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Leadership Programming & Communications Coordinator - Luckyday


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  VC for Student Affairs (10000801)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

This position provides daily operational support as a key member of the Luckyday Scholars Program. The incumbent assists the Director and Assistant Director with program development, manages the daily operations of the Luckyday Scholars Program, develops and manages communication strategies, teaches development courses, and provides guidance and direction for students, staff, and faculty.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develops student cohort programming to foster community within the Luckyday Scholars Program.
  • Coordinates Peer Mentor Team, including selection, training, and advising mentors as they build community with first year students.
  • Teaches and develops first year seminar courses.
  • Assists Director and Assistant Director and serves as a vital member of the Luckyday Program team assisting with the design and implementation of a comprehensive Scholarship Program focusing on the Luckyday values of scholarship, community, leadership, and service.
  • Participates in the development and assessment of program activities.
  • Establishes communication plan for events and programs including creating content for web platforms, developing student e-newsletter, and coordinating social media content and other communication pieces as needed.
  • Supervises Peer Mentor communication with incoming students through the spring and summer.
  • Assists with the development of alumni communication strategy.
  • Develops and oversees communication strategy for current and prospective students, campus partners, alumni, and other constituents.
  • Assists with creating, developing, and producing promotional program materials.
  • Facilitates mentoring sessions with students to enhance their educational development.
  • Manages social media presence and oversees social media strategies.
  • Develops leadership and communication plan for residential mentor team.
  • Coordinates with student leaders to plan and implement campus, community, and departmental activities such as speakers, holiday events, trips, and other social opportunities.
  • Advises student committees and collaborates with them to create and implement programming for Luckyday Scholars.
  • Supports students as they transition from high school into college, through graduation and connecting as alumni.
  • Performs administrative duties such as maintaining student files, creating reports, and supporting senior staff as needed.
  • 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. Assists with planning, development, and implementation of leadership and communication programs.
  2. Manages communication strategies including social media marketing campaign and strategies.
  3. Serves as a liaison to student leaders, community partners, and staff.
  4. Teaches courses related to student educational development.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.




Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

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.

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.

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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