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Director of Board Relations, UGA Foundation

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2022

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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 management
  • 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 operations.

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 new Trustees.
  • 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 committee meetings.

20% | Operational & Administrative

  • Establish the overall performance standards and ensures the achievement of the goals and the quality of results for the Board Office.
  • 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 its committees.
  • 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



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 opportunities.



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, 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 (

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