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Program Coordinator I

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Posting Number S03091P Working Title Program Coordinator I Department PSO State Botanical Garden of GA About the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 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 College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. May require some night and weekend work. Advertised Salary Negotiable Posting Date 05/03/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 07/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants 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. Position Information Classification Title Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family Outreach Services 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 qualificaitons. Preferred Qualifications Masters degree in horticulture or related field. Position Summary This position plans and manages all aspects of a community outreach gardens and invasive plant outreach and rare species stewardship volunteers. The position will require coordinating projects with various stakeholders, including private business, private residents, community garden professionals, and government employees. The position will require public speaking engagements, writing, conducting workshops, and some hands on support for public garden installations and maintenance as well as team projects at the botanical garden. The position will often work on collaboration with SBG's Education Department staff. Greenhouse duties and fieldwork will be required. Occasional weekend and holiday work may be required. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Proficient knowledge of the palate of native plants appropriate for restoration and wildlife habitats. Knowledge of the primary invasive plant species of Georgia. Experience with implementing imperiled species recovery actions. Knowledge of garden design, installation and maintenance. Strong interpersonal skills for networking and collaborating with other stakeholders. Excellent communication skills, oral and written. Ability to engage and communicate to various audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Engaging public speaker. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to travel. Experience in educational outreach and training. Greenhouse skills and experience in propagating native plants preferred. Physical Demands Sit or stand for extended periods. Lift up to 50 pounds to set up and break down for programs and hike up to 3 miles. Will work in various outdoor weather conditions year round. Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? 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. Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Coordinate, develop, support and report on Connect to Protect display gardens around the state in collaboration with community garden professionals such as UGA Extension though meetings, phone calls and email. Present at symposia, to garden clubs, and events. Travel to field sites to help plan, install and trouble shoot. Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Participate as mentor in SBG Learning by Leading Program by managing interns of various experience levels. Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist with plant production during growing season. Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Coordination and lead Invasive Species Outreach events. Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Do you possess a valid driver's license? No Response No Yes Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter Optional Documents

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