CARE-REACH Project Manager (Grant-funded)

Search: S19-055E
Job Posted: March 5, 2020
Rank: Administrator III


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Southern Connecticut State University seeks a CARE-REACH Project Manager to support the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the SCSU School of Health and Human Services. Assist the Director in the administration, coordination, and implementation of grant-related goals and objectives for REACH Project (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health), a nationally funded program supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other, related activities.  The REACH Project Manager supports the day-to-day operation and coordination of the activities associated with the grant.  The Project Manager coordinates participants in grant related activities and prepares data and reports for the Director.



Collaborates with the CARE Director in the administration and delivery of the grant program and all related activities, including but not limited to managing deliverables to the CDC by coordinating with CARE staff and contractors, coordinating subcontracts with community organizations, and communicating with assigned staff at the Centers for Disease Control.

Assists in the design and implementation of grant-related programs, services and training. Works with staff and subcontractors to monitor CDC contract compliance and implement activities. Tracks required reporting and ensures deadlines are met.

Works closely with the Director and subcontractors to gather appropriate information, create systems for gathering information, and synthesize information for reporting. Assists in the preparation and submission of federal data reporting requirements. Assisting Director in ensuring all data is inputted into database for the CDC.

Assists evaluation subcontractor to align and support evaluation activities, including data collection and other evaluation activities. Processes and monitors related SCSU IRBs for REACH project.

Assists with grant budget management. 

Works with Community Engagement Coordinator and other CARE staff to coordinates meetings with the REACH coalition and coordinate governance activities. Attends and participates in REACH coalition and working group meetings.

Assists in the recruitment and supervision of personnel for grant administration. Under the direction of the Director, the Project Manager may supervise other personnel hired for grant-related activities. 

Oversees recruitment and hiring of student workers and interns and coordinates their training. Provides supervision to students.

Provide assistance to Director in day-to-day project tasks.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above that do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position, including coordinating related activities for overlapping projects.

Serves as back up to project director, as needed.



Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field; Master’s preferred.  At least three years of leadership experience in a related program area. Evidence of organizational and leadership skills.  Successful experience convening and working. with community-based organizations and other community stakeholders.  Ability to diplomatically serve as liaison to all university administrative offices and external entities involved in grant program.  Excellent writing and editing skills. Computer literacy.  Ability to develop and implement work plans and timelines. Ability to manage complex tasks and meet deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to health equity. Special qualifications in skills expertise may be added pursuant to the requirements of the grant. 

For full consideration, submit application materials by March 19, 2020. Position will be open until filled. Applicants should submit their resume, a letter of application, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references electronically to: Alisa St. George:


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.