Program Manager

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 012200 - Social Science Research Center
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

15/ Minimum 47,200

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop an understanding of, and be able to articulate, the specific goals, activities, work plan and theory of change in the Child Health Development Project
• Assess the types of funding streams that maybe available to sustain the current project
• Understand the scope and breath of creating systems change for young children (0-71 months) to promote child health and developmental screenings, interventions and follow-up
• Understand the operational and financial needs and goals of sustaining such a project
• Identify potential funding opportunities at the community, state and national levels—both public and private 
• Perform a needs analysis with the Project PI and Co-PIs on a continual basis to establish development objectives with each phase of the project
• Work in concert with the project team members to write abstracts and assist with grant preparation when potential funding sources are identified
• Work in concert with the post-doctoral fellow in determining both state and federal funding opportunities that can facilitate the sustainability of the CHDP
• Participate in CHDP team meetings and sub-team meetings
• Participate in meetings with the UMMC team, as directed
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the PI and Co-PIs
• Provide updates/reports to the PI and Co-PIs

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Philanthropy, Health Sciences, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two or more years' direct experience in fundraising, grant-writing or advancement in a higher education setting
• Master's Degree 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with team members, multiple and varied constituencies
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to meet travel requirements of position 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment, although some travel will be required
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk
• No or very limited physical effort required

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability. 

Instructions for Applying:

In addition to applying online and attaching a cover letter and resume, please submit two letters of reference and transcripts to:  Program Manager applicant pool, P. O. Box 5287, Mississippi State, MS  39762. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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