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Program Manager

  • 04 Mar 2020 8:33 PM
    Message # 8797095
    Maeven Sipes (Administrator)

    Job Title: Program Manager, Roadway Safety

    Position Type: Full time, 40 hours/week currently (future years determined by grant funding)

    Salary: To be discussed; determined by grant funding, paid monthly

    Organization Description

    The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation (ThinkFirst Foundation) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1986 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the ThinkFirst Foundation provides training and presentation materials to ThinkFirst chapters throughout the US and internationally, for providing ThinkFirst injury prevention programs to people of all ages in their communities. Program information is available at thinkfirst.org.

    Position Description Summary

    The Program Manager, Roadway Safety, reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for ThinkFirst’s Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) grant project which includes the ongoing development of ThinkFirst’s teen traffic safety programs, including the established ThinkFirst For Teens program and the developing ThinkFirst For Parents of Teen Drivers.

    This position is 40 hours per week, salaried, dependent on IDOT funding approval each year, with expected, but not guaranteed, renewal each October 1st.

    Duties include:

    • Edits and develops educational materials for both programs, including but not limited to PowerPoint presentation slides, scripts, participant and facilitator materials
    • Conducts training for facilitators, including ThinkFirst chapters, traffic safety liaisons, and law enforcement officers
    • Oversees film projects with the executive director and hired film crew
    • Oversees grant objectives and is responsible for meeting all timelines
    • Completes monthly grant reports and submits them to IDOT within one week of the end of each month
    • Plays a lead role in completing annual grant proposals, working closely with the executive director
    • Conducts program evaluations
    • Assists with all project-related activities including data entry, reports, meeting agendas and materials
    • Works as a team with all staff for common office and organization needs
    • Practices safe driving at all times, including use of seat belt and non-use of phones and electronic devices
    • In-state travel is required for IDOT meetings in Springfield and facilitator training in various parts of the state several times per year (mileage and travel expenses per grant). Responsible for organizing, preparing meeting agendas/minutes and materials and facilitating
    • Attendance and participation in the annual ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention is required. Conferences are posted on thinkfirst.org.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications or a related field from an accredited university
    • Management and grant experience
    • Illinois residence, due to travel reimbursement restrictions

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge/experience in injury prevention, roadway safety, and related state and national organizations
    • Public speaking or training experience
    • Advanced degree in a related field
    • Residence within driving distance of Naperville office

    Desired Knowledge and Skills

    • Track record of delivering superior results, commanding respect, being respectful, and assuming leadership roles
    • Convincing and inspiring communicator; outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, manage and administer grants, contracts and cooperative agreements
    • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility and good humor
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people from diverse backgrounds and abilities
    • Ability to be attuned to the needs of others
    • Excellence in problem-solving skills
    • Effective working independently as well as within committees and teams, with effective and efficient use of technology
    • Shows understanding for responsible use of grant and non-profit resources
    • Shows respect to all people and acts as a professional, representing ThinkFirst with the highest standards

    To Apply

    Please submit the following by email to thinkfirst@thinkfirst.org:

    • Current resume
    • Cover letter describing your interest in the position
    • A list of three professional references (please note, reference checks will not occur until the final interview process; applicants will be notified prior to contacting any references)

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