Best Starts Data and Evaluation team is hiring a Project Program Manager II!    

The application deadline is June 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm Pacific.

We are seeking a Project Program Manager II to support Best Starts for Kids Data and Evaluation team in the Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention (CDIP) Division of Public Health – Seattle & King County.  

This position will coordinate, support and provide administrative and project management for annual reporting (including analysis of quantitative and qualitative data), contracts, and project activities to support successful implementation. This role will also manage projects with youth interns, an Evaluation Advisory Group, community partners, and Best Starts evaluators and program managers. 

Job Duties 

  • Provide administrative management of time-sensitive projects for the evaluation team including reporting, community engagement, dissemination, requests for proposals, and contracts. 
  • Provide project management support by monitoring tasks, timelines, and resources for various grants that are managed/implemented by the Public Health Best Starts for Kids Data Team. 
  • Provide support for team meetings including scheduling, facilitating, notetaking, disseminating, and following up on tasks assigned to team members.   
  • Assure required documentation and deliverables are met, including timely production and submission of products/deliverables reports, communications products, and local reporting requirements. 
  • Coordinate and support Data & Evaluation Team (KC internal staff) meetings and Evaluation Advisory Group (consists of Children and Youth Advisory Board member and other evaluation partners) activities. 
  • Coordinate with Communications team, Best Starts program managers, information technology, fiscal, human resources, and contracts team as needed. 
  • Develop, implement, and monitor a paid youth internship program. This will involve identification of projects, soliciting student interest, matching students with projects and mentors, training/on-boarding students, and obtaining feedback to continually improve the program. 
  • Assist with budget development, provide analysis to support budget recommendations, and monitor financial indicators on behalf of program. 
  • Provide overall administration of team’s SharePoint site(s) including adding/removing team members, organizing site contents, training team members on proper utilization, and ensuring adherence to King County best practices. 
  • The project manager may also take on special projects to support the work of the combined sections that consists of Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation (APDE), the Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention (CDIP), and Communities of Opportunity (COO). 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills 

  • Minimum three years of experience in project management supporting a technical team OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position. 

Equity and Social Justice 

  • Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices; lived experience with and understanding of the effect of historical and institutional racism and oppression on communities and populations. 
  • Communicating and facilitating conversations in ways that support team member’s work and understanding of racial and health equity. 


  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytic and creative problem-solving to support projects and teams. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing project management support for multidisciplinary teams that are working on multiple projects including experience developing and tracking deliverables as well as adjusting scopes of work, workplans, and budgets with support from project leads. 

 Project management & communication 

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage complex projects with diverse project teams and effectively communicate across multiple audiences. 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, in-person, and remote) that is inclusive, responsive, clear, and accurate for diverse audiences (including community members, government leadership, representatives of agencies/organizations, peers, and staff). 
  • Experience with project management processes, tools, and functions to support teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information using Microsoft Excel and other Office 365 tools. 
  • Proficiency using and supporting teams to effectively utilize SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and/or Zoom. 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple shifting priorities; ability to work under deadlines while being flexible to changing needs. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with students/youth to develop their professional skills and providing mentorship to staff and/or students 
  • Knowledge about public health approaches to improving population health; ability to synthesize information such as using landscape analysis to inform strategic options; familiarity with evaluation and evaluative thinking; experience in partnerships with non­ profits and community-based organizations. 
  • Experience developing communication products for diverse and non-technical audiences, such as reports, fact sheets, blogs. 

Best Starts for Kids  

Building on the deep knowledge, connections, and skills within King County communities, and backed by what science and research tells us about human development, the Best Starts for Kids King County initiative meets children and families with the right services at the right time. The first Best Starts for Kids levy, approved by King County voters in 2015, reached 490,000 of King County’s youngest children and their families and 40,000 youth and young adults, catalyzing strong starts in a child’s earliest years, and sustaining those gains through to adulthood. In August 2021, King County voters chose to renew the levy with over 62% approval for another six years. The plan for Best Starts for Kids 2.0 will maintain current Best Starts for Kids investments in promotion, prevention, and early intervention, while deepening our investments to address critical needs in our community. View the Best Starts for Kids Implementation Plan: 2022 – 2027.  

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