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Program/Project Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670035070 4-H Youth Development
Job no: 508233
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, 4-H Youth Development, Community Development / Community Vitality
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

K-State Research and Extension is recruiting for the position of Program Coordinator for the Department of 4-H Youth Development in Manhattan, Kansas. 

The goal for this position is to coordinate with 4-H Specialists and other Program Coordinators in providing the day-to-day programmatic logistic support, direction and development to project related activities within Natural Science project areas including 4-H shooting sports education, grain sciences, horticulture crops, entomology, wildlife, and environmental sciences. To coordinate the promotion and distribution of learning resources related to projects, logistics for selected project related 4-H events, and logistics related to programmatic volunteer development for 4-H learning pathways. To identify and help develop solutions and initiatives for assigned areas of responsibility. This position reports to the department head of 4-H Youth Development

Why Join Us:

4-H Youth Development is part of K-State Research and Extension. In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the

U.S. and over 74,000 youth in Kansas with the skills to lead for a lifetime. For more information about us, please visit http://www.kansas4-h.org/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree.
  • This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to position responsibilities.
  • Extensive experience in event management and logistics coordination.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (publications, presentations, web and social media).
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.
  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material.
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Professional experience with electronic data management systems.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Position will require a willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as needed.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Three names and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until October 25, 2019

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$50,000 - $54,000  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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