Assistant Director III, Programs and Projects
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Manhattan, KS 66502
About This Role:
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising based at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, is seeking an Assistant Director III, Programs and Projects. The incumbent is responsible for leading the design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive member communication plan of information and programs that support the strategic objectives of the Association and increase NACADA’s value to members and potential members. Working closely with program managers and key volunteers, the incumbent develops and implements plans to sustain positive, productive, and successful member experiences; provides management and technical assistance to membership units, resulting in successful project completion and facilitating the flow of communication among and between members, units, and the Association; analyzes programming, offers recommendations, and implements improvements to promote innovation and effective programming as well as member retention and growth while lessening administrative and volunteer burdens; ensures consistency in messaging across various communication platforms; and cultivates a strong member culture within the Association that fosters open and frequent communication, a common organizational vision, teamwork, and the embedding of inclusion, diversity, and equity in organizational practices, programs and resources.
Why Join Us:
Located on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is a global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education. NACADA promotes student success through academic advising and provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership to members, advisors, and administrators worldwide.
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.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Requires a bachelor’s degree and three to five years of relevant experience.
Master’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in academic advising in a higher education setting, with increasing levels of responsibility.
Excellent project management skills with the ability to advance multiple projects simultaneously, develop and adhere to a systematic course of action both within a group and individually and coordinate with multiple entities to keep projects on schedule.
Exemplary interpersonal, diplomatic, written and verbal communication skills demonstrated by proficiency in communicating with staff, leaders, volunteers and members, including via telephone, videoconference and email; experience in presenting and other speaking activities.
Demonstrated ability to lead meetings and conference calls/videoconferences, and present programs and services in a clear and concise way to members and staff.
Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to balance attention to detail with big-picture perspective, prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, utilize resourcefulness while not compromising quality, and identify resources for projects in a dynamic environment.
A high degree of success in working with members and volunteers who are located in different areas of the U.S. and globally.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
Intermediate technology skills including web and social media strategies and platforms as well as PC-based applications.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate complex issues to both broad and specific audiences.
A solid understanding of nonprofit operation, member engagement and relationship cultivation; membership in NACADA and an understanding of the association’s operations are highly valued.
Ability to travel and represent the Association at meetings, conferences, and member locations.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Letter of application highlighting 1. how the candidate fits the position.
Three professional references (name, email address, phone number).
Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately. For best consideration, apply by September 25, 2019.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$64,030.00 – $102,450.00
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
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.