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Program Coordinator (Human Services) 235953

Valdosta State University
Georgia, United States
$58,757.00 - $58,757.00
Posted Date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

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 available.

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 operations.

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 assigned.

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.


Supervisor Expectations:

  • Work with aging populations
  • Ability to use electronic databases
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to direct programs and supervise people
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence service
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion


Required Qualifications

Required Experience
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 Worker’s Compensation.

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