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Associate Program Coordinator

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Associate Program Coordinator


FACS-Community Food&Nutrit Ed

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 Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Some work after hours or on weekends may be required.

Advertised Salary:

$37,068 - $56,000

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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:

The Associate Program Coordinator position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Cooperative Extension responsible for managing the many resources offered by the UGA SNAP-Ed program. This position carries dual responsibilities within the UGA SNAP-Ed program. The Program Associate is responsible for 1) daily management of program operation of UGA SNAP-Ed direct education programs under the direction of the Project Coordinator, 2) overseeing all county and state-level training activities, 3) leading regular communication with the county teams, including quarterly calls with Supervisors, 4) providing support to the curriculum development and update process to ensure efforts are not duplicated, and 5) managing and distributing the UGA SNAP-Ed program resources. This person works cooperatively with all SNAP-Ed faculty and staff where applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Demonstrated ability to multi-task, and work as a team member and with groups and committees.
Proficient user of Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands:

Lift 50+ lbs and sit for long periods of time.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


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.


* This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator and receives directions to provide daily operational guidance to the county-based UGA SNAP-Ed programming.
* Provides requested information to the Program Coordinator to help facilitate communication with the Extension leadership team, UGA administrators, and funding agency representatives about programming-related issues.
* Manages county-based SNAP-Ed program based on feedback provided by the Principal Investigator, Program Coordinator, partnering implementing agencies, and state funding agency.
* Provides ongoing and current information about program delivery and training to the Principal Investigator and Program Coordinator.
* In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and the Nutrition Education Coordinator. This position will plan all county and state level training activities for County Extension agents, County Extension Educators, and Program Assistants with emphasis on curriculum implementation, nutrition and reporting expectations.
* Assists in planning and implementing training for project personnel, focus group interviews, and Extension-related training. Coordinates the implementation of the training sessions.
* Assists Project Director, Principal Investigator, and Co-Investigators with access to SNAP-Ed resources and services, including: printed publications, online content, other educational materials.
* Identifies potential issues related to program implementation, including Program Assistant’s workload and target audience outreach and reports back to program leaders for appropriate oversight.
* Maintains a current record of the county base programming to complete reports and request of funding agency (monthly calendars, completed MOUs and approved sites).
* Manages and updates the UGA SNAP-Ed Teams and Sharepoint pages.
* Collaborates to monitor allocated funds so that equipment, supply, travel expenses, and other program supports are within limits.
* Leads and monitors the programming sites approval process in collaboration with the UGA SNAP-Ed GIS Team* Keeps track of the completion of partnership agreements and communications with the Georgia SNAP-Ed program office via One Drive.

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* Initiates the process of requesting quotes for program materials and supplies, UGA trademarks approval and purchase requests. Develops workshop materials, including but not limited to: online registration, brochures, participant notebooks, and reference materials.
* Coordinates and facilitates conference calls for county-based staff.
* Ensures appropriate use of curriculum and teaching materials.
* Ensures educational programming is targeted to the appropriate audience.
* Works with program content staff (Nutrition Education Coordinator, Social Marketing Coordinator, and Recruitment Coordinator) to develop and evaluate educational materials and curricula for diverse audiences.
* In collaboration with other program staff, creates a positive and productive working relationship between SNAP-Ed state staff and all other county district Extension staff.
* Maintains up-to-date SNAP-Ed Management Manual used by county implementers to reflect current federal and state general program information, federal, state, and university policies and program guidelines.
* Prepares, edits, and distributes Statewide SNAP-Ed communications (educational materials, monthly newsletters, and manuals as needed).
* Conducts routine site visits within the state to complete class observations’ forms to ensure fidelity of the program delivery.

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* Maintains up-to-date inventory of extenders and educational materials.
* Basic knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office Suite is needed.
* Meet the travel requirements of the position within the state and be willing to work a flexible work schedule which may include evenings and weekends.
* Conducts all duties in accordance with The University of Georgia, UGA Cooperative Extension, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the funding agency.
* Equal Opportunity plan that ensures all educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status.
* Other duties as assigned.

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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:

Edda Cotto-Rivera

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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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