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Project Program Specialist

Arkansas State University
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Jul 25, 2021

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Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Type of Employment:Staff # of openings:1 Location:Employee's Home Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Closing:7/23/21

Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The position of Project Specialist assists with implementation of one 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 travel to sites throughout the state.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    Provide training for early childhood program staff at all levels to increase teaching effectivenessProvide coaching for project participants to facilitate implementation of training contentAssist with development and updating of project materialsAssist with facilitation of online training, as neededParticipate in the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals related to Childhood Services projectsFollow project procedures and compile information for reports and evaluationsParticipate in evaluation and review of Childhood Services projectsEstablish an in-home office area to maintain files and documentation needed to complete the duties of the jobOther duties as assigned


Knowledge of a wide variety of instructional strategies, from basic to advanced
Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education
Knowledge of and experience with a variety of program types
Knowledge of Powerful Interactions
Knowledge of Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements and Arkansas Key Content Areas and Core

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work efficiently in a team environment
Advanced verbal and written communication skills
Skills in organizing, prioritizing, and implementing projects
Skills in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Word, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Internet-based applications is also necessary

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

General Days/Hours:

8 hours daily Monday-Friday
Some evenings and weekends


Please submit the following with your electronic application:
Cover Letter
Reference List

Minimum Qualifications:

Formal education equivalent of an earned Bachelor's Degree in early childhood/elementary education, child development, or related field

Desired Qualifications:
Training and experience in mentoring/coaching
Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals
Three or more (3+) years' of experience working in an early childhood program serving children ages birth to five (0-5) years
Experience training and coaching early childhood program staff
Verified trainer in the TAPP Registry

E-Verify Participation Notice:

E-Verify Right to Work:


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A destination university focused on the mission of educating leaders, enhancing intellectual growth and enriching lives, Arkansas State University is a doctoral-level institution serving residents of Arkansas, the Mid-South and the Delta with over 150 majors from its main campus in Jonesboro, Ark.

A Division I BCS member and home to research programs including the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State began in 1909 as the region’s agricultural and educational hub. Expanding today with its first international campus location set for Mexico and a plan for a college of osteopathic medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas State is known world-wide.

With enrollment topping 13,500, we are the second largest university in the state. Our wide selection of doctoral programs includes Molecular Biosciences, Heritage Studies, Environmental Science, Educational Leadership, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our online programs include a nationally ranked MBA degree. A-State has unique offerings such as the only College of Fine Arts in the state. From our on-campus child care center to the Cooper Alumni Center, we remain connected to our students. Arkansas State University values its commitment to diversity and services for the community, region and state.

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