Public Service Assistant in the Archway Partnership (Grady & Pulaski Counties - Two Positions Available)

Position ID: 43260
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Office of the Vice President for Public Service & Outreach
Department: 
Archway Partnership
Position Description
PVA#: 
40614
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Public Service Assistant
Job Description: 

 

Posting Details
Posting Number F0101P
Working Title PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANT
Department PSO Archway Partnership
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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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

The Archway Partnership’s mission is to facilitate community interaction with the University of Georgia and connect communities with University of Georgia and other higher education resources to address locally identified community and economic development needs.

College/Unit/Department website www.archwaypartnership.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2018
Job Posting Date 09/07/2018
Open until filled Yes
Location of Vacancy Outside Athens
EEO 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 Details
Position Information
Classification Title PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANT
Faculty Rank Public Service Assistant
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree

Position Summary

The University of Georgia is seeking qualified candidates to serve as the Archway Professionals in Grady and Pulaski Counties. The Archway Partnership’s mission is to facilitate community interaction with the University of Georgia and connect communities with University of Georgia and other higher education resources to address locally identified community and economic development needs.

The Archway Professional will spend approximately 80% of their time in the county and region and 20% on campus. The Archway Partnership is built on the premise of easy access to the University of Georgia and effective delivery of University of Georgia resources back to the community. In this regard, the Archway Professional is the point of contact in the community and as such represents the entire University.

The Archway Professional is the lead faculty member in the Archway Partnership community and works with community leaders to identify and address local needs. The Archway Professional’s primary responsibilities include: a) building relationships with community members and understanding UGA and other higher education resources; b) facilitating the meetings of the local Executive Committee and meetings of Issue Work Groups; c) assisting the community and the Archway Operations Coordinator in articulating and continually prioritizing community needs; d) coordinating Archway Partnership activities with other local and regional higher education institutions and state agencies; e) utilizing decision-making and problem-solving skills to identify resources and assist community work groups with accomplishing objectives; f) visiting the University of Georgia and other institutions of higher education campuses to meet with faculty, students, and administrators as needed; g) managing student and faculty involvement in local projects; h) documenting activities and program impact, including scholarly engagement as a Public Service Faculty member; and i) engaging in professional development activities relevant to community priority areas and commensurate with status as a Public Service Faculty member. The Archway Professional reports to an Archway Operations Coordinator who works collaboratively with UGAfaculty to identify appropriate higher education resources to address local needs. Per recent Board of Regents’ policy, successful candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

excellent interpersonal skills and 2-5 years of experience in community and economic development, conducting community forums, facilitating group engagement processes are also required. Familiarity with community and economic development issues and University of Georgia schools, colleges, and institutes is desirable. Candidate should have commensurate qualifications for appointment as a Public Service faculty member.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and be able to travel throughout the state.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? 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.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Community Relations (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Masters
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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