An exciting new opportunity is currently available for an individual with the skills and abilities to manage the financial, personnel, and operational functions of a Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant received by Berea College. This position will lead a one year process to support the development of a plan to implement a Promise Neighborhood in the Appalachian counties of Jackson, Clay and Owsley, Kentucky. At the conclusion of the planning grant period, Berea College may receive funding to implement a continuum of solutions that will significantly improve educational
outcomes for youth in these rural counties. (A detailed position description is available upon request.)
The successful candidate should have extensive experience in federal grant administration and have significant experience engaging community members; collecting and analyzing data, coordinating partnerships, developing and administering budgets; and designing, implementing and evaluating community and academic programs. Candidates should possess the following: five years of administrative experience in programs working with rural populations, preferably
with federal grants, budgeting, reporting, grant writing, project implementation, and project evaluation; a Masters degree in Education, Community Development, Public Administration or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education
and experience. All candidates should be capable of providing a successful record of collaboration and teamwork, have exceptional communication skills, creativity, and the highest level of integrity.
An Application to Join the College Staff
is required for consideration for this position. In addition, please include a resume and a detailed letter addressing how the applicant is specifically prepared to meet the skills, abilities, and duties of the position, as well as the areas in which the applicant believes additional training might be necessary. Qualified applicants may obtain an application either through the Office of People Services, Suite 100, Fairchild Hall on the campus, or by downloading the application on line at www.berea.edu/hr
. The review of applications will begin
immediately.Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all peoples of the earth to learn and work here. Employment decisions are based on training, education and experience related to the requirements of the job. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.
Source - Lexington Herald Leader