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Posting NumberS05193PWorking TitlePROGRAM COORDINATOR IIDepartmentPSO Small Business Dev CenterAbout the University of Georgia

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.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

M-F, 8-5; some nights and weekends

Advertised Salary$39,999Posting Date09/09/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAtlanta Area 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitlePublic Service Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The Program Coordinator is a classified employee responsible for being the first point of contact with the public, and who assists the Business Consultants and the Director of a Statewide Department (Office of Minority Business Development -OMBD) with public relations, marketing, and development efforts as well as office administration. The position provides support for the Statewide Department (OMBD) through the effective management of multiple, simultaneous projects including program development and delivery of presentations to prospective clients and inquirers. Program coordinator II will represent the SBDC OMBD through networking, client management, and sponsor relations, providing basic introductory business information via telephone, email, in person. There will be travel across the state and occasional evenings, primarily to local area events.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Skilled in Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as desktop publishing and editing programs (Publisher, InDesign) and Photoshop; email marketing (Constant Contact, MailChimp); video marketing; familiarity with WordPress; social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.); presentation and public speaking skills; event planning skills; organized, independent, self-starter who takes the initiative to continually improve the operations. Desires to continually learn and develop professionally. Desires to help others and work as a valued team member.

Physical Demands

- Work at a computer work station for 8 hours per day on some days.
- Lift and carry 30 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? YesIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Work with Director of Office of Minority Business Development and business consultants to develop and deploy the Statewide Department marketing strategies. Market the department (OMBD) programs and services to potential and current clientele, stakeholders, referral sources and potential program attendees via traditional and digital marketing means.

Network independently on behalf of the OMBD with businesses and service providers in order to facilitate client referrals, partnerships, outreach activities, and sponsorship opportunities. Act as a liaison to local and regional stakeholders and referral sources.

As needed, provide basic business & procurement introductory presentations, business group guest talks, public addresses, and serve on small business minority committees.

Percentage of time45Duties/Responsibilities

Continuing Education:
Assist with Continuing Education program planning, development, and execution, including maintenance of a master calendar of CE classes, programs and other events in cooperation with the consulting staff.
Recruit and provide information to potential SBDC class participants. Manage registration and document class participants. Recruit, coordinate and correspond with outside program speakers. Maintain records of speakers.
Collect and report all financial assets including participant fees and sponsorship for an office.
As needed, conduct basic business workshops and presentations.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Actively participate in the development and execution of strategies for sponsorship of programs and other assets. This includes identifying and soliciting sponsors to the OMBD SBDC program.
Assist office staff in stewardship of current and prospective partners.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Office Administration:
Meet and greet the public with a professional image and route messages to consultants as appropriate.
Meet with new clients and provide basic introductory information.
Research information requests as needed and follow-up with inquirer.
Schedule consulting appointments and other case management related duties for staff as requested.
Develop and maintain knowledge base of small business resources on the local, regional, state, and national levels.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Other duties:
Assist Business Consultants with research; perform demographic studies; Analyze market and industry trends/statistics; Internet research as needed.
Input data accurately and timely into the SBDC’s Continuing Education Database (Unity). Maintain area office records and files in accordance with SBA and state office requirements.

Perform support duties needed for the operation of the Area office using standard SBDC equipment and software in the preparation of:
-Presentation materials
-Purchase and check requests
-Process leave and travel expense forms
-Invoices and Honoraria
-Supply orders and area office related purchasing
-Promotional Materials including brochures, flyers, newsletters, e-mails to promote CE classes and other programs
-Accurately collect and account for monies collected for program and conference registration fees.
-Other duties as may be determined by the State Office.

Retrieving performance data and other information for completion of required reports. Assist Area Director and Business Consultant with other projects as needed.
Support organizational improvement efforts through active involvement on internal committees, special projects, and various assessments as directed by the state office.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Media Portfolio
  2. Other Documents #1
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Posted: 9/15/2020
Application Due: 12/14/2020
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