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With an emphasis on PHS grant writing, development, and program implementation, the PHS Wellness and Grants Coordinator will provide coordination of activities related to Project Healthy Schools components including:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Work with UMHS Development officers to construct a plan for grant acquisition.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
  • Work in collaboration with Development to build wide network of support for Project Healthy Schools.
  • Conduct prospect research.
  • Maintain relationships with Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to monitor grants progress and to ensure continued opportunities.
  • Responsible for coordinating/writing grant reports.
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Work with a limited number of partner schools as a wellness coordinator; plan, coordinate, implement, promote and evaluate programs and activities related to the Project Healthy Schools (PHS) program for middle school students, teachers and families.
  • Identify implementation opportunities for technology-based learning.
  • Lead for PHS long -distance model.
  • Assist with wellness champion network communications and planning and implementation of bi-annual  wellness champion gathering.
  • Collaborate with U of M departments to achieve mutual goals.
  • Assist with program materials management as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

The Project Coordinator should have at minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position, or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience of professional work experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in writing education materials/curriculum/reports/grants.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership and facilitation.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills, attention to detail, and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in managing multiple projects
  • Experience with basic office and data management programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Knowledge of University practices, rules, and regulations.
  • Experience working with school students and teachers not necessary, but desired.

·         Knowledge of Best Practice in program delivery including educational technology based platforms

Additional Information

Travel to and from various school districts throughout Michigan necessary.  Must have flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation to provide services as needed.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.