Project Program Manager

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Childhood Services

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Closing: 10/1/17

Type of Employment: Staff

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: Employee's Home

Position Summary:

The Childhood Services (CHS) Project Program Specialist works under supervision of the ABC/TTA Program Coordinator and the Regional Coordinator to conduct program reviews and technical assistance in licensed childcare facilities within a geographic region.

This position is a 12-month position from July 1st -June 30th and is located in Northwest Arkansas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides Technical Assistance during the project year through on-site visits, emails, personal phone calls, and meetings.

Conducts on-site visits to assess childcare facilities using the Environment Rating Scales within a geographic region of the state.

Proficient use of Tablet PC, Microsoft Office Suite and web-based assessment software.

Attends regional and statewide meetings for the purpose of training on organizational issues and technical training.

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

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge in both infant/toddler and preschool curricula, and best practices in early childhood education.

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

Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

The ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long term goals.

Organizing, prioritizing, and implementing projects.

Experience with Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Word, Excel, and Power Point, and internet-based applications.

Knowledge and understanding of Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements and Arkansas Key Content Areas and Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals.

Knowledge of Powerful Interactions programs.

General Days/Hours:

8 hours daily Monday-Friday
Availability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
Located in the Fort Smith, AR area


A cover letter, resume, and reference list must be attached (in MS Word or PDF format) to the electronic application.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Three (3) years paid experience as an early child care administrator.

Three (3) years teaching experience working in an early childhood program serving children ages birth to five (5) years.

Experience supporting the professional development of early childhood program staff.

Verified trainer in the TAPP Registry.

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.