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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 and experience working in the area of school safety.

Job Summary

The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health seeks a Program Admin Coordinator to support technical assistance and outreach activities. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the NCSS brings together a multi-disciplinary team of academics and practitioners to develop comprehensive and accessible training and technical assistance for BJA’s Student, Teachers, and Officers Prevention (STOP) School Violence Grant Program and the K-12 school safety community nationwide. The Program Admin Coordinators will report to the Program Manager and will also work closely with the training team and the rest of the NCSS team to build relationships with STOP grantees, provide technical assistance, and develop related TA resources. This contributes to a comprehensive training and technical assistance program designed for educators, law enforcement professionals, mental health professionals, and others. This position is term-limited for 1.5 years of grant funding with the possibility of renewal. Candidates should submit resume and cover letter explaining their interest and experience related to the position.

About the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE): Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff of HBHE work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into actionable, the science into the social, applying our knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better.

What You'll Do

  • Technical Assistance and Outreach – Work collaboratively with the NCSS staff team and various external partners to:
    • Conduct outreach to and build relationships with STOP grantees, including various organization types from around the country.
    • Assess assets, barriers, and needs contributing to a STOP grantee’s ability to implement school safety projects successfully and translate that information into technical assistance plans and goals.
    • Provide assistance through a virtual help desk, newsletters, emails, phone calls, one-on-one video calls, small group calls, site visits, and large group meeting facilitation. This may include local, regional, and national travel.
    • Coordinate a unified technical assistance response with training and topic experts.
    • Act as a subject matter expert providing practice-based knowledge of school safety topic(s) to grantees.
  • Technical Assistance Resource Development – Collaborate with the NCSS team and subject matter experts to inform development of tailored training resources (e.g. frequently asked questions sheets, worksheets, self-paced courses, learning communities, toolkits, podcasts, webinars, etc.) for use in technical assistance provision. Take a lead role in the development of quarterly grantee meeting agendas and small group technical assistance sessions.
  • Evaluation – Track and document technical assistance activities. Support the NCSS team in data collection, interpretation, and revision of technical assistance development processes for rapid quality improvement. Includes assisting with implementation evaluation, case study development, and annual grantee needs assessment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills You Have

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in education, criminal justice, or a school safety-related field (e.g. threat assessment, social emotional learning, school-based law enforcement, youth violence prevention, etc.).
  • Demonstrates experience providing technical assistance to organizations using assessment tools, goal setting, and follow-up.
  • Proficient in outreach and partnership building. Strong customer service skills.
  • Effective communication with varied audiences by email, phone, and face-to-face.
  • Working knowledge of at least one school safety topic (e.g. comprehensive school safety plans, campus security, coordination with first responders, mental health, notification technology, school climate, positive youth development, school drills, school-based law enforcement, social media monitoring, or threat assessment).
  • Experience with data collection and synthesizing large amounts of information to make recommendations.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with excellent attention to detail and under general supervision. Also able to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

This is a term-limited position through 8/31/2022.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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