Open Until Filled: No
Job Summary: The Operations Coordinator will spend approximately 50% of his or her time on the Athens campus and 50% in assigned communities and regions. Work hours vary and are dependent on community activities. The position will require overnight travel. The Archway Partnership is built on the premise of easy access to the resources of the University of Georgia and effective delivery of those resources back to the community. In this regard, the Operations Coordinator is essential in ensuring that the Archway Partnership process and delivery of higher education resources occurs smoothly in his or her assigned Archway Partnership communities and that faculty and students engaged with the Archway Partnership have rewarding experiences. The Operations Coordinator is a senior member of the Archway Partnership team and is essential in building strategic relationships both across the State of Georgia and within the University of Georgia to ensure the success of the Archway Partnership. The Operation Coordinator's primary responsibilities include: a) recruiting, training, and supervising the Archway Professional in assigned communities, b) working closely with the Director to identify, cultivate, and prepare new Archway Partnership communities, c) managing resources delivered within each community, d) networking and developing relationships with key state agencies, University System of Georgia institutions, and colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia, e) serving as Interim Archway Professional when vacancies occur, f) serving as an Archway Partnership liaison with several University of Georgia colleges and schools in order to tie University of Georgia resources (faculty and students) to community identified needs, g) facilitating meetings and cultivating relationships in communities and on campus and h) serving on state and campus committees relevant to the work of the Archway Partnership, the Office of Public Service and Outreach, and the University of Georgia, i) documenting activities and program impact, including conducting scholarly activities as a Public Service Faculty member, and j) engaging in professional development activities relevant to community priority areas and commensurate with his or her status as a Public Service Faculty member. Per recent Board of Regents' policy, successful candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree required; excellent interpersonal skills, 3 to 5 years of experience in community and economic development, conducting community forums, and facilitating group processes are also required. Candidate should have commensurate qualifications for appointment as a Public Service faculty member. Faculty rank is based on UGA ranking policy which can be found at http://outreach.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guidelines.pdf.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with Georgia's communities and higher education structure and resources, particularly University of Georgia schools, colleges, and institutes.
Faculty Rank: Open Rank
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area