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. Provide technical assistance in designing educator training that increases effectiveness and impact of the training.
2. Design and coordinate online training modules.
3. May manage the development and delivery of online training.
4. Must operate independently and teach in online learning management system
5. Must collaborate with RCU staff and external clients in coordinating and managing projects.
6. Must plan and lead meetings, workshops, and presentations necessary for project completion. This includes event planning and coordination as well as making presentations in front of large groups of people.
7. Must work independently to lead projects from beginning to end.
8. Must understand education achievement related data sets and be able to organize, analyze and effectively communicate the data.
9. Must work with other RCU personnel in project teams or manage the team to complete tasks.
10. Must prepare and present project status reports, including necessary reports and budgets.
11. Must be flexible and willing to change assignments and responsibilities regularly throughout the year.
12. May be asked to support curriculum writing, assessment, and professional learning functions of the RCU that are core operations.
13. Must support grant writing efforts, including identification of potential project, partners, and budget preparation.
14. Serves in a support role to all divisions within the RCU.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience working in education related organizations in administration, teaching, training, curriculum, field technical assistance, or project/grant management activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and three years’ experience working in education related organizations in administration, training, curriculum, or project/grant management activities.

Demonstrated leadership or administrative experience in an education related field. Experience leading teams, planning, budgeting, and training. Experience making presentations in front of large groups.

At least 2 years of demonstrated instructional or leadership coaching while using innovative solutions to educational challenges.

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. Strong ability to work autonomously and independently to manage project. Experience coaching and influencing others to accomplish tasks. Experience with online learning management systems. Experience with making presentations and leading meetings. Ability to organize and manage projects and prepare a written plan with objectives, actions, milestones, budgets, timelines, success measurements, and evaluation methods. Ability to anticipate barriers to project completion; plan and manage contingencies. Ability to write grants and proposals for external funding. Knowledge of using technology to deliver products and services. Knowledge of education trends in the areas of Academic Standards, Career Pathways, innovative high school designs, leadership, 21st century skills, and college and career readiness. Demonstrated strong experience working with education achievement data. Must have strong knowledge of instructional and emerging technologies.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

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

Requires moderate travel with some overnight stays. Travel to schools in Mississippi and visit to out-of-state partner organizations and schools.

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 driving, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.

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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