Project Specialist

Job description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives (see for more information). The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more, please visit Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. DU's urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. DU is comprised of approximately 5000 undergraduates, 6500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.

Position Summary

MotherWise is a program affiliated with the University of Denver that empowers women and their families to thrive during pregnancy and after a new baby is born. The program focuses on helping mothers identify what healthy relationships look like to them, develop communication skills that they can use in all relationships, and learn new information about parenting and early childhood development. MotherWise is committed to building an inclusive and supportive community where healthy relationships flourish and become positive models for future generations.

The Project Specialist will be responsible for a number of tasks related to a federally-funded project aimed at providing and evaluating community-based healthy relationship education. The primary responsibilities for this position include providing case management services in Spanish and English to clients at MotherWise and co-facilitating healthy relationship classes to individuals and couples. Some community outreach is involved, as this person will coordinate with community partners regarding appropriate services and referrals for MotherWise families. He or she will also participate in several weekly meetings and in the development of program protocols. Some administrative and clerical tasks are also included, such as record keeping and scheduling appointments.

This position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to travel to various locations around Denver where projects are being conducted.

This is a full-time position that comes with DU's full benefits package. Future funding for this position is contingent on grant funding.

Essential Functions

  • Case management
  • Teach healthy relationship education workshops.
  • Administrative duties (e.g., reviewing documents, recording keeping, scheduling).
  • Supervision and training.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience in teaching/facilitating community-based classes and/or case management with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Social Work or related field.

Working Environment

1. Standard office and laboratory environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about various sites with the capability of lifting a child up to 25 lbs.

Work Schedule

Varied, to include evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline
This position will be open until filled.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on April 23, 2019

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $17.47 -$21.56

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 492335
Posted: 4/10/2019
Application Due: 6/9/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $17.00 - $21.56 per hour