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Program Manager

Apply now Department: 3670010010 Ag Deans Office & Dir AES
Job no: 516021
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Program Manager will manage and administer activities of the Innovation Research Extension Advisory Coordination Hub (iREACH) program for the Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) within the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University.

  • Program management will include organizing, planning, and coordinating activities, strengthening technology parks, supporting local human and institutional capacity building in West Africa.
  • Represent iREACH and SIIL at national and international meetings.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison of SIIL interacting with USAID-DC, USAID Missions, and supporting West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development, Peace Corps, and other host country partners in West Africa.


Why Join Us:

SIIL has been in operation since 2014 and as our activities have grown extensively, so have our partnering grant opportunities. The iREACH is a newer program recently funded by SIIL with support from USAID.


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.

Worksite Options:

This position has an on-site preference but may be eligible for a hybrid worksite. (Hy-brid work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location.)

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in International Development or associated field or advanced degree in Rural Development and/or in Organizational Science/Management or related field.
  • Proven record of program management acquired through a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated capacity to lead in an international, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural environment.
  • Work experience in Western and Central Africa and prior professional experience in agriculture interacting with national government departments and non-governmental organizations.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills, computer literacy, and full familiarity with the Microsoft Office® Suite.
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects.
  • Fluency in French with working knowledge of the other local languages in the region is highly desirable.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel regularly in the West Africa region, as needed.


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. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Names, email and phone number for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$55,000 - $70,000 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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