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Temporary, Full-Time Assistant Recruiter, HEP (Grant Funded)

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Job Title: Temporary, Full-Time Assistant Recruiter, HEP (Grant Funded)
Location: UNG - Gainesville
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 268753
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Temporary, Full-Time Assistant Recruiter, HEP on the Gainesville campus. Under the supervision of the HEP Associate Director, the Temporary Full-Time Assistant Recruiter for the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) will assist program staff in outreach, recruiting, and enrolling potential participants to reach recruitment goals for all HEP sites. [Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Oconee, and Online]. HEP is a federally funded program designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farm-worker backgrounds to obtain a GED and sequentially obtain a job, enroll in postsecondary education, or join the military. The Assistant Recruiter will travel as needed between campuses and local areas to reach assigned recruitment goals and create positive relationships with potential participants and community agencies. They'll be expected to work a flexible schedule depending on student and program needs. Position re-appointment is contingent upon reaching assigned goals, successfully meeting all job responsibilities, and the continuation of federal funds.

  • Assist in promoting the program through community outreach, events and social media. Make phone calls and respond to various types of correspondence from potential participants.
  • Travel to various locations, including agricultural-related venues, within Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Oconee, and surrounding areas to promote the program and identify potential participants.
  • Complete new student intake of potential participants and proctor entrance exams. Participate in student selection as needed.
  • Collaborate with HEP staff to ensure enrollment records are in compliance and support new student orientations.
  • Integrally participate in project activities. Contribute to student retention as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have strong computer/technology, social media, and Microsoft Office skills.
  • GED testing/education knowledge and ability to demonstrate empathy towards the plight of migrant/seasonal/agricultural work and life.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and facilitate student placement strategies; engage participants, university staff, and partners; assess participants' needs and postsecondary and/or job goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong background as a team player.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, follow through, and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to be organized, manage multiple tasks, and prioritize duties.
  • Must have reliable vehicle and a valid driver's license.
  • Must be flexible. May work on some weekends and evenings.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish and English is required.
  • Valid US Driver's License required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate degree or some college is preferred.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in an office setting is preferred, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience working with underrepresented populations is a plus.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references.
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 the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, 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, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information
  • This position will be required to drive.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • This position may travel 25% - 49% of the time

Please note, the University of North Georgia career board updates daily and job postings are subject to be removed when closed or filled.

Background Check
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The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit

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