Project Coordinator
University of Mississippi 79 reviews - Oxford, MS

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This is a professional position in which the incumbent coordinates the daily operations of a grant-funded project (Small Business Jobs Act ( SBJA )). Incumbents oversee, direct, and/or coordinate administrative, financial, personnel, and general business operations for the organization while exercising independent judgment and a high degree of discretionary authority. Incumbents also provide technical assistance and research support to identify the needs and available resources related to the project. The incumbent may supervise subordinate staff and works under limited supervision.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed

Coordinates statewide or national project activities.

Prioritizes and coordinates departmental resources for goal achievement. 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.

Extensive 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; 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 a grant funded project.

2. Researches and identifies needs and available resources for grant funded projects.

3. Assists with designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating efforts for reports and/or proposals.

4. Prepares reports and other documentation.

5. Serves as spokesperson for an assigned project.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.


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

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

Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license.

Special instructions to applicants

This position requires a background check upon hire.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

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