Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:
The Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (FSNHP) at MSU offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in nutrition, food science, and culinology; the Master of Science degree in the three concentrations of Nutrition, Food Science, and Health Promotion; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutrition and Food Science concentrations. Both the department and MSU focus strongly on preparing graduates to excel in their chosen professions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Manages and oversees the programmatic operations of MSU Extension Service’s AIM for CHangE project, ensuring compliance with university, state, and federal policies and regulations; develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation of the program/project, including policies, procedures, and principles related to programmatic delivery and implementation and data/ evaluation integrity.
2. Administers MSU Extension Service AIM for CHangE project’s interaction with MSU Extension and Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion’s business team, MSU Extension Agents, the Research and Extension Center Heads/staff, Department Heads, campus faculty and county-based faculty and staff.
3. Develops, directs, and implements strategies to strengthen and support the MSU Extension Service AIM for CHangE project mission; liaison with the Business Coordinator, and MSU Extension and FSNHP Administration to ensure all programs are run in compliance with university, state and federal regulations.
4. Designs and develops or assists with the design and development of programs or projects dealing with the MSU Extension Service AIM for CHangE project 's administrative operations and ancillary personnel administratively based in the regional offices; develop and implement systems and processes for the AIM for CHangE team; establish and maintain records including but not limited to data integrity, data collection and data analysis; oversee and/or coordinate the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develop, write, and present comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports; prepare data for submission into national data reporting systems; utilization and management of internal data reporting systems; software development as needed for increased data management and reporting.
5. Collaborates with the project director and the business coordinator to ensure that expenditures are consistent with the goals of the project and reported accordingly.
Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Accounting, Management, Human Resources, Public Health, Health Promotion, Nutrition or related field with three years' experience in employee relations and grants and contracts or other related experience and/or education. Demonstrate strong communication skills, both orally and written; interpersonal skills to interact with all levels at the University community. Knowledge of databases and their applications in a university environment. Knowledge of SQL and software development. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and/or in a team or small-group setting. Valid driver’s license.
Master's degree in business administration, public policy and administration, public health, health promotion, nutrition, or a related field; knowledge of Extension; knowledge of recruiting employees and personnel management; and knowledge of managing grants from the beginning to end. Demonstrated public speaking skills to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner. Data management skills including data integrity and data analysis. Three five years experience in project management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrate strong communication skills, both orally and written; interpersonal skills to interact with all levels at the University community. Knowledge of databases and their applications in a university environment. Knowledge of SQL and software development. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and/or in a team or small-group setting.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
1. Some driving and travel required to implementation sites across Mississippi.
2. No unusual physical requirements.
3. Frequent external 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; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
4. Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
Instructions for Applying:
Apply online and submit a resume, cover letter, complete contact information for three professional references and a current unofficial transcript (with social security numbers removed). An official copy of transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.
Contingent upon continued availability of funding.
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.