Employment Opportunity

  • Full-Time Project Coordinator - Cotati, CA - $3830/month plus benefit package

    The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. is a small 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to its mission of applying research-based solutions to address real-world problems in human services and education. CIR staff and consultants offer services to diverse organizations on a wide range of topics, consistently providing non-profits, human service organizations, law enforcement, and educational agencies with the highest quality of services in the form of project management, training and technical assistance, capacity building, resource dissemination, professional development, and conference management. We are currently seeking a highly qualified candidate to join our team located in our Northern California office.

    Title: Project Coordinator

    Position Purpose: This is a grant supported full-time position, subject to annual renewal of grant funds.

    This position works under the supervision of the Executive Director in implementing grant-funded training and technical assistance projects in the area of prevention and intervention of child abuse. This Coordinator will develop and implement a vast menu of services that includes training, technical assistance, resource development/distribution, and capacity building for child abuse prevention, intervention, and prosecution professionals. Groups served include law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health providers, social workers, medical providers, non-profits, and judges. Other groups served will also include organizations such as Child Abuse Prevention Councils, Child Advocacy Centers, Child Forensic Interview teams, and Child Abuse Treatment centers.

    Position Duties:

    Networking and Field Research: Meet with advisory group members and or key constituent group members to obtain input from field experts; Research topic areas of grant projects and conduct needs assessments; Represent project at constituent groups, associations and organization meetings, and at conferences; Provide organizational development and strategic planning assistance to relevant professional groups.

    Curriculum Development: Identify and meet with topic experts and consultants to develop curriculum.

    Training Delivery and Technical Assistance: Schedule and coordinate training and technical assistance events across the state or nationally; Coordinate follow-up technical assistance.

    Project Coordination: Assist with development of grant proposals; write, track, and maintain budgets, contracts, and invoices necessary for successful completion of grant projects; and prepare reports.

    Position Qualifications:

    A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a social sciences subject related to delivery of human services and two years of advanced administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Must demonstrate successful experience in the following areas: monitoring budgets; coordinating multiple projects or project components conjointly; working as a team member in implementing grant projects; developing and implementing projects that deliver training and technical assistance services to those who work with children in prevention, intervention, treatment, and/or educational settings. Must have knowledge of computers and word processing, database, and desktop publishing applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, and InDesign). Experience with utilizing a variety of social media platforms for professional purposes is strongly desired.

    The ideal candidate will have: excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; knowledge and experience using electronic telecommunications such as e-mail, internet, and teleconferencing; ability to independently handle and prioritize multiple assignments; excellent communication skills to effectively interact with public and staff; a positive and cooperative working style including ability and willingness to learn new skills; and exceptional judgment, decision-making and time management skills.

    Position requires a valid California driver's license and ability to travel regularly by car and plane.

    Work Location:

    Work is performed in an office setting in the city of Cotati. Position includes and requires regular statewide travel and may include national travel.

    Benefit package includes health and dental coverage, along with paid vacation/sick/holiday time.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter via email with "Project Assistant" as the subject line. Send the email to sybil.halloran@cirinc.org. Due to the large volume of applicants, not all submissions will receive a response. Those candidates selected for the first round of interviews will be contacted within two weeks of applying.

    Posted March 27, 2017


CIR is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Discrimination or harassment is not condoned, nor will it be tolerated, in the work place or any related activity. This includes discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, disabled veteran's or Vietnam era veteran's status. All such discrimination or harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated from any employee. In addition, the CIR will take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring.