Program Engagement Associate

Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Program Engagement Associate
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 240386
About Us

Located in the vibrant community that is Gwinnett County, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a technology-rich, financially affordable, four-year institution with an access mission, housed on a modern 260-acre campus, 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

GGC's transformative model of education prepares students to be life-long learners through the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity. With a diverse student body of over 11,000 and a similarly diverse faculty and staff of 1,300+, the college embraces innovative approaches to education and administrative services through an inclusive culture.

Georgia Gwinnett College recognizes the talents of its faculty and staff as the institution's most critical asset. Essential to the college's mission is the critical need to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and highly qualified workforce. In addition to the University System of Georgia's expansive benefit and retirement offerings, employees who have completed six months of regular full-time service with GGC are eligible for the system's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This program fosters the development and professional growth of employees through tuition assistance for eligible courses at any of the system's 26 institutions.

The University System of Georgia's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits for eligible positions, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision plans, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave and retirement savings plans. More information can be found by visiting the USG Benefits webpage:

Job Summary

The Program Engagement Associate, reporting directly to the Dean, develops, implements and assesses career and student engagement opportunities for the School of Business. Primary responsibilities are to provide a broad range of professionally vetted experiences, activities and events for constituencies of the School to engage in professional and academic endeavors that facilitate career readiness and career development.

  • Interface with School of Business faculty, staff and students in order to research, document and track student career enhancement needs; utilize empirical data and conduct field analysis to gain insight into community and business partner capabilities in order to develop, coordinate and facilitate professional engagement activities and events for SBA students and alumni
  • Lead project management analysis to determine the effectiveness of the co-curricular career development programming within SBA through creation of surveys, and other evaluation methodologies, utilizing SBA faculty and staff as subject matter experts
  • Prepare and deliver key metrics reports which include reasons for results and recommendations for advancing the School's career services programming
  • Facilitate employer recruitment of students through interaction with employer contacts to gain insight into employer organizations, workforce needs and job market trends; utilize knowledge of opportunities with employers to identify, prepare and refer eligible students
  • Promote the benefits and opportunities of Career Services through the development of presentations to classes and student organizations
  • Manage the SBA Torch Team Ambassadors program providing oversight of student participants
  • Make targeted referrals to Career Development and Advising Center for career coaching and other resources
  • Provide support for existing student engagement activities by providing input into the planning and implementation of:
  • Recruitment, Admissions, and Orientation-related activitiesRegistered Student Organization and Honor Society operations and eventsSchool of Business Student Advisory BoardSchool of Business day-long and overnight field tripsFaculty-led student engagement initiativesSchool of Business Career Readiness Council efforts
  • Contribute to the overall success of student engagement programming by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree
  • Two to three years of student-related work experience in a professional or academic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and faculty
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate Degree
  • Three years of experience in an academic setting with exposure to enrollment management functions, higher education systems and basic project management duties to include meeting and event logistics.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of higher education operations, practices and systems
  • Knowledge of enrollment management functions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the ability to use its basic functionality for data tracking and report generation
  • Skill in basic project management
  • Skill in basic research, program evaluation and report writing
  • Ability to utilize various higher education systems
  • Ability to establish professional internal and external relationships
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute meetings and events
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy and practice of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote, retain, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, AREA, and Executive Order 11246 ). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Georgia Gwinnett College Human Resources Team at (678) 407.5070 or email [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5070 or email [email protected] Any individual who feels that they may have been discriminated against, should contact the Office of Diversity & Equity Compliance at [email protected]

Background Check
  • Standard + Education
Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

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