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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Zero to Thrive is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Strong Roots programs. The Strong Roots Coordinator will act as the primary contact for communities and agencies implementing Strong Roots programming. This Coordinator will also work under the guidance of Zero to Thrive Leadership to coordinate the implementation, training and dissemination of the Strong Roots programs. In addition, the Coordinator will provide clinical support to communities implementing groups.


  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of trainings and workshops for various agencies, communities and stakeholders. This includes, recruiting, training and managing core group of trainers and working with the Strong Roots team to ensure all logistics and content development for events is complete. 
  • Maintain current curriculums for the various Strong Roots programs and work with the Zero to Thrive Leadership team to develop new curriculum adaptations, research designs and program procedures.
  • Monitor new and ongoing community implementation groups for quality assurance, including providing clinical technical support to sites and arranging supervision for all sites beginning new programming. Manage any data acquisition from outside agencies to ensure fidelity to the models. Advise agencies implementing programs on appropriate evaluation metrics.
  • Monitor project budgets, and support the Leadership team in dissemination including preparing grant reports to funders, presentations and conferences.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate research assistants
  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement efforts with a special focus on ensuring cultural responsivity and a commitment to racial equity.
  • Assist in grant writing and research proposals for  Strong Roots programming.

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree
  • Clinical experience
  • 4-5 years’ experience
  • Experience with program coordination and implementation
  • Previous experience in the areas of mental health, perinatal care, early childhood
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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