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Public Strategies (PS) is a nationally respected consulting, project management, and marketing firm based in Oklahoma City. We provide innovative solutions for federal, state, and local clients, including project and program management, training and technical assistance, technology, event management, research and evaluation, video production, and strategic communications. We also deliver research-informed direct services to financially vulnerable Oklahomans, with a focus on strengthening families and improving employment opportunities.
We are a collaborative team of thinkers, creatives, strategists, communicators, builders, researchers, and change agents committed to touching lives, driving change, and doing good well.
This Program Manager position plays an integral role in providing leadership for Family Expectations Single Parents (FESP), a new and groundbreaking program serving low income pregnant or recently pregnant individuals in Oklahoma. FESP is modeled after Family Expectations (FE)–a nationally recognized solution for new parent couples that is proven to strengthen families around the birth of a child. Public Strategies is the original developer of the Family Expectations model, having now served thousands of low-come families in central Oklahoma and established the program as a critical community asset. FESP is research informed and aligned with best practices.
The Family Expectations Single Parents Program Manager is responsible for all facets of FESPs data driven operations and services. Effective written and oral communication as well as the ability to plan, set, and achieve key performance indicators to meet both organizational and funder outcomes are key requirements. This position requires the ability to budget and monitor funds from various sources, making adjustments while achieving or exceeding expected results within budget parameters. The Manager is also responsible for maintaining program culture, building effective partnerships, leading and coaching personnel, and establishing and maintaining a quality improvement process.
Essential Job Functions
Plan, monitor, and measure the quality of FESPs work with families
Manage program culture which communicates respect, values participants, and consistently supports the programs core research-informed messages
Utilize program standards and policies, data, and customer feedback to ensure quality services
Ensure fidelity to research-informed curricula and other program components
Provide coaching for staff accountability and development, establishing clear and measurable expectations and objectives in keeping with the programs strategic goals
Monitor, assess, and develop initiatives, using the Familyhood data management information system (DMS), to achieve and excel at key performance indicators
Fully implement the FESP program model for customers, managing program enrollment and retention processes, engagement in all service components, and participation in research initiatives to facilitate on-going learning
Provide thoughtful insights to the evaluation team, contributing significantly to the on-going learning agenda for FE and FESP
Manage the FESP program, providing excellent project management skills, leadership qualities, and demonstrated initiative to realize goals within budget
Serve as the designed project lead for FESP grants and contracts
Implement project management strategies to ensure project timelines align with contract deliverables
Oversee project budgets with special attention to resource planning
Provide regular project updates, achievements, and challenges to appropriate executive team members
Evaluate, monitor, and appraise performance toward meeting program goals and objectives
Analyze data to identify and resolve challenges
Evaluate outcomes and re-assess, as needed
Recommend improvements to systems based on analysis of outcome measures
Develop plans and tools for program replication
Position FESP for growth, program health, and overall effectiveness
Develop, maintain, and improve the effectiveness of state and community partnerships
Monitor national and state policy that impacts FESP and anticipate opportunities and changes
Build consensus for the high value of FESP as an effective component of service systems for low-income families
Other duties as assigned
Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Human Relations, Social Work, Social Sciences, Marriage and Family Studies, Humanities, Education or related field, required; Masters preferred.
Masters Degree, preferred
. Minimum of five years of experience in a management or supervisory role, required
Familiarity with Randomized Control Trials or similar evaluation methods, preferred
Working knowledge of healthy relationship and responsible fatherhood education and/or employment and workforce development policy areas, preferred
Excellent interpersonal, networking, and negotiating skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to relate effectively with people across numerous professions and all economic income levels, building trusting relationships
Ability to work flexible hours, including frequent on-site management of program activities on weeknight evenings and Saturdays
Occasional travel, including out-of-state airline travel
Essential Physical Requirements
Sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility. Ability to be mobile throughout the community.
To apply for this job please visit www.publicstrategies.com.