Job Details

Kansas State University
  • Position Number: 4548846
  • Location: Manhattan, KS
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Director of Strategic Projects

Department: 3670005010 Admin & Finance Vice President
Job no: 515846
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance
Pay Grade: 13A

About This Role:
The Director of Strategic Projects delivers project management, strategic alignment, and implementation support for key organizational projects and initiatives within the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF). As directed and assigned by the VPAF, the Director will ensure clear coordination of objectives, promote opportunities for campus engagement, plan and track project milestones, and lead discussions that foster change within the university. This position is responsible for managing, evaluating, and monitoring complex projects which are included in multiple divisional portfolios within Administration and Finance. The position will also execute individual projects as assigned by the VPAF. The Director will collaborate with all relevant divisional leaders to implement and deliver actionable, measurable outcomes.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:
This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State's guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Relevant Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of related experience which includes project management experience that includes a combination of the following:

o Managing multiple concurrent projects

o Demonstrated ability to complete projects through their entire life cycle, including successful completion and closeout.
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Ability to manage scope, time and resources using standard commercially available tools such as MS Project, Primavera, Smartsheet, OmniPlan, TeamDynamix, etc.
  • Experience completing work and driving change in an inclusive, consensus-driven environment.
  • Experience managing information technology projects that produce enterprise-class products and services
  • Knowledge of web usability and accessibility standards and best practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and expertise in the application of project management methodologies
  • Very strong interpersonal skills

Other Requirements:
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
  1. Online Application
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume with 3 Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:
$78,359.00-$103,818.00 Annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Aug 09, 2023
Application Closes: Open until filled

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