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Application Programmer Specialist

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Posting Number:

S07716P

Working Title:

Application Programmer Specialist

Department:

DAR-Advancement Services

About the University of Georgia:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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:

The Application Support Group within the Office of Advancement Services specializes in application development and support for the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. The unit’s objective is to create, customize, modify, and support applications and reports that enhance the division’s ability to achieve its fundraising goals as well as to improve other processes that affect the organization.

College/Unit/Department website:

http://dar.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00am-5:00pm; Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting Date:

01/13/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

03/01/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is structured as a permanent position within the Division of Development & Alumni Relations. We are unable to sponsor a work visa for this position.

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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

IT Application Support Professional

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Family:

IT

FTE:

1.00

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

The Application Support Group within the Office of Advancement Services specializes in application development and support for the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. The unit’s objective is to create, customize, modify, and support applications and reports that enhance the division’s ability to achieve its fundraising goals as well as to improve other processes that affect the organization.

Position Summary:

This is an application developer position housed within the Office of Advancement Services within the Development & Alumni Relations Division (DAR). Reporting to the Associate Director of Application Development, this position provides technical (i.e. web-based) solutions across the Division. Examples of solutions created or managed could include, but are not limited to, online donation pages, event registration pages, custom web applications, click to configure solutions, and content management system support. Tasks could include planning, implementation, testing, documentation, and help-desk support. This position must work closely with other DAR staff, as well as staff from across campus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML
  • Experience working with a Content Management System, such as WordPress
  • Experience with programming languages such as PHP, Python, Node.js or Java.
  • Experience working with a database such as MySQL or MS SQL.
  • Ability to interact verbally and in writing with both technical and non-technical audiences

Additional Division Expectations:
  • Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
  • Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.


Physical Demands:

  • Work in a standard office environment
  • Sit and work at a computer workstation for an extended amount of time
  • Work using electronic mail, telephone, face-to-face discussions, paper form correspondence
  • Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening
  • Organize and establish priorities; Remember detail; Multi-task
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Walk, stand, stoop, lift, kneel, climb
  • Travel in and out of state
  • Infrequently work nights and weekends if needed

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

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

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

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

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Create and/or modify websites utilizing technologies, such as, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, Node.js, Angular, Content Management Systems, PHP, MySQL, and other related technologies in a manner that adheres to UGA and Development & Alumni Relations (DAR) policies.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Promote UGA’s fundraising efforts through fluent use of, and work within, the division’s fundraising system (currently Blackbaud CRM and BBIS). Examples of this type of work include the creation/maintenance of online donation forms and event registration pages, or delegation of such tasks.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Interact with clients and/or stakeholders to troubleshoot problems with existing applications supported by the unit and assist in training clients and/or stakeholders in use of developed products.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Research and explore advances in related technology and best practices related to the position.

Percentage of time:

10

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Development & Alumni Relations’ Office of Talent Management

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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.

Find Us
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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