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Project Manager

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 192500 - Research Curriculum Unit
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Manage a variety of activities, projects, grants, and requests for services from external clients and customers, as well as internal MSU and RCU related projects. The Project Manager will plan and implement projects related to counseling, advising, and career development and support secondary and career and technical education as well. This individual will manage and lead a team as necessary to complete the project. The projects are education related and will require working with secondary schools. Projects will include developing and coordinating training both in-person and online. Activities may also include other RCU projects including the areas of curriculum writing, assessment, evaluation, and professional learning.

Salary Grade:  15

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:

Counseling and Career Development

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

1. Support the design, development, and maintenance of career development curricula, academic advising programs, counseling programs, and career planning for K-12.
2. Assess needs, research, plan, and coordinate curriculum, assessment, and professional learning activities.
3. Plan and lead meetings, workshops, and presentations necessary for project completion. This includes making presentations in front of large groups of people.
4. Manage and support end users in online learning management systems.
5. Collect, analyze, and report data associated with counseling and career development.
6. Plan and deliver regional and national presentations.
7. Collaborate with RCU staff and external clients in coordinating and managing projects.
8. Be flexible and willing to change assignments and responsibilities regularly throughout the year.
9. Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in counseling or Master’s degree in a field related to academic advising and career planning with two years of experience in advising.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in both secondary and post-secondary career planning, guidance, or advising.
Secondary teaching certification in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to innovate and work as both a team member and a team leader. Strong ability to work autonomously and independently to manage the project. Experience with planning and managing project budgets and reporting. Understanding of curriculum and assessment development. Experience with making presentations and leading meetings. Ability to organize and manage projects and prepare a written plan with objectives, actions, milestones, budgets, timelines, success measurements, and evaluation methods. Ability to anticipate barriers to project completion; plan and manage contingencies. Ability to write grants and proposals for external funding. Knowledge of using technology to deliver products and services. Experience with Canvas and other online learning management systems is a plus. Knowledge of education trends in the areas of Academic Standards, Career Pathways, innovative high school designs, leadership, 21st-century skills, and college and career readiness. Demonstrated experience working with education achievement data. Must have strong knowledge of instructional and emerging technologies.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. Externally 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 the position; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. Expectations and job assignments will change frequently.

Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online and submit a resume, cover letter, and the complete contact information for at least 3 references

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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