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Project Program Specialist
Category: Education
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Job code: lhw-e0-90631621

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Arkansas State University

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Project Program Specialist
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Project Program Specialist

Position #

Childhood Services

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

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Type of Employment:


Employment Status:

Full time (29-40 Hrs)


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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:

+ Facilitate online and face-to-face training for early childhood program staff at all levels to increase administrative and teaching effectiveness. Examples of possible training topics include business practices, quality improvement, and/or physical activity and nutrition in early childhood.

+ Provide technical assistance and/or coaching for early childhood program staff.

+ Assess early learning programs using the Program Administration Scale (PAS) or the Business Administration Scale (BAS).

+ Assist with development and updating of project materials.

+ 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.


1. Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education.

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

3. Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

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

5. Skills in organizing, prioritizing, and implementing projects.

6. Skills in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Word, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with web-based applications is also necessary.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Some evenings and weekends

Additional hours as requested and/or needed


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

Optional Applicant Documents:

Required Applicant Documents: Resume

Cover Letter

Reference List

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Knowledge of Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements and Better Beginnings standards.

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

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

Experience supporting the professional development of early childhood program staff.

Verified trainer in the Arkansas Professional Development Registry or able to meet the criteria for becoming a verified trainer.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of and experience with a variety of program types

Knowledge of Powerful Interactions

Experience using The Program Administration Scale (PAS)

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