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Associate Director of Board Relations, UGA Foundation

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Managing Volunteers, Program Administration and Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Relations.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 5 years professional work experience in nonprofit management or event management or equivalent in a professional, governmental, or executive setting
  • 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 Competencies

  • Self-starter and highly motivated, high level of initiative and follow-through.
  • 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 being flexible.
  • 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 PowerPoint.
  • Sound judgment, tact, and discretion in handling confidential information. 
  • Communicates and employs interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct.
  • 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 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.

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 ( 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.

EEO Policy 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 (

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