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Job Title: Program Manager, Home & Community Injury Prevention
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Organization: National Safety Council
Posted: 2/19/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Itasca, IL (negotiable),     
Position Description: Reporting to the Director, Home and Community Injury Prevention, the Program Manager develops and executes injury prevention programs including, public education, policy change initiatives, outreach and other behavior change activities to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with the Council’s strategies and initiatives. The Program Manager serves as a key subject matter expert, building strong relationships across NSC and within the injury prevention community, demonstrating individual and organizational competence in injury prevention and advocacy and successfully delivering all of the requirements associated with each project.

Requisite Technical Expertise Knowledgeable about various techniques, strategies, theories and best practices related to injury prevention, community safety promotion and off the job safety. Advises staff regarding use of knowledge in Council communications and products. Acts as technical reviewer for NSC public education materials, products, programs, website, grant projects, news releases and other internal and external public announcements. Provides research-based resources and evidence-based best practices to product developers. Develops and executes strategies to widely disseminate strategic communications to target audiences. Builds portfolio of knowledge about evaluated, evidence-based strategies and programs that show success in reducing injuries and fatalities and changing human and organizational behavior. Tracks new, promising practices and ensures evaluations of them. Evaluates the validity and reliability of scientific studies. Writes articles, white papers or similar outreach documents for print or online publication. Independently designs presentations and written material with clear logic flow, in a precise, persuasive and audience-appropriate way. Represents and speaks publicly on behalf of the organization at conferences and in scientific publications. Tracks emerging technologies and other developments in industries that can affect community and off-the-job safety.

Project Management Has successful experience initiating, problem-solving, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously Able to break down and navigate staff and stakeholders to achieve organizational goals. Manages projects and teams from start to finish with minimal oversight Anticipates and heads off obstacles

Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to identify, evaluate and reach out to potential strategic partners, leading scientists, specialists, authors and organizations studying particular issues. Serves as liaison to local, state and national government agencies, community safety and injury prevention organizations. Builds relationships and manages projects across the organization and among external program stakeholders. Manages in all directions (peers, supervisors, funders, stakeholders and volunteers). Supports and encourages an environment that appreciates the diversity of employees’ and stakeholders’ styles, opinions and perspectives. Has flexible meeting style and works to build consensus. Has system for ensuring regular feedback to all internal and external program stakeholders, including other NSC departments, funders, advisory members, program partners, and volunteers.

Policy Execution Researches and compiles data facts and assists in creation of policy proposals based on data. Collaborates internally to understand and incorporate work across NSC divisions on home and community safety and injury prevention. Stays informed of trends related to policy changes and assists in making necessary changes to policies in a timely fashion. Understands public policy, issues, legislature and regulatory influences, as well as scientific research, and reports the most effective strategies to address the issues.

Strategic Thinking Understands, develops and communicates the “big picture” goals and how it fits into and furthers the whole organization. Takes actions, make decisions, and shapes team or group priorities to reflect the organization’s vision and values. Ensures strategies are carried out; monitors results and makes adjustments as needed. Deals effectively with complex issues and can strategize long-term plans as well as short-term milestones. Consistently contributes new ideas for advocacy and business unit efforts that will improve and enhance the success of the mission. Collaborates organizationally to share strategic ideas in order to prepare for an enterprise-wide strategic initiative.

Qualifications: Training B.A. or B.S. degree from a four-year college or university. Master’s Degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience 4-6 years of work experience. Background in health and safety promotion, injury prevention, or community health education preferred. Proven credentials as an injury prevention subject matter expert.

Skills Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as solid presentation skills and social media skills. Strong collaborative skills Ability to assist in writing technical articles, research findings, white papers and funding proposals. Proven ability to conduct research, analyzes, interprets and communicates findings and recommendations. Proven ability to develop outreach activities to identified audiences. Ability to engage diverse stakeholders and achieve desired results. Proven flexibility in a reasonably fast- paced and constantly changing environment. Demonstrates good judgment, decision-making skills with an ability to relate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and customers. Fully proficient and experienced in latest version of Microsoft Office Environment

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Closing Date: 5/20/2018
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Program Manager, Home & Community Injury Prevention
Contact Location: 1121 Spring Lake Dr

Itasca   IL  60143
Contact Location: 1121 Spring Lake Dr
  Itasca   IL  60143
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