Director of Liaison and Military Operations

Dahlonega, GA
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Liaison and Military Operations

Position Number: 53068235

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 06/23/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Director of Liaison and Military Operations. This position will report to the Associate Vice President for Military Programs within the Division of Leadership and Global Engagement to serve as UNG's federal legislative and military liaison; facilitate the accomplishment of UNG's strategic plan for leadership development programs; and assist the Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies (ILSS) with accomplishing its mission and functions. The person in this position must be an experienced and proven leader with the ability to teach college-level leadership and security-related courses; collaborate across functional areas using negotiation, mediation, and consensus-building skills; and must have well-developed communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Director will:
  • Serve as UNG's federal legislative liaison and liaison to other federal and military entities including the Department of Defense, Army, senior military colleges and service academies.
  • Assist with cadet-related alumni networking and developing key influencers in the defense industry. Manage long range planning for security-related grants, internships and scholarships.
  • Support security and intelligence studies curriculum development and revision with professional expertise.
  • Manage ILSS memberships in myriad professional organizations and attend conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Serve as LGE representative for developing and monitoring implementation plan for the UNG Strategic Plan leadership development programs. Manage the UNG staff leadership development program which entails planning, programming, budgeting and facilitating 8 leadership development sessions for 12-15 employees per year.
  • Teach National Service Leadership Track military science and security and/or strategic studies courses.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Associate VP for Military Programs or Senior VP for Leadership and Global Engagement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have basic understanding of Army commissioning programs, excellent understanding of Army ROTC, and superior knowledge of the Army officer profession
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; oral and written communication skills; time and project management skills; leadership skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; be familiar with Access; and have the ability to learn BANNER, the university's student information system
  • Team player with a collaborative instinct; multi-tasker; adaptive in a fluid environment; creative

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's Degree Required. Security or strategic studies-related degree preferred
  • At least ten (10) years as Army officer and/or in a federal law enforcement or security-related federal agency

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a credit check. Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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