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MS Career Opportunities


Innovations Lab Administrative Assistant

MS Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Position Description

The MS Alliance seeks an Administrative Assistant o provide a wide range of administrative and clerical services supporting the mission, goals and activities of The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, particularly focused on effective implementation and sustainability of Alliance special projects programming, including the Innovations Lab.

Project Manager

University of Mississippi Center for Research and Evaluation

Position Description

This position manages department activities, programs, and projects. The incumbent participates in the development and administration of objectives and strategic goals, serves as professional liaison to internal and external constituents, and builds collaborative relationships supporting project activities. The candidate would be allowed to work remotely, preferably from the Jackson, Mississippi area.  Successful candidates may also be required to travel (typically throughout the United States or Mississippi) approximately 10-20% of the time.

Principal Evaluation Associate

University of Mississippi Center for Research and Evaluation

Position Description

The Center for Research Evaluation is an independent evaluation center housed at the University of Mississippi. We work with communities, universities and other mission-focused organizations to lead meaningful evaluations that enhance the impact of their work.

We are recruiting a full-time Principal Evaluation Associate to help lead either our Education or Community change-focused evaluation units within the center.

The Principal Evaluation Associate will develop and lead a program of creative, meaningful evaluation research in their specific content area (i.e., Education and/or Community change). They  will be charged with leading and building out their relevant unit, serving as Principal Investigator on content-relevant evaluations and supervising/supporting the Graduate Assistants, Project Coordinators, Evaluation Associates and Senior Evaluation Associates who serve on their team. The Principal Evaluation Associate will also have responsibilities for business development, with the long-term goal that the Principal Evaluation Associate will lead a self-sustaining unit.


Director of Communications and Outreach

Community Foundation for Mississippi
The Community Foundation for Mississippi seeks an experienced senior staff person to be responsible for all communications efforts of the Foundation. The objective for this position is to
design and seamlessly deliver messaging all internal and external publics of the Foundation. This person works closely with the leadership of the Foundation to develop its vision and strategies
through all aspects of a comprehensive and strategic communications program.
This position is also responsible for outreach and new prospect development, to include an annual support campaign to grow public support for CFM. Position answers to the President and CEO and VP of Growth and Development.

Finance Manager

Community Foundation for Mississippi
The Community Foundation for Mississippi is seeking an experienced person to manage financial and accounting activities of the Foundation. The Finance Manager follows established policies and procedures to ensure accountability and adherence to laws and best practices. The position provides financial and bookkeeping services, prepares necessary financial analyses, income and expense reports, and assists with budgets and reporting.
This position reports to the President and CEO and is the staff liaison for the Finance Committee. In
addition, the position works closely with an outsourced vendor of accounting services to ensure predictable and smooth processes necessary for business operations

Executive Director

Community Foundation of Washington County
As the local force for charitable good, the Community Foundation of Washington County (CFWC) has granted more than $377,000 since its inception in 2012. In its effort to serve donors and invest in Washington County, the Foundation has attracted a widespread range of donors and now manages assets of more than $3.1million. Marked growth over the past nine years has enabled CFWC to address growing needs through increased donor and community engagement. It follows that its generous donors, experienced staff, and valued nonprofit partners have evolved and further honed their practices to thoughtfully assist the entire region. CFWC is now poised to seek a new Executive Director who will enthusiastically steward and build on CFWC’s successes.
The Community Foundation of Washington County seeks an accomplished leader who will provide dynamic, creative and forward-thinking leadership to promote CFWC’s goals, implement the Board-identified policy directives, cultivate charitable giving and shepherd the role of CFWC as an inclusive convener throughout the Delta region. The Executive Director will serve as the key spokesperson and face of CFWC to its grantees, donors, civic and community leaders, and will support Foundation initiatives in philanthropic activities throughout the Delta region. The new Executive Director will have a broad-based mix of experiences to promote philanthropy, including attracting new donors to increase the size and impact of CFWC, developing and deepening durable coalitions, and continuing to advance CFWC’s role in community leadership. The Executive Director will further position the organization to listen to and lift the voices of the broadest cross-section of region’s residents, unifying and engaging all in developing sustainable solutions for their communities.
All applications are held in strict confidence.  We encourage all interested candidates to send their resumes and a letter of interest to

Program Manager

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

JOB PURPOSE:  Provide coordination and leadership support to grant making activities, including the processing and tracking of grants made by the organization; obtaining, maintaining, and analysis of reports; and working both internally with programming areas, and other teams, as well as externally with grantees to provide excellent customer service with an overall focus on moving grant work through the process efficiently and effectively.

WORK LOCATION: Battle Creek, Michigan or Jackson, Mississippi

Director of Annual Giving

Millsaps College

The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Executive Director of Development.  This individual is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program designed to increase unrestricted gifts, serve as a foundation for major and planned gifts, support the overall development and campaign goals of the College, and ensure that Millsaps remains competitive among peers as measured externally by dollars raised and percentage participation. This position is full-time equivalent with evening and weekend requirements.

Director of Programs and Impact

Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi seeks an experienced senior staff person to be responsible for program services and grants management for the Foundation. This person works closely with the leadership of the Foundation to develop its vision and strategies through all aspects of a grants services program. Position answers to the President and CEO, though additional supervision by executive staff may evolve. This position will be a collaborator with grantees and funding partners for system building work. Specifically, the position is responsible for tracking and reporting on all national grants, and for creating a framework for analyzing CFM grantmaking activities and developing impact statements or stories to further the mission of the Foundation.

Community Development Coordinator

Palmer Home for Children

Would you like to work from home and drive a company car to meet with some of the kindest people in the community...all while changing children's lives? Palmer Home for Children is looking for a passionate advocate to be a road warrior, social butterfly, and community organizer to raise vital funds and awareness for children in need. 

Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to

Sports and Literacy Coach

We Will Go Ministries

We Will Go Ministries is looking for a Sports and Literacy Coach to mentor children and act as a liaison with parents and administrators.

Director, Northeast MS Health Alliance

United Way of Northeast Mississippi

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi is looking for a Health Alliance Director to provide community and organizational leadership related to health and wellness issues affecting our eight-county service area. This position will help develop and oversee our work in this area through strategic collaboration, education, and advocacy efforts.  All communication should go to Patti Parker at

Executive Director

Keep Jackson Beautiful

Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc. is seeking a full-time executive director to lead the certified local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful dedicated to changing attitudes and behavior towards environmental issues such as littering and recycling. Keep Jackson Beautiful programs focus on education, litter reduction, recycling and beautification of Jackson. An ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in one or more areas of nonprofit management, fundraising, advocacy and volunteer program

Applicants should send their resumes to or call the number provided.

Vice President of Donor Services

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis seeks a Vice President of Donor Services, who will direct the day-to-day operations of the Donor Services team, with a specific focus on customer service and donor education.

Executive Director

Starkville Area Arts Council

SAAC is actively searching for a new executive director. A position overview and application details are attached. Details can also be found on our website homepage. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume with at least three professional references (including contact information) to SAAC Search Committee at Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Resumes will be reviewed starting June 28. Position is open until filled, although an appointment is anticipated by August 1, 2021. For a full overview of responsibilities and qualifications, please visit SAAC's website (

Interim Director

Delta Arts Alliance

The Delta Arts Alliance is seeking an Interim Director to oversee planning,
development, and initial implementation of a new strategic plan while maintaining
administrative activities in the transition from current to future strategic goals. The
Interim Director will also help define future staffing and funding needs in line with the
new plan.
Appointment Term: 9 to 12 months
Start date: August 2021
Schedule: Full time salaried, flexible work hours as required
Compensation: Negotiable, commensurate with experience

Chief Program Officer
Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Momentum Nonprofit Partners is seeking to hire a Chief Program Officer (CPO). The
CPO will serve as a key member of Momentum’s leadership team. The CPO will work in
partnership with Momentum’s CEO and COO to design and implement Momentum’s
programs and services and expand outreach and business development efforts. The
CPO will be responsible for building strategic partnerships and developing special
projects and initiatives with external partners.

Americorps Programs Manager

Do you want to help build a game-changing school? Leflore Legacy Academy was unanimously approved by the MS Charter School Authorizer Board in September 2019 and will open in Greenwood, MS to 120 6th grade students in Fall 2020. We will grow one grade level a year until we reach 8th grade in the 2022-23 school year. Leflore Legacy Academy has a passion and desire to offer equitable education options to students in the MS Delta beginning with
Greenwood. We believe every student deserves a top-notch education and simultaneously seek to create
one of the best places to work in the Greenwood area.

Director - Social Science Research Center

Mississippi State University

The Director of the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) has administrative and leadership responsibility for the development and conduct of social science research at the university level and has the obligation and responsibility to oversee and execute the mission of the SSRC.

Assistant Director of Community Engagement - Community Partnerships
University of Mississippi

Our Assistant Director (AD) for Community Partnerships will manage a portfolio of more than 60 community agencies based in the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community.  These partnerships have been established through our Issue Area Roundtables, twice monthly Community-University Collaborative Calls, our Community Chats series, and trainings for partners like our Community University Partnership Series (CUPS) launched last summer.  Our office has hired 7 undergraduate issue area coordinators to work with our local community agencies, particularly as we implement GivePulse on our campus, and the AD for Community Partnerships will manage this diverse team of students for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Additionally, the AD for Community Partnerships will manage and oversee a graduate assistant for community partnerships. In the Fall of 2021, we will establish a Bonner Program at UM as well a Community Engaged Leadership Minor Program. These two programs will provide excellent opportunity to sustain and deepen meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations with students at the center of this work.

Program Officer - Home Region (AR/MS Delta Region)

Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) is seeking a skilled, highly motivated and entrepreneurial
individual to join the foundation as a Program Officer – Home Region (based in the AR./ MS.
Delta). The position calls for a solid understanding of the Arkansas / Mississippi Delta
geographies and WFF grantees. The foundation seeks to recruit individuals with a demonstrated
commitment to an inclusive quality of life, superior interpersonal and communication skills, a
respectful but analytical approach to the work of grantees and partners, and a proven ability to
work effectively as part of a team.

Community Social Worker

Springboard to Opportunities

Springboard To Opportunities is a rapidly growing 501©3 organization that connects families living in affordable housing with resources and programs to help with advancement in school, work, and life.

The Community Social Worker position will provide supportive services and access to opportunities needed to help the individuals in
affordable housing actualize their dreams in life, school, and work. The successful candidate must have a deep
desire to work with people and create sustainable change. Having a deep understanding of how to provide
individual and/or group support to families that have experienced sustained challenges due to the traumatizing
impact of poverty is critical.