The Special Projects Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Family Health Division (PDPH-MCFH) in project development and implementation. This position is responsible for independently coordinating, planning and managing logistics related to special projects and grant-related activities. This position requires demonstrated organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to conduct detailed research, and the commitment to work independently and as part of a team.
- Support MCFH mission to reduce disparities in health outcomes through coordination of project activities;
- Support MCFH Director and Director of Program Integration in project development and implementation;
- Perform web-based and library research in support of special projects, including best practices, standards, and guidelines for maternal and child health programming;
- Organize logistics and manage preparations for project-related meetings and conferences;
- Provide research support to MCFH Evaluation Manager;
- Coordinate processes for grant development and submission, including contacting internal and external constituencies, complying with funder and PDPH regulations, and soliciting materials for grant proposal;
- Handle special projects as requested by Director of MCFH and MCFH Director of Program Integration;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong organizational, problems solving, and time management skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Strong verbal and writing skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively with persons of differing cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds and cross sector organizations;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects;
- High level of initiative.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- B.A. or B.S. degree;
- 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, including social science research support, project coordination and administrative responsibilities;
- 1-2 years of providing community organizing, community development or grass roots community agency or health programs support.
Typical hours for full-time employees are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but candidate must be flexible in attending occasional meetings or events during the evening/weekend hours.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Please mail resume and cover letter to:
1101 Market Street, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
or email at: Twala.Holmes@phila.gov