Program Manager

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Program Manager


VPR-Innovation Gateway

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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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. After-hours and weekend work may be necessary to meet project deadlines and commitments.

Advertised Salary:

$48,000 - $50,000

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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]).

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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:

This position will coordinate all aspects of program delivery in the Innovation Hub and report to the Director of Programming for the Innovation District. This role has substantial autonomy, responsibility and visibility and is a key component in delivering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The incumbent will ensure an inclusive, welcoming, enthusiastic environment exists in the Innovation Hub and that successes are celebrated as well as instruction and coaching being organized. Although the facility is primarily aimed at faculty, there will be substantial need to interface with students, staff, community and industry.

This position is specifically charged with the development of the experiential learning aspects of entrepreneurship and will expand that aspect of the programming in conjunction with the Office of Experiential Learning.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

•Knowledge of entrepreneurship in a University setting.
•Exceptional organizational skills.
•Ability to communicate with all users of the Hub – Faculty, Staff, Students, Community.
•Ability to handle complex, sometimes difficult situations.
•Strong commitment to customer service.

Physical Demands:

- Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time.
- Standing, bending, stooping, walking, carrying, pushing, pulling.
- Lift boxes 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.


Working with the Director of Innovation District Programming, develop programming to increase activities in the innovation hub, leading to the development of a supportive entrepreneurial community. Independently manage and execute these programs and events effectively, working with all stakeholders to increase attendance and success.

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Develop an experiential learning program that allows students, staff and community to collaborate on entrepreneurial activities and experiences. Ensure all experiential learning opportunities gain approval in conjunction with the Office of Experiential learning.

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Supervise all administrative and program support staff. Ensure that all administrative and reporting functions and responsibilities are met and confirmed to the Director. Manage recruitment, selection and activities of all administrative staff, interns and student workers.

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Ensure that the scheduling of activities in the Innovation Hub is coordinated with all users of the building and that the building is prepared and functions appropriately for all events and activities. This includes liaison with all service providers to the building. Maintain a calendar of events and coordinate all reservation activities.

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Participate in presentations to varying audiences about the purpose and scope of the activities in the Innovation District generally, and the Hub in particular. Coordinate with various marketing channels (web, press, newsletters, social media) to ensure adequate publicity and enthusiasm for the Hub programming occurs.

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Special projects and other duties as may be assigned.

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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time