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Coordinator III - Project Coordinator at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/18/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300024S

Position Title Coordinator III - Project Coordinator

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 17. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Professional

Department Corr Mgmt Institute of Tx (CMIT)

Division of Academic Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Three years of experience in a related field. Four years of experience preferred. Experience in Higher Education and specialized work is desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs complex professional duties in the development and support of activities for projects including meetings, trainings, conferences, research, and association management.

Primary Responsibilities

Assists the Division Director with the Texas Jail Association. Works with vendors, Board and participants. Works with Advisory Council to put together conferences. Coordinates the National Jail Leadership Command Academy, Jail Mental Health Officer Training, Jail Mental Health Officer Master Trainer Training, Sheriffs program, and Deputy Chiefs program. Coordinates with collaborating partners; scheduling, paperwork for payments, meals (on-campus and off-campus), all training materials for participants, and all logistics for participants and trainers. Coordinates the Jail Administration and Management Operations training. Serves as a trainer for numerous programs for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT, on-campus and off-campus). Works with campus departments, Aramark, University Hotel, Austin Hall, and LSC. Works with off-campus hotels and restaurants (both in Huntsville and out of town). Communicates closely with Jail Administrators (in Texas and nationally), Texas Sheriffs, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), and the American Jail Association. Keeps up with national jail trends. Communicates closely with the National Institute of Corrections to implement a nation-wide Mental Health training for jails. Stays current on reporting needs/rules for TCOLE requirements. Stays current on laws and training needs of the Jail field. Attends conferences relating to Jails to obtain new speakers for CMIT trainings. Directs outside Agencies on their role in CMIT trainings. Advises staff on speakers to use for their trainings. Responsible for budgets both state and local. Responsible for logistics including hotel contracts, speaker contracts, meals, and preparing paperwork to ensure all payments are processed. Evaluates current programs and makes necessary adjustments. Implements adjustments for the next training. Provides oversight and direction to staff members and student workers. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to supervise business functions. Communicates with other university departments, personnel, and other agencies.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...