The position is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is responsible for supervising and employing program staff, providing leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the comprehensive program, developing annual goals and objectives for the project, identifying and organizing information regarding clientele needs, reviewing and evaluating program content, methods of delivery, and activities for program effectiveness and impact; Ability to use evaluation results for program improvement, scheduling and implementing the training on the evaluation instruments, coordinating and delivering trainings as outlined on the grant proposal, corresponding with funding source as needed to ensure the timelines as described in the grant proposal are met, coordinating all paperwork as associated with the acquisition of supplies and training materials, ordering all supplies and other materials needed for the office, performing all other duties necessary to execute the program as proposed.
Salary Grade: 13
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Throughout its history, Mississippi State University-Extension (MSU-ES) has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to programs that directly impact young children and their families. In the past decade, MSU-ES has distinguished itself as Mississippi’s premier infrastructural support of high-quality early childhood education.
Anticipated Appointment Date:
May 2022 or until filled.
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. Providing leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the comprehensive program.
2. Developing annual goals and objectives for the project.
3. Develop, implement, and deliver parent education workshops.
4. Develop, implement, and deliver activities for children and families.
5. Develop, implement, and deliver trainings for early care providers.
6. Identifying and organizing information regarding clientele needs.
7. Reviewing and evaluating program content, methods of delivery, and activities for program effectiveness and impact; Ability to use evaluation results for program improvement.
8. Assisting in employing the staff.
9. Scheduling and implementing the training on the evaluation instruments.
10. Coordinating and scheduling events for the Mobile R&Rs.
11. General oversight of Mobile R&Rs.
12. Corresponding with funding source as needed to ensure the transfer of information is timely and accurate.
13. Scheduling and monitoring the work of the staff to ensure timelines are met as described in the grant.
14. Coordinating all paperwork associated with the acquisition of supplies and training materials.
15. Ordering all supplies and other materials needed for the office.
16. Supervising program staff.
17. Overseeing and coordinating the technology component of the project.
18. Performing all other duties necessary to execute the program as proposed
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Human Sciences, or other closely related field.
Experience: Three (3) years similar to duties described above.
Licensure: Valid MS Driver's License.
Exceptions: An equivalent combination of related education and related experience may be considered for this position.
* Experience in directing resource and referral system or closely related field.
* Experience in early childhood development settings.
* Prior experience in education and curriculum development and training.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to work with and adapt research materials for educational use which can be effectively communicated orally and/or in writing.
2. Good verbal and written communication skills.
3. Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
4. Ability to work with diverse populations.
5. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
6. Ability to travel out of the local area.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
- Ability to travel out of local area. Overnight travel will be required. Use of personal car required.
- Frequent – Externally imposed deadlines set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature and volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; irregular hours may be anticipated; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position.
- Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
- Job requires standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 40 pounds.
- Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu by submitting: the completed online application, submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a current unofficial transcript (with social security numbers removed prior to submission).
An official transcript will be required if selected for employment.
May 13, 2022.
Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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