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Advancing the Science of Reading Grant Project Manager

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Position Title

Advancing the Science of Reading Grant Project Manager

About this Opportunity

The Department of Elementary Education welcomes applicants for a Grant Project Manager – Advancing the Science of Reading.

The salary for this position is: $65,000.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

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  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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FLSA

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

The Advancing the Science of Reading Grant Project Manager will collaborate with the BSU grant team to implement, monitor, and assure compliance with the grant activities, goals, and budget. Under the direction of the Chair of Elementary Education, the Project Manager will facilitate collaboration structures, take the lead on partnership communications and collaborations, engage in grant data management and report writing, and maintain grant records and resources. The Project Manager will execute the position responsibilities, including participation in weekly BSU grant team meetings and performance of other assigned duties. This position is grant funded, and the individual hired will have an At Will assignment.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in education or a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

Experience in P-12 educational settings

Minimum Other

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and virtual meeting platforms.
Strong communication (written and oral) and collaboration skills.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in education or a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Experience

Experience working with a range of educational stakeholders within the P-12 continuum, university, and community.

Preferred Other

Demonstrated knowledge of Indiana’s Science of Reading legislation and Science of Reading research.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, social justice, and community engagement.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Student worker

Required Certifications

none

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department

Elementary Education:800060

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

765-285-8560 or jtsydnor@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

The Grant Manager will collaborate with the BSU grant team to implement, monitor and assure compliance with the grant activities, goals and budget. Will manage all project activities, including faculty professional development, program and course revisions and networking activities.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Under the direction of the Chair of Elementary Education, the Project Manager will facilitate collaboration structures by taking the lead on partnership communications and collaborations.

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3

Job Duty

Collaborate in BSU grant team’s compliance assurance by monitoring implementation of grant activities, tracking internal accounting, and preparing accountability reports.

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4

Job Duty

Collect, manage, and share grant records and data.

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5

Job Duty

Lead initiatives in support of teacher candidate preparation to implement science of reading-aligned instruction and the mission of the department.

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6

Job Duty

Meet weekly with the co-PIs to ensure grant objectives are being met.

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7

Job Duty

Identify, obtain, and organize grant resources (including literature, experts in the field and on the community, etc.) to support implementation of grant activities and goals.

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8

Job Duty

Support the BSU grant team in attending and hosting grant-related meetings and convenings as needed.

Ranking

9

Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401495P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

07/01/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

06/30/2026

Open Date

02/26/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

04/03/2024

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Company

Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

 

We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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