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Program Manager - Limited Term

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Program Manager - Limited Term


ENGR-Env Civil Agr & Mech

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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest-growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest-growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 4,000 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery, and innovation at the confluence of disciplines.

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Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with some after-business hours and weekend work as needed to complete projects and meet deadlines.

Advertised Salary:

$50,000-$55,000, based on experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include the following documents along with your UGA Jobs application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information

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 (

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Classification Title:

Institutional Research Professional





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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working directly with communities; non-profit or academic grant writing; and familiarity with environmental topics is preferred.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for providing project management for the Georgia team of the EPA Region 4 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (Region 4 TCTAC) housed at RTI International, with UGA as the sub-awardee.

The PM will be responsible for outreach to community members and groups in need of technical assistance across the state; coordinating meetings between multiple parties across the state; facilitating training in various locations and remotely; organizing and participating in community activities across the state; compiling, responding and reporting on inquiries regarding technical support; and assisting in the preparation of educational, training and outreach materials.

This position is currently funded for 3 years. Continuation of this grant-funded position is expressly contingent upon continuation of funding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Project management and/or program coordination experience in a community environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with university personnel, state and federal agencies, and private organizations.
  • Lead and work as a team member with all project partners and staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong customer service orientation and commitment.
  • Exhibit a high level of initiative.
  • Work independently and with multiple partners and stakeholders in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Flexible in working in diverse settings including virtual environments, in-person with local community groups, and on-campus.
  • Experience assigning tasks and monitoring progress to meet project needs and deadlines.
  • Evaluate and analyze existing approaches and procedures and to help devise novel approaches.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Suite and ability to utilize platforms for communication and reporting.

Physical Demands:

Driving to visit stakeholder sites throughout the state of GA.

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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.


Training Development and Facilitation

  • Lead, with guidance from team leaders, the preparation of training and educational materials to be distributed
  • Coordinate and assist in-person and virtual meetings, trainings and webinars for team leaders, community groups and subject matter experts
  • Travel to various training sites
  • Prepare, facilitate and attend trainings and meetings

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Inquiries, Outreach, and Communication

  • Collect and coordinate responses to community inquiries received online, via phone and in-person
  • Maintain positive and effective relationships with community groups, team leaders and stakeholders
  • Promote the TCTAC program using in person, online, and direct mechanisms
  • Engage with subject matter experts that will provide input for trainings and direct assistance to community groups

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  • Coordinate tasks and monitor progress to meet project goals and deadlines
  • Record activities, training and inquiries for regular internal and external reporting purposes
  • Summarize activities for distribution in newsletters and online
  • Record the progression of inquiries and responses using online systems (e.g. Zendesk)

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Resource Identification and Organization

  • Investigate and compile resources for grant identification and grant writing assistance
  • Develop innovative tools to distribute this information for public access and use

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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:

Dr. Christina Fuller

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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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