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Project and Grant Management Specialist

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Project and Grant Management Specialist


CAES-Assoc Dean for Extension

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.

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Athens Area

EEO 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.

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Academic Professional AC

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Academic Professional Associate

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Fiscal (12 mo.)

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Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline in or related to Public Health, Family & Consumer Sciences, Nutrition, Health or other applicable field.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to provide statewide support and coordination for UGA Extension in managing collaborative multi-disciplinary projects and grant applications and teams, specifically in the areas of Health Equity and Wellbeing. This is a full-time Academic Professional faculty appointment based in Athens, Georgia. This position will work closely with Extension County Operations, Office of Learning and Organizational Development, other schools and colleges at UGA as well as external agencies and partners. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Extension.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide coordination and support for multi-disciplinary grant projects and represent the Office of the Associate Dean for Extension and the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Search for extramural funding to support programming priorities of Cooperative Extension and build teams to develop the projects.
  • Coordinate special projects to include investigating policy, programs, gathering data and presenting solutions and recommendations.
  • Serve as the liaison for the Associate Dean for Extension on committees and projects.
  • Develop an individual research program based in personal expertise that involves county level faculty and staff and supports goals of UGA Extension and benefits the people of the state.
  • Publish research findings in appropriate scholarly outlets.
  • Work closely with the Extension Evaluation Specialist, Office of Learning and Organizational Development and the Communications Unit to quantify the impact of and disseminate the findings of research projects and educational efforts.
  • Serve as an overall resource and support to UGA Extension and be available to take on other related duties as assigned.
  • A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required.
  • Frequent evening and weekend duties are required.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates must qualify for appointment in the Academic Professional Faculty Ranks as defined in the Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills are required along with proven oral and written communication skills. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in grant writing, project management, collaborations and team building and conducting research through design, implementation, evaluation and publishing. Candidates should also have an appreciation and understanding of Extension programs, and understand the diverse programming offered by Extension. Candidates should have excellent organizational skills, be able to work independently and be able to manage multiple programs and projects in a fast-paced environment.

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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.


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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