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VIBE Program Coordinator

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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VIBE Program Coordinator


CAES-Food Science & Technology

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Commensurate with Experience

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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 (

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Public Service Professional AD





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.

Position Summary:

As the Program Coordinator for VIBE, you will be our first point of contact for clients and partners who are seeking assistance with bringing new value-added food products to market in rural Georgia communities. You will be responsible for leading small- to medium-sized farms and food businesses through accessing services provided through VIBE, receiving and sending hand-offs to partner organizations in and outside of University of Georgia, and managing and reporting on our day-to-day workshop and service offerings.

This is a limited-term position. The possibility of renewal of this position for subsequent years will depend on the project’s needs and the availability of financial support. While continuation of the position is expected, it is not guaranteed and is dependent upon continuation of grant funding and job performance. The position can be renewed on an annual basis.

Physical Demands:

  • Will sit and perform computer work for long periods.
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.

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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.

Background Investigation Policy:

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 Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


Workshop Coordination:

Independently developing content for product and process support workshops; analyzing internal needs assessment data and designing workshop around analysis; leading select workshop modules; organizing and printing workshop materials; advertising workshops on VIBE website, social media, email listservs, and Extension network; managing registrations and payments; securing food services for in-person workshops; updating workshop materials; communicating workshop logistics with participants; administering pre- and post-workshop questionnaires; developing and reporting on workshop impact.

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Service Management:

Leading product analysis projects; developing and updating SOPs for service offerings; maintaining lab space, including equipment and supply inventory; managing points of contact for VIBE services (email, telephone, face-to-face, web inquiries); engaging appropriate internal and external personnel to provide services; collecting payments; updating website with service offerings.

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Program Evaluation:

Developing and administering surveys for workshops; organizing and analyzing data; reporting data to VIBE director and Board of Directors.

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Meeting Scheduling:

Reserving meeting space; scheduling meeting times; arranging refreshments and meals; organizing materials; coordinating travel reservations and reimbursements; communicating meeting details with participants.

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Conference Tabling:

Developing and producing advertising materials for VIBE; set up and break down of exhibit; in-person engagement with potential clients and partners; some travel required.

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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:

Hannah Kim

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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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