Research Coordinator

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Research Coordinator


VPR-Willson Ctr Humanit & Arts

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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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 Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

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Benefits Eligible

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Part Time

Additional Schedule Information:

30 hours/week. Schedule to be determined by supervising authorities.

Advertised Salary:

$50,000/year at 30 hours/week. Effective salary is $37,500/year

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is dependent upon continued funding of the grant.

This position is locate din St. Helena, South Carolina.

Location of Vacancy:

Outside Georgia

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]).

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Public Service Professional AD





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

‘Culture and Community at the Penn Center’ is a research and teaching collaboration between the Penn Center and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant requires the recruitment of a research coordinator to administer its various parts, including liaison between the Penn Center and the Willson Center. The position will be held at the Penn Center and report to the Penn Center director and staff on a daily basis. The Research Coordinator will report to the director of the UGA Willson Center for payroll, leave, and evaluations. Relocation expenses are not covered.

This is a limited-term position (2021-2025) with the possibility to continue if funding is available.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

This position will ideally combine experience in with arts and humanities administration, and in community networking and participation. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of people, good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent judgment skills.

Physical Demands:

Sitting for long periods, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, carrying, lifting up to 20 lbs.

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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.


Administering the major parts of the grant project, including the research residencies, artist-residencies, Penn Center conversations. Coordinate and manage the visiting artists and students’ schedules, travel, lodging, planning, and details. Work with the Penn Center director and board of trustees on grant activities and with the Willson Center on budget items. Communicating with the Penn Center and the Willson Center to manage the grant’s digital presence and print communications. Update website and manage social media, often in coordination with partner communities and schools as well as resident student groups and artists.

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Connecting the major parts of the grant project to communities and partner schools along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Work with the Penn Center director and board of trustees on building community connections to and collaborations with the visiting artists and students. Coordinating messages and announcements through networks of communities and partner schools for participation and publicity for grant project events. Interfacing with Penn Center Trustees and Editorial Advisory Board members to brainstorm programming and events ideas and communicating this information among Gullah Geechee communities and partner schools.

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Scheduling, attending, and contributing to Steering Committee and Advisory Board meetings.

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Collaborating with the Community Research Partners in managing the major parts of the grant project.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2021
Work Type: Part Time