Program Manager II, Transportation / Mobility Safety
Job Details
Itasca - Itasca, IL
Fully Remote
Full Time
Bachelor's degree
$55,720.00 - $78,000.00
Up to 10%

Develops and executes transportation/mobility safety programs involving public education, event coordination, content production, and other behavior change activities to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with the Councils strategies and initiatives. Serves as a subject matter expert, building strong relationships across NSC and within the transportation safety community, demonstrating individual and organizational competence and successfully delivering all of the requirements associated with each project and additional responsibilities as assigned. The primary focus of this position is to manage the development, maintenance and delivery of child passenger safety and pediatric vehicular heatstroke programs funded by a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while working collaboratively with the Senior Program Manager I and NSC Grantee Cooperative Agreement Manager (GCAM).

This position is grant funded and should funding cease continuity of the position is at the discretion of NSC.

Project Management (30%)

  • Has successful experience initiating, problem-solving, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Successfully initiates and implements tactics that advance program outreach and visibility to attain grant goals and deliverables.
  • Manages projects from start to finish with minimal oversight, can develop a timeline and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and manage a program implementation schedule that maximizes reach while maintaining costs for both funder and NSC.
  • Execute tracking measures to evaluate program progress and goal achievement.
  • Support reporting requirements to NSC, grant funder and affiliated stakeholders.

Relationship Management (30%)

  • Demonstrates ability to identify, evaluate and reach out to potential strategic partners.
  • Able to navigate stakeholders to achieve goals and deliverables of NSC and funders.
  • Supports and encourages an environment that appreciates the diversity of employees and stakeholders styles, opinions and perspectives.
  • Has flexible meeting style and works to build consensus.
  • Has system for ensuring regular feedback to all internal and external program stakeholders, including other NSC departments, external funders, and program partners.
  • Leads by example and sets standards for leadership behavior. Builds rapport by listening, discussing and negotiating. Is rewarding, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Addresses issues in an open, constructive, professional manner, and encourages others to approach issues in the same manner.
  • Proactive, open and direct communicator who engages comfortably with all stakeholders to focus strategy and action around what is best for the mission of safety.

Technical Expertise (30%)

  • Knowledgeable about general child passenger safety best practices and sub-specialties such as school bus and special transportation needs.
  • Develops and executes strategies to widely disseminate strategic communications to target audiences.
  • Independently designs presentations and written material with clear logic flow, in a precise, persuasive and audience-appropriate way.
  • Represents and speaks publicly on behalf of the organization at conferences, in trainings, and for media.
  • Tracks emerging technologies and other developments that affect child passenger and transportation safety.
  • Acts as a technical reviewer for NSC public education materials, products, programs, website, social media, grant projects, news releases and other internal and external public announcements.

Strategic Thinking (10%)

  • Understands, develops and communicates big picture goals and how this fits into and furthers the organization as a whole.
  • Ensures strategies are carried out; monitors results and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Deals effectively with complex issues and can strategize long-term plans in addition to short-term milestones.
  • Collaborates to share strategic ideas in order to achieve program goals.
  • Includes others in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain quality information, makes appropriate decisions and ensures buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.

Business/Financial Acumen (10%)

  • Actively participates in setting budget, possesses solid ideas regarding resources and how to creatively accomplish goals.
  • Understands the budget process and the need to control spending within approved constraints.
  • Understands organization budget, overall revenue goals and strategies of the organization.

Bachelors degree and at least 6 years of overall relevant experience and at least 3 years of relevant experience in child passenger safety.

In lieu of degree, at least 8 years of related experience.

Education focus on injury prevention, public health, public policy, information management, communications or related discipline.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor (CPSTI) with experience in school bus and special transportation needs preferred.

Demonstrates a clear understanding of child passenger and transportation safety.

Excellent oral and written communication & presentation skills, virtually and in person.

Proven ability to develop outreach activities for identified audiences and engage diverse stakeholders to achieve desired results.

Flexibility in a reasonably fast-paced and changing environment.

Demonstrates good judgment and decision-making skills with an ability to relate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

NSC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ancestry, color, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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