Program Coordinator (Communications)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Music (10000884)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position plans, coordinates and executes special and recurring projects and programs. The incumbent reports to a Manager-level position or higher.


For full consideration, please include a cover letter, resume, updated contact information (mail, email, phone) for three references, and three samples of work (marketing materials, brochure, press release, etc.) with a brief description regarding your specific contributions to the work being shared.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Works in collaboration with others in the Department of Music to establish the needs, schedule, and deadlines for communication projects, and in coordination with the department's multi-media specialist.
  • Prepares news stories, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, reports, presentations and/or other informational material for internal and external distribution; including social media online marketing efforts.
  • Collects data from records, reports and/or interviews, including (photos, videos, graphics, etc.), and adapts to proper styles of presentation.
  • Assists in the timely, accurate, and effective production and dissemination of printed and electronic information to internal and external audiences.
  • Applies strategic communications approaches to achieve respective individual and departmental goals.
  • Works to identify new, innovative storytelling platforms that can help share the Department of Music's story to broader audiences.
  • Coordinates the implementation and operation of assigned projects and programs, and provides guidance to students assisting with project or program.
  • Confers with University and external personnel in regard to material to be prepared.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department and University rules and regulations.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Coordinates and participates in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs and projects.
  2. Gathers and organizes data to prepare reports and/or communication tools.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university.


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


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

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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.

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