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Georgia Ready Graduate Assistant

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Four-Year Institution
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Georgia Ready Graduate Assistant


SRVPAA-Institutional Diversity

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:

The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to provide institutional leadership to the focused effort to enhance and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research and service at The University of Georgia. OID goals include:
Enhancing diversity awareness and education through training and learning opportunities for faculty, students and staff throughout the university. Promoting awareness of UGA’s diversity efforts by supporting diversity related events across the UGA campuses. Establishing and defining strategic partnerships between the Office of Institutional Diversity and other units. Identifying and obtaining additional resources that will enhance and support institutional diversity endeavors.

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Athens Area

EOO 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 or call (706) 542-2222.


Organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of the program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program desired outcomes.

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Facilitate the planning and implementation of the Georgia Ready Summer Institute in July.

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Recruit, plan, coordinate, and facilitate the on-boarding of student staff.

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Work with the program’s steering committee and other institutional staff members to effectively facilitate and assess the program.

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Supervise program staff, interns and/or volunteers.

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Participate in weekly staff meetings.

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Classification Title:

Graduate Assistant





Position Summary:

The Georgia Ready Summer Institute Program Coordinator will serve as the program lead for the Office of Institutional Diversity’s pre-collegiate summer program, the Georgia Ready Summer Institute. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student Initiatives, the selected graduate student will lead in the planning, organizing, and execution of all facets of the program. Additionally, the coordinator will hire, train, and supervise undergraduate students serving as counselors for the program. During the execution of the program, the coordinator will need to live on-campus in the assigned residence hall to provide in-residence supervision over the program’s staff and participants.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with program development, coordination, and/or event management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

  • Ability to envision, create and execute plans to deliver high quality programs.
  • Experience advising or mentoring college students or young adults.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly autonomous environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills.
  • A talent for effectively balancing and prioritizing multiple responsibilities, and willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while also collaborating with other staff members.
  • Creativity and energy highly valued.
  • Passion for working with students and campus partners from diverse backgrounds.
  • High level of professionalism.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Marques Dexter

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]


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.

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