Advancing Employment Program Coordinator

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Posting NumberS05288PWorking TitleAdvancing Employment Program CoordinatorDepartmentFACS Human Dev and DisabilityAbout 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/Department

The Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) just celebrated our 50th year on the University of Georgia campus. We are one of the oldest continuously funded programs at UGA. IHDD is one of a national network of 67 university-based programs across the U.S., federally recognized as UCEDDs – University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed an Act (Title 1, Part B of Public Law 88-164) into law, which established 19 university-based centers. IHDD was one of those original centers. Funds from the Act were used to construct the River’s Crossing building on the UGA campus which opened in1969. Over time, changes and improvements led to the current Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act).

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information


Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experience up to $39,999Posting Date10/12/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/03/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens 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 Qualifications

Experience with transition and employment strategies for people with disabilities preferred.

Position Summary

The Advancing Employment project has a critical need for a Program Coordinator. Advancing Employment is Georgia’s Technical Assistance Center for Best Practices in Employment Supports ( The project provides information and training on how people with disabilities can and do work. Two primary areas the Coordinator will interface: 1) the Community of Practice (CoP) and 2) ACRE approved in-depth trainings for providers with Georgia Vocational RehabilitationAgency (GVRA) and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Primary duties include Reviewing on-line applications for CoP and ACRE training, overseeing the ACRE credential process and awarding certificates, assisting with applicant and member questions, setting up and hosting virtual trainings, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

•Demonstrated Excel skills
•Demonstrated skills hosting large groups on Zoom. Familiar with chat rooms, typical user issues, and other technical issues.
•Demonstrated Experience with online forums, preferably as an administrator
•Understanding of how Moodle and Relias platforms work
•Highly organized
•Above average communication skills and problem-solving

Physical Demands

Occasional lifting of boxes weighing up to 5 pounds

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes 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.



Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) and Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) providers can apply for 40-hour training sessions emphasizing Customized Employment and job development skills. Upon completion, participants will receive a nationally-recognized certificate for their work. This credential is recognized by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).
oReview online applications submitted through the website. Carefully review for required elements and forward to Project Director.
oSet up weekly Zoom debriefs with trainees
oSend emails to the group with follow up information
oProblem-solving platform issues (Moodle and Relias)
oUpdate training excel files
oAssist with answering participant questions.
oWork with ACRE on training credentials

Percentage of time75Duties/Responsibilities

Providers can also sign up to part of a Community of Practice (CoP). This is a learning and sharing space for providers, with the goal to improve employment services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.
oReview applications submitted via the website. Verifying credentials.
oFor approved applications, approve in the website portal.
oOrganize, promote, and host webinars. Work with the Outreach Coordinator to post to the website.
oCheck all materials are accessible. When necessary, assist with captioning of videos.
oOversee online forum. Approve user posts. Encourage user activity.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Other duties: Assist with the overall promotion and marketing of the Advancing Employment project and website; take notes at meetings and summarize key points for the Project Director; manage emails for the project and attend meetings.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Why are you interested in this position? What experiences and skills do you have that are a good fit for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Tell us about your experience with Zoom. What advanced features have you used? What type of events have you hosted? What is the maximum amount of attendees that you have had for one event?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What are some of the user issues that can arise using Zoom? How have you addressed these in the past?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * If you were hosting a Zoom meeting and your power goes out, what would you do? What safety measures could you put in place?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What experience do you have administering online forums? What do you think is important about overseeing a forum?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What is your experience working with people with disabilities? Do you have any experience with the employment of people with disabilities?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/13/2020
    Application Due: 1/11/2021
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