Project Program Specialist

at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date Project Program Specialist Working Title Assessment Coaching Specialist Position # P00299 Department Childhood Services Apply Now ( Employment Status:

Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Type of Employment:


  1. of openings:



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Proposed Salary Range:

Commensurate with Experience



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 regular travel to sites throughout the state.

Duties & Responsibilities:


+ Monitor and evaluate early childhood programs and provide technical assistance, coaching, and training on changes required to meet state standards and improve the level of quality

+ Work with early childhood programs to coordinate staff training and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices

+ Work with early childhood programs to develop program improvement plans

+ 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 and state quality standards

Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education, including program management and leadership

Knowledge of Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers

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

Skills in organizing, prioritizing, and implementing projects

Advanced verbal and written communication skills

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

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

General Days/Hours:

8 hours daily Monday – Friday

Some evenings and weekends

Additional hours as requested and/or needed

Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Travel required throughout the state and limited overnight stay

Minimum Qualifications:

Formal education equivalent of an earned 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

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Job Posting: JC187611385

Posted On: Jul 11, 2021

Updated On: Oct 27, 2021