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Program Manager

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  African American Studies Program (10000833)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position manages departmental programs and activities. The incumbent manages and participates in the operation of programs, promotes the development and administration of objectives and strategic goals, and builds collaborative relationships supporting program activities.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Planning, developing, and executing course graduation ceremonies for the Program’s students.
  • Coordinating and executing post-course assessment via the Program’s student evaluations and interviews.
  • Updating and maintaining the Program’s website on a regular basis.
  • Working with the Executive Director(s) to plan, develop, and execute teacher training events.
  • Working with the Executive Director(s) and university and prison administrators to plan and establish short- and long-term schedule of program course offerings at both facilities.
  • Facilitating dialogue between Program faculty and Department of Corrections officials at both facilities.
  • Working with the University of Mississippi’s Offices of Admissions, Enrollment, and Financial Aid, and its Division of Outreach and Continuing Education and College of Liberal Arts to ensure consistent pathways for the Program’s students to receive course credit for completed coursework.
  • Working with the University of Mississippi’s Offices of Admissions, Enrollment, and Financial Aid and its Division of Outreach and Continuing Education and College of Liberal Arts to secure academic and financial aid counseling for the Program’s students who seek enrollment in a college or university upon release
  • Working with the Executive Director(s), university administrators, and the Program’s partners in grant research and grant writing, and related meeting with relevant stakeholders.
  • In anticipation of the restoration of Pell grants for incarcerated students (in 2023), serving as an as-needed financial aid counselor and liaison for the Program’s students, carrying out important business functions such as helping them in completing the FAFSA.
  • Managing the Program’s public relations, including the arrangement of print, online, and on-camera interviews and news stories in ways that affirm the humanity of the Program’s students.
  • Working with the Executive Director(s) in the Program’s hiring processes, post-release assessment of its students, and student internship development.
  • Working with the Program Director in academic advising of the Program’s majors.
  • Coordinating the Program’s lecture series and social events.
  • Updating and maintaining the Program’s website on a regular basis.
  • Managing the Program’s public relations.

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

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

 

AND

 

Experience:
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

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.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi