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Kcffi Prg Mngr Final

Kcffi Prg Mngr Final

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Working Title
KCFFI Program Manager
Reports to
Director of WSU King County Extension
KCFFI Program Coordinator (1)
$50,000 – 65,000 DOE
Appointment Status:
Administrative Professional; Full-time, 12-month, 1.0 FTE; Temporary, grant-fundedposition. This position is currently fundedthrough August 2009 and may continueupon continued funding
Organization & Location
 This position is with WSU King CountyExtension, Renton, Washington
Basic Function
: The Program Manager has primary responsibility anddecision making authority for the creation, development andimplementation of a Community Action Plan (CAP) to address food andfitness in King County. This position is responsible for initiating,developing and facilitating a community-based collaborative processfor the King County Food and Fitness Initiative (KCFFI), to include theLeadership Council, Youth Coordinator, two Community Coordinators,Collaborative Partners, Evaluation team, Assessment Team, andcommunity members that leads to the Community Action Plandevelopment. During the implementation phase of this program(contingent upon further funding and expected to be for eight years)the incumbent will be responsible for originating, developing, andoverseeing the implementation of the action plan activities, representKCFFI in policy development and implementation activities, coordinateand integrate activities, of collaborating agencies and organizationsand program evaluation. The implementation phase is dependantupon the Program Manager developing a CAP that will be funded byW.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 50%Facilitate the development & implementation of a CommunityAction Plan that will address food and fitness in King County, tobe submitted to the W K Kellogg Foundation for funding. Thiswill include goals, objectives, strategies, evaluation, funddevelopment strategies, and timeline. This will be donethrough a community-based collaborative process with allentities associated with the KCFFI. (E)15%Develop, oversee and facilitate effective communicationamongst the principle entities of the KCFFI, to include the Coconveners (Washington State University King County Extensionand Public Health – Seattle and King County), the KCFFILeadership Council, standing committees, and collaborativemembers, and with other communities and collaboratives.
Recruit community leaders, organizations and individuals tocapture broad community participation. (E)10%Monitor progress toward fulfillment of goals and objectives asstated in the KCFFI work plan, to include budget monitoringand writing progress reports to the Kellogg Foundation. (E)10%Monitor performance of and provide feedback tosubcontractors to promote program improvement andculturally competent services and policies, and assure theimplementation of science-based activities, this includesoverseeing assessment work by academic institutions. (E)5%Support Leadership Council co-chairs in organizing andfacilitating collaborative meetings, maintaining membershipand facilitate communication. Ensure that meetings areagenda driven, on task and aligned with collaborative goals.(E)5%Supervise the Program Coordinator. (E)5%Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of WSU Extension.
Knowledge of standard departmental processes of educational orgovernment institutions.
Knowledge of the basic principles and practices and educationalor government institutions associated with personnelmanagement and supervision.
Demonstrated computer software skills using MSOffice Suite, e-mail, and Internet.
Skills in organizing and expressing ideas in oral and writtencommunication.
Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communicationskills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively operate standard officeequipment including computers, phone and electronicmessaging.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperativeworking relationships within the department, the university,outside agencies, and other organizations.
Ability and willingness to share ideas, to be open to the ideas of others, work toward organizational goals and interests.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internaland external constituencies.
Commitment to Diversity - an appreciation of the benefits of adiverse workplace and willingness to take actions to enhance thediversity of WSU.
Essential Work Competencies
Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with orwithout accommodation.
Mental Requirements
Ability to work independently and meet expectations of the jobwith little or no direct supervision.
Ability to reason logically and make sound decisions, to consideralternative and diverse perspectives, to communicate effectivelyboth orally and in writing, to remain poised under allcircumstances, and to interact effectively with people in apositive manner that engenders confidence and trust.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently in high stress andconflict situations.
Ability to simultaneously address multiple complex problems
Responsibility for developing and safekeeping a workplace thatvalues and supports a culturally diverse work environment.Openness to new ideas and ways, compassion, flexibility, andrespect are valued and encouraged.
Work Conditions
Most of the work is performed in an office environment butinteractions in employee workplaces are periodically necessary. This may be indoors or outside in any weather condition.
Requires some off-site locales such as community-based sites,banquet, conference, meeting facilities, corporate sites, andrecreational facilities.
Physical Requirements
Work is performed primarily in an office setting; however, sometravel offsite and overnight may be required.
Light lifting up to 50 pounds may be necessary on an occasionalbasis.
Speech, visual, and hearing abilities that are sufficient to readand view written materials and effectively communicate andinteract with WSU staff and the public—both in person and overthe telephone.
Classification Requirements
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to thefunctional managerial area which has included at least one (1)year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevanteducation and experience may be substituted for the educationalrequirement on a year-for-year basis.
Position Specific
Four (4) years project management experience or other

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