Project Coordinator

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 051300 - Curriculum,Instruction & Special Ed
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This full-time position will be responsible for daily management of a variety of tasks related to a statewide research study regarding innovations and best practices in Mississippi’s emergency response to pandemic teaching conditions. The person in this position will work
directly with multiple faculty members in the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, as well as with Mitchell Memorial Library. This program is supported by a grant from the Governor’s Emergency from the U.S. Department of Education. Work will
primarily be conducted on the Starkville campus.

Salary Grade:  13

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

Public Education

Anticipated Appointment Date:

March 16, 2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Serve in a leadership role to manage the administration of project duties daily.
2. Schedule research faculty meetings, prepare resulting documents, record and compile minutes, and conduct follow-ups when needed.
3. Supervise student and intermittent workers to support timely completion of all project deliverables.
4. Implement the project's communication plan with various internal and external stakeholders.
5. Collect, analyze and mange database searches for existing literature related to the research study topic.
6. Support research faculty efforts toward data aggregation, analysis, and interpretation through surveys and focus groups.
7. Provide assistant as need with production and dissemination of the statewide research report.
8. Interact effectively with other teachers, faculty, and additional members of the program to achieve program goals.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with education or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous federal grant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong organizational, management, and supervisory skills, excellent attention to detail, and experience working in a project-based environment. Must be able to prioritize and complete tasks on short notice, as well as demonstrate adaptability to learn new skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others is a must. Requires excellent professional communication skills in person, on the telephone, and in writing. Experience with data entry, recordkeeping, office software, and video conferencing skills are preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
2. Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other then immediate supervisor.
3. Job frequently require sittings, talking, hearing.
4. Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, handling, objects with hands, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
5. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.

Restricted Clause:

This position is contingent upon the 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, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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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