Project Coordinator

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 012000 - Food Sci Nutrition Hlth Promo
Location: Various locations in Mississippi
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The position implements the project of the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition (MTFC). Two primary functions of the position include serving as a liaison to the community and completing all aspects of the grant goals and objectives.

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.

Department Profile:

The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Health Promotion at MSU offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in nutrition and food science. A bachelor of Science degree in the three concentrations of Nutrition, Food Science and Health Promotion; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutrition, Food Science and Functional Foods. Both the department and MSU focus strongly on preparing graduates to excel in their chosen professions.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

April 2024. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Completes all grant objectives as set forth by the funders of the Mississippi Tabacco Free Coalition (MTFC).
2. Contacts all coalition members and conducts meetings as required by the granting agency.
3.Plans, implements, and evaluates the project as required by the granting agency.
4.Provides updated best practice resources to all constituents.
5.Supports planning, implementation, and evaluation of trainings associated with the grant.
6.Records budget expenses on the project in accordance with MSU Policy.
7.Creates schedule and fosters programs and presentations for grant objectives which can include awareness, education cognitive-behavioral skill development, norms clarification, and motivational enhancement.
8.Provides trainings and presentations as documented by the granting agency.
9.Participates in staff meetings and specific periodic general health education programming that is provided to employees as needed.
11.Participates in required divisional activities and programs as necessary.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field.
Substitutions: No Substitutions Allowed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
• Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Records maintenance skills.
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
• Advanced writing and editorial skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable.

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 than immediate supervisor.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Apply online with resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Screening Date:

March 14, 2024, until filled. 

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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