Living Well Georgia Program Coordinator

Position Summary: Position is based in Athens, Georgia and requires periodic travel. Position may require work on weekends and evenings. Proposed Starting Date: February 1st, 2018. ________________________________________ Do you believe in high quality supports in Home and Community Based Supports (HCBS) and services for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities? Do you have experience working in HCBS settings with support providing organizations? Do you have a passion for the professional development of direct support professionals (DSPs) to enhance outcomes for people receiving supports? The Institute on Human Development and Disability/UCEDD seeks a Program Coordinator for our new Living Well Georgia: A Model Program to Enhance the Quality, Effectiveness, and Monitoring of HCBS Services for Individuals with I/DD project. This is a project of national significance and requires a coordinator with both knowledge of, and experience in, HCBS services in Georgia. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the program including (but not limited to): * Full administration of the College of Direct Support - an online learning system for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors which will be used in five support provider organizations partnered on the project. * Scheduling, and participating in, training offered to support provider organizations and staff. * Working closely with, and supporting, trainers (including people with disabilities) to implement training in support provider organization partners. * Serving as a liaison to the Advisory Council and provider organization partners. * Planning and overseeing the execution of an annual Advisory Council retreat. * Assisting with contract oversight. * Maintaining professional communication with all stakeholders. * Representing the project team at state and national events/meetings. * Supervising the work of the Program Assistant as it relates to the project. * Data entry and generating system reports as needed. * General ad hoc management duties as required. The Living Well Georgia Program Coordinator will be required to be physically located in close proximity to the University of Georgia Athens campus.

Responsibilities: Program Coordinator will manage the Living Well Georgia Project. Duties will include supporting trainers, participating in training, coordination of training schedules, communicating with support provider partners, and administration of the College of Direct Support. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and implementation of an annual Advisory Council retreat and periodic meetings. The Program Coordinator will represent the project team at events and presentations.

Qualifications: Completion of a master's degree with 3 years of related experience; OR completion of a bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience.

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.