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Coordinator of Scholars Programs

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Coordinator of Scholars Programs


VPI-Academic Enhancement

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 15 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 18 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:

UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement empowers all students to Learn Differently through innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives. The DAE supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Standard 40 hour week from 8-5 with

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application priority review on October 18, 2021.

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



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:

· An earned M.A. in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field;

· Two years’ experience designing, developing, and leading successful student programming or activities;
· Knowledge of student learning outcomes and program evaluation;

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and creative leader as Coordinator of Scholars Programs within the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE), a unit in the Office of the Vice-President for Instruction (OI). The DAE supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment by offering innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives, including several Scholars Programs. The Coordinator reports to and collaborates closely with the Assistant Director for Initiatives in the management and innovation of various scholars programs for students who are Pell eligible, first-generation, and/or rural etc. The goals of this programming are to provide support for these programs, including the Georgia Commitment Scholars Program (years 3 & 4); to assist in the management of the Thrive at Georgia Program; and to develop and enhance other first generation and scholars’ initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

· Significant practical knowledge of research into students in transition, first-generation students, and low-income students;

· Knowledge of student learning outcomes and program evaluation;

· Knowledge of academic support strategies for students;
· Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a wide range of stakeholders, such as students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external entities;
· Evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative, high-energy workplace;
· Evidence of excellent written, oral, and/or visual communication skills; and,
· Knowledge of programming and organizational strategies and their application in the higher education setting;

· Flexibility of work during peak program hours, including some nights and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Typical office environment.

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


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.


Manage program support for Georgia Commitment Scholars in years 3 and 4 of their scholarship including, but not limited to: sustaining GCS scholars’ momentum into majors; partnering with units such as Deans’ offices, academic departments, Education Abroad, Experiential Learning, Center for Leadership and Service, and Career Center; planning effective workshops to help scholars learn about campus resources, career/professional/graduate school preparation, and soft skills development; tracking scholars’ academic progress; supplying direct intervention; offering support/referrals when needed; collaborating with partners including current GCS co-coordinator to plan events; and providing one-on-one academic coaching for scholars.

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Manage program support for one other scholars program including, but not limited to: planning effective workshops focused on academic success skills and campus resources; providing one-on-one academic coaching for scholars; coordinating mentoring program; collaborating with the appropriate colleges; providing full pipeline of assistance from first-year entry through fourth-year exit by partnering with other units such as the Career Center, Education Abroad, Experiential Learning, Center for Leadership and Service, etc.; tracking scholars’ academic progress, supplying direct intervention and support when needed; and collaborating with other units to plan events.

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Assist in program management for the Thrive at Georgia Program including, but not limited to: coordinating recruitment efforts to diversify the student population; managing application process; providing programmatic support for scholars during the summer; and assisting in planning post-program events.

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Other duties as assigned.

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The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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