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Grant Manager/Community Liaison Job

Job Number: GRA16644

Job Title: Grant Manager/Community Liaison

Department: HRSA Award - 5353600

Facility: RI Autism Project, Inc.

Location: Johnston, RI

§ Work with Bradley Research Center to develop, implement, and monitor all specific data processes, data analysis, and quality improvement recommendations for Project IDENTIFY.

§ Complete all required reports for management and HRSA as outlines in the grant agreement.

§ Address all challenges or barriers that develop in the implementation of Project IDENTIFY in a timely manner.

  • Identify, develop, and support the facilitation of TAP workshops, trainings, and outreach activities to ensure goals and objectives of the grant are met.
  • Develop and implement a plan to publicize the work of TAP and Project IDENTIFY for relationship building with professionals, providers, and funders; assist in developing materials, both electronic (including social media) and hard copy, to publicize the work of Project IDENTIFY; support Training Director and Manager of Family Support in the vetting of outreach materials, including all flyers and postings on social media.
  • Facilitate ‘Community Information Sessions’ as needed to remain current on the needs of TAP consumers and early care professionals; share information gained from input sessions with relevant parties.
  • Network with and build relationships with community-based agencies, school districts, and other health and education organizations to assess consumer training needs.
  • Attend local and state meetings as needed.
  • Actively participate as effective team member in agency meetings and debriefings. Make constructive use of individual and peer supervision/one-on-one meetings.
  • Contribute to the overall success and quality of the agency by working in collaboration with other staff members ensuring all individuals are treated respectfully and that diversity in backgrounds and life experiences is supported and valued throughout the agency.
  • Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to present to small and large audiences that include stakeholders and professionals on TAP’s programs’ operations, mission, and focus.
  • Organizational skills to include managing multiple activities; ability to prioritize projects of varying complexities, ability to meet required timelines.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, metrics, and tracking including familiarity with Constant Contact.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, Health or related field strongly preferred.
  • Significant project management experience preferably in Grant Administration area.
  • Experience with budget management, quality improvement and data collection and evaluation.
  • Willingness to work as a team member in a rapidly expanding NON-PROFIT agency.
  • Experience working with and outreaching to diverse populations.
  • Bilingual ability (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and Spanish desired.

The Program Manager/Community Liaison is responsible for ensuring the activities of the HRSA Grant are implemented as described in the grant on time and on budget. The Program Manager will work closely with staff regarding data collection and evaluation and will address any challenges or barriers that develop in the implementation of the grant activities. The Program Manager will oversee and ensure timely reporting to upper management and HRSA on Project IDENTIFY status. The Program Manager/ Community Liaison will assist in the coordination of all agency workshops, trainings, and outreach activities and cultivates and sustains relationships with organizations and individuals to promote the mission of The Autism Project and Project IDENTIFY. The Program Manager/Community Liaison will network with health, human service and education organizations, school districts, and community-based organizations to assess needs and develop action plans to inform and educate; develop community connections to promote early identification and screening for children at-risk.