The Director of Board Relations at the
University of Georgia Foundation (“the Foundation”) serves as the
primary liaison between the Foundation office and the Board of
Trustees (“the Board”). The Director of Board Relations is
responsible for working with the Executive Director and the
Officers in promoting effective Board governance and fostering
collaboration between members of the Foundation and the Board.
This position reports to the Senior Executive Director of
Operations and Chief of Staff for the Vice President for
Development and Alumni Relations and serves in the critical role of
ensuring proper governance of the UGA Foundation as required by law
and policy. This position serves as the primary staff point of
contact for all members of the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees and
Board of Visitors in support of each board’s strategic focus and
pursuit of good governance. This position also has oversight of the
Foundation’s Emeriti Trustees program which is led by the Assistant
Director of Board Relations.
- Advanced degree
- A minimum of 8 years professional work experience in nonprofit
management or a similar field
- Extensive experience in event planning and event
- Experience working with and staffing a volunteer board
30% | Board Strategy & Planning
- In consultation with Foundation leadership and at the direction
of the Board Officers, provide strategic, high-level, and
confidential advice, planning, and management.
- Develop and utilize long-term, strategic work plans in support
of the Board’s and Board Officers’ decision-making.
- Serve as a key advisor to the Board Officers, and with the
committee liaisons, to the Board committee officers on internal and
external issues related to the Board, its governance, and its
25% | Prioritization & Implementation
- Chief communicator and contact person to the UGA Foundation
Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors (BOV) and supervisor for
the Emeriti Trustees program. Includes facilitating productive,
positive, and strong relationships and providing efficient and
effective administration to the board.
- Organize and implement strategies and other actions to
facilitate and coordinate the Board’s deliberations, actions, and
other activities, including meetings, annual retreats,
publications, directories, committee staffing, and orientation of
- Work alongside the Board Chair, Executive Director, committee
chairs, and committee staff liaisons to develop meeting schedules
and effective agendas and in ensuring the quality of Board and
20% | Operational &
- Establish the overall performance standards and ensures the
achievement of the goals and the quality of results for the Board
- Assure accurate flow of information between the Board and the
offices of the DAR.
- Ensure proper notice to the public of meetings of the Board and
- Attend all meetings of the Board and its committees.
20% | Board of Visitors
- Chief communicator and contact person for the UGA Board of
Visitors. Includes facilitating productive, positive, and strong
relationships, providing efficient and effective administration to
the program, ensuring timely communication regarding upcoming
meetings and events.
- Work with the DAR Communications staff on newsletters, videos,
electronic publications, website and other division and university
related communications for the Board of Visitors as needed.
- Collaborate on script writing for the University President, VP
for DAR, and emcee of the program.
5% | Other Duties
ABOUT THE DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the
University of Georgia advances the goals, objectives, and
priorities of the university by generating private financial
support, building, and maintaining relationships with alumni and
donors, and assisting students with career development
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FOUNDATION
The mission and purpose of the University of Georgia Foundation
is to provide support for the teaching, research, public service,
and outreach programs of the University of Georgia by means of
volunteer leadership and assistance in development and fundraising
activities; fiduciary care for the assets of the foundation for the
long-term benefit and enhancement of the university; and broad
advice, consultation, and support to the president of the
university. The foundation shall operate as a cooperative
organization in accordance with policies of the University System
of Georgia Board of Regents.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity 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,
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