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FY24 Mandela Washington Fellowship P/T Program Assistant

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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FY24 Mandela Washington Fellowship P/T Program Assistant


OGE-International Partnerships

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 Office of Global Engagement consist of multiple offices offering services for International Initiatives, Global Education and risk management for international travelers, Immigration Services, International Centers Abroad, and Finance and Operations.

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Your supervisor will assist you in making your work schedule. There will be some evening and weekend schedule times to work.

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You must be prepared to pass a background check prior to beginning employment.

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Athens Area

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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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Assist the Grants & Projects Coordinator with program logistics, communications, and other activities. Work with vendors to plan and execute program logistics – including organizing catered meal pickup and delivery, and planning other meals, lodging, travel logistics, and program activities. Collaborate with relevant team members to ensure smooth program logistics and participant engagement.

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Serve as a point of contact for international program participants regarding logistics of day-to-day activities including driving participants locally.

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Gather, organize, and track invoices, receipts, and documentation of financial activities for processing. Track estimates, prepare budget to actual comparisons, and process financial transactions and reports as directed.

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Temporary Office/Clerical





Position Summary:

This position will work with the Director of International Initiatives, Grants & Project Coordinator, and OGE Business Office on program logistics, preparing payments for processing, interacting with program participants, and some travel. The International Initiative staff will be responsible for the 24 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program participants from June 12, 2024 – July 30, 2024. This position will be 25-30 hours per week. The program assistant may work some evenings and some weekends.

The Program Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the successful execution of the 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship program at the University of Georgia. This intensive executive-style program aims to empower young African leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to take on leadership roles in their respective sectors and communities in Africa.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Driving experience. Strong verbal communication skills are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Experience with project and event management, program logistics, planning, and execution.

Physical Demands:

Stand or sit at a desk for long periods of time. Set up/clean-up of catered meals. Lift up to 35 pounds. Driving participants in a 12-passenger van.

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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.

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Brian Watkins

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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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