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Position Summary:


We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Manager. 

We are leading an initiative to increase school readiness among children and their families in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. We are seeking a Project Manager to work independently to oversee the community engagement aspect of this initiative, with the ultimate goal of enhancing and improving childrens development and family functioning. The Project Manager will work with the project leaders to ensure the project runs smoothly. This individual would include supervising the Project Coordinator; together this team would plan tabling events in the community, identify the needs and resources in the community, develop networks of parents and informal (unlicensed) caregivers, and oversee the development of programing to meet the needs of parents, informal caregivers and licensed daycares. The initiative is in an early stage of development so opportunity exists for involvement in strategic planning, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and data collection strategies and protocols. The initiative is based in the Department of Population Health in the NYU School of Medicine and advised by a core team of senior faculty in the department as well as the Vice President for Community programming in the Family Support Center at NYU Langone Brooklyn. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in community engagement, community-based program implementation, project management including oversight of research and program staff, and data collection with young children and their families; knowledge of programs and services for children and families is essential. Sunset Park is a diverse community with large numbers of immigrants from China and Latin America. Given the large immigrant population in Sunset Park, fluency in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Project Management:
    o Oversee the day to day operations and logistics for the project.
    o Responsible for monitoring deadlines, workflows and projects, and reporting metrics and progress on core activities.
    o Identify opportunities to engage with community and learn more about the needs of caregivers in Sunset Park.
    o Oversee the development of materials to address needs/concerns of the community.
    o Assign and delegate tasks to staff and interns.
    o Communicate effectively with partner community-based organizations in order to ensure work plans are appropriately planned and implemented.
  • Research Activities:
    o Work with evaluation team to integrate community engagement into the research design and implementation.
    o Review study protocols to assist in the planning and implementation of programs and evaluation activities.
    o Contribute to IRB applications, as needed.
  • Reports: Coordinate and prepare weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly management and status reports for senior leadership and team
  • Attend regular team meetings and supervision.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified applicants with a minimum MA/MS (PhD preferred) in prevention science, applied developmental psychology, public health, or related field with expertise are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must have 3 years experience and demonstrated competence in one or more of the following areas: Project management, program evaluation with vulnerable populations, early childhood education and development, parent-child interaction and family processes, and services for children and families.
  • The successful candidate should be detail-oriented and highly motivated.
  • The candidate should have strong communication skills, data management skills, and organizational skills.
  • Prior experience in field-based research project management including oversight of research and program staff, data collection with young children and their families, and knowledge of programs and services for children and families is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sunset Park is a diverse community with large numbers of immigrants from China and Latin America.
  • Prior experience working with immigrant families in Mandarin or Spanish is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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Position Summary:


We are leading an initiative to increase school readiness among children and their families in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. We are seeking a Project Manager to work independently to oversee the community engagement aspect of this initiative, with the ultimate goal of enhancing and improving childrens development and family functioning. The Project Manager will work with the project leaders to ensure the project runs smoothly. This individual would include supervising the Project Coordinator; together this team would plan tabling events in the community, identify the needs and resources in the community, develop networks of parents and informal (unlicensed) caregivers, and oversee the development of programing to meet the needs of parents, informal caregivers and licensed daycares. The initiative is in an early stage of development so opportunity exists for involvement in strategic planning, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and data collection strategies and protocols. The initiative is based in the Department of Population Health in the NYU School of Medicine and advised by a core team of senior faculty in the department as well as the Vice President for Community programming in the Family Support Center at NYU Langone Brooklyn. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in community engagement, community-based program implementation, project management including oversight of research and program staff, and data collection with young children and their families; knowledge of programs and services for children and families is essential. Sunset Park is a diverse community with large numbers of immigrants from China and Latin America. Given the large immigrant population in Sunset Park, fluency in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified applicants with a minimum MA/MS (PhD preferred) in prevention science, applied developmental psychology, public health, or related field with expertise are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must have 3 years experience and demonstrated competence in one or more of the following areas: Project management, program evaluation with vulnerable populations, early childhood education and development, parent-child interaction and family processes, and services for children and families.
  • The successful candidate should be detail-oriented and highly motivated.
  • The candidate should have strong communication skills, data management skills, and organizational skills.
  • Prior experience in field-based research project management including oversight of research and program staff, data collection with young children and their families, and knowledge of programs and services for children and families is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sunset Park is a diverse community with large numbers of immigrants from China and Latin America.
  • Prior experience working with immigrant families in Mandarin or Spanish is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.


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