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Manager, Community Programs - College of Professional Education

Kennesaw State University
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Adult and Continuing Education Programs
Manager, Community Programs - College of Professional Education

Job ID: 242930
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

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, diversity, 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.

Job Summary
Manages and coordinates community programs (i.e., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Summer University) established to address key areas of specialized needs with the University and community. Responsible for the day-to-day administrative and functional management of the program's activities and staff. Promotes programs internal and external to the university and evaluates effectiveness. Ensures programs comply with university and USG policies and procedures.

1. Provides leadership and direction in the growth, development, and implementation of assigned programs, educational and social opportunities for adults aged fifty and older

2. Plans, grows, and manages a diverse portfolio of educational programs and programs that cater to the interests, talents, and experiences of older adult learners

3. Plans, grows, and manages a diverse portfolio of educational programs and programs that cater to the interests, talents, and creativity of summer camp participants in grades K1 -K12

4. Manages community program staff and assists with program logistics and hiring

5. Ensures the implementation of rules, policies, safety guidelines, programs, and traditions

6. Delegates tasks to team members and provide guidance and support to those executing the tasks

7. Develops and manages annual program budgets and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis

8. Oversees event planning, instructor recruitment, marketing, and logistics

9. Facilitates program components, post-program evaluation and operational reporting

10. Assesses the needs of program participants and staff, provide supervision and care

11. Cultivates new relationships and shares program information with businesses, community leaders, organizations, schools, and professional associations

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in student personnel, higher education, or related field

Preferred Experience
Experience in curriculum planning, marketing and relationship building with diverse populations, particularly those involving seniors or those of retirement age

Proposed Salary
Pay Grade: Exempt 08

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to creatively problem solve and independently initiate and develop action plans for addressing identified issues
Able to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with key campus stakeholders
Able to handle multiple tasks and/or projects at one time and effectively prioritize to meet assigned deadlines

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and actively contribute to the creation and implementation of short and long-range department goals

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

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education & DMV
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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