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Apply now Department: 3670043010 Staley School of Leadership
Job no: 514798
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Staley School of Leadership at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, is seeking candidates for a program administrator of student programs.  This position is a 12-month, regular position. The administrator of student programs coordinates the day-to-day programming of co-curricular student programs at the Staley School of Leadership. This includes serving as the program lead for HandsOn Kansas State, Academic Mentors, Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows, and other programs as they develop and grow. The administrator will also support other Staley School initiatives as needed including the leadership institutes hosted each summer, other existing student programs, newly developed programs, and grant funded initiatives. Learn more about the Staley School here:

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage project timelines, staffing, and execution for each program and all associated events
  • Establish and maintain annual program budgets for each co-curricular program
  • Supervise 4-6 student coordinators, and 10-30 academic mentors each semester, providing direction, mentoring, and feedback contributing to their successful completion of work and professional development
  • Coordinate with campus partners in Human Capital Services, Administrative Support Center, and Office of Student Financial Assistance to ensure coordinators and academic mentors are properly onboarded and processed
  • Design and conduct training, leadership development, and student civic engagement opportunities
  • Administer leadership coaching programs by recruiting coaches, matching them with participants, and tracking progress
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies to engage volunteers, student employees, and participants each year
  • Collaborate with community non-profit organizations to create meaningful experiential learning for program participants
  • Provide consistent and appropriate communication with community partners, faculty members, guest speakers and facilitators

Why Join Us:

The Staley School of Leadership is committed to developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world.

The Staley School is a major unit consisting of 30 faculty, staff and graduate assistants, reporting directly to the Provost, that administers four interdisciplinary academic programs, undergraduate and graduate, and serves more than 1,000 students in the leadership studies minor alone, making it the largest academic program on campus. The Staley School also conducts a variety of student civic engagement, service-learning, and community service programs, leadership institutes and fellowships, serving more than 2,500 students, as well as university faculty and staff, and community partners.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to service learning and civic engagement
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning and coordination
  • Earned Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, demonstrating knowledge of college student development theories and practices
  • Experience teaching or facilitating with large groups
  • Strong commitment to mentoring students at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated evidence of success as an advocate for the whole student experience at the post-  secondary level
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations

 Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Evening and weekend work will be required based on programmatic initiatives

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by March 29, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

($50,000 - $55,000 annually)  

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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