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Office of Engagement Program Manager

Apply now Department: 3670043010 Staley School of Leadership
Job no: 513375
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Office of Engagement at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, is seeking candidates for a Program/Project Manager I. The program/project manager role manages sponsored projects and relationships for the University Office of Engagement to enhance community engagement, engaged scholarly projects, and engaged learning. 

Position responsibilities:

Planning engaged projects with campus partners and community organizations. Organize project timelines, staffing, and resources for each program or sponsored project. This includes:

  • K-State President’s community visit initiative
    • Identify and match K-State faculty, students, and organizations that are in partnership with Kansas communities
    • Follow up with community partners identified at President’s community visits
  • Community engagement through grants and partnerships
    • Identify faculty members across campus who have interest in engaged scholarship
    • Take inventory of campus partners that secure sponsored projects for community engaged initiatives
    • Serve as a clearinghouse for university engaged projects – matching faculty to projects and grants with aligned interest
  • Faculty & Staff Development
    • Coordinate faculty and staff development opportunities regarding engaged scholarly activities
    • Develop and implement events that promote engaged scholarly activities
  • Engaged learning in curriculum
    • Develop understanding of service-learning needs on campus and organizations who can partner to create meaningful, purposeful working relationships
    • Track and measure engaged learning opportunities on campus to communicate broadly to showcase K-State's land grant mission
  • Coordinate communication efforts through formal communication and reporting to the office, campus partners and the larger community
  • Provide service to the Office, School, and University through serving on committees and other projects as assigned


Why Join Us:

The K-State Office of Engagement is the front door for Kansans and communities beyond to access the resources and expertise of our land-grant University.  We are designed to maximize the investment Kansans have made in higher education.

Core services:

  • We connect K-State’s expertise to the needs of Kansas by partnering with communities, businesses, and organizations
  • We coordinate and promote engaged scholarly activities across the university
  • We communicate the relevance and impact of this work to Kansans and beyond

Engagement emphasizes community & university partnerships - through research, teaching and service - where groups collaborate on important issues in mutually beneficial ways. 

The Staley School of Leadership Studies, home to the university's Office of Engagement, is committed to developing future leaders at Kansas State University. The mission of Leadership Studies is, "Developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world."


Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

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 Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree
  • Three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Professional relationship building skills 
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and results-oriented
  • Experience with community and/or industry partnerships
  • Experience partnering with teaching and learning initiatives
  • Familiarity with the grant funding process
  • Digital and print communications skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 22, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$65,000 - $75,000  

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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