Program Manager-Scholarship Program

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Program Manager-Scholarship Program

 Title:                           Program Manager (Focus: Scholarship Program)Reports to:                Director of ProgramsLocation:                   Kansas City, Mo.Classification:          Non-ExemptReview Date:             April 2019  Summary and ObjectiveThe Program Manager will exercise significant discretion and independent judgment providing management to AFA s scholarship programs, execution and fund-related operations with specialization in donor intent, program guidelines, and external communications.   Essential Functions:Manage assigned scholarship program with strong project management practices, including staff coordination, engagement with students, volunteers, scholarship partners, and industry professionalsManage and facilitate the program selection processes, including application collection and distribution for review Coordinate and support social media presence and promotional imagery/material for scholarship and leader programs with Marketing and Communications ManagerReview program inquiries and direct responses, including phone support Maintain files, support documents and records as required to support scholarship programsSupport maintenance of database records associated with scholarship and program participants and event registrations, in coordination with program staff and system administratorMaintain relationships with communities for fund-related needsDevelop and maintain a working knowledge of AFA programsPerform other duties as assigned and developed 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 accountabilityStrong 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 levelsStrong IT skills with interest and ability to work on a variety of programs and platformsEfficiency and experience in office programs such as word processing and data management programs, including spreadsheet reports and graphicsAbility to manage a variety of tasks and deadlines with direction from various team members Required Education and ExperienceBachelor s degree or a combination of college-level course work and training2-5 years experience in scholarship programs, program planning, project management, volunteer management or equivalent experienceStrong working knowledge and experience in office programs such as word processing and data management programs, including spreadsheet reports and graphicsAbove average financial acumenAbove average oral and written communication skills, including proof reading abilities and ability to communicate with external stakeholdersMaintain files, support documents and records as required to support scholar programsStrong analytical skills necessary for organizing files and materials, managing correspondence, etc. Provide onsite support to specified AFA programs and related meetingsReview program inquiries and direct responses  Engage student leaders as necessary in programmatic planning and onsite support.Develop and maintain a working knowledge of AFA programsParticipate in other duties to support the management and general business operations of the organization as needed Preferred Education and ExperienceExperience with design programs such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plusStrong IT skills with interest and ability to work on a variety of programs and platforms Experience with social media platformsBackground or experience in the agriculture industry, youth programs and/or career developmentAppreciation for donor relations Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no direct or indirect supervision of other internal staff but may facilitate the schedules and tasks of volunteers to the organization. Work EnvironmentThis 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 partner location or AFA events or 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 10% or less.

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