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Program/Project Manager I

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 516316
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy, Food Safety / Science / Systems
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Program/Project Manager I to coordinate an interdisciplinary research team in seven states for a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) funded project, Increasing Water Productivity, Soil Carbon, and Sustainability of Integrated Multi-Crop Systems Using Field-Scale Research. Bayer Crop Science is the lead industry partner. The person will collaborate with the Project Director on project management, administrative, and implementation issues and maintain clear communication with collaborators on all project performance and implementation aspects. The person will also facilitate and provide leadership in organizing and scheduling monthly project conference calls, annual project meetings, and Advisory Board meetings with the project principal investigators and the project director.

Why Join Us:

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: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

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 is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Ecology, Communication or a related field.
  • MS or PhD in Agriculture, Ecology, Communication, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated independence, high motivation, strong work habits, and the ability to work independently and with a group.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and collegially with large teams with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and levels of seniority, as well as project stakeholders.
  • Highly organized, efficient, and detail oriented.
  • Basic understanding of program administration/coordination.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrate strong research and analysis skills.
  • Ability to assess problems and develop creative solutions.

Other Requirements: 

  • Familiarity with grant-writing, project development and project reporting. 
  • Experience with data management, cleaning, and synthesis of datasets, metadata creation, and designing databases using database systems. 
  • Experience with or interest in agricultural production, agricultural education, and/or rural community development.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins on December 15, 2023, and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$52,530 - $84,006

Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding. Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range. The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.)

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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