Project Manager (Remote & Part-Time)

Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Think:Kids teaches Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children who struggle with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. At Think:Kids, a team of clinicians, educators, and clinical researchers teach the CPS approach to clinicians, parents, and educators across the world to implement CPS in homes, outpatient clinics, correctional facilities, schools, inpatient settings, residential programs, and beyond.Think:Kids seeks a high-performing part-time Project Manager to manage and oversee the CPS implementation process with organizations around the world.

Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Project Manager works collaboratively with the Think:Kids team and the staff at partner organizations to design and execute a comprehensive implementation plan for CPS. CPS implementation includes readiness assessments, live or online training, group coaching via video-conference, and ongoing evaluation. As the key point person for implementation, the Project Manager plays a critical role in the relationship between Think:Kids and partner organizations. The Project Manager is responsible for developing implementation proposals, scheduling all implementation activities, keeping implementation plans on schedule, troubleshooting implementation issues as they arise, and coordinating data collection with the Think:Kids Research & Evaluation team.

The Project Manager also supports initiatives in other areas of the Think:Kids program as needs arise. This may include, but is not limited to, providing project management support to the Research & Evaluation teams with data collection and data management, or to the curriculum development team with new curriculum projects.

Think:Kids believes in practicing what we preach. We infuse CPS in all aspects of program operations. As a representative of Think:Kids, the Project Manager will be expected to learn and incorporate the CPS philosophy and approach into their interactions with clients and internal Think:Kids staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Build collaborative relationships with leaders and staff at organizations implementing CPS
  • Provide project management and implementation support to organizations who have committed to multi-year CPS implementation support (referred to as partner organizations)
    • Develop implementation proposals using existing templates
    • Work with administrative coordinator to facilitate contracting and invoicing processes
    • Coordinate readiness assessments for each organization which include online surveys and focus groups
    • Learn and understand the unique systems, constraints, and cultures of these organizations
    • Work with organizations to craft and continuously update a training & coaching plan that will be effective and feasible given its unique needs
    • Schedule and coordinate all training and coaching, working closely with the Director of Training to distribute work in the most efficient and equitable manner
    • Regularly gather feedback and data from CPS Trainers & Coaches, partner organization leadership, and implementation committee to inform the ongoing implementation process
    • Organize and lead implementation check-in meetings involving leaders at the organization, Think:Kids trainers, and the Think:Kids Research & Evaluation team
    • Communicate proactively and effectively with various stakeholders, getting the right individuals’ input and buy-in at appropriate points in time
    • Identify implementation challenges when they occur and collaborate with stakeholders to generate solutions to said challenges
    • Facilitate collaboration & communication between trainers working with the same partner organization
    • Prepare and distribute reports and other deliverables to key stakeholders
  • Coordinate contracting and scheduling of trainings for organizations interested in learning CPS but not able/ready to commit to multi-year implementation (referred to as associate organizations)
  • Collaborate with the Research & Evaluation team to design, create, implement and manage performance tracking systems
  • Attend standing meetings including but not limited to: Implementation Team, Administrative Team, and All Staff meetings
  • Perform all other duties or special projects that are appropriate to this level of position. This may include but is not limited to:
    • Project management support for curriculum development
    • Project management support for data collection and data organization
    • Back-up support for coordination of trainings and classes offered to the general public

Required Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • Bachelors degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of project management experience; experience in education, clinical, or non-profit sector preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Skill with spreadsheets, project management tools, and databases are needed.  Must be thoroughly familiar with MS Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to hear others concerns and collaborate to develop solutions.
  • Ability to support and foster communication across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to anticipate issues and to problem-solve by being collaborative, proactive, and resourceful.
  • Ability to understand and focus on desired outcomes and be willing to be flexible in navigating ways to achieve the outcomes.
  • Excellent customer service and the ability to work successfully with geographically spread teams.
  • Effective analytical skills.
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently

Working Conditions 

  • This position is fully remote within the United States. NOTE: We are unable to hire from the following states and territories: OH, WY, WA, ND, PR & US VI
  • This position is part-time (20 hours/week) and is benefits eligible\
  • The salary range for this position is $30,000 - $40,000 per year
  • A laptop will be provided

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply

We ask that all candidates submit a resume and cover letter through the Mass General Candidate Portal

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