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Career Opportunities at the Georgia Center

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is hiring motivated, dependable, and team-orientated individuals for jobs that advance UGA’s mission of Public Service and Outreach. The Georgia Center, located on campus across from Stegeman Coliseum, is the campus hub for the development and administration of non-credit professional and continuing education courses as well as home of the only on-campus hotel.

Delivering exceptional levels of service to our customers, guests, and partners requires a talented and well-trained workforce, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the best employees.

We know you have a choice in where you work, and we want you to join us not only for a job, but also for an engaging opportunity to learn, grow, and serve others. Our standards of excellence and commitment to service start with our employees, which is why we invest in their professional development, career interests, and work/life well-being.

Current Open Positions

Food and Beverage | Hotel and Housekeeping
Sales & Event Management | Continuing Education | Internship

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Join our team of culinary professionals providing exceptional service in our onsite restaurants and catered events.
Cook – Temporary
*This is a temporary position that will last less than 12 months and is not eligible for benefits. Temporary employees will be considered for full-time positions when they are available. The duties of this position include: kitchen prep (cutting meat and vegetables, preparing food for service, maintenance of event food levels), preparation of custom food for specific outlets within the Georgia Center and occasionally working with staff to help make and deliver banquet food to the event areas. All duties must be performed using the proper sanitation practices to keep area clean and ready for certified inspection at any time.
Salary: Minimum $13/hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R13180P Click Here To View And Apply
Dishwasher – Temporary
*This is a temporary position that will last less than 12 months and is not eligible for benefits. Temporary employees will be considered for full-time positions when they are available. The duties of this position include: washing dishes and kitchen wares manually or with machines, making sure dishes are cleaned, dried, and stored properly. Taking out trash from various stations within the kitchen. Perform all duties using the proper sanitation practices to keep area clean and ready for certified inspection at any time. To work in any other food service area as needed. To help prep for large groups.
Salary: $11.00/hour minimum; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R12663P Click Here To View And Apply
Banquet/Restaurant Service Staff – Student and/or Temporary
The Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel’s Food and Beverage unit operates a variety of banquet options and onsite dining outlets to serve its UGA and non-UGA customers. As part of this comprehensive Food and Beverage operation, the Center offers served meals, buffet meals, receptions, banquet bars, a la carte deliveries, coffee breaks and off-site events for any and all meal periods and time frames. This person will be tasked with working entry level positions in all areas as business demands.
Salary: Hourly rate commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R12786P Click Here To View And Apply

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HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING
Seeking team members who have a positive attitude, pleasing personality and strong work ethic that will be committed to making a difference and improving every day.
Houseperson
This position provides support for housekeepers and laundry personnel. Responsibilities include stocking housekeeping closets with linen and supplies, delivering linen and supplies to housekeepers, removing dirty linen and trash from housekeeper carts, and removing dirty linens and trash from hotel rooms. This position also assists with laundry responsibilities such as sorting, washing, drying, and folding linen and towels.
Salary:
$15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: S07590P Click Here To View And Apply
Housekeeper
This position provides cleaning services primarily in hotel guest rooms. The housekeeper is responsible for responding to all guest requests appropriately, identifying and notifying appropriate parties of any maintenance issues, and maintaining accurate records of work performed and time spent. Housekeeper maintains his/her cart with the proper cleaning supplies, amenities, and linens. Housekeeper may be asked to work in other areas maintained by the housekeeping department (public areas, laundry, offices).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Dependable, responsible, honest, strong work ethic, positive attitude, ability work independently and as part of a team.
  • Work under time constraints and in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Demands

  • Typically clean 16 hotel rooms per day. Lift or move at least 30 lbs. Push, pull, or roll a 75 pound cart. Bend, lift, kneel and work with hands. Stand on feet and walk for long periods of time.
  • See dust, hair, lint and dirt. Smell odors to identify the source to clean. Attention to detail in cleaning and room presentation.

Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: S07176P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Student and/or Temporary
Salary: $13.25 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16401P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Part-time weekends only
Salary: $13.25 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16404P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Temporary (Grad/Research/Student/Temp)
Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R11378P Click Here To View And Apply

Hotel Front Desk and Concierge – Student and/or Temporary
The Hotel Front Desk and Concierge position is responsible for front desk operations, assisting guests with general information, handling guest complaints, maintaining cash drawer, greeting guests and assisting with luggage, driving courtesy van, attendance and participation in training sessions and meetings.
Salary: $11.00 minimum; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R13927P Click Here To View And Apply

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SALES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Join our team of professionals working to identify and serve groups meeting on campus, in the Heart of Athens and UGA!
Communications Manager
The Communications Manager works to coordinate and implement marketing and communications campaigns by curating and writing copy for a variety of communications vehicles including but not limited to print and broadcast media, electronic publications, social media channels and websites. This individual collaborates with the Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications for the Georgia Center to execute marketing plans and budget. This individual is responsible for planning and managing all components and tasks necessary to complete marketing and communication initiatives as assigned. Can work occasional nights and weekends (thus beyond the norm of Monday-Friday, 8-5) to host and attend events.
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 annual; commensurate with experience Posting#: S07990P
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Sales Associate
This position engages in day-to-day sales and event management functions to ensure seamless execution of events at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The individual has primary responsibility for account management, sales prospecting and qualifying, thereby generating new revenue opportunities while consistently striving to maximize opportunities and promote positive relationships with guests and colleagues. The individual in this position will demonstrate mastery in the sale and execution of events. They will oversee the collective coordination lifecycle of events from prospecting to implementation, to delivering outstanding guest service while maintaining financial profitability.
Salary: $40,000-$45,000; commensurate with experience (non-commissioned based) Posting#: S07980P Click Here To View And Apply
Administrative Specialist I
The Administrative Specialist I position at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel serves as the primary administrative support for the Sales and Event Management Department. This position will assist with tasks that support event planning and management, registration support, record keeping, financial management, and reporting for the department.
Salary: $35,000 to $39,000; commensurate with experience Posting#: S08311P Click Here To View And Apply
Event Services AV Technician
The individual in this role needs to have an aptitude for technology and a desire to learn new technologies. This individual will provide support to Conference Events in providing technical assistance to presenters connecting to our AV Systems and will assist in monitoring and operating Hybrid meetings.
Salary: $15/hour minimum; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16524P Click Here To View And Apply

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CONTINUING EDUCATION
Join our team of educational professionals to provide innovative lifelong learning opportunities to participants around the globe through our continuing education programs.
Assistant Director for Continuing Education
The Assistant Director of Continuing Education provides management and coordination for the Georgia Center for Continuing Education’s program initiatives. The position works in a highly collaborative environment and assist on leading the department’s development, maintenance, and refinement of continuing education programing that retains and fosters consistency with the Georgia Center and the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach (PSO) strategic goals. Reporting to the Associate Director of Continuing Education, the position oversees project development, manages departmental strategies for growth, evaluates internal processes, and establishes standards that lead to high quality programs. Additionally, this position supervises staff in the development and delivery of the department’s programming efforts and is responsible for assisting in the oversight and planning of departmental marketing activities.
Salary: $75,000-85,000 annual; commensurate with experience Posting#: S08131P Click Here To View And Apply

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INTERNSHIP
Build upon your classroom studies through our paid internship program opportunities.
Majoring in Hospitality and Food Industry Management or other related academic programs? You will learn first-hand the Georgia Center operations throughout your internship experience. Our internship programs allow you to truly experience this dynamic industry from the ground up.

Interns will have the opportunity to assist the management team in the Hotel or Food & Beverage divisions by developing skills in all facets of the operation. This role will work with various departments within the Georgia Center to form a foundational understanding of how each department functions. Additionally, interns will work with the Hotel or Food & Beverage Team on the analysis of operational systems and processes.

To learn more please email Leta Salazar, Human Resources Manager.

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