The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director of
Board Relations is to support the UGA Emeriti
Trustees through strategic, high-level, and confidential planning
and management in consultation with the Director of Board
- Incorporated as a public foundation in support of the
University of Georgia, the UGA Foundation’s ability to
function effectively relies on the Board of Trustees. After years
of service and terming out a board member, a trustee can be elected
to become an Emeriti Trustees.
- With over 120 Emeriti Trustees, this program's ability to
function effectively relies on the Assistant Director of Board
Relations’ diligence and consistency in guiding and structuring
board programs, meetings and events, and in carrying the
organization’s narrative through a consistent increase in board
membership and change in leadership.
- This position requires sound judgment in addressing complex
situations, the ability to act independently to further the goals
of the Emeriti Trustees and the Foundation, and a firm grasp of
university organizational structure and protocol.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher
- 5 years professional work experience in nonprofit management or
event management or equivalent in a professional, governmental, or
- Exhibits behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values
of the University of Georgia.
- (50%) Strategy & Planning
- (25%) Prioritization & Implementation
- (20%) Operational & Administrative
- (5%) Other duties
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
- Self-starter and highly motivated, high level of initiative and
- Collaborative style combined with the ability and desire to
work in a team-based environment.
- Excellent memory for details, ability to organize work,
coordinate projects with others, manage multiple projects
simultaneously, and meet and negotiate deadlines.
- Excellent writing skills with extreme attention to detail and
confident, strong verbal communication.
- Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while
- Meeting management skills.
- Organizational skills, creativity, and self-motivation.
- Strong anticipatory skills.
- Strong skills in writing, editing, and proofreading.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Excel, and Word and
- Sound judgment, tact, and discretion in handling confidential
- Communicates and employs interpersonal actions that model high
standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with internal staff, campus units, and alumni.
- There will be periods of high volume of work, particularly
during periods of preparation for and during Board meetings,
possibly including work in the evenings or on weekends. Local
travel will be required, as will occasional statewide travel.
Mission of the University of Georgia
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.
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.
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