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Program Manager

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location
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Job Title: Program Manager
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 232982
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at

UWG Commitment Statement
Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university.

Job Summary

This position oversees the planning, execution, and evaluation of economic education and financial literacy programs in coordination with the Director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy (CEEFL). This role will focus on the development, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing CEEFL programs that provide meaningful growth in economics education and financial wellness for PreK-12 public, private, and charter school students and teachers, UWG students and employees, the greater West Georgia Region, and our affiliated national and international network. This position will cultivate strategic partnerships to enhance the reach of financial literacy and economics education programs; broaden, develop, and maintain cooperative relationships between internal and external partners to expand the reach of financial wellness on campus and in our local, regional, and national CEEFL service area; produce, distribute, and maintain communications, including social media, website, marketing, and the production of monthly activity reporting; and supervise a team of CEEFL undergraduate and graduate student assistants.


Planning, Execution, and Evaluation of Economics Education - 35

Development, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing programs in economics education and financial literacy. This will include, but is not limited to, updating electronic and hardcopy resources used for workshops, student events, and community engagement events; creation, customization, and distribution of materials for workshops, events, and other outreach; recruitment of attendees, and maintenance of records and resources for CEEFL workshops, student events, and community involvement priorities.

Cultivating, Developing, and Maintaining Strategic Partnersh - 35
The assistant director will develop and maintain a database of records on contacts, send out periodic updates to contacts, plan and host events which includes customizing content, scheduling, promoting, and reporting for teacher workshops, student outreach, and community engagement events. They will broaden and develop cooperative relationships both internally at UWG and externally in the greater West Georgia Region.

Maintain Internal and External Communications & Presence - 20
This position will coordinate the daily activities within the CEEFL office on campus, which will include maintenance of in-person, phone, and electronic internal and external inquiries and communications; cultivating a focus on a customer service approach to CEEFL partners and student/community clients; and promotion of events and services offered. Enhancing the web and reporting presence of the CEEFL will be a priority.

CEEFL Team Supervision - 10
The supervision and training of the rotating team of CEEFL student assistants will include establishing and maintaining a work schedule based on an established departmental budget, assigning and coordinating tasks related to CEEFL programs, overseeing the execution of assignments, time approval for payroll according to the established bi-weekly submission deadlines, and maintaining consistent office procedures and adherence to university policies.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Other Required Qualifications
Strong time management, project management, and technology skills.
Consequences of error: This position is responsible for economics education and financial literacy efforts in the CEEFL which includes interaction and support of local, regional, national and international efforts in financial wellness and enhancing the understanding of the economic way of thinking. Building upon 49 year history in this space with deep partnerships in the RCOB, COE, Federal Reserve Bank System, the GA Council on Economic Education, and the National Council on Economic Education, this role will have a significant impact on funding opportunities and the education of our students as they face real world responsibilities upon graduation.

Required Experience
2+ years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree, or enrollment and progress toward a master's degree in a related field (business, economics, finance, education)

Preferred Experience
5+ years of experience in K-12 education or higher education administration, especially student services and/or academic affairs.

Proposed Salary

$40,056 (min) - $52,356 (midpoint)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to work independently and effectively with others, maintain confidentiality, make independent judgements.

Budget Responsibilities: Will serve as the time approver for student employees, will schedule student workers within a set annual budget, manage travel and event expenses for the CEEFL, and maintain records/reporting for gift and grant-funded program initiatives.

Exhibit excellent oral and written skills, and communicate effectively with a variety of professionals. Strong time management, project management, and technology skills.

Conditions of Employment

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

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The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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