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Project Coordinator


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Center for Research Evaluation (10000915)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-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. The candidate would be expected to work from the Oxford campus. Successful candidates may also be expected to travel (typically throughout the United States or Mississippi) approximately 10-20% of the time.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Create timelines and project plans for evaluation and applied research projects.
  • Manage project timelines and project plans to ensure project activities are delivered on time.
  • Work across multiple projects and with multiple project leads.
  • Coordinate logistics for site visits, meetings, listening sessions, and workshops.
  • Assist in facilitation during site visits, meetings, listening sessions, and workshops.
  • Design and coordinate social media posts for the Center’s social media accounts.
  • Create other communications materials, such as short newsletters, Biteable videos, etc.
  • Maintain and update content on the Center website.
  • Assist in coordinating calendars and scheduling meetings for project team and clients.
  • Coordinate day-to-day client communication.
  • Assist in developing reports and other communication tools to communicate evaluation findings and facilitate learning and use.

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.

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