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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 07/11/2018
Program Manager (Unidos Se Puede)

¡Unidos Se Puede! is a grant-funded research project at Oklahoma State University designed to help Latino immigrant youth increase their academic performance and reduce the stress associated with unhealthy behaviors. This full-time program manager is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the "Unidos Se Puede" model of integrated student support in strong collaboration and partnership with Tulsa Public School, identifying and coordinating community resources and partnerships to address the identified needs of middle school students at risk of academic failure and their families through confidential, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive interventions, services and support. The position focuses on building relationships with families, staff, and the community in English and Spanish, ensuring that all aspects of the program are implemented according to established protocols, supervising staff, working with the data manager to collect data, and working creatively with the Primary Investigator to make program enhancements.

Responsibilities/ Essential functions: Work closely with school administrators, staff and teachers to coordinate a team approach to addressing the social, emotional and resource needs of students at risk of dropping out and their families. Assist in developing protocols, grant applications, and manuscripts. Assist in adapting program for other ethnic populations. Assess current student needs and emerging trends with the team to develop an annual plan with measurable objectives, strategies for delivering and monitoring school-wide and targeted services, tracking key data points, coordinating data collection efforts, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness. Conduct quality control checks and compliance reviews. Build relationships with Families, Success Coaches and Schools in English and Spanish. Work to maintain a positive image by understanding and demonstrating the Unidos Se Puede Program mission, goals and initiatives within the school and community. Create and manage a program timeline including benchmarks, planning and coordinating events and activities, and data collection for projects. Manage weekly staff meetings; supervise and train program staff and data collectors. Assist in developing budgets, outreach and marketing tools, and community partnerships; maintain project records, including inventory of supplies. Maintain and report the use of petty cash used for payments made to individuals and data collectors participating in survey and biometric data collection. Travel across Tulsa to diverse sites for program activities. Travel to Washington DC for annual conference. Working weekends and beyond 8-5 M-F is required as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Human Development & Family Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related field. 4 years’ experience. At least 2 years management experience, Experience in education, social services, counseling, juvenile justice, or related field. Familiarity with local community agencies and social service systems. Experience with dropout prevention, intervention or re-engagement strategies. Knowledge of community based substance abuse and mental health assessment/treatment options. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. CPR/First Aid Training (after hire). Precision Driving Training (after hire). Ability to speak and write in Spanish and English and to work with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Strong relationship-building skills, particularly with disengaged youth and their families. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, students, parents, community representatives and the general public. Resourceful - able to identify multiple solutions to presenting issues. Excellent facilitation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Intermediate computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to lift and transportation of supplies (under 50 lbs). Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Human Development & Family Science. Experience working with youth and parents is preferred. Experience working on research projects is preferred. Progressively responsible experience with community agencies & organizations. A working knowledge of data collection and statistical software preferred (e.g., Qualtrics, SPSS, Stata).

Apply online at A complete application consists of: 1. Cover letter addressing position qualifications described in announcement 2. Resume 3. List of Professional References. 4. Writing sample (English and Spanish if available – e.g., newsletter article, report, fact sheet). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)