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JOB POSTING: AccelerateMS is Hiring Program Manager


JOB TITLE:  Program ManagerFLSA STATUS:  Exempt
REPORTS TO:  Deputy DirectorLOCATION:  Jackson, MS
EFFECTIVE DATE:  December 7, 2021
SUMMARY:A Program Manager, or Strategic Program Manager, oversees and coordinates projects in the Office of Workforce Development (AccelerateMS) to meet office goals and result in productive outcomes for the state of Mississippi. The main duties include strategic direction of various programming and activities to meet the desired mission of connecting and preparing more Mississippians for high-quality careers through partnerships with educational and training entities, economic developers, communities, governmental agencies, and non-profit partners.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Program managers are responsible for overseeing the development of programs that support the organization’s main objectives. Some of the primary duties include:Organizing daily activities based on the goals of the organizationDevising new programs that support the organization’s objectivesDeveloping sustainable goals for the organizationWorking across inter-office divisions to develop budgets and plans for programmatic effortsEvaluating and assessing program strengths and weaknesses and then implementing methods to improve outcomesMonitoring projects and coordinating with partners to ensure goals are metMeeting with stakeholders to discuss program status and goalsWorking alongside executive team to provide support and feedback on programmatic effortsProactively managing varied obligations from executive teamCompleting special projects as assigned by the executive team
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:Critical thinking and ability to demonstrate high-level problem-solving techniquesInterpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals and groups, including the ability to effectively resolve conflictsStrong written and verbal communication skills to produce reports, assign tasks, accept instructions, and handle coordination among partners, among other tasksAbility to schedule and manage tasks effectivelyCost control and budgeting skillsAbility to multi-task and work under pressure to perform diverse responsibilities requiring confidentiality, initiative, and sound judgmentStrong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and OutlookAbility to work independentlyAbility to implement a project and see it to its completion
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:At least three years of experience managing complex projects and programsExperience in workforce development or economic development is preferredAligned educational program completion encouraged, but not required

To apply for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume, including the below information, to info@acceleratems.org, before 5:00 PM CST on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

  • Name, address, telephone number, and email
  • Desired job
  • Desired salary
  • Previous positions, including titles, duties, employers, locations, and dates of employment
  • Names of previous supervisors
  • Specific skills related to the job 
  • Brief narrative with information such as why you’re interested in, or qualified for, the job
  • References (typically three references with contact information) 
  • Licenses/certifications