SNAP Ed Financial Lead

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SNAP Ed Financial Lead


FACS Community Food & Nutrition Ed

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.

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Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Work will include occasional nights and weekends.

Advertised Salary:

Up to $38,225

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Open until filled:


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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:

Accounting Paraprofessional/Professional



Job Family:

Business And Finance



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.

Position Summary:

This position serves as the Financial Lead for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed). This includes managing all financial aspects of the grant, including assisting PI and program coordinator with budgeting, processing purchases, preparing the monthly report, HR/payroll responsibilities and being the main point of contact for any SNAP-Ed financial/HR questions from faculty, state staff, and county employees.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

•Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial Management System, Works, Data Warehouse, and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
•Ability to manage a complex, precise budget.
•Ability to communicate effectively via multiple channels to various stakeholders.
•Ability to utilize computer technology for all applications in a manner that meets performance expectations.
•Ability to remember, organize, and consistently focus on large amounts of details and come to appropriate conclusions.
•Ability to work well in a team environment and contribute to the team as well as accomplish individual tasks and goals.
•Ability to work under pressure, meet applicable deadlines, and adapt to change.
•Ability to interpret data and report to senior administration on important fiscal matters.
•Ability to work well with multiple points of contacts across campus: Payroll/HR, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Sponsored Projects Administration, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, and others.

Physical Demands:

Sitting at a computer for extended periods of time and lifting boxes up to 15 lbs.

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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.


Financial Tasks –
•Process all financial transactions related to the grant.
•Initiate, review, and/or approve purchase orders, payment requests, and travel and expense reports.
•Serve as P-card holder for grant – process payments on p-card, record transactions in Works, reconcile p-card statement on a monthly basis.
• Track expenditures against budget and keep PI and program coordinators updated of status on a regular basis.
•Assist PI and program coordinator on preparing yearly budget plan and any subsequent amendments.

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HR/Payroll –
•Work with College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences business managers to process payroll for county employees.
•Process actions in UGAJobs for state staff, graduate assistants, and student workers, including requesting and modifying position descriptions, posting open positions, processing applicants, and initiating hiring proposals.
•Assigns correct funding to employees in OneUSG Connect, ensures correct effort is applied. Work with other department business managers to assign correct effort to co-PIs in other departments.
•Run various payroll reports to verify correct amounts. Process funding changes and/or ad hoc salary requests to make corrections. Process any express direct retros to move payroll and/or fringe benefits.
•Serve as time and absence approver for state staff. Make sure time cards are correct and approved in a timely manner in accordance with UGA payroll processing schedule.
•Process termination requests.

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Reporting –
•Prepare detailed monthly report in conjunction with Sponsored Projects for submission to sponsor.
•Participate in annual review conducted by sponsor by gathering required documents and answering questions regarding policies and procedures.

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Other –
•Stay informed of changes in UGA/USG policies and procedures and provide guidance to PI, state staff, and county employees, specifically in regards to Finance and HR/Payroll.
•Attend various meetings such as staff, departmental, and college meetings as financial representative of SNAP-Ed program.
•Attend training and development courses and various webinars.
•Other duties as assigned by department head, PI, department business manager, and/or college financial director.

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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