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Project Specialist - Gear Up

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Austin Independent School District Austin , TX 78719

Posted 3 months ago


  • Position located at Mendez Middle School

  • Grant Funded Position


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Sciences, Human Resources, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree is preferred in Education, Social Sciences, Human Resources, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university. This position requires five (5) years of related experience.


This position requires knowledge of current education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques, and principles. Incumbent must have the ability to coordinate projects and programs for a substantial number of schools, students, and families. Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively, work with others as a team, organize and maintain records, evaluate performance and provide constructive feedback, and manage time and resources effectively and efficiently. Work requires creativity and adaptive thinking to match program objectives.


Incumbent is responsible for providing leadership in the design and coordination of activities/projects and collaboration efforts, implementation and evaluation of programs which are directly linked to the educational initiatives of individual schools and the district. In the area of Community Education, incumbent may support the implementation of quality after school programming throughout the district.


  • Work with school staffs and administrators to identify and address specific program/project needs.

  • Provide leadership in a team of staff members to develop a comprehensive component of programs, which address the needs of students and families in the district.

  • Develop a broad based approach to sustain the funding of assigned program/projects in the district, including collaboratively researching and writing grant applications.

  • For Community Education Project Specialists will monitor compliance with all after school grant requirements.

  • Monitor evaluation design and coordinate the evaluation components of grants.

  • Design and implement professional development to a diverse program staff.

  • Manage public relations: prepare newsletters, media contact, website administrator and community outreach liaison.

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with non-profits organizations, community partners, foundations, corporations and school personnel.

  • Lead strategies and research to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward all donors and prospects.

  • Build and sustain relationships with current, new and potential grant-giving organizations sponsors and individuals.

  • Manage internal and external event coordination including, but not limited to, budget creation, coordination of agenda scheduling, communications, invitation process, preparation of event materials, staffing, on-site set-up and logistics.

  • Analyze post event data to make recommendations for future events.

  • Prepare reports, complete data analysis, analyze needs, document specifications and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Manage current grants, budget, reporting and programming


Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.


This position involves working in a normal office setting with no unusual physical demands or exposure to hazardous situations. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position. This position may require in-District travel.


Incumbent receives regular administrative supervision. It is expected that some incumbents will be more involved than others in planning and coordinating program activities. Supervisor may provide detailed instruction regarding changes in policies, procedures, or laws, or in reference to unusual circumstances or problems. Incumbent has significant contact with principals, teachers, parents and other school staff to offer guidance, exchange information, and develop programs. Incumbent may also maintain contacts within the community to develop programs and utilize additional instructional methodologies.


Duty Days: 197

Pay Grade: P7D

Salary Schedule

Social Security

Teacher Retirement

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Employee Discount Program

Closing Date: Until Filled

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Project Specialist - Gear Up

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Austin Independent School District