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Director, General Studies and Academic Coaching

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Director, General Studies and Academic Coaching

Position Number: 53000232

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 04/06/2018

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Director of General Studies and Academic Coaching. Under the supervision of the Associate VP, Academic Affairs, and Dean, University College, the Director for General Studies and Academic Coaching is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the General Studies program and University Studies courses, including scheduling and assessment, and for developing and coordinating initiatives to support academic success.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 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 of General Studies and Academic Coaching will:

  • Teach sections of IDST 2000 and 4000 and UNIV sections (roughly 10 credit hours in a fiscal year).
  • Advise BS General Studies majors in course scheduling, academic success and support, and life skills.
  • Manage records; budget; class scheduling; program assessment; and personnel recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation for University Studies courses and General Studies program.
  • In collaboration with other members of University College leadership, design curriculum for new Interdisciplinary Program to replace General Studies, revamped Academic Success courses, and workshop modules for concept for First Year Experience.
  • Supervise Academic Success Coach at Blue Ridge and additional staff as hired.
  • Represent General Studies and University College at all Open Houses, Orientations, and other similar events on various campuses. Represent the interests of General and University Studies on college, university, and external committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge of BANNER Web, Windows, and Microsoft Office.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's Degree required, doctorate preferred.
  • Three years of related experience, including curriculum and/or program design in field of academic success is required.
  • Experience as an academic coach preferred.
  • Experience with grants a plus.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

In addition to a background check, this position will also require a credit and DMV check.

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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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
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