The Division of Pediatric Traffic Safety is seeking a Project Manager of Safe Kids Indiana. This position is responsible for increasing injury prevention initiatives for children from birth until 14 years of age through the establishment and support of a statewide network of Safe Kids coalitions. The project manager is responsible for expanding the injury prevention messages and activities of the Safe Kids Worldwide Campaign through the statewide network of coalitions.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Expand and support the presence of Safe Kids Worldwide in Indiana: Provide support and resources to local Safe Kids coalitions; monitor compliance; recruit new coalitions; promote and participate in Safe Kids Worldwide injury prevention initiatives; participate in the State Office Performance Assessment Tool requirement; comply with all requirements of the agreement, including reporting; promote the Safe Kids brand through such means as the Chevy Express van; develop and nurture partnerships with other organizations invested in childhood injury prevention; secure additional funding for coalitions; oversee a statewide advisory council; be knowledgeable in childhood injury prevention issues and educate residents of Indiana via media interviews, web-based information, social media, e-mail, phone and other appropriate means and events such as bicycle rodeos.
Coordinate an annual injury prevention conference and child safety advocates' award ceremony: Locate an appropriate venue; working with the co-medical directors, identify and secure speakers; identify and secure sponsors; promote and advertise the conference; process all registrations, lodging, and travel arrangements; oversee all budgetary considerations for the conference and awards ceremony; write program, moderator and award ceremony notes; oversee all conference and awards ceremony logistics; obtain training credit for car seat technicians and law enforcement officers; work with identified staff to conduct a car seat clinic as part of the conference; obtain car seats and other items to raffle to participants.
Coordinate a statewide initiative to increase proper restraint of children 8-12 or older if within the scope of the grant: Facilitate instruction of Belt-Abouts, a lesson for 8-12 year olds about the best way to travel through the Indiana Safe Kids network and other applicable networks. Provide resources to instructors to enhance the lesson and increase participation. Revise the lesson and develop additional lessons as warranted.
Support Automotive Safety Program initiatives: Successfully complete all requirements to become a certified child passenger safety technician and instructor if not already certified in those areas; assist with child passenger safety trainings such as the standardized car seat technician training, Refresher Courses, presentations and displays; participate and staff child safety seat clinics/events/appointments; participate in research projects; assist with development and distribution of educational materials.
Stay current through conferences, meetings, workshops, Listserv, websites, and other appropriate avenues.
Note: This position is grant funded.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution, plus 3 years professional experience.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Knowledge of software applications, including Microsoft Office suite. Project management skills. Problem solving and critical-thinking skills. Ability to develop program strategies. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including strong presentation skills and coalition building skills. In addition, this position requires an individual who works well as part of a team, displays initiative, maintains client or research participant confidentiality, can manage project budget. Keeps meticulous records including creating and using Excel database.
Prefer certified child passenger safety technician, however, training will be provided if necessary. Knowledge of child passenger safety and injury prevention terminology and concepts helpful.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3PR
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: PED-TRAFFIC SAFETY (IN-PDTS-IUINA)
Internal Number: 73076
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.