assignments and to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines and project requirements required. Proven experience in working both independently and collaboratively with teams and with school administrators required. Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency in MS Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point) and Google Drive required. Experience with implementation of social & emotional learning programs required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously required. Excellent organizational skills required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

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