Senior Project Manager (Behavior Specialty)

Location
Philadelphia, PA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 29, 2019
Ref
4600179178
Senior Project Manager (Behavior Specialty)
OFFICE OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES
440 N. BROAD STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130

Central Office

Job Number: 4600179178

Start Date:

Open Date: 05/29/2019

Closing Date:

Job Summary
This is administrative and managerial project work overseeing all components of large-scale projects and initiatives, inclusive of project scope preparation, return on investment (ROI) analysis, financial projection, project and life cycle implementation, staffing coordination and/or management, contract administration, and budget oversight. Employees in this class are responsible for facilitating dialogue between internal customers, technology staff, developers, vendors, external agencies, schools and community partners. Work involves meetings with clients to discuss their needs and documenting business rules for various projects and/or identifying and implementing professional learning with central offices, schools and community partners. Serves as a point of contact for clients with projects in progress. Work additionally involves formally employing industry-recognized projects management principles, techniques, and best practices, to develop, monitor, report, and coordinate all aspects of a project from inception to post-implementation support. Ensures that actions are strategic and include a plan on the evaluation of progress. Project oversight activities may additionally include coordination of support activities inclusive of training, outreach, and customer relationship management. Ensures that data pertaining to programmatic activities is systematically collected, reviewed and analyzed. Projects in this class are classified as large and complex enterprise-wide information service, application software, technology infrastructure initiatives or administrative educational initiatives characterized by multi-year life cycles. Oversees the planning, development and implementation of special projects and initiatives. Work involves meetings with clients to discuss their needs and documenting business rules for various projects and/or identifying and implementing professional learning with central offices, schools and community partners. Ensures that actions are strategic and include a plan on the evaluation of progress. Project oversight activities may additionally include coordination of support activities inclusive of training, outreach, and community relations. Ensures that data pertaining to programmatic activities is systematically collected, reviewed and analyzed.
Essential Functions
All Specialties
  • Develops strategies for appropriate scopes of work.
  • Participates or directs contract negotiation and/or preparation.
  • Plans and manages timelines, and monitors progress of various projects and work streams; provides progress updates to project leads.
  • Works with selected teams on specific aspects of meeting project goals in a timely manner.
  • Prepares, manages, audits, and maintains direct responsibly for project budgets.
  • Prepares reports related to project status and projections.
  • Directly supervises project or department staff as required.
  • Develops and builds good communications and relationships between Facilities, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, the Chief Academic Support Office or the Office of College and Career Readiness and central offices and schools.
  • Participates in confidential and/or sensitive matters and/or projects at every level of the enterprise.
  • Works with in setting priorities for the completion of requested services.
  • Participates in organizational planning within Facilities, Transportation, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, the Chief Academic Support Office or the Office of College and Career Readiness, Office of Leadership Development & Evaluation and other departmental offices.
  • Assists in various Facilities, Transportation, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Chief Academic Support Office or the Office of College and Career Readiness, Office of Leadership Development & Evaluation and other departmental office projects when needed.
Additional Functions for the Behavior Specialty
  • Maintains clear lines of communication with Office of Specialized Services staff, other District offices, families and other stakeholders; facilitates meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leads and participates with District staff on addressing complex projects and implementing strategic initiatives through comprehensive review and evaluation of systems; identifies and prioritizes recommendations; develops implementation plans; defines measurable outcomes; determines resource requirements and develops timelines for the completion of tasks.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive and tactical strategic plans to proactively address office matters.
  • Collaborates with managers of OSS initiatives to define performance goals, set targets, and develop project timelines and milestones to help reach performance goals.
  • Assists with the resolution of complex procedural issues and provides support for specialized policy-oriented research efforts.
  • Understands project plans and is able to clearly articulate and maintain roles, project goals and timelines through the life of a project.
  • Oversight and monitoring of behavior programming in special educations for all networks.
  • Coordinates deployment of staff among networks for delivery of services.
  • Identifies effective practices for delivery of services in various areas of special education programs.
  • Supports network teams with behavior practices and training.
  • Organizes support delivery for special education teams, including online and site-based training.
  • Manages grants and contracts for behavior support and autism programming; supervises all contracted staff and reviews performance of contractors.
  • Develops content for ongoing professional development; consults with OSS staff and behavior team for clinical expertise in the area of behavior analysis,
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in applied behavioral sciences, psychology, education, or other related fields.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional, experience in the field of special education working as a behavior specialist for students with disabilities, which has involved Functional Behavioral Assessments, developing behavior plans, providing training in and using behavioral interventions, classroom management and intervention techniques such as positive behavior intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis (Discrete Trial Training), Picture Exchange Communication System, positive behavior intervention, social skills training, and communication training, and included organization and coordination of service delivery, management of grants and/or contracts, and oversight of staff assignments, and monitoring delivery of supports and professional development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
All Specialties
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • the procedures and methods utilized to implement systemic change in a timely, accurate, and effective manner.
  • Asana Project Management, FileMaker Pro Advanced, Excel or Microsoft Project, Vision and/or other productivity and scheduling tools.

Demonstrated ability to :
  • manage large or complex projects and/or budgets.
  • plan, organize, and direct project activities and allocate staff resources to tasks efficiently.
  • analyze and resolve complex problems.
  • represent a superior at meetings and conferences.
  • the procedures and methods utilized to implement systemic change in a timely, accurate and effective manner.
  • present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Additional Knowledge for the Behavior Specialty
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • applied behavior sciences, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disorders.
  • planning, implementing and supervising District-wide programs.
    • strategies for successful inclusion of students with Autism in regular education programming.
Certificates/Licenses
For the Behavior Specialty
  • Possession of a valid certificate as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and meet current Behavior Analyst Certification Board standards for Supervision Requirements to supervise BCBA Exam Candidates upon appointment and must be maintained during tenure of appointment.
Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Additional Job Information: This is a 12-month, non-represented position. The salary grade for this role is 4028. Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Please note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview.

DISCLAIMER: Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Please note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview. Additional factors, including, but not limited to, disciplinary action, ability to follow directions, punctuality, and professional conduct will be considered in the evaluation process.

The selected candidate must have no pending disciplinary action or anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months. In addition, the candidate must have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness within this period of time with the exception of one extended long-term absence)

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