Atlanta, GA
March 8, 2024

Georgia Coalition for Higher Education In Prison: EnGAge Coordinator

We are seeking a EnGAge Coordinator to join our dynamic team. The EnGAge Coordinator position is part of GACHEP’s “EnGAge: Building and Mobilizing the Higher Education in Prison Community of Practice in Georgia” Initiative. EnGAge is dedicated to advancing higher education in prisons in Georgia by strengthening collaboration, communication, and resource-sharing among stakeholders. The project will move in two stages, from convening stakeholders and mapping out a vision of the future of HEP in Georgia in year one to taking the first steps to implement that vision in the year to follow. The EnGAge Coordinator will facilitate, support, and report on both stages of the project.


Up to $55,000


The EnGAge Coordinator will play a central role in carrying out the EnGAge initiative and will report to the Co-Executive Directors of the Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison. The coordinator will facilitate a two-stage project aimed at mapping the current state of HEP in Georgia, articulating a shared vision for its future, and implementing initiatives based on the findings. Throughout the project, the coordinator will foster collaboration, communication, and resource-sharing among stakeholders involved in higher education in prison (HEP) initiatives. In the project’s second stage, the coordinator will support colleges and universities in implementing the stakeholders’ shared vision. They will be responsible for regular and active communication regarding progress on the initiatives and will complete two comprehensive reports to be delivered at the end of the first and second year of the project.


Stage One: Project Development
  • Coordinate and facilitate three meetings with stakeholders and their representatives--including system-impacted people with experience of higher education, universities, state agencies, and nonprofits working in higher education in prison.
  • Coordinate the creation of an advisory council of system-impacted leaders in collaboration with GACHEP leadership.
  • Conduct pre and post surveys on the state of higher education in prison in Georgia.
  • Meet one-on-one with stakeholders to gather information on the state of higher education in prison in Georgia.
  • Coordinate the collection of financial forms and partner agreements.
  • Ensure stakeholders participate in meetings, follow-up conversations, information sharing, and surveys.
  • Create a report on the landscape and future of HEP in Georgia based on group and individual meetings with stakeholders.
Stage Two: Implementation
  • Coordinate meetings with partner universities and GACHEP staff to support the implementation of new programs.
  • Coordinate with GACHEP leadership and university partners to develop a time-phased implementation plan for new programs.
  • Coordinate with universities and state agency partners to facilitate the implementation of new programs.
  • Coordinate the hiring the process for two PEP Coordinators with guidance from GACHEP’s Co-Executive Directors.
Reporting and Assessment
  • Provide regular updates to the Co-Executive Directors.
  • Review and report to Co-Executive Directors on the progress of universities and PEP Coordinators in carrying out the time-phased implementation plan.
  • Provide quarterly reports on implementation to stakeholders.
  • Complete a final report at the end of the project summarizing major changes in the HEP landscape and assessing alignment with the vision articulated in the first report.


  • Bachelor’s degree or, in lieu of degree, a minimum of two years of proven experience in the human services sector.
  • Exceptional project management and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience with correctional facilities and reentry settings preferred.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams.
  • Trauma-informed experience is a plus.
  • Working proficiency with Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Zoom


  • Timeliness and responsiveness to clients.
  • Team-oriented individual who communicates regularly and openly.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to complete clear and comprehensive written reports.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and data-gathering skills.
  • Commitment to learn new skills as needed.
  • Ability to independently and successfully manage projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through on all projects.
  • Commitment to an ethic of care.
  • Commitment to ensuring all people can access high-quality higher education.
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