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Program Associate

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Posting Number:

S12141P

Working Title:

Program Associate

Department:

PSO-Cont Ed-GC Cont Education

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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 University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is hiring motivated, dependable, and team-orientated individuals for jobs that advance UGA’s mission of Public Service and Outreach. The Georgia Center, located on campus across from Stegeman Coliseum, is the campus hub for the development and administration of non-credit professional and continuing education courses as well as home of the only on-campus hotel.

College/Unit/Department website:

www.georgiacenter.uga.edu

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, with some nights and weekends

Advertised Salary:

$42,000 - $48,000 (Commensurate with Experience)

Posting Date:

05/23/2024

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

06/17/2024

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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

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 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Classification Title:

Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The Program Associate is a dynamic position with a variety of responsibilities. The incumbent reports to the Assistant Director of Continuing Education and collaborates with Senior Program Managers on continuing education programs. Duties include administrative and programmatic support to plan, execute, and evaluate ongoing programs while building relationships with prospective learners. Additional responsibilities include report development, virtual and hybrid program execution, and ongoing learner recruitment. The Program Associate will also be given a small portfolio of continuing education programs that support the ongoing mission of the Georgia Center. The Program Associate position is the first in a series of program coordinator positions leading to clear advancement opportunities within the Georgia Center’s division of continuing education.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • High value on customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Take initiative, be detail-oriented, and able to multi-task and problem solve
  • Advanced computer literacy skills including but not limited to MS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TEAMS) and Customer Relationship Management software
  • Ability to conduct Internet research and compile reports
  • Comfortable communicating in a hybrid environment including but not limited to TEAMS, Zoom Meeting
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to use independent judgment
  • Working knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Ability to travel

Physical Demands:

  • Standard office duties
  • Sitting at desk
  • Standing and walking for long periods of time
  • Reaching/grasping
  • Lift over 25lbs.
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

Yes

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

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

Yes

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

No

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist program leads with the planning and execution of the Center’s academic youth competitions, income tax programs, Advanced Placement Summer Institute series, and the administrative professionals day conference.

Percentage of time:

50

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage a strategic set of continuing education programs to ensure successful courses that provide quality educational experience and positive revenue stream.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning and execution of the Georgia Center’s virtual and hybrid activities.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support including:
    • Report preparation
    • Communicating with learners
    • Working with other UGA departments to help ensure smooth departmental program operations

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support strategic initiatives in support of the Georgia Center and the University as a whole.

Percentage of time:

5

Contact Details:

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

Recruitment Contact Name:

Leta Salazar

Recruitment Contact Email:

Leta.Salazar@uga.edu

Organization

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.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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