KCC Project Coordinator

Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC) Research Project Coordinator, 13165BR

We are seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator to drive a new initiative forward. The Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC) is a collaborative project led by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Family Health and is designed to improve the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women.

KCC builds on existing initiatives across the state to increase universal screening, triage, referral, and treatment options for depression and substance use among pregnant and postpartum women. Specifically, KCC will offer medical providers training and toolkits with evidence-based guidelines to assist them in integrating these important screenings and associated referrals into their work.

The KCC Project Coordinator, housed within KU’s Center for Public Partnerships and Research, will work collaboratively with state and local partners to implement the project vision by mapping out a strategy and activating individuals and teams. The Project Coordinator must have strong management and relationship-building skills. They will be responsible for implementation planning, process development, deliverable tracking and completion. The successful applicant should have previous experience working with community stakeholders, managing program implementation, working with data, and communicating with internal and external customers. They should also have past work experience in programs or projects related to maternal health, children, and families. The ideal candidate is a problem solver able to provide partner support and troubleshoot issues as they arise while staying tuned in to the grander vision and goals of the work.

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research is a part of KU’s Achievement and Assessment Institute. KU is an Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Welfare, the social sciences or related field and one year of experience in a social service field or in field of study.
  2. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.
  3. Demonstrated work experience in building collaborations with external constituents based on previous work experience.
  4. Knowledge of current issues families face based on education and/or previous work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology or related field.
  2. Prior experience as a Project Coordinator or Nonprofit Administrator.
  3. Knowledge of the University of Kansas, its policies and its procedures.
  4. Experience with grant -funded programs in a relevant field.
  5. Excellent oral communications skills.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to exercise initiative when necessary and appropriate.
  7. One year grant writing and grant preparation experience