Fresno Building Healthy Communities is a fair chance employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, origin, gender, national origin, age, marital status, military service, disability or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to pass a background screening and may be required to submit to tests to screen for drug and alcohol use prior to employment.

Project Manager

Status:

Full Time, Exempt

Reports to:

Project Director

Salary:

DOE

Deadline:

Until Filled

Position Description

Under the general supervision of the Project Director, the Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and managing all activities of a cross-functional team to carry out the efficient and effective operation of assigned projects. The Project Manager is responsible for developing projects/campaigns to support the organization's strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long term goals. The Project Manager oversees the development of operating plans for projects and assists with writing funding proposals. The Project Manager ensures that assigned projects are effectively resourced and is responsible for coordinating the work of the assigned staff, contractors, volunteers, and partners.

Responsibilities

1. Direct and manage assigned projects from beginning to end in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
2. Oversee the development of a variety of full-scale project and campaign plans including staff training, communications systems, setting up databases in coordination with the Data management team, and strategic and tactical plans, etc.
3. Coordinate with relevant staff to devise action plans to promote broader social change, including issue identification, strategy, planning, assessment, and implementation.
4. Define project/campaign scope, goals and deliverables that support Fresno BHC’s goals in collaboration with senior staff.
5. Spearhead the training and professional development of organizers and program staff to engage in community organizing, project implementation, and mobilization.
6. Use a strengths-based coaching approach to support staff, interns, and volunteers.
7. Ensure that project team is supported and accountable. Foster a team-oriented environment.
8. Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
9. Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
10. Assist with writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
11. Identify and manage project/campaign resources and prepare activities, timelines, track milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools.
12. Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, required documentation, and presentations.
13. Proactively evaluate potential problem areas and initiate action to limit negative outcomes; use negotiation skills consistently to resolve disputes without the need for escalation.
14. Identify, research, and implement advocacy opportunities in alignment with the vision, mission, and core values of Fresno BHC, remain current in research trends, policies, regulations, and best practices.
15. Monitor and evaluate community organizing and direct service programs, practices, and initiatives to ensure quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for improvement.
16. Represent Fresno BHC at community gatherings; at workshops, trainings, and presentations; to community, political, and government leaders; to other community-based organizations; and in the media.
17. Cultivate relationships with, and represent Fresno BHC in, various city-wide, regional, and national coalitions and alliances.
18. Act as an ambassador to project partners and key stakeholders through effective communication.
19. Facilitate small to large group meetings and effectively present and interact with partners, project team members, clients, and others.
20. Travel as needed.
21. Maintain flexible hours as some meetings and project activities may occur outside normal office hours, on weekends, and in various locations.
22. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

The Project Manager must be comfortable working independently, be detail oriented, highly efficient, and able to manage several projects at once. They must be able to meet the responsibilities of the position, deadlines on a regular basis and meet high-quality standards on all project activities and materials.

They must be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and have at least three years’ proven experience in project management with supervisory responsibilities and demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing demands.

Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and verifiable automobile insurance and have the use of a reasonably reliable automobile for use on the job, ability to pass background checks and LiveScan fingerprinting, and must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Deep interest in and commitment to the vision, mission, and work of Fresno BHC.
2. Must be flexible and adaptable; creative thinker and problem solver who is also open to the insight of others.
3. Excellent organization and attention to detail; ability to prepare timely, proper, clear, and concise comprehensive reports, summaries, abstracts, correspondence, and other documentation.
4. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
5. Understands how and can create and carry out logic models, work plans, and evaluations.
6. Strong listening, interpersonal, networking, and customer service skills; ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing.
7. Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and terminology.
8. Familiarity with and ability to operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, copy machines, scanners, multi-line phone systems, internet and web-based applications, proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and project management products.
9. Display a high degree of initiative, maturity, integrity, loyalty, accountability, creativity, and good judgment; excellence in professionalism with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
10. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, partners, and people form diverse backgrounds and communities; ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
11. Ability to speak, read, and write a second language is highly preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, kneel, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The position typically works indoors in an air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent, and florescent light. Typical noise levels are muted by acoustic ceilings, carpets, and sound-deadening wall panels. Frequently, the position is called upon to work outside of the office at a public meeting or event. Some of these occur indoors, while others occur outside with exposure to weather and temperature extremes and moderate noise levels. This position requires travel and the ability to interact with others in both small and large group settings. At times, this position may include periods of extended physical activity, such as walking/standing at community events and/or moving and setting up equipment. The employee is frequently required to meet multiple demands from several people.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job, so long as those accommodations do not create an undue hardship for the organization. However, regular attendance and promptness are considered part of each employee’s essential job functions.