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Program Manager, Signature Programs and Traditions - STA

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Student Affairs and Services

Job ID: 268377

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? 

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Department Information

1. Develops, plans, and coordinates the implementation and execution of divisional signature Programs and university traditions, including Scrappy Hour, Splash Bash, Week of Welcome and Homecoming.
2. Collaborates with Student Affairs departments and campus stakeholders to develop programs and activities that build community and support the engagement and success of all students.
3. Assists Athletics in creating an exciting football game-day experience that builds community and generates school spirit, excitement, and engagement.
4. Coordinates the collection and analysis of program assessment data and prepares reports and evaluation summaries.
5. Serves as primary point of contact and manages all activities related to execution of divisional priority programs and events, including planning, execution, marketing, and communication.
6. Coordinates use of the Owl Life student engagement software to create and publicize student programs and events, track student participation, and ensure compliance with divisional and university guidelines.
7. Provides support for other divisional priorities and initiatives beyond the scope of department, as requested.

Ability to successfully interact with individuals/groups from an array of backgrounds, identities, experiences, and communication styles
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations Available to work evenings and weekends for programming with students Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work as a contributing member in a team-oriented environment, successfully interacting with internal and external colleagues and partners

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or related field
Experience with large-scale programs and budget management

Job Summary

Develops, organizes and implements comprehensive programs in the assigned college, department and/or unit.  Responsible for preparing and organizing programs and activities.  Promotes programs internal and external to the university and evaluates effectiveness.  Ensures programs comply with university and USG policies and procedures.


1. Develops, prepares, coordinates and implements assigned programs
2. Manages and facilitates department communications including program marketing, website creation, mobile applications and social media
3. Serves as liaison and communicates with academic divisions, colleges and departments
4. May assists in developing, monitoring and managing budget processes
5. Manages event planning, marketing and logistics
6. Interprets, evaluates, develops and implements policies and procedures
7. Creates, administers, and analyzes assessment programs
8. Facilitates program components, post-program evaluation and operational reporting
9. Assists with developing new programming
10. Prepares operational reports and analysis to inform center-level reporting and decision-making
11. May supervise assigned staff and/or student assistants

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or related field 

Experience with large-scale programs and budget management

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and actively contribute to the creation and implementation of short and long-range department goals; the ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively prioritize among competing needs 
Ability to creatively problem solve and independently initiate and develop action plan for addressing identified issues
Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with key campus stakeholders
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent project management skills; 
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills  
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) 
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills 
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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