Resource and Referral Training Specialist

University of Southern Mississippi
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$600 milli
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Resource and Referral Training Specialist

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Resource and Referral Training Specialist.

Position Details

Location Gulf Park

730 East Beach Boulevard Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560 United States Division College of Education and Human Sciences Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded Yes Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Summary Serves as the resource and referral training specialist for the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center: Resource and Referral. Provides information to early childhood educators and families seeking information while providing support to MECIC.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the initial resource and referral contact for MECIC: R&R, assisting early childhood educators and families, documenting needs and supports, and connecting educators and families with support.

  • The Resource and Referral Training Specialist works closely with project stakeholders to provide support and referrals to promote early childhood inclusion; included, but not limited to materials, navigating resources, and consumer education.

  • Coordinates MECIC: R&R activities, as needed, for area meetings, conferences, and training sessions including securing locations, materials, and supplies and assisting with the facilitation of such events.

  • The Resource and Referral Training Specialist operates the MECIC: R&R Lending Library, cataloging, reporting, and organizing materials that are loaned monthly. Provides consumer education and support to providers and families on developmentally appropriate materials.

  • Collects and inputs data in designated databases for MECIC: R&R.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Sciences, or Early Childhood Special Education.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Adept in Microsoft Office.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends, as necessary.
  • Resourceful and determined to provide a positive experience for others.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to be compassionate and empathetic while working with a diverse population.
  • Must maintain currency on relevant research, professional certifications, and continuing education.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree preferred and 1 to 3 years related experience and/or training in early childhood inclusion.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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