Project Manager

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Position type: Part-Time 12-Month
Department: 190300 - Social Science Research
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The primary role for the Project Manager will be to provide support for multiple research and evaluation projects at the Social Science Research Center. This will include assisting with the development of external funding proposals in education and related fields; data collection including collecting survey, document, interview, and other data; conducting education research, evaluation, and data analysis; communicating with research partners about ongoing activities; and developing reports and publications. The Project Manager will also assist in the implementation of rural education outreach and service activities through the Social Science Research Center including production of a rural-focused journal and implementation of the Education Policy Fellowship Program.

Salary Grade:  15

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.

Department Profile:

The SSRC is a 72 year old organization with a fully developed interdisciplinary program. For more information, please visit our website at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Collaborate across campus to identify external funding opportunities and develop proposals.
2. Collaborate to conduct education research and program evaluation.
3. Use online tools to collect survey, interview, document, and other data from partner institutions. Monitor data collection at all collaborating sites.
4. Support and conduct research data analysis.
5. Support the development of research publications and presentations.
6. Support implementation of rural education programs in the SSRC, including the MS Education Policy Fellowship Program and publication of a rural-focused journal
7. Engage in social media and other communication to promote grant and program activities
8. Establish, maintain, and update files, databases, records, and/or other documents and assist with internal and external reports.
9. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master's Degree in a related field.
2. Project management or coordination ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong technology skills and experience with survey research
2. Strong communication skills.
3. Knowledge of state and/or federal policy or advocacy and/or rural education or post-secondary education contexts.
4. Experience collaborating with a team.
5. Experience in coordinating large projects.
6. Grant writing and/or external funding experience
7. Education or program evaluation experience.
8. Knowledge of education or social science research methodology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Organizing and coordinating skills.
2. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
3. Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
4. Ability to compose and edit written materials, including scholarly publications.
5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
6. Self-motivated and detail-oriented.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
2. No or very limited physical effort required.
3. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

In addition to applying online and attaching a cover letter, and CV/resume, please submit a transcript and two letters of recommendation either online or to Jennifer Flannagan at Social security numbers should be redacted prior to submission.

Restricted Clause:

Position is 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, 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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