Project Program Manager

Childhood Services

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Closing: 8/22/17

Type of Employment: Staff

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: Employee's Home

Position Summary:

The Project Program Specialist assists with implementation of one (1) or more of the projects within Childhood Services that support quality improvement for licensed child care facilities. This position reports directly to the Project Coordinator.

This position is governed by institution policy. This position is funded by an external source and the appointment shall not continue beyond the date funding ceases. This position may be located anywhere in the state of Arkansas; it will require regular travel to sites throughout the state.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Candidate needs to be trained and familiar with Conscious Discipline, Curriculum and Behavior Help to provide technical assistance, coaching, and training.

Facilitate early childhood programs, develop program improvement plans, and coordinate staff training and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices in regards to Conscious Discipline, Curriculum, and Behavior Help.

Participate in the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals related to Childhood Services projects.

Follow project procedures and compile information for reports and evaluations.

Participate in evaluation and review of Childhood Services projects.

Establish an in-home office area to maintain files and documentation needed to complete the duties of the job.

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of and experience with program evaluation tools, state quality standards and best practices in early childhood education, including program management and leadership.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work efficiently in a team environment.

Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long term goals.

Skills in organizing, prioritizing, and implementing projects.

Experience with Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Familiarity with Internet-based applications is also necessary.

Knowledge of Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers

General Days/Hours:

8 hours daily Monday-Friday
Availability to work after hours and weekends as needed.


Frequent travel required throughout the state and limited overnight stay.

Minimum Qualifications:

Formal education equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Child Development, or related field.

Three (3) years or more of experience working in an Early Childhood program.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.