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Project Manager
Date: 6/19/14
Department: Paralysis Resource Center
Exempt X Non-Exempt
Position reports to: Senior Director, Paralysis Resource Center

Job Summary:

The Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) was created in 2002 to provide comprehensive resources for people living with paralysis and their caregivers in an effort to promote health, community involvement and quality of life. The Project Manager (PM) is a new full-time position within the PRC. The Project Manager will oversee both short and long-term projects of great variety, some of which may be interdepartmental in nature. The PM may be expected to lead project, but also participate in projects led by others. The PM will create and oversee project work plans, timelines, budgets and deliver projects to completion in a timely manner. The PM will manage communication between project participants including internal staff and external partners. This position will also be responsible for the assessment of potential new projects for feasibility.

The Project Manager may manage projects that support the initiatives, programs, and services of the PRC including, but not limited to: the Peer & Family Support Program, Information Specialist Call Center, Military and Veterans Outreach Program, Multicultural Outreach, NeuroRecovery Network, Library, Online Community, Surveillance efforts, Community Engagement and Quality of Life Grants.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage a management strategy, work plans, scope of work, required resources, milestones, timelines, and budgets for specific projects
  • Manage any necessary changes throughout the project such as in scope or budget
  • Assess feasibility of projects and conduct post project assessment
  • Ensure projects are completed on time
  • Oversight of project budget and expenses
  • Provide solutions to project related barriers
  • Produce articles, reports, and summaries as needed
  • Attend conferences to promote and explain the PRC's services to various audiences and clients. Must travel a few times per year to exhibit at conferences

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to consistently deliver professional quality work on time and on aligned with a budget
  • Excellent teamwork and organizational skills
  • Ability to lead and work with inter-departmental teams to achieve project completion
  • Ability to problem-solve and think critically
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize them
  • Ability to work on complex assignments independently using a high level of judgment
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of MS Office
  • Interest in the mission of the PRC in assisting individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers improve their quality of life

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience
  • 1 year of project management experience

NOTE: The Reeve Foundation recognizes the importance of equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities and the contributions that they can offer through their diverse skills and abilities. Persons with disability, especially those living with paralysis, are strongly encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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Information Assistant
Date: 7/10/14
Department: Paralysis Resource Center
Exempt X Non-Exempt
Position reports to: Senior Director, Paralysis Resource Center

Job Summary:

This role is responsible for disseminating information to clients and supporting the Information Specialist (IS) team. Manages all aspects of dissemination of the Paralysis Resource Guide (PRG) book including mailings, statistics, and bulk orders. The Information Assistant also oversees a high volume of outgoing mail including IS packages, Peer Program training packages and all other Paralysis Resource Center publications.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with clients who place orders for books and educational materials and follow through by mailing items in a timely manner.
  • Support the Information Specialist team by assembling and mailing packages of material, offering ideas on anything that may have been overlooked.
  • Monitor postage machine, inform coworkers of changes in postal rates, change postage rates on postage machine. Assist coworkers in use of postage machine.
  • Compile logs to track phone calls, e-mails, packages, etc. for IS team
  • Attend conferences to promote and explain the PRC’s services to various audiences and clients. Must travel a few times per year to exhibit at conferences.
  • Provide solutions to project related barriers
  • Produce articles, reports, and summaries as needed
  • Attend conferences to promote and explain the PRC's services to various audiences and clients. Must travel a few times per year to exhibit at conferences
  • Keep accurate statistics and records of materials shipped to customers
  • Assist PRC's Director of Operations in ensuring PRGs and other materials are shipped to exhibit locations for exhibitors and to speaking engagements for speakers and ambassadors
  • Cover reception desk and phones as needed
  • Enter letters and new injury cases found in media articles in IS database
  • Act as liaison with warehouse for PRG, ensuring bulk orders are shipped by them and placing orders for in-house use
  • Assist in keeping fact sheets up to date by checking links

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to exercise judgment in selecting materials and choosing content

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School degree or a minimum of 1 year of related work experience
  • Must be able to lift 30 lb. boxes, lift & wheel mail trays onto a hand truck
  • Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to drive own car to local post office for mailings once a week if needed

NOTE: The Reeve Foundation recognizes the importance of equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities and the contributions that they can offer through their diverse skills and abilities. Persons with disability, especially those living with paralysis, are strongly encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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