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Kansas State University Assoc Dir III, Prog & Project in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ Assoc Dir III, Prog & Project\ \ Department: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean\ Job no: 515329\ Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)\ Location: Manhattan, Kansas\ Worksite: Hybrid and/or Remote eligible (must reside in US)\ Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Child Development\ Pay Grade: 12A\ \ \ About This Role:\ The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is seeking an Associate Project Director to join their team in the Dean\'s Office. This position will work closely with the project director and the Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc. (KCCTO) team to manage the implementation of the Kansas Career Pathway for Kansas Child Care Professionals. The Associate Project Director will provide oversight of the project\'s internal operations, ensuring commitments aligned with grant outcomes are met in a timely manner. This position reports to the project director.\ \ Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Build relationship networks inside and outside of the organization
  • Align the interests of multiple, diverse stakeholders with the initiative and serve as a liaison between different stakeholder groups
  • Communicate with national consulting groups on project coordination
  • Contribute to the implementation of strategies and development of policies and procedures based on core principles and organizational needs
  • Organize and engage in steering committee meetings
  • Develop reports and presentations to promote the Kansas Career Pathway
  • Provide professional support to leadership by serving as subject matter expert in career and/or workforce development
  • Work closely with the executive director to provide oversight on the project management budget
  • Act on the executive director\'s behalf, when necessary
  • Supervise staff and students working on the initiative

\ Implementation of the Career Pathway for Early Childhood Care and Education professionals is a partnership between KCCTO and K-State\'s College of Health and Human Sciences, guided by the Early Childhood Strategic Plan: \"All in for Kansas Kids.\" This multi-phased initiative will engage state and national leaders in early childhood systems, economic development, higher education, and state agencies to organize the strategic implementation of the plan, revealing clearly visible pathways for entry to and advancement in early care and education.\ \ Why Join Us:\ Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc. (KCCTO) is a state-wide training office dedicated to providing quality, accessible, professional development opportunities to family childcare providers, childcare center staff, and other early education professionals throughout Kansas. KCCTO is a sponsored project of Kansas State University and the College of Health and Human Sciences. The mission of KCCTO is to ensure high-quality early education and care through professional development and support for those who work with and on behalf of young children. KCCTO is the current contracted agency by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) for the Early Childhood Workforce Development Project and the Infant Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN).\ \ The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, Physician Assistant program, and a Nursing partnership with Wichita State University. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions (https: /www.hhs.k-state.edu/). The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.\ \ Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/hsc/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.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ Worksite Options:\ This position may be eligible for a hybrid and/or remote work