Coordinate the operation of an assigned university academic or
clinical program or office.
The Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of
Education & Human Services seeks applicants for a Program
Coordinator starting January 10, 2022. The Program Coordinator is
responsible for the administration of Southern Georgia Regional
Commission’s Area Agency on Aging Powerful Tools for
Caregivers and Alzheimer’s Daycare Grant . Both
grants serve as significant resources for My Friend’s House, a day
program for seniors with special needs. My Friend’s House is
sponsored by the Department of Human Services. Relying on Valdosta
State University grants, as well as private donations for funding
and annual operations, My Friend’s House is the only full-day care
program in a nine-county area. My Friend’s house promotes social,
physical, creative, and cognitive stimulation to clients with
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating
operations to accomplish program objectives pertaining to the
grants that support My Friend’s House. The Program Coordinator is
responsible for developing policies, procedures, and processes to
ensure the efficient accomplishment of program and grant
objectives; use best practices for programming; assisting
caregivers; supervising clients; maintaining communication with the
grantor; coordinating activities with the appropriate internal and
external stakeholders, the university, and the community; managing
budgets and controlling expenditures; trains, assigns, directs,
supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel as assigned;
prepare a variety of reports and maintain office files and records;
assist faculty who use My Friends House as a classroom or clinical
placement; create synergy with faculty to provide an experiential
learning experience; create an electronic booking system for
clients and caregivers; maintain communication with the program of
Social Work’s Program and Field Directors; collaborate and create a
strong relationship with the Department Head of Human Services and
perform duties as requested, delegated, or assigned.
This is a grant funded position; therefore, the university will
incur no salary obligation beyond funding derived from this source.
This position will continue as long as adequate funds are
Typical Allocation of Duties:
Coordinate operations to accomplish program/office
objectives - 40%
Develop policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the efficient
accomplishment of program/office objectives. Direct office/program
Coordinate with others - 20%
Coordinate program/office activities with appropriate internal and
external stakeholders. Represent program priorities before the
larger university community.
Manage budget and personnel - 20%
Manage budget and control expenditures as assigned. Train, assign,
direct, supervise, evaluate, and discipline personnel as
Reporting - 10%
Prepare a variety of regular and special reports. Maintain
program/office files and records.
Provide services - 10%
Participate in the provision of direct services.
- Work with aging populations
- Ability to use electronic databases
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to direct programs and
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence service
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Master's degree in clinical or program field and three (3) years of
related work experience.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a
background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using
P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).
Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training
course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace,
Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security,
Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics
Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave
Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101.
Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and