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Project Coordinator position opening at ICDD at Kansas State

Erika Mason-Imbody, Project Coordinator at the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University, let me know the other day that she will be moving and leaving her job at ICCD this summer.  She wanted me to share the position announcement for Project Coordinator with the NCDD network.

Screening of applications begins May 1, 2011 and continues until position is filled. ICDD works a lot with the Kettering Foundation, and recently became the new home of the Journal for Public Deliberation. Learn more about ICDD at http://icdd.k-state.edu.

Job Code: Project Coordinator

Business Title: Project Coordinator
Employment: Term

1. Description of job responsibilities:

This position is tasked with advancing the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) and the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD). Specifically, the program coordinator will pursue this task through grant and event management, partner and stakeholder development, and student supervision. Grant and Event Management. This position will identify, facilitate, and develop grant proposals that advance CECD and ICDD initiatives. Investigate funding opportunities and match those with faculty expertise. Work as an integral part of CECD / ICDD teams to develop and manage funded proposals. Organize and coordinate events that further CECD / ICDD priorities. Partner and Stakeholder Development. The position will work to both sustain and expand CECD / ICDD partners and stakeholders. Work in a collaborative way with on-campus faculty, Extension staff, advisory boards, and community partners to promote CECD / ICDD initiatives. Communicate regularly with our partners and stakeholders. This position will assist CECD/ICDD staff with resource development. Student Supervision. This position manages our undergraduate and graduate student research assistants, offering guidance to undergraduate and graduate research projects. The position is responsible for recruiting and training student staff. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well with a variety of people and organizations; demonstrate follow-up and detail-oriented skills; and be able to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.

2. Qualifications:

Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Proven record of organizational and administrative skills
• Evidence of success in grant management: writing and developing
grant proposals; organizing grant project teams; and managing grant
budget
• Ability to work in team environment
• Ability to work both with university faculty and public constituent groups
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in diverse and changing environments
• Strong research and analysis skills
Preferred:
• Advanced degree (M.A.; M.S.; MPH; Ph.D.; Ed.D; MFA; MBA)
• Commitment to principles of deliberative democracy
• Commitment to citizen empowered community development
• Understanding of and ability to use social media

3. Conditions and length of appointment: Dependent on funding.

4. Salary: Competitive

Starting Date: June 12, 2011

5. Screening of applications begins May 1, 2011 and continues until position is filled. Submit resume, names of three professional references, and a letter of application to: Center for Engagement and Community Development, ATTN: Chandra Ruthstrom, 202 Ahearn, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, 785-532-7260. Screening begins: May 1, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/icdd or http://www.k-state.edu/cecd. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

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Sandy Heierbacher is the Founding Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). Sandy has an M.A. in International Management from SIT Graduate Institute, and also serves as a Research Deputy for the Kettering Foundation. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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