Project Coordinator


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Teacher Education (10000910)
Employee Designation:  Regular Part-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position coordinates the daily operations of departmental projects. The incumbent oversees, directs, and/or coordinates administrative, financial, personnel, and general business operations for the department and provides technical assistance and support to identify the needs and available resources related to the projects.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Coordinates departmental project activities.
  • Prioritizes and coordinates departmental resources for goal achievement and provides initial budgetary and expenditure assessments of subcontracts.
  • Assesses potential sources of funding based on legislative, business, and industry trends.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures; participates in office planning; and supervises efficient operation of office in meeting external party needs.
  • Serves as point of contact with various funding agencies.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and disseminates relevant materials.
  • May be required to travel to various off-campus locations including business and industry sites.
  • Provides technical writing and budget preparation support as needed for proposal and project development and reporting requirements.
  • Facilitates communication and networking among project participants and external entities.
  • Develops, programs, modifies, and maintains the project’s information systems utilizing technology.
  • Designs and oversees data retrieval procedures for data collection, performs analyses on data collected, and reports findings and makes recommendations.
  • 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. Manages and coordinates the daily activities of departmental projects.
  2. Researches and identifies needs and resources for projects.
  3. Assists with designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating efforts for reports and/or proposals.
  4. Prepares reports and other documentation.
  5. Serves as point of contact for assigned projects.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.



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



Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license. (Requirement for Academic Support Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Graduate School)


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

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