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Program Assistant, Temporary


Jackson, MS, US, 39216

Department:  Division of Pharmacy Professional Dev (10000936)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Part-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position performs administrative and office support duties for academic areas involved with special programs. The incumbent gathers data and prepares reports, communicates and provides support for special programs and monitors a database for course/program offerings.  

Examples of Work Performed

  • Communicates with academic departments in the collection and maintenance of data reflecting degree or special programs, course listings, and information concerning instructional programs.
  • Assists in the registration for special programs; provides applications and various other materials; prepares receipts for course fees.
  • Processes appropriate personnel forms.
  • Ensures that classrooms are assigned appropriately.
  • Maintains interface with academic departments, students and prospective students to inform them of courses, processes refund requests when appropriate, distributes grade reports to students and other appropriate personnel.
  • May make work assignments; may review the work of assigned employees; assists in the training of new employees.
  • Prepares and delivers course materials, correspondence, and other forms and documents; reviews and proofs for accuracy.
  • Maintains database of course offerings/assignments.
  • Updates and maintains information on department website.
  • Utilizes standardized procedures to code record changes.
  • May assist with monitoring departmental budget.
  • Gathers and organizes data for report preparation.
  • Performs office support duties related to the work described herein.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Maintains and monitors database of information regarding course/program offerings.
  2. Maintains interface with academic departments, students and/or prospective students.
  3. Performs office support duties.
  4. Gathers data and prepares reports.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).



Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi