Posting: Detroit-Based Planning & Evaluation Consulting Firm Seeks Experienced Project Manager

December 14, 2021


Project Manager, Research, Planning& Evaluation JFM Consulting Group-Detroit MI

Do you want to have an impact on the future of Detroit, the region and beyond? Let’s explain what we do and what you’d be doing with us.

Who is JFM? JFM Consulting Group is a Detroit-based consulting firm that helps businesses, foundations, nonprofits and government agencies create and manage programs focused on creating positive community change.We work across many sectors including community development, public health, education, and the arts.

´╗┐We do four things very well as partners with our clients:

(1) develop effective and culturally-responsive strategies,programs and initiatives;

(2) gather and analyze data to measure progress and success, and to inform decision-making;

(3) identify data driven solutions to create positive social change; and,

(4) produce high quality, utilization-focused products and deliverables tailored to target audiences.

Our work is guided by the following values:

§The pursuit of excellence through quality, innovation and diversity §A commitment to advancing equity, social justice and inclusion through our work. High-quality and meaningful stakeholder engagement. Consistent organizational integrity through accountability, transparency and ethical practice. A deep commitment to serving the community through our work and volunteer engagements How do we work? We work in partnership with our clients and their stakeholders. We begin by getting a clear, shared understanding of the challenges our clients are facing and trying to solve. Next, we co-develop an approach that meets client needs through planning, evaluation or other applied research. Using a range of methods, we support our clients by providing the necessary data to inform key decisions. In partnership with clients and communities, JFM develops products—strategies, reports, and tools—to meet their needs.

Lastly, to better position our clients to continue moving forward when our engagement ends, we integrate capacity-building where possible.What’s it like to work with JFM?Join us and you’ll have the opportunity to use and grow your passions and skills to develop and measure programs and initiatives impacting Detroit, the region and beyond. The relaxed and congenial atmosphere at JFM is one where collaboration, creativity and independence are highly valued. If you like bureaucracy or need detailed management, it’s likely you won’t be happy here.

However, you will be happy if you: are self-

Detroit-Based Planning & Evaluation Consulting Firm Seeks Experienced Project Manager directed; love working with a highly competent team; and, want to have an impact on our company, yourself and the organizations and communities that we serve. What does this position involve?We are currently seeking a full-time Project Manager to join the JFM team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with at least five years’ experience in planning and/or evaluation. This position will include assisting in the design and implementation of planning, evaluation, and public engagement projects, and will involve the collection and analysis of data through surveys, interviews, focus groups and other methods. Facilitation, presentations and preparing reports are also required.

The Project Manager will also assist in the development of proposals for new work. This position requires interaction with all individuals within the firm, as well as clients and, in certain instances, residents and other community stakeholders. Competitive candidates must have superb interpersonal skills and be able to communicate and interact effectively with diverse personalities. Perceived “fit” with the firm’s culture is a high priority, on par with possessing the necessary job skills. The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced and friendly environment with opportunities to work and grow independently and as a member of the team.

What We’re Looking For...

§Master’s degree (required) or higher in social science fields; Ph.D. preferred, but not required §At least five years’ experience or skills in planning, public engagement, research and/orevaluation §Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects from conceptualization through completion on schedule§Ability to work independently, lead a team, and work well as a member of a team§Demonstrated experience preparing proposals and supporting the development of new business§Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data§Superb written and oral communications skills§Experience working with diverse populations§Advanced skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with SPSS a plus.

Excellent follow-through to ensure the timely completion of required tasks. Composed, even-tempered approach to work, even in stressful situations§Ability to comfortably manage multiple projects at a time

Essential Functions / Roles

•Lead and provide supervision and support to JFM team in the areas of project conceptualization and design, project management, and quality management

•Work with diverse individuals and organizations, including a wide range of clients and community members

•Utilize strong critical and strategic thinking skills to solve problems

•Design and facilitate effective and interactive planning processes, listening sessions, collaborative meetings, etc.

•Utilize solid qualitative and quantitative data analysis and data visualization skills to deliver services and products that exceed client expectations

•Assist in cultivating new business for JFM by developing proposals and supporting the development of new projects

•Work with clients to ensure an excellent customer experience Other job-related info

•This is a full-time position. We are looking for someone who wants to commit and grow with the firm, and JFM is committed to supporting your growth and development.

•Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States and not require visa sponsorship.

•Due to COVID-19, the JFM team is currently working remotely, and will consider remote candidates.

However, due to the nature of our work, and the need to build strong team and client relationships, we would prefer someone who is either currently local or willing to relocate.We anticipate returning to the office in 2022, utilizing a hybrid office/work from home model.

Compensation & Benefits The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 to $78,000, based on experience. JFM offers health, dental and vision insurance for all team members. We also offer a 401(k) with an employer matching contribution, very generous paid time off policy,paid parental leave, and free parking downtown.

Think this is for you?

To apply for the position,email your:

(1) Cover Letter,

(2) Resume, and

(3) Brief Writing Sample to: jfmcg@jfmconsulting.net.

JFM is an African-American and woman-owned firm committed to building an inclusive team that reflects diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and seek applications from people of all backgrounds. We especially encourage African American, Hispanic,and other applicants of color to apply.

Preferred contact phone number: 313.818.3000

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