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Independent Living Program Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00838P
Working Title Independent Living Program Coordinator
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

In 1965 The Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) was
established at the University of Georgia as part of a national network of federally-designated centers (UCEDD). IHDD can be envisioned as stretching across Georgia, with projects and collaborative agreements touching every corner of the state. As agents for social change, the faculty, students and staff at IHDD believe in self-determination and advocacy for people with disabilities,
and are committed to community inclusion, interdependence and the recognition of each person’s ability to contribute to society.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type UGA Employee
Benefits Eligibility Non-Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Part Time
Work Schedule
Work Schedule (other)

Typically 3pm – 7pm Monday – Fri. Must be flexible to respond to need. May require some weekend work. Travel out of state to national conferences may be required.

Advertised Salary Full Time salary - $35,000 (Part Time Salary -$17,500)
Posting Date 04/03/2018
Open until filled No
Closing Date 04/25/2018
Proposed Starting Date 05/14/2018
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

Pay Grade 065
FLSA Non-Exempt
Job Family Outreach Services
FTE .49
Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a master’s degree with 2 years of related experience; OR completion of a bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Completion of a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation or related discipline.
• Experience working with youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
• Experience with onsite data collection and research methods.
• Experience supporting youth with disabilities in on-campus/residential settings

Position Summary

The Institute on Human Development and Disability /UCEDD seeks an Independent Living Program Coordinator for our Destination Dawgs: Inclusive Postsecondary Education at UGA program. This is a Comprehensive Transition Program and requires a coordinator with both knowledge of, and experience in, supporting and increasing independent living skills in people with disabilities. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the on-campus living portion of the program.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education programs and transition services for youth with disabilities. Extensive knowledge of the University of Georgia Housing system. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated organizational and management skills. Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement. Experience with data collection and reporting.

Physical Demands

May require some lifting of not more than 20 pounds. Will require sitting a desk for periods of time and using a computer.

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. Yes
Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy



Independent Living Program Coordinator will manage the residential component of the Destination Dawgs program. Duties will include supporting Destination Dawgs students, training and supervising peer mentors, coordination of student schedules, and development and facilitating the implementation of student plans to achieve independent living goals. Independent Living Program Coordinator will be responsible for the creation and implementation of an independent living curriculum. Duties will also include working within the UGA system including administration, faculty, and students to ensure full access and inclusion to student activities and extracurricular events. Program Coordinator will represent Destination Dawgs at UGA events and presentations related to on-campus and independent living.

Percentage of time 75

Collaborating with Vocational Rehabilitation and other state agencies. Representing Destination Dawgs in the Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium meetings. Participating in state and regional conferences on inclusive post-secondary education.

Percentage of time 10

Promoting and presenting Destination Dawgs at transition events and working with families and local educators to inform future students about on-campus living opportunities.

Percentage of time 10

Data collection & program evaluation, report writing, administrative paperwork and attending team meetings.

Percentage of time 5

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How would you rate your knowledge of the on-campus Housing/Residence Life system at UGA?
    • Minimal
    • Moderate
    • High
  2. * How would you rate your experience supporting/working with young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities?
    • Minimal
    • Moderate
    • High
  3. * How would you rate your knowledge of teaching/supporting the development of independent living skills?
    • Minimal
    • Moderate
    • High
  4. * How would you rate your experience with leading volunteers/mentors?
    • Minimal
    • Moderate
    • High
  5. * Why are you interested in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  7. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Documents #1
  3. Other Documents #2