Director, UGA Search Group
Position Summary: The University of Georgia is currently seeking applications for the position of Director of the UGA Search Group, an executive recruitment team internal to the University. This position will report directly to the Senior Director for Human Resources and will be responsible for providing oversight for strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of the University's executive search process. The Director will be accountable for the establishment and management of providing best practices in the recruitment process in order to deliver an effective and efficient search process. This includes providing support to hiring authorities, search chairs, and search committees through consultation, programmatic documentation, and technology. This role collaborates with campus leaders to identify and produce best practices in talent acquisition. The position will leverage the knowledge and experience of subject matter experts throughout the institution. The UGA Search Group has been operational since October 2006. The group is a full-featured internal executive search unit, with a comprehensive understanding of the institution's culture and priorities as well an added level of ownership to successfully recruit and place optimal candidates. The UGA Search Group actively recruits executive-level senior leadership for the University. The group adopts a tailored approach to recruiting leadership talent such as vice presidents, associate provosts, and deans. This group is instrumental in the recruitment of rich candidate pools and serves as the initial liaison between the candidate and the University. The UGA Search Group is responsible for the administration of searches by planning and executing all search-related meetings. These activities include designing the search timeline, developing campus schedules, and communicating campus interview activity with the University community. The mission of the UGA Search Group is to serve UGA as the premier higher education search firm delivering strong candidate pools and providing a seamless process unlike any other executive search firm in the world. The UGA Search Group has a shared vision of building world-class leadership capacity, being personally accountable, providing on-time execution, being innovative, developing strategic agility, and by being aligned with the University's leadership goals. The Director will oversee the Assistant Director, who leads a team of talented individuals, supporting both the recruitment and process management functions of the group. The Director will frequently communicate with senior leaders, internal and external constituent groups to coordinate the executive search process and facilitate the successful recruitment of top talent to the University of Georgia. The Director will oversee the development and execution of a strategic vision focused on continuous improvement. The Director will model the group's culture of accountability by maintaining a high standard of performance for the team. Essential Components: Development and execution of a strategic vision focused on continuous improvement. This role utilizes creative ways to leverage the group's expertise in supporting effective recruitment that builds leadership capacity for the institution. Through the Assistant Director, the Director leads a team of executive recruiters to facilitate the successful acquisition of top talent for the University of Georgia. The Director guides the team in developing the strategy and executing the recruitment process, including the provision of logistical support required for a high quality executive search. The Director communicates effectively with all levels of the organization to coordinate the executive search process and facilitate successful recruitment. The Director oversees the UGA Search Group operations workflow to meet deliverables and identify process improvements In addition, the Director leverages people and systems to streamline procedures and improve quality. Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Traci Strickland, Primary Consultant for the Search Committee, 706-542-7359
Responsibilities: Oversee the Assistant Director, who leads a team of talented individuals, supporting both the recruitment and process management functions of the group. Frequently communicates with senior leaders, internal and external constituent groups to coordinate the executive search process and facilitate the successful recruitment of top talent to the University of Georgia. Oversee the development and execution of a strategic vision focused on continuous improvement. The Director will model the group's culture of accountability by maintaining a high standard of performance for the team.
About UGA: 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.