Project Manager

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 192500 - Research Curriculum Unit
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

15/ Minimum: 47,900

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties that may be assigned to this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

1. Lead the development, creation, implementation, and quality control of career and technical education secondary and postsecondary assessments that comprise the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System.
2. Must understand education achievement-related data sets and be able to organize, analyze, and effectively communicate the student outcomes.
3. Keep abreast of all new development in areas of assessment as it relates to student outcomes and disseminate current information to stakeholders.
4. Must develop and lead meetings, workshops, and presentations in an online or face-to-face environment for teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders in the areas of assessment, data collection, analysis, and implementation. The face-to-face events will include the responsibility of making presentations in front of large groups of people in statewide, regional, and district settings.
5. Must work independently to lead projects from beginning to end.
6. Must work with other RCU personnel in project teams or manage the team to complete tasks.
7. Must prepare and present project status reports, including necessary reports and budgets.
8. Must be flexible and willing to change assignments and responsibilities regularly throughout the year.
9. May be asked to help with curriculum writing, assessment, and professional learning functions of the RCU that are core operations.
10. Must be flexible and willing to change assignments and responsibilities regularly throughout the year.
11. May be asked to support curriculum writing, assessment, and professional learning functions of the RCU that are core operations.
12. Must support grant writing efforts, including identification of potential project, partners, and budget preparation.
13. Serves in a support role to all divisions within the RCU.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience working in education or non-profit organizations in the area of assessment, instruction, or professional learning activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and three years’ experience working in education related organizations in assessment, instruction, curriculum, professional learning, or project/grant management activities.

Demonstrated leadership or administrative experience in an education or non-profit environment, preferably in a middle-level management or supervisory role. Exemplary teaching and/or administrative experience in middle/high school.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to innovate and work as both a team member and team leader. Experience with developing and planning intervention strategies based on assessment data. Understanding of curriculum development, assessment development, and evaluation methods. Experience with making presentations and leading meetings. Ability to create educational products at a level of high quality. Strong ability to work autonomously and independently to manage project. Experience with current technology, emerging technologies, office systems, Blackboard and other online learning management systems is a plus. Knowledge of education trends in the areas of State and National Standards, Career Pathways, innovative high school designs, leadership, 21st century skills, and college and career readiness. Demonstrated strong experience working with education achievement data.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. Expectations and job assignments will change frequently.

Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.

Job frequently requires driving and applicant must hold valid driver’s license.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online and submit a resume, cover letter and the complete contact information for at least 3 references.

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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