Project Coordinator for Health Services and Research

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Scot Evans

Posting Number: 001273  
Job Title: Project Coordinator for Health Services and Research  
Grant Funded? Yes  
Possible Internal Promotion? No Response  
Position Type: Staff  
Campus: Hattiesburg  
Department: Institute for Disability Studies  
Pay Grade Level: N/A

Job Summary: Located in the Jackson IDS office. Coordinates the daily administrative and programmatic operations of the Mississippi Integrated Community Systems for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Families (MICS) program funded by HRSA. The MICS program is a collaborative effort involving the Mississippi Department of Health, USM, Family to Family Education and Health Information Center, other state and community agencies, and families. The purpose of MICS is to create a seamless system of family-centered, community-based, culturally competent services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs and their families that are easy to use, sustainable, and based on evidence-based practices. In addition, conduct research in health and related fields that affect persons with disabilities, as well as serve as a pre-service faculty at USM.

Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinates the daily operations of the MICS program. Coordinates activities of project staff while exercising independent judgment and a high degree of discretionary authority. Provides technical and administrative assistance and research support to identify the needs and available resources related to the project.
Assists the Executive Director/Project Director to ensure the project remains within funding limitations, adherence to reporting requirements.
Solicit and conduct health and related areas research, including grant writing. Teach at least one class per year.
Coordinates with Executive Director/Project Director to receive, approve and submit all sub-contractors invoices and PO's through IDS and the University system.
Maintains hard and electronic copies of all documentation associated with the MICS project.  

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate degree or equivalent in health or related field. At least five years experience in project management, research and grants management. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have conducted or served on a research team.

Preferred Qualifications: Postsecondary teaching experience preferred, but not required.  
Posting Date: 08-14-2009  
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit publications written by applicant.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required to talk and hear. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms; push or pull objects, tools, or controls; use hands to grasp objects, tools, or controls. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; stand or walk; and use hands to finger objects, tools, or controls.
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Additional University/Departmental Information: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls nearly 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at To learn more about IDS, visit  
To apply for this position, please visit and enter posting number 0001273.
Royal Walker, Jr.,JD
Institute for Disability Studies
The University of Southern Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Road, Room 727
Jackson, Mississippi  39211
601-432-6974 (FAX)


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