Program Coordinator, Office of Diversity Affairs

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Program Coordinator, Office of Diversity Affairs


CAES Diversity Office

About 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 UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) welcomes students of all backgrounds and houses faculty and staff from across the globe. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Our goal is to foster individual growth and strong relationship-building skills that empower our students to effectively contribute and excel in a global society.

CAES is rooted in tradition and provides students with tools for success in their lives beyond college. The second oldest of 18 colleges within the university, CAES was founded in 1859. The college has a rich history of advancing agricultural, environmental, and food sciences through the use of cutting-edge technology. CAES’ small class sizes allow students to get individual attention from world-renowned faculty. CAES faculty members won UGA’s Inventor of the Year award for eight out of the last 15 years and have been named UGA Advisor of the Year for nine out of 14 years.

The college’s approach to education pairs 21 majors and 18 minors with the CAES Deans’ Promise, a program that dictates that all of the college’s students will be provided with enrichment opportunities like study abroad programs, service-learning courses, internships, undergraduate research projects, and leadership-building programs. Students have the capability to customize their CAES educational experiences to meet their academic and professional goals. Of all the colleges at the university, CAES has the highest rate of undergraduates accepted into graduate and professional schools.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Advertised Salary:

$25,175 - $37,000/year depending upon qualifications

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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 Title:

Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional

Job Family:

Outreach Services



Minimum 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:

A bachelor’s professional degree is preferred.

Position Summary:

This position works effectively in facilitating the development and implementation of outreach programs and activities of the Office of Diversity Affairs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Excellent communication skills. Speak effectively in public, work with youth and manage multiple priorities. Must be efficient and accurate in keeping records and use of computer software programs (MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Physical Demands:

Lift and carry recruiting materials and displays as needed.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit 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.


Assist with the Young Scholars Program:
- Assist with recruiting and educational activities to inform high school students and teachers of the opportunities in Young Scholars
- Assist with the campus-wide application process, schedule interviews, process the hiring proposals and personnel documentation
- Help supervise resident assistants and YSP participants when on campus to assure a safe and productive environment
- Work with supporters of YSP participants so that fees and other required information is provided in a timely manner
- Assist with annual YSP conference for all participating Young Scholars students, faculty and staff

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Assist the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs in the recruitment of underrepresented undergraduates to the Emerging Scholars Program:
- Assist with identifying students at HBCUs that are eligible for the program.
- Assist with the application process and help students, as needed, apply for the program
- Assist admitted students and facilitate the transition to the UGA
- Assist and coordinate with administrators, faculty, and staff to assure that fees are paid and students receive honorarium

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Participate in statewide recruiting programs that facilitate enrollment in the CAES, with emphasis on enrollment of undergraduates from underrepresented groups clubs such as Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Sciences Related Sciences (MANRRS) club and Mentoring Among Peers Program (MAPP):
- Co-advise and oversee pre-collegiate Jr. MANRRS club in Athens-Clarke county community
- Provide cross-disciplinary participation in student activities, planning and success
- Facilitate participation in regional and national conferences and serve as a travel leader
- Assist with the Mentoring Among Peers Program to facilitate CAES recruitment and retention of freshman and transfer students, retaining upperclassmen students through leadership opportunities and bridging CAES resources to facilitate student success

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Manage day-to-day operations of the Office of Diversity Affairs in the CAES:
- Provide customer service and front-line support by corresponding with students, faculty, administrators, and other departments via email, telephone, and meetings
- Effectively facilitate and promote campus relationships with other departments on campus
- Provide data and create reports for the Office of Diversity Affairs Director
- Assist with maintaining the Diversity Affairs website and social medial accounts
- Serve as general office manager for Office of Diversity Affairs

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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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