Director of DeSoto/Grenada Campuses


Southaven, MS, US, 38671

Department:  Southaven Regional Campus (10000827)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

The University of Mississippi, a public, comprehensive, research institution located in Oxford, Mississippi, seeks an energetic, accomplished leader who has a record of success in working with non-traditional students, for the UM-DeSoto and UM-Grenada Campuses.  UM-DeSoto is located in Southaven, MS and UM-Grenada is located in Grenada, MS serving northwest Mississippi. The Director for the University of Mississippi DeSoto and Grenada campuses is in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, reporting through the Assistant Provost for Regional Campuses to the Associate Provost for Outreach and Continuing Education.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provides leadership consistent with the Empower Now Strategic Plan and manages the day-to-day activities of the campuses 
  • Provides leadership in enrollment management and the recruitment process
  • Maintains and grows the collaborative relationships with the Community College partners with whom the campuses are associated
  • Develops and maintains dynamic, lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages in the campus service areas
  • Nurtures a positive relationship with the communities, local businesses, and industries in the area
  • Prepares annual reports on enrollments, revenue, and expenditures for the regional campus. 
  • Develops and maintains campus budgets, including revenue projections, and manages fiscal affairs for the regional campus. 
  • Builds, manages, and leads a diverse team to achieve department/organizational goals.
  • Applies exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of group interactions to establish positive collaborative relationships in diverse groups.
  • Responds to the needs of a diverse population of students to foster an inclusive community/environment
  • Communicates effectively with staff and external partners
  • Oversees hiring, guidance, and supervision of regional campus staff
  • Engages in strategic planning and program assessment
  • Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required

Essential Functions

  1. Directs the regional campuses and provides leadership in enrollment management and the recruiting process.
  2. Builds and maintains relationship with external partners.
  3. Engages in strategic planning and program assessments.
  4. Supervises and manages the activities of regional campus staff.
  5. Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures.

Minimum Education/Experience


Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field





Four (4) years experience related to the duties described above


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges

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.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

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.

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