The Project Manager will support development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) “Comprehensive School Safety in Atlanta Public Schools” grant partnership. Under the general supervision of the APSPD Chief of Police and Chief Operations Officer, the role will be responsible for measuring progress of the program, as required by NIJ guidelines, over the course of the grant funding period. Primary responsibilities include utilizing project management methodology, tools, and resources to: monitor the program’s status and schedule; maintain necessary project documentation and records; facilitate project planning meetings with key stakeholders to execute major milestones and deliverables; as well as compose, format, and edit reports/other correspondence. The Project Manager will oversee management of NIJ grant program from both an administration and field perspective to ensure compliance with standards of the NIJ grant. The Project Manager will serve as a key point of contact for effective communication and engagement between grant partners and project team members, including but not limited to APS, Georgia State University (GSU), WestEd, vendors, and contractors.
- Coordinate all related duties and project management responsibilities associated with project planning, design, consultation, implementation, and evaluation.
- Monitor progress of the project by reviewing deliverables and milestones and discussing stakeholder updates and information.
Adjust the project plan and schedule, as needed.
- Communicate project status, key decisions, changes, and needs in a timely and effective manner to appropriate partners and stakeholders.
- Develop and prepare correspondence, status reports, presentations, spreadsheets, or other program-related information.
- Edit written/printed communication content for accuracy, formatting, and audience relevancy.
- Respond to program-related inquiries and requests for information in a timely manner.
- Attend and facilitate planning meetings.
- Provide planning meeting agenda, materials, minutes and/or follow-up action items to all participants accordingly.
- Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Analyze information and propose recommendations for consideration, as needed.
- Ensure timely review, approval, distribution, and receipt of all grant program deliverables, as required.
- Maintain project documentation in an accessible, central repository. (e.g., Smartsheets, shared drives, etc.)
- Contribute to and submit required program status reporting, budget management, and grant compliance documentation to the funding agency including: performance reports, Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) data, as well as any other annual/final assessments. (e.g., budget transfers, carryover, program change requests, no-cost extensions, etc.)
- Serve as a direct liaison between APS, National Institute of Justice, WestEd, and Georgia State University grant partners.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the APSPD Chief of Police and Chief Operations Officer.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
- Project Management Certification required.
- Three (3) to five (5) years progressively responsible experience in project management; Federal grant experience required. Demonstrated experience in working with community service agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
- School district experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- General knowledge of Federal Grants in the K-12 environment and school or district-based research.
- Computer proficient with a strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to understand and communicate basic statistical analysis.
DURATION: 18-24 MONTHS (End date entered as 6/30/19 to coincide with our fiscal year end but position will go longer)