Program Manager

Updated: 17 days ago

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042 , if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

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
  • Manages and coordinates the department’s graduate student orientation program including ensuring students’ participation; participating in required health, safety and research training courses; distributing and maintaining laboratory coats, safety glasses and laboratory notebooks; and managing office/laboratory space needs.
  • Manages semester preparations, including securing classrooms, and ensuring the course catalog and department website is updated for each program, as needed.
  • Works with communication staff to maintain the department’s website and promote educational activities and accomplishments on social media.
  • Assists with application screenings for the department’s graduate programs.
  • Communicates with prospective students to address admission requirements and questions, and coordinates admission and enrollment with appropriate University personnel.
  • Coordinates laboratory rotations of new graduate students.
  • Provides assistance to faculty advisors in the student selection process for thesis projects and coordinates non-thesis projects, as needed.
  • Manages, plans and coordinates social and informational departmental events.
  • Assists in preparation, monitoring, and reconciliation of budgets for graduate programs, workshops and post-graduate course offerings.
  • Manages the planning, promotion, and operation of the Hands-On Course in Tablet Technology and other post-graduate courses and workshops.
  • Prepares graduate program reports including, enrollment trends, diversity, job placement success; and identifies areas that need attention as it relates to the department’s strategic goals.
  • Coordinates the department’s graduate internship program.
  • May teach in the School of Pharmacy, in area(s) of expertise.
  • 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.

  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates assigned programs and activities.
  • Manages and participates in the operation of programs.
  • 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.

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