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The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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PSO-Carl Vinson Inst of Govt

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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The UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government – Who We Are
As a Public Service and Outreach unit at the University of Georgia, the UGA Institute of Government contributes directly to the university’s overarching public service mission of improving people’s lives by helping to create jobs and prosperity, developing leaders, and addressing critical issues. This public service mission, and the Institute of Government’s role in its success, is at the heart of UGA’s land-grant and sea-grant mission to serve the State of Georgia and its residents.

We have a wide range of experts who inform, inspire, and innovate every day so that governments, large and small, can be more efficient and responsive to their citizens, address current and emerging challenges, and serve the public with excellence. We are uniquely positioned to provide impartial support to local governments and state agencies and convene multi-disciplinary and intragovernmental groups to plan for and address many of the challenges faced by communities across Georgia.

Our areas of expertise and focus include workforce and economic development; infrastructure and community resilience; government operations and organizational effectiveness; measuring and reporting on impact and outcomes; building skills, knowledge and capacity of government leaders and teams; and maximizing technology and data for governments and their leaders.

Whether it is through our award-winning PROPEL (Planning Rural Opportunities for Prosperity and Economic Leadership) program for rural communities, our CyberArch student program that helps Georgia communities increase their cybersecurity, our efforts to build a visionary plan for military and community partnerships to spur economic prosperity and resilient infrastructure, our financial management certificate program to build the capacity of public officials, or hosting educational events about e-mobility strategies for local governments …. We Know Georgia. Fulfilling our land-grant and sea-grant mission to serve the State of Georgia is more than a project. It’s our purpose.

We are growing and excited to add individuals to our team who share our commitment to public service – building stronger communities, inspiring economic resilience, and improving quality of life for communities across Georgia and beyond.

Our Culture – How We Operate
We disseminate knowledge through research, scholarship, and instruction. We collaborate internally across our areas of expertise and across the university with academic researchers to bring best practices and expert insights to the governments and communities we serve. We are committed to fielding a team of experts who have a variety of professional and academic experiences and are grounded in our culture of excellence and approach our work with Georgia’s governments in a comprehensive and objective fashion.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Normal business hours are M-F, 8-5. Some after hours may be needed.

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$58,000 - $61,000

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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:

Primary representative for multiple and complex outreach and educational programs for a range of statewide training programs including workshops or programs leading to a certificate of completion through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Develop and manage programs within university policies and procedures, including: project development; evaluation and reporting; client relationships and communication; budget design and tracking; training and facility planning and management; IT development and application; and, management of program’s administrative requirements including database administration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Organizational skills; ability to attend to numerous details; excellent customer service; proficiency in Excel and Word. Independent judgment, problem solving abilities, and the ability to work under pressure are required. The ability to maintain a professional demeanor with a variety of individuals of diverse personalities and backgrounds is essential.

Physical Demands:

Ability to sit at computer for long periods. Requires some lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending and stooping for long hours at conference registrations. Ability to drive long distances within the state of Georgia.

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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.


Independently develop and manage multiple and complex outreach and educational projects simultaneously, ensuring that all deliverable expectations are met for supervision, management, and leadership development programs for state agencies including but not limited to: the Department of Labor EXCEL, Department of Human Services Leadership Academy, State Road and Tollway Authority management academy, and 25-30 special topic workshops upon request. Manage each program’s full spectrum of functions including: client memorandum of agreement development and processing; training budget development; consultant contract negotiation and supervision; supervision of faculty curriculum and class development; statewide facility search for locations for training programs including selection and contracting; presentation materials design and production; evaluation design, analysis and dissemination; conference database management that facilitates participant tracking, ongoing communications, accommodations and special needs; developing other computer generated attendee materials; and creating eLC or other learning management system content and structure in collaboration with lead instructors. Manage post-event accounting tasks and disseminate required fiscal reports; design evaluations, analyze findings and generate outcomes reports.

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Manage program administrative requirements, including budgeting, expenditure accountability, purchasing, reporting and evaluation within University, Institute of Government, and unit policies and procedures.

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Represent the organization at a range of meetings and various functions related to the projects managed. Maintain/use IT systems for data collection, analysis and reporting as well as maintaining transcripts.

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Develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of business partners and state agency clients, providing a range of customer services.

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Advise participants upon call or electronic communication on class needs for class assignments or technical issues with eLC.

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Develop multi-media, interactive and web-based presentations, publications and/or other products using specialized software and web-based specialty applications to enhance presentation effectiveness. Order and reproduce specialized materials and publications. Other related 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:

Thad McWhorter

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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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