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Position: Project Manager – East Region, San Diego County
Report to: Executive Vice President
Salary: $50,000 --$54,000
Status: 1.0 FTE – exempt status
Probation: 90 day
Benefits: Full benefits: medical, dental, 403B after 90 day probation
The mission of the Institute for Public Strategies (IPS) is to increase public health and safety by helping communities create sustainable, population-wide change through comprehensive environmental systems change, knowledge transfer, and project planning and implementation. IPS’ mission focuses on systemic, communitywide transformation through the lens of environmental systems change policies. The agency implements a results-driven, systems approach designed to change community norms, conditions, and policies that affect the health and safety of populations.
This position manages an alcohol and drug prevention project in the East Region of San Diego County using a community-based, population level approach (also referred to as Environmental Prevention).
Gain in-depth understanding of East Region of San Diego County and components of alcohol and other drug project (goals, strategic plans, etc.)
Supervise project staff
Develop strategic direction for projects, provide guidance, hands-on training and technical assistance to staff
Act as subject matter expert at community meetings when needed
Develop and edit project materials
Assess progress and effectiveness of projects and make and/or recommend improvements
Ensure all project deliverables are met and act as key point of contact on project with funding agency (San Diego County HHSA, BHS)
Willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel to East County regularly
Other duties as assigned
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Five years of experience managing projects and staff in one or more of the following areas or related fields: population-based prevention (also called environment prevention), advocacy, community organizing, public affairs, land-use/planning/zoning, or similar
High level of comfort with ambiguity and ability to change course easily
Ability to establish solid working relationships with diverse staff
Strong work ethic – exhibits willingness to go above and beyond
Commitment to represent the organization positively and professionally in all situations
Constructive communication style
Willingness to take direction and function as part of a team
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
Excellent computer skills and knowledge, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Understanding of environmental prevention strategies to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems
Experience collecting and analyzing data
Development and/or grant writing experience
Ability to speak and write in Spanish and/or other second language
This is a full-time exempt position that includes health coverage and other generous benefits. Position will require background check/fingerprinting and drug testing. This is an exempt salaried position with an expected pay range of $50,000 -- $54,000.
Must have valid California Driver’s License and own an insured, reliable vehicle to use during work.
In accordance with ADA guidelines, reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified and able to perform the functions of this position.
The Institute for Public Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff.
Internal Number: 1001
About Institute for Public Strategies
The Institute for Public Strategies (IPS) promotes Vibrant, Healthy and Safe Communities through their Environmental Prevention Project Implementation Center, Evidence-Based System Design Center, and Intensive Training and TA Services. Working with top researchers in the field, IPS has designed, planned and implemented environmental prevention projects throughout the nation and in Mexico. IPS projects address a variety of health, safety and quality of life issues. These include prevention of alcohol and drug problems, underage drinking, DUI, crime and violence, and community revitalization. IPS is based in San Diego with additional offices in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, Oregon and Mexico.
The mission of the Institute for Public Strategies (IPS) is to increase public health and safety by helping communities create sustainable, population-wide change through comprehensive environmental systems change, knowledge transfer, and project planning and implementation. IPS’ mission focuses on systemic, communitywide transformation through the lens of environmental systems change policies. The agency implements a results-driven, systems approach designed to change community norms, conditions, and policies that impact the health and safety of populations.