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Position Overview: The PAVE Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, budget and overall program management of a multi-site peer program aimed at student veteran success in higher education. The Peer Advisors for Veteran Education Program (PAVE) provides outreach, support and linkage to resources to veterans on college campuses through trained student veteran peer advisors. It is one of the flagship programs under the M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks) umbrella. These programs are dedicated to military mental health, and are housed in the University of Michigan Depression Center. Reports to: Project Officer for Strategic Initiatives, Depression Center
Identifies areas of program growth and develops plans for implementation of new initiatives
Aligns stakeholders around identified initiatives for joint planning and implementation
Identifies strategies and funding sources to maintain and grow program
Outreach and PAVE Program Network Management
Establishes and maintains relationships with PAVE partner campuses to collaborate on programs, generate referrals, and recruit volunteers
Represents program and serves as the “face” of the program with external stakeholders and national partners
Plans, organizes and implements community outreach strategies to increase awareness of the program throughout the country
Establishes and maintains relationships with VA, community groups, and other organizations to establish partnerships and explore opportunities for collaboration
Convenes meetings with campus leadership of PAVE teams to assist with ongoing program implementation and support
Presents program to targeted audiences locally, regionally and nationally
Screening, Recruiting and Training
Assists with recruiting of new Team Leaders and Peer Advisors at partner campuses nationally to ensure highest level of quality and model fidelity
Updates and edits training materials, handouts, flyers, and the online PAVE Backpack repository
Conducts ongoing training of campus leadership via phone calls and webinars
Identifies areas for continued training via support calls and other mechanisms and sets agenda for continuing education
Supervises PAVE program staff
Provides guidance and support to Team Leaders and Veteran Services Coordinators at over 30 schools that participate in PAVE
Administrative and Financial
Helps ensure that the program meets its stated objectives
Monitors program budget
Develops standard operating procedures for staff and volunteers
Identifies potential funders and assists with grant writing and donor cultivation
Maintains regular communication with Project Officer and P.I. on a variety of matters, including project status, expectations, schedules and timeframes
Writes reports for funders and summaries of meetings and activities
Prepares summary reports on administrative and financial aspects of the program
Establishes and maintains relationship with software partner
Creates and executes project work plans, and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
Facilitates team meetings
Coordinates work on PAVE website and social networking sites
Elicits continual feedback on the program from those it serves and those that are participating as volunteers
Assists in evaluation of program
Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health or related field; Bachelor’s Degree acceptable depending on experience
Experience as a military service member and as a student veteran strongly preferred; knowledge of the military and familiarity with the veteran space required
Experience with training and public speaking
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work well as part of a team
3-5 years of experience in increasingly responsible administrative positions
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of complex organizations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and other Microsoft Word applications
Willingness to travel
Experience working with higher education stakeholders preferred
Experience supervising volunteers desirable
Experience with designing survey tools highly desirable
40 hours/week, Monday-Friday
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