Sr. Project Coordinator, ACI

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 194100 - Advanced Composites Institute
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Lead and coordinate efforts related to the Mississippi Advanced Composites (MAC) Training Academy. Leads the development of scopes, budgets, and reports for ACI-related research proposals and projects, with a focus on training and outreach. Works with government and commercial partners, academic partners, and other research stakeholders to track training progress and budget milestones and follow project schedules. Ensures all activities and projects meet applicable deadlines, budgets, and high-quality standards.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Lead the development, growth, and sustainment of the Mississippi Advanced Composites
(MAC) Training Academy
2. Lead all workforce development, outreach, training, and student engagement including all
external and internal coordination, curriculum development, scheduling, communication,
human resources, and marketing for the MAC Training Academy and other ACI programs.
3. Supervise MAC Training Academy employees, students, and operations.
4. Coordinate project management activities for other ACI related projects.
5. Track proposal and project deadlines.
6. Ensure project organization and plan execution.
7. Provide guidance to researchers and stakeholders as directed by the Program Manager
8. Monitor and report progress of research tasks and deliverables.
9. Track project issues and risks.
10. Prepare and submit appropriate progress and summary reports as specified.
11. Works with the institute's technical experts to develop composite training/exposure
12. Leads meetings/events, including trainings, customer tours, and student engagements.
13. Leads development and coordination of proposals, presentations, and other projects
directly related to workforce development, training, and outreach.
14. Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility
Some (1-5 employees, Graduate Research Assistants, and student workers)
Supervise jr. employees/coordinators and other affiliates of the MAC training center.
Supervises all activity and coordination of curriculum development and execution for the
MAC Training Academy

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a related field; Three years experience in workforce development or placement, Project coordination, operations, business management, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge, formal education, or defined experience in workforce development,
placement, or student outreach.
• Knowledge of project management techniques and tools.
• Experience in managing projects and leading project teams.
• Knowledge of all Microsoft Office Products, and other computer-based programs.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Organizational skills to include time management and multi-tasking.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and
nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
• Frequent- External imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control;
interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate the nature or volume of work
with certainty beyond a few days; meeting deadlines and coordination of unrelated
activities are key to the position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions
involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
• Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects
with hands.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume.

We will accept applications only from persons with indefinite employment authorization in the U.S., and will not sponsor for nonimmigrant or immigrant status for this position.

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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