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Project Advisor
Title:Project Advisor
Department:School of Business and Public Administration
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Status:  part-time, temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 9     

Salary Range: up to $25,000.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent is responsible for performing outreach and retention efforts to PATHS program participants.  Incumbent collaborates with the Program Manager or Principal Investigator to manage the PATHS case load.  Additional responsibilities include the development and maintenance of the customer data base. The expectation is that the incumbent will introduce new and improved methods of outreach and retention to the Program Manager.                                                                                                                                              

Required Qualifications

Masters of Social Work, Psychology and/or Public Administration preferred;
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or public administration or similar field with program outreach and retention for TANF or similar population.
At least one year work experience working in a nonprofit group whereby TANF mothers are directly served.
Experience providing outreach services to TANF or similar populations. 

Required Competencies                                                                                    

  1. Knowledge of the following:
    • The District of Columbia  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Food Stamp programs
    • The PATHS mission and relevant programs under the jurisdiction of the University of the District of Columbia
    • The organization and function of the District of Columbia Government, its various agencies, boards, and commissions, as appropriate.
    • The administrative procedures as they relate to the PATHS program.
    • The DC government information system, including but not limited to CITRIX, CATCH and others.
  2. Knowledge of the common outreach and retention methods of serving TANF or similar population.
  3. An understanding and appreciation of the diversity of PATHS participants’ interest, skills, and motivation in an effort to establish a climate for open dialog for maximum participant growth and development.
  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  5. Ability to communicate with diverse populations convincingly.
  6. Ability to exercise initiative and creativity in implementing responsibilities.
  7. Dedication to PATHS participants, commitment to excellence in creating and providing the participants support services and ensuring their success.
  8. Commitment to working in a collaborative environment with other team members.
  9. Ability to deal tactfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds including senior level officials in both the public and private sector, as well as community groups.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:  Temporary employment is restricted to a one year appointment and employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will not be eligible for benefit.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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