Program Manager-Design & Execution
Title: Program Manager (Focus: Program Design and Execution)Reports to: Director of ProgramsLocation: Kansas City, Mo.Classification: ExemptReview Date: February 26, 2019 Summary and ObjectiveThe Program Manager will exercise significant discretion and independent judgment providing management to program development, execution and event-related operations with specialization in on-going professional competency development programs. Essential Job FunctionsDesign and manage assigned leader programs with strong project management practices, including staff coordination, engagement with students, volunteers and industry professionals, and speaker coordinationDevelop and edit website content and participant emailsSupport AFA participants and volunteers through coaching, mentoring and networkingDevelop collegiate and young professional programs and related support content & materials to advance professional development and industry knowledge and exposure.Clearly articulate program needs and benefits to key stakeholders in written and verbal formAssess and evaluate program candidates, program quality and satisfactionMaintain files, support documents and records as required to support leader development programsProvide onsite support to specified AFA programs and related meetingsReview program inquiries and direct responsesEngage student leaders as necessary in programmatic planning and onsite supportDevelop and maintain a working knowledge of AFA programsParticipate in other duties to support the management and general business operations of the organization as needed CompetenciesCommitment to the AFA’s missionSelf-confidence, creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude toward program designProactive attitude, drive, enthusiasm, and organizational and project management skills to carry out projects to conclusionCapability to work under pressure and meet deadlinesHighly motivated and personal accountabilityAbility to work both with minimal supervision and as part of a teamStrong work ethic and a self-starterDemonstrated ability to make sound decisions, detail oriented problem-solvingAbility to work with a broad demographic of ages, professions, and educational levels Required Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree or a combination of college-level course work and training2-5 years experience in formal or informal education program planning, learning assessment, operations, and/or in education training or equivalent experienceEfficiency and experience in office programs such as word processing and data management programs, including spreadsheet reports and graphicsAbove average oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills, proof reading abilities and ability to communicate with external stakeholdersStrong IT skills with interest and ability to work on a variety of programs and platforms Preferred Education and ExperienceGraduate of agriculture degree program and/or experience in agriculture-related industryExperience working with and managing volunteersUnderstanding of youth and leader development programsExperience with design programs such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plusBackground or experience in the agriculture industry, educational assessment, youth programs and/or career developmentUnderstanding of nonprofit business desirable Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has indirect supervision of administrative staff. Work Environment This job operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; lift up to 5 pounds regularly. Position Type/Regular Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position, and regular hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position will be expected to work some evenings and weekends as needed. TravelTravel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel is expected to AFA events throughout the year and on weekends. With exception of staffing scheduled AFA programs, travel schedule is flexible to the employee’s availability to achieve program goals. Travel is estimated at 20% or less.Apply for this job.