Suicide Prevention Grant Project Manager
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

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The Suicide Prevention Grant Project Manager (SPGPM) provides day-to-day coordination and facilitation of the activities associated with, and funded by, the Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. The SPGPM will work closely with the Project Director (the Assistant Dean of Students) and the Grant’s advisory committee to implement the goals and objectives as outlined in the grant proposal and is responsible for ensuring that these goals and objectives are being met in accordance with the timeline required by the grant.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students in the Enrollment and Student Services division at Western Washington University. The Dean of Students Office strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

About the Department: Office of Student Life

About the grant: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is providing guidance and funding to colleges and universities to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant program is designed to assist colleges and universities in building a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. The estimated grant amount is $300,000 over three years, contingent on successful completion of grant activities.

Position Responsibilities: The Suicide Prevention Grant Project Manager (SPGPM) is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of this project. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: to identify, convene, and develop working relationships with key stakeholders; to guide key stakeholders in the preparation and implementation of activities outlined in the grant proposal; to develop meeting agendas, facilitate discussions, and record minutes of grant-related meetings; to monitor and evaluate grant progress and provide regular updates to the Project Director; to track, collect, and organize assessment of grant activities; to analyze assessment results and make recommendations to the Project Director for project improvement; to prepare and conduct presentations and/or training sessions; and to prepare written reports as required by the granting agency and/or requested by the Project Director.

Activities outlined in the grant proposal include: training of students, staff, faculty; creating a social messaging strategy and video to reach students and selected at-risk student populations; preparing and disseminating educational materials to students and their family members; strengthening ties with community resources serving high-risk populations; and further implementing a Men’s Resiliency Project.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in organizing and tracking multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Experience in developing relationships with different constituencies
  • Experience in planning meetings, setting agendas, and facilitating and managing group projects and meetings
  • Experience making presentations and being a strong public presenter; Experience with assessment and data collection/analysis/reporting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web browsers

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in public health, human services or related field
  • Experience working with, or managing, large grants ($100,000+), particularly federally funded grants
  • Experience advising and/or supervising18-24 year old college students
  • Experience working with one or more of the following populations: LGBTQ people; veterans and/or their families, American Indian/Native Alaskan people
  • Experience working with men’s issues, particularly work on men’s resiliency
  • Experience using social media/messaging as a marketing or educational tool

Academic Emphasis: N/A

Job Location: Western Washington University , Bellingham, WA

Salary: This position is a 12-month, full-time position, with a salary range of $45,000-$50,000.

Bargaining Union: Not applicable

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