University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) — Program Director of APAC (Community & Economic Development Department)

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (Cooperative Extension) – Little Rock, Arkansas

Program Director – APAC – (Community & Economic Development Department)

The Program Director serves as full time program manager of a federally-funded sponsored project, responsible for complying with all relevant DOD and UA System Division of Agriculture regulations and ensuring designated services are provided to Arkansas businesses, including maintaining (or overseeing the maintenance of) detailed data on all aspects of the Center’s operation, and administering the Cost-Sharing Cooperative Agreement. Develops and maintains instructional materials in various formats, including electronic, for delivering formal and informal training and procurement technical assistance to owners, managers, and employees of Arkansas businesses in topics related to contracting with federal, state, and local governmental units and their contractors. Supervises all employees assigned to the Center, in accordance with University policies and procedures, including disciplinary action when required, recruitment to fill vacant positions, and securing temporary employees when needed.

Required: Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field of study is required. Preferred: Five (5) years of relevant professional experience. The experience should be related to public contracting including small business programs. Professional certification as a Contract Manager, Public Buyer, or similar credential. Demonstrated ability to explain complex and challenging regulations and procedures to entrepreneurs and employees. Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulation, DOD Grants and Agreement Regulations, and requirements related to the PTAC program is preferred.

Contact: To apply, visit Posting # 450

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