Field Manager - AgrAbility

Location
Athens
Posted
Feb 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: Note: This is a full-time position through August 31, 2018. Possible extension of position past that date based on successful grant renewal. The Field Services Manager of the AgrAbility project will travel around the North Georgia region to visit farmers and ranchers who have requested assistance. The purpose of the visit is to see what work tasks the individual needs to complete and what is difficult to do due to their health conditions or disabilities. A plan of action will be developed that will assist the individual to continue farming. The plan may include identifying assistive technology needs (i.e. tractor lifts), rearranging work environments to make tasks easier, business planning for profitability, and locating funding resources. The Manager will spend time in the field conducting site visits as well as devoting time to develop and write the plans. They will promote the project in local communities. This is a full-time benefited position at The University of Georgia. Visit www.farmagain.com for more information on the project.

Responsibilities: Serve as the primary Field Coordinator for North Georgia region. Visit farmers and ranchers who have requested AgrAbility assistance. The purpose of the visit is to see what work tasks the individual needs to do and what is difficult to do due to their health conditions or disabilities. Develop a plan that will assist the individual to continue farming. The plan may include identifying assistive technology needs (i.e. tractor lifts), rearranging their environment to make it easier to work, business planning for profitability and locating funding resources. The plan would be in outlined in written form with an accompanying timeline. The plan may include: - Working with agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security, veterans support groups, and others. - Working with University of Georgia students, faculty and staff - Working with community businesses - Applying for foundation funding

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field and one (1) year of applicable experience. Ability to learn about all of the services and resources available to county Extension clientele and the ability to assist clientele with access to these services and resources; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele; Ability to successfully complete 4-H Chaperone Training; Proficiency in current word processing and data management and accounting software programs (e.g. QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel); and Certified Master Gardener training is preferred

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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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