Academic Coordinator

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited
Department: 410200 - Disability Resource Center
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Academic Coordinator develops and administers academic opportunities for program participants and provides one-on-one strategies to assist program participants in university courses. This position also helps promote and market the ACCESS (Academics, Campus Life, Community Involvement, Employment Opportunities, Socialization, and Self-Awareness) Program in the state and develop academic related trainings both on and off campus.

Salary Grade:  14

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Serves as lead instructor for ACCESS on campus courses.
2. Assists with curriculum development and revisions for ACCESS courses.
3. Serves as an academic liaison for college professors, MSU advisors, and student academic tutors.
4. Facilitates person-centered planning meetings for ACCESS students to identify and monitor goals.
5. Collaborates with school systems statewide to participate in transition fairs and also to enhance recruitment efforts for students with intellectual disabilities into the ACCESS program.
6. Provides information via webinars, workshops, and direct support to school systems in Mississippi on the effective implementation of person-centered planning.
7. Works closely with relevant agencies such as the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Mississippi Partnerships for Employment, Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Institute for Disability Studies, Disability Rights Mississippi, and Advanced Training for a Powerful Workforce (Mississippi Community Colleges) to support successful transition out of the program and into the workforce.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Education

3 years’ work experience with students who exhibit disabilities plus the education

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Excellent written communication and research skills,
2. Ability to pay attention to details with organizational skills.
3. Ability to understand and execute complex instructions.
4. Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to use a variety of database and spreadsheet programs.
6. Strong technological skills.
7. Comfortable with multi-tasking and meeting stringent deadlines.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Requires limited lifting of files and records up to 25 pounds. Work is primarily performed in a indoor in a temperature-controlled facility.
2. Frequent external imposed deadlines; 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.
3. Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.

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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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