Findit Program Coordinator

University of Georgia
November 01, 2023
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Posting Number S10890P

Working Title Findit Program Coordinator Department CED-Community Dsgn & Preserv 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. 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 College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Typically this position is M-F 8-5, with occasional nights or weekends depending on travel.

Advertised Salary 57,000 Posting Date 08/22/2023 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 11/01/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants

Submission Materials to upload with your applications should include:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume/CV
  • Historic Resource Survey Report (including demonstrations of examples of mapping, writing, documentation, research, public communications; indicate which elements were solo work and which were team work)
  • 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 ([email protected]).

    Position Information

    Classification Title Public Service Professional AD

    FLSA Exempt FTE 1.00 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 in Historic Preservation, architectural history, urban planning; and/or commensurate work experience

    Position Summary

    This position serves as the Program Coordinator for Georgia's “Findit” Historic Resource Survey Partnership Program between the University of Georgia-College of Environment and Design and the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC), the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office (Historic Preservation Division – Dept. of Community Affairs), the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), public utilities, and Georgia communities. The Coordinator is Primary Investigator for annual multi-year research and outreach grants sponsored by GTC (now in its 21st year) and as well as other environmental review, mitigation studies, and community surveys for Georgia municipalities and non-profits that contribute data to Georgia's Archaeological, Natural and Historic Resources GIS database (GNAHRGIS). Collaboration, research, education, and mentoring are inherent in this role. The Findit program funds and provides skills-based professional training in architectural history and field survey for UGA College of Environment and Design (CED) students through 3-7 graduate assistantships per year, recruited and mentored by the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator position (and all other student salaries and operational costs) is funded by and contingent upon sponsored project grants, which are reviewed/renewed annually. The Program Coordinator is the primary champion for the program and responsible for organizing and leading stakeholder meetings, recruiting student participants, and preparing engaging public presentations. As a staff member of the UGA-CED Center for Community Design & Preservation, this position also contributes to other outreach and engagement opportunities promoted by CCDP and serves as a colleague of the UGA College of Environment and Design, adding value through committee positions and collegial partnerships. As a full-time UGA position, employees in this role have the opportunity to take advantage of the University system's Tuition Assistance Program.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

    Master's degree in Historic Preservation, architectural history, urban planning; and/or commensurate work experience

    Field survey, architectural history and cultural resource assessment experience

    Project management, budget development experience

    Personnel Management, training, or education experience; team-building skills

    Proficiency/literacy in GIS, CAD, or similar mapping techniques; familiarity with resource databases (GNAHRGIS specifically)

    Demonstrated research interest (especially emergent technologies and novel architectural typologies or related applied research); community-engaged scholarship

    Competency in Adobe Suite, photography

    Interest in community and partner engagement (collaboration with state, region, and local partners as well as university and CED colleagues) and program advancement

    Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; visual presentation proficiency

    Self-motivated, well-organized, personable, and a team player

    Physical Demands

    Sitting for long periods of time (computer/desk work) Long-distance travel by car

    Field work description of physical demands in all season; walking over rough terrain, driving passenger vans, etc.

    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) Yes 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.



    Program Management and Promotion Primary Investigator for multi-year research and outreach grants sponsored by Georgia Transmission Corporation and other agencies (GA HPD, Georgia Department of Transportation), as well as public service and outreach projects (environmental review, mitigation studies, community surveys) for municipalities and non-profits. Responsibilities include University project management, budget management, data entry into GNAHRGIS database, coordinating bi-annual meetings for the Findit Program Steering Committee, community engagement and promotion. Set annual goals and objectives towards the pursuit of cultural resource survey work in order to enhance and grow FindIt's offerings for CED students and community partners. Promote FindIt at conferences and workshops, compile program materials and reports, maintain website and social media, frequently meet with stakeholders and other interested representatives. Serve as a contributing member of CCDP to support unit and college-wide strategies towards improved public service and outreach operations.

    Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

    Training and Supervision Management of student graduate assistants, employees and volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of Findit program objectives. Train student employees in historic and cultural resource research, field survey methodology, GIS data entry, architectural identification of new and established styles and types, deed research, report production and presentation.

    Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

    Applied Research and Technology Conducts applied research on innovation in field survey technologies, such as remote methodologies, and architectural history priority research areas, such as mid-century contemporary residential and commercial styles and types. Identify applied research areas, expose students to ongoing innovation in technology and its role in historic preservation and planning, determine potential impacts to historic resources, adhere to system for ranking applied research projects, evaluate applied research projects, and pursue additional research contracts/grants.

    Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

    Budget Development and Management Develop and manage budgets and contracts for multiple concurrent and varied sponsored projects. Responsible for developing funding proposals, managing budgets, monitoring spending, and working with CED Grants Coordinator and UGA Sponsored Programs Administration.

    Percentage of time 10

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

    Recruitment Contact Name Jennifer Lewis Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact Phone

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