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Grant Specialist (Family Studies & Human Services)

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Job no: 508242
Work type:
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Family & Consumer Sciences
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The 4-H Military Partnerships project, within the College of Health & Human Services, is seeking to hire a Grant Specialist to provide pre- and post-award administration. This position will work closely with Project staff to research and ensure submissions meet grant/RFA application parameters and provide support to assist applicants with the best opportunity for award. The grant specialist reports to the Project Director.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Processing and Maintaining Project Sub-Awards

  • Understand and assist with all grant processes (Request for Award – RFA) for funding received through NIFA/USDA and sub-awarded to other Land Grant Universities (LGUs). Work included within the RFA process may include:
    • Assisting with securing a review team for RFAs
    • Ensuring all sub-award documents are correct and complete prior to their submission to the KSU Pre-Awards Office
  • Communicate with sub-awardees and Military Partners any new information, updates, changes, and other important Project specific details
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining record keeping of sub-awards for camps (funding levels, award numbers, goals/objectives, reporting parameters, etc.)

Specific Project Support Functions

  • Develop a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the varied needs of all partners
  • Collaborate with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
  • Utilize current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
  • Assist with the further expansion and cultivation of partnerships within the Project
  • Assist with ensuring Project is on target to meet annual goals/objectives through the frequent review of Project grant applications
  • Collect, analyse and report on the impact of efforts (using platforms designed through Excel, Qualtrics, Access, etc.) as a Grant Specialist to LGU and military youth program professionals
  • Utilize the expertise of and work closely with participating Land Grant Universities, military partners, and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs
  • Responsible for managing the 4-H Camp efforts for the Project
  • Ensure sub-awardees utilize the 40 Developmental Assets as required for all Army funded 4-H Enrichment Camps

General Project Support Functions

  • Serve on Project committees, as assigned by the Project Director, requiring the frequent use of phone, email and other conference technologies (Zoom, Go-to-Meeting, Skype, etc.)
  • Represent the Project at meetings/conferences, as assigned by the Project Director

Why Join Us:

The 4-H Military Partnerships represent a collaboration of military and land grant university partners who intentionally integrate research-based programs and resources for military-connected youth, families, and communities to thrive. 4-H Military Partnerships focuses on positive youth development through providing opportunities for youth to engage in intentional learning experiences. We partner with 4-H educators to provide them the training and resources they need to succeed in equipping the next generation of leaders. As military families move frequently and experience the difficulties surrounding deployment and reintegration, 4-H provides predictable programming and a safe and nurturing environment for military connected children and youth to excel.

For information on the 4-H Military Partnerships project, please visit: https://4-hmilitarypartnerships.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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as youth development, education, social work, or family studies and human services
  • One to three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and experience with 4-H programs and/or youth camps
  • Understanding of military Child and Youth Programs
  • Ability to use critical thinking to analyze and interpret data and information
  • Highly developed computer skills using MS Office Suite (specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher), Internet search engines, email, electronic calendars and project management software
  • Familiarity of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets and Developmental Relationships Framework and Eight Features of Positive Youth Development
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload with minimal supervision
  • Discretion and professional handling of confidential information and materials

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Ability to travel outside of the State of Kansas, as required
  • Applicants may not have a criminal record that would prevent them from entering onto a CONUS or OCONUS Military Installation

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$ 50,000 - $ 54,000 annual salary

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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