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EDC’s U.S. Division has an opening for a Project Coordinator (I), within the Injury, Violence, and Suicide Prevention Portfolio, reporting to the Portfolio’s Operations Director, to be located in Washington, DC.
The Portfolio includes grants and projects in the areas of suicide, violence and injury prevention. Major projects include the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), the Children’s Safety Network (CSN), the Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI), the Executive Secretariat of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), and the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S). Through this work, EDC provides state and local officials, grantees, policymakers, interested stakeholders and the general public with assistance in developing, implementing and evaluating programs and strategies to prevent injury, violence and suicide.
The Project Coordinator (I) will be responsible for supporting the ongoing activities of the various Portfolio projects.
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
Under management oversight, the Project Coordinator (I) provides support to project staff, including:
• general administrative duties
• serving as backup for other project staff
• researching, compiling, and synthesizing information
• documenting & cataloguing
• maintaining records
• disseminating information, including website content
• contributing ideas for improved efficiency or future focus
• drafting or translating materials
• drafting performance reports & briefs
• supporting project procurement
• assisting in identification, recruitment, and servicing of technical consultants
• processing meeting reimbursements and other paperwork
• coordination of meetings, appointments, and travel schedules
• database system and file maintenance – information tracking
The Project Coordinator (I)
• Coordinates project activities
• Assists with project start-up
• Facilitates project teamwork; seeks and utilizes feedback
• Provides logistical support
• Assists with quality assurance
• May provide some supervisory guidance to others
• May act as a liaison between home offices and field-based staff
• May travel occasionally
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
• Content Knowledge/Interest: Demonstrated interest or experience (preferred) in behavioral health and/or suicide prevention.
• Entrepreneurial Spirit: Ability to take initiative and actively look for new opportunities for partnerships and business development.
• Communications: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, project partners, and funders. Experience developing and reviewing written materials for outside audiences.
• Collaboration: Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside EDC and the suicide prevention and healthcare communities.
• Technology: Applicant embraces technology, and uses it to increase efficiency.
• Personal Qualities: A professional who excels in a mission-driven, rapidly evolving environment. Someone who exhibits flexibility, enthusiasm, responsiveness, aptitude for details, a positive attitude, creativity, strategic and analytical thinking, self-motivation, and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to be proactive and to produce quality work under tight deadlines.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience
• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education in a related field preferred
• At least 2 years related research, education, international development or administrative coordination experience, requiring computer competence
• Strong organizational & analytical skills and aptitude for details
• Knowledge of content area and administrative systems [e.g. Microsoft Office 2016; mail merges, WebEx, Adobe Connect, Qualtrics, ConstantContact, Drupal (strongly preferred)]
• Ability to independently manage multiple tasks of intermediate scope and complexity to ensure efficiency and smooth coordination within the work of a diverse team with competing priorities
• Some experience planning and executing meeting logistics
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume. The cover letter should be a succinct statement of interest to include highlights of relevant qualifications and experience for the role desired, and should not exceed two pages. The resume should not exceed three pages. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide salary requirements. Note: applications without requested items will not be considered.
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