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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 & Beverage | Hotel & Housekeeping
Sales & Event Management | Continuing EducationInternship

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Join our team of culinary professionals providing exceptional service in our onsite restaurants and catered events.
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: $12.75 – $15 per hour (commensurate with experience and availability) Posting#: G/R06393P Click Here To View And Apply
Line Cook
This position is responsible for preparing and presenting all foods for the Savannah Room, to assist in banquets and help prep for large groups. Follow sanitation health standards. Keep clean all workspaces ready for certified inspection at any time. Work at catered offsite events and services.
Salary: $15.14 – $18.26 per hour Posting#: S08793P Click Here To View And Apply
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

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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 is responsible for supporting housekeepers and laundry personnel. Responsibilities include stocking housekeeping closets with linen and supplies, delivering linen and supplies to housekeepers, 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. This position is responsible for providing outstanding customer service and contributing to the success of the housekeeping team.
Salary:
$15.00 per hour Posting#: S09459P Click Here To View And Apply
Skilled Craft Worker
The Preventative Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing the preventative maintenance and upkeep of the hotel rooms, stairwells, corridors, and public area restrooms; as well as maintaining hotel equipment. Preventative maintenance entails inspecting hotel rooms and equipment on a scheduled, rotating basis to ensure everything is in operating order.
Salary:
$15.14 to $17.30 per hour (commensurate with experience) Posting#: S09412P Click Here To View And Apply
Front Desk Supervisor
This position supervises and supports team members to ensure efficient and high-quality guest experiences. Additionally, this includes understanding all hotel room categories, room rates, packages, promotions and other product knowledge necessary to perform daily duties and help maximize revenue opportunities. Building strong relationships and cooperation with other hotel departments is a key component of the position.
Salary:
$15.14 per hour (minimum) Posting#: S08722P 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 – Temporary
Salary: $15.40 per hour; commensurate with experience Posting#: G/R16401P Click Here To View And Apply

Housekeeper – Part-time weekends only
Salary: $15.40 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 – 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!
Senior Event Coordinator
This position is charged with responding to business opportunities from within assigned markets, and actively selling the facilities and services of the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel (the Georgia Center) as well as coordinating the Georgia Center’s fulfillment of promises as detailed in Agreements and Banquet Event Orders. This position serves as the client’s primary contact, while successfully working with other departments to provide our customer’s exemplary service.
Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 (commensurate with experience) Posting#: S09436P Click Here To View And Apply
Administrative Specialist
This individual will be responsible for managing event booking records, pre-qualifying and assigning web sales inquiries to appropriate staff groupings, composing, and distributing minutes for monthly Sales and Event Management (SEM) meetings. This also includes managing fiscal records and daily business needs for the SEM Division. 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 $40,000 (commensurate with experience) Posting#: S08311P 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.
Enrollment Support Associate
The Georgia Center is seeking a talented, energetic professional to provide recruiting/ registration and marketing support in a fast-paced, professional, customer-focused, and results-driven environment. The Enrollment Support Associate will collaborate with program coordinators, education enrollment staff, and marketing staff on recruitment initiatives to drive enrollment growth in the Center’s portfolio of continuing education programs.
Successful Enrollment Support Associates will bring great energy, a contagious attitude, excellent follow-up with contacted leads, strong over-the-phone closing techniques along with persuasive and consultative selling skills. This position involves the counseling and selling program benefits, meeting deadlines for enrollment, a capacity to work autonomously within a structured team environment, excellent relationship building, and business development. The primary responsibility of the position is to guide prospective adult students through the enrollment process as well as the development of strategic recruitment and relationships with businesses, individuals, corporations, and professionals.
Salary: $35,000 – $37,000; commensurate with experience Posting#: S08284P
Click Here To View And Apply

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INTERNSHIPS
Grow your network of Hospitality Professionals 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.

Program highlights: 12 to 16 week structured in Fall, Spring or Summer semesters

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

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

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