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Program Manager


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Institute of Child Nutrition (10001005)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

The Native American/Tribal Communities Program Manager position will manage the Institute of Child Nutrition's national Native American/Tribal Communities initiative for child nutrition professionals along with program activities.  The incumbent will manage and participate in the operation of Native American/Tribal Communities programs, promote the development and administration of the initiative's objectives and strategic goals, and build national collaborative partnerships supporting the initiative activities.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Plans, develops, and executes culturally-appropriate programs, projects, and other tasks in support of operational goals and needs. 
  • Participates in the development of culturally-appropriate objectives and goals based on tribal knowledge and experience and develops procedures to efficiently manage operations.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Manages and maintains departmental records.
  • Serves as liaison to internal and external constituents (included but not limited to: USDA, tribal leaders, tribal nations, and Indigenous Subject Matter Experts).
  • Facilitates communication and networking among staff and faculty to build collaborative relationships with tribal nations and other Indigenous people. 
  • Monitors expenses related to programs.
  • Collects, organizes, maintains, and tracks data.
  • May supervise, train, and coordinate the activities of subordinate staff.
  • Collects and analyzes data for use in making recommendations, assessing progress, reporting to internal or external constituents, and/or developing proposals.
  • Attends related meetings and conferences.
  • 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. Plans, develops, implements and evaluates assigned programs and activities.
  2. Manages and participates in the operation of programs.
  3. Facilitates communication to build collaborative relationships.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.




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


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
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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: Oxford Mississippi