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Project IMPACT Leadership Programs
Project Coordinator (1 F.T.E.)

Position Overview

The person hired into this position will become part of a team of people who execute Project IMPACT, a best-practice suite of programs aimed at recruiting and retaining diverse and/or first-generation youth, especially in the disciplines of business, engineering, and agriculture. Project IMPACT Leadership Programs is intended to help young people be more successful in high school, avoid the iatrogenic factors in their communities, and view college-going as a viable life success strategy for themselves. Funded by the Kansas Department of Child and Family Services, these programs will target 700 multicultural high school youth from the eight highest risk counties in the state. The position is a full-time, term appointment reporting to the Associate Provost for Diversity. The salary range is $30,000 – $35,000 plus benefits per annum.


  • Plan, implement, and help to evaluate Project IMPACT Leadership Programs.
  • Hire, train, and supervise project personnel to include undergraduate peer mentors and a corps of retired educators.
  • Maintain and develop the state-wide network of youth workers and school personnel, and stay in communication with them about program activities and participants.
  • Travel with Peer Mentors and the Retired Educators Corps to target counties to meet and work with Network Point People and project participants.
  • Maintain the student databases and generate required statistics.
  • Draft quarterly activity and outcome reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications for the position include:
  • A Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in higher education planning, implementing, and/or evaluating multicultural student success programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and social media communication strategies
  • Experience with Excel or other spreadsheet applications
  • Familiarity with basic data analysis functions using SPSS or any other comparable statistical package
Desired qualifications for the position include:
  • Previous experience with a multicultural student success program at K-State (e.g. Trio Programs; Developing Scholars; MEP; etc.)
  • Experience training undergraduates for peer mentoring
  • A Master's degree

Application Process

To apply, please submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications sought for in applicants, an updated resume or curriculum vita, and contact information for three work-related references. Application materials should be sent as a PDF to: Mirta Chavez, Office of Diversity, mirta@ksu.edu. The application deadline is August 22, 2014. For more information, please call (785) 532-6276.

Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees.