Minimum of 5 years of experience working with K-12 schools and educators
Demonstrated ability to envision and manage multiple large-scale projects with attention to tasks and details
Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven professional environment
Event planning and management experience
Demonstrated knowledge of place-based education and academic service learning
Experience managing a complex budget
Experience in fundraising
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Experience working in a dynamic, flexible work environment
Proven experience in development of community partnerships
Strong written and oral communication skills
Prior work with or on a governing board
Knowledge of watershed issues
Responsibilities - Essential Functions:
This is a full-time, temporary position funded by a grant that closes June 30, 2019. Continuation of the position beyond this date is dependent on continued funding of the position.
Groundswell is a coalition of community partners with a mission to develop and maintain active school-based community partnerships inspiring lifelong environmental stewardship with a focus on the Lower Grand River Watershed in West Michigan. The project manager works in the Center for Educational Partnerships in the College of Education. The primary responsibility is to manage multiple activities for the Groundswell initiative including event planning, teacher recruitment, professional development, classroom project support, fundraising, and grant reporting/documentation. (For more information on Groundswell, visit www.groundswellmi.org.)
Manage multiple activities for the Groundswell initiative, including event planning, teacher recruitment, classroom project support, resource development, fundraising, and grant reporting/documentation
Ability to take initiative and leadership for community-based activities
Work with principal investigators, College of Education employees, and other grant staff to successfully meet the goals and objectives of grants that support Groundswell
Complete required reports to granting agencies according to established deadlines
Assist in the design, implementation, and presentation of teacher professional development focusing on place-based education and environmental stewardship topics
Identify, foster, and support school-community partnerships
Coordinate activities and support work with advisory boards, councils, and other governance entities
Promote stewardship efforts for the sustainability of the Grand River Watershed
Assist in sustainability efforts for the Groundswell initiative, including fundraising
Department/Division: College of Education
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
How to Apply: Go to jobs.gvsu.edu and click "Apply to this Posting". Include a cover letter, a resume, writing sample, contact information for three references, and a copy of transcripts. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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