Project Manager, MHPSS Network Project MAIDP

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Admin / Executive / Office Support, Research, Business Operations / Services
Division: Graduate School Of Prof. Psychology

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Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), our goal is to transform the way we think about and approach mental health and wellness. We do so through groundbreaking academic programs and experiential training that aims to ensure we can better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to developing exceptional practitioners and scholars by offering a well-rounded approach to education. Every single one of our programs blends valuable academic offerings, intensive field-based training, cutting-edge applied research, and constructive community engagement. Our academic programs are rooted in our history of service and have developed over time to meet the growing needs of society. For more information, please visit

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country. GSPP also provides four specialized masters programs: Sport Coaching, Sport and Performance Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health. We also offer several fully online graduate certificates in sport, strength and conditioning, and fitness coaching and an undergraduate major and minor in kinesiology

The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium, and several in-house and satellite training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork, and innovation.

Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our academic community. We welcome applications from individuals who may have taken a nontraditional career path or taken time off for family or personal reasons.

Position Summary

This fully remote position will primarily support sponsored projects in the International Disaster Psychology: Trauma & Global Mental Health Program. This is a multi-year, multi-partner, multi-site sponsored project. The project manager will provide general administrative management including logistical support and task management. The role and responsibilities will include tasks related to project administration, operational management, activity planning, and community outreach and engagement. The Project Manager will collect, analyze, and report on data related to the project, including assisting with technical and scholarly writing, working closely with the PI/project leadership to ensure progress toward meeting project goals and objectives. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with funders and a variety of project stakeholders is essential. Since the project has both local and global arms, the ability to develop and manage electronic tools that facilitate communication across a range of geographically dispersed stakeholders is essential.

This is an externally funded hourly, non-benefitted staff position with a typical work schedule of 20 hours/week (0.5 FTE). The position will be fully remote and will report to Project Lead (PI) Maria Vukovich, PhD.  Current grants will support the position through June 30, 2025. Continuation of the position beyond this date is dependent on securing additional funding.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Project Management and Administration

  • Assist project leadership with management and administration of project.
  • Assist with regular administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, planning agendas for meetings, organizing documents and developing data tracking systems.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and regularly report to project leadership.
  • Work with stakeholders to accept and triage referrals based on community engaged and participatory methods.
  • Collaborate with project leadership and stakeholders to develop and implement project activities in response to referrals.
  • Provide logistical support and task management (e.g., note taking, file management, scheduling, planning, etc.).
  • Assist with management of contracts, agreements, including facilitating and coordinating meetings, drafting communication, and conducting site visits.
  • Assist with data collection with referrals, expert affiliates, and project team members.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures for the project.
  • Assist with assigned MEL, quality improvement, and reporting tasks.

Student Training

  • Coordinate with student project assistants to facilitate and support student training and involvement with project activities.
  • Assist with development and integration of student training materials. Assist project leadership in ensuring students submit all paperwork, work hours and other requirements in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the hiring, onboarding, and training of project stakeholders.
  • Hire, train, and assist with supervision of paid student project assistants who provide the administrative support for the project, and support development and implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate coordination of students working with project stakeholders on the development and delivery of project activities.

Stakeholder Communication and Relationship Management 

  • Develop, manage, and maintain tools that facilitate effective and engaged communication with a variety of geographically dispersed stakeholders.
  • Communicate with stakeholders, including funder representatives and advisory board members, in an effective manner that promotes collaboration, negotiation, and solution building.
  • Utilize professional judgement, discretion, and understanding of confidentiality in managing internal and external communications and documents across a range of project stakeholders.
  • In partnership with the project leadership to develop and implement strategies that lead to long-term involvement and commitment of project stakeholders and impact.
  • Develop and implement recruitment and outreach strategies to engage a wide range of local and global stakeholders and referrals.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and diplomatically with a variety of stakeholders in person, by phone, through written project materials, and by email.
  • Ability to draft narrative reports and correspondence.
  • Knowledge of government and community grants administration including contract management, accounting, and project management principles.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Skills related to data collection, entry, analysis and dissemination
  • Ability to be independently motivated to identify, research, and propose approaches to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to take initiative to learn and share information relevant to this position and Butlers projects.
  • Ability to approach work with diverse communities with respect and humility as a listener and learner.
  • Ability to adapt to manage and embrace new tasks and evolving job duties

Required Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in a related field and/or related experience in a field
  • Experience with data collection, data analysis, or project management
  • Experience working with communities affected by trauma, complex emergencies, conflict, violence, and migration.
  • Experience working on and managing sponsored projects
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and members
  • Experience using online or virtual interface platforms such as Teams, Zoom and WebEx
  • Experience developing outreach and marketing materials

Work Schedule

The part time position will typically occur Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m with flexibility of work hours as needed.  Some evenings or weekend hours may be occasionally needed based on timing of activities requested by referral parties. Flexibility in location possible.

Current grants will support the position through June 30, 2025. Continuation of the position beyond this date is dependent on securing additional funding.

Work Environment

The position will be fully remote.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 29, 2023.

Special Instructions:

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $20.00-$30.00.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter

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