DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATIVE

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The University of Georgia seeks an innovative leader to serve as the next Director of the Division of Academic Enhancement ( DAE ). The Director of the Division of Academic Enhancement reports directly to an Associate Vice President for Instruction.

The DAE empowers all students to Learn Differently by offering innovative courses for academic success, programs, and services, and creating student-centered initiatives. The Division supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment. Its services include Academic Coaching; the PLaTO (Peer Learning and Teaching Others) program which includes Peer Allies, Peer Learning Assistants, and Peer Tutors; the Presentation Collaboratory; and Student Success Workshops. The DAE also includes Initiatives to support first-generation, rural, and underserved students, as well as the early start summer program Thrive at Georgia . It collaborates with several units in overseeing the Georgia Commitment Scholarship and the ALL Georgia program and is home to several TRIO programs, including Educational Talent Search, McNair Scholars, Student Support Services/ STEM -H, and Upward Bound/Math + Science.

The Director provides vision and leadership to guide the development of new programs and strategically refresh the DAE’s curriculum and services to meet the needs of all students. The Director must be able to use recent educational research and intra-University data to promote the University’s student success agenda and assess the impact of the division on the University’s student success and completion agenda. The Director must be able to initiate, develop, and sustain strong positive relations with UGA advisors, faculty, administrators, and others; thus, the ability to collaborate and create partnerships is essential.

Work requires face-to-face and online interaction with students, colleagues, supervisors, administrators, and faculty.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervise and evaluate the activities of the DAE, recruit and supervise its staff, and administer its day-to-day operations;
  • Develop, implement, and assess instructional support curricula, programs, services, and activities;
  • Create and promote instructional support initiatives and strategies in collaboration with academic advisors, faculty, staff, and others;
  • Keep current with state-of-the-art and emerging student success research, analytics and technologies to benefit students;
  • Conduct research and analyze test data and performance of current instructional support system in order to make recommendations to improve instructional support system;
  • Evaluate current evidence-based research and innovative regional and national projects to inform local practices;
  • Work with Office of Institutional Research to develop metrics to evaluate performance of instructional support system;
  • Seek external funding where appropriate and, in collaboration with Development and Alumni Relations, support private fundraising for scholarships and other initiatives.
We seek a creative, highly organized, and collaborative individual who has previous experience in working with a variety of students, is committed to working with students, academic advisors, faculty, administrators, alumni, and donors, and is passionate about empowering students to achieve success.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior communication with applicants. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit applications prior to March 7, 2022. The planned start date for the position is July 1, 2022.
Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
Jacob C. Anderson, Principal
Parker Executive Search
pwilliams@parkersearch.com || janderson@parkersearch.com
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Posting Details

Posting Number

F1128P

Working Title

DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATIVE

Department

VPI-Academic Enhancement

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement empowers all students to Learn Differently through innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives. The DAE supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment.

College/Unit/Department website

https://dae.uga.edu/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Minorities & Females

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

06/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

12/13/2021

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Director, Division / Department AD

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Academic Professional

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral (or other terminal) degree from an accredited college or university

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

The preferred candidate will have, in addition to those listed in the Position Summary, the following qualifications:
  • At least two years of experience using evidence-based research to develop and assess programs;
  • At least two years of experience working in a large, public R-1 university setting.
  • At least three years of experience in teaching, tutoring, advising, or pedagogical training in a higher education setting;
  • At least two years of progressively more responsible leadership as a director, manager, or supervisor with oversight of a program, center, or department;
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with academic advisors, faculty, administrators, and others;
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and communication skills are required;
  • Excellent networking skills.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Supervise and evaluate the activities of the DAE, recruit and supervise its staff, and administer its day-to-day operations

Percentage Of Time

60

Duties/Responsibilities

Develop, implement, and assess instructional support curricula, programs, services, and activities within DAE and in collaboration with academic advisors, faculty, staff, and others

Percentage Of Time

15

Duties/Responsibilities

Analyze current data about the instructional support system, evaluate innovative regional and national practices for student success, and keep current with state-of-the-art and emerging student success research, analytics and technologies that benefit students

Percentage Of Time

15

Duties/Responsibilities

Seek external funding where appropriate and, in collaboration with Development and Alumni Relations, support private fundraising for scholarships and other initiatives

Percentage Of Time

10

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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