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  • Project Manager, Federal Grants

    Project Manager, Federal Grants (1 position)
    (Position #046343, full-time) 

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    The WSU SSW Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking a highly qualified federal grants manager. The position reports to the Associate Director and Principal Investigators (PIs) and is responsible for the effective, efficient and coordinated management for various research projects and initiatives for the School of Social Work's Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ). Serves as the liaison between project staff, data team staff, and external partners on research projects.

    Essential functions (job duties):

    • Daily management of assigned projects including use of fundamental project management processes, methodologies, tools and techniques and daily supervision, direction, planning, and prioritization of staff to ensure project success.
    • Assist in the development of federal research proposals under the direction of the PI and directors.
    • Responsible for on-boarding, coaching, counseling, and performance management/evaluation of project staff.
    • Communicate project progress and milestones to staff, and others as required by the grant or requested by CBHJ leadership or PI including written reports and presentations.
    • Participate in the development and regular monitoring of project budgets including monitoring budget expenditures according to WSU and grant agency requirements and primary approval of all staff travel and expense requests and reimbursements.
    • Primary, day-to-day liaison to internal and external partners and maintaining high-level partnerships.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

    Qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Master's degree in Social Work, Public Health, Criminal Justice or other related field. Doctorate degree or coursework/certificate in research design/methods preferred.
    • Experience developing and implementing research studies across the Sequential Intercept Model, as well as experience working within and navigating community systems including jail/prison, public and behavioral health, human services, law enforcement, first responders, community corrections, and courts. Experience reporting to federal funding sources, academic, and community outlets is required.
    • Program Management: Able to independently manage a variety of grants while ensuring appropriate quality control and follow-up.
    • Supervisory Skills: Able to delegate responsibilities, support, manage and, if necessary, discipline staff.
    • Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure.
    • Communication Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of relationships.
    • Interpersonal Skills: Able to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions.
    • Results oriented: Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of research outcomes, ability to work independently and with others to achieve desired results. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize project management processes, methodologies and tools.  

    Please contact cbhj@wayne.edu if you have questions or are in need of assistance navigating the Wayne State University jobs portal.  

  • Data Specialist/Analyst

    Data Specialist/Analyst (Research Assistant) (1 position)
    (Position #046379, full-time) 

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    The WSU SSW Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking a highly qualified Research Assistant - Data Specialist/Analyst to support grant-funded research projects. This full-time position will assist the Director of Implementation in planning and executing data collection and analysis for multiple research projects, with special attention to our Opioid Treatment Ecosystems (OTE) initiative. Candidate will also work closely and collaboratively with Data Director and Data Team Manager. This individual will act as the lead team member for a specific administrative data set, and will assist other lead members on their assigned administrative data sets.

    Essential functions (job duties):

    • Assist with data collection, entry, coding, cleaning, and merging of multiple administrative data sets.
    • Conduct data analysis (descriptive, bivariate, predictive, longitudinal, etc.).
    • Write reports for funders and interested parties, and prepare manuscripts and presentations for academic dissemination.
    • Be proficient with database management/manipulation, multivariate statistics, and analytic programs including SPSS, Excel, etc.
    • SQL and/or R knowledge preferred.
    • Travel to site visits and other meetings with interested parties in various locations across the state.
    • Regularly attend team meetings and planning sessions and work collaboratively with data and project team members on campus and virtually.
    • Other duties as assigned.  

    Qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Must have an advanced degree, preferably PhD or PhD candidate with prior experience working with administrative data.
    • Advanced skills in database management (i.e., SPSS,Excel) as well as advanced analytic approaches (i.e.,multivariate statistics) is required.
    • SQL and/or R knowledge will be given priority.
    • The successful applicant will be a self-starter and has excellent communication (written and oral) skills.
    • Content knowledge of, and research experience in, behavioral health and criminal/juvenile justice is required.
    • Previous experience in writing peer-reviewed publications using advanced statistics is also desirable. 

    Please contact cbhj@wayne.edu if you have questions or are in need of assistance navigating the Wayne State University jobs portal.  

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