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IPM Communications Coordinator

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: November 20, 2023

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IPM Communications Coordinator


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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Retirement Plan

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Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

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Monday - Friday. 8:00AM - 5:00PM.

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Open until filled

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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 (

Position Information

Classification Title
Marketing/Public Relations 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
Master's degree or equivalent in IT, communications, entomology, or a related discipline with interest and/or experience in Ag. Communications

Position Summary
A Communications Coordinator position is currently available in UGA Integrated Pest Management Program in Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. This position serves as primary point of contact for the UGA IPM Specialists, UGA Extension agents, and general public for the IPM Program. The incumbent will also be responsible for composing and managing the distribution of newsletters, press releases, and spearheading and coordinating social media campaigns to promote IPM via Twitter, Instagram, podcasts, etc. Compose and edit all grant reports and proposals; Manage and update the IPM website content; Effectively communicate and disseminate relevant information via email, telephone, and face-to-face; Work with IPM Team members in multiple departments to organize UGA IPM Academy programs including symposia, workshops, webinars and field days for various stakeholder groups; Develop and distribute surveys to assess the impact of IPM programs to stakeholders/target audience; Collaborate with a variety of departments, professors, specialists, and Extension agents; Conduct various other ancillary duties as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Ability to analyze Google Analytics data and social media platforms to document impact of the digital footprint and impact of UGA IPM Program and use those data to improve existing outreach efforts. Superb written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Ability to organize and convert key information into clear, concise, and informative written documents. Meticulous organizational skills. Project management skills a plus. Skillful in working on multiple projects simultaneously. Working knowledge of UGA branding guidelines and policies as specified at Willingness to travel to meet with UGA faculty and staff at Tifton and Griffin campuses and to attend IPM related meetings across the state as needed.

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting of no more than 25lbs may be involved, travel and sit for long periods of time.
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.

    Is driving a responsibility of this position?

    Is this a Position of Trust?

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

    Does this position require a P-Card?

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

    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.


    • Develop IPM grant reports and proposals

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      • Compose and manage the distribution of newsletters, press releases, and spearheading and coordinating social media campaigns pertaining to IPM via Twitter, Instagram, Podcasts, etc.

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        • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of professors, specialists, and Extension agents to update and maintain the IPM website content

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          • Organize face-to-face and virtual Extension events (symposia, workshops, webinars, and field days) through UGA IPM Academy to disseminate relevant information to stakeholders

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            • Document the digital footprint and assess the impact of UGA IPM program on stakeholders using surveys and Google Analytics data and social media platforms

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              • Coordinate virtual and in-person meetings of IPM faculty to promote interdisciplinary IPM research and extension activities

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