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Posting Details

Posting Number S02506P Working Title COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER CVIOG Department PSO Carl Vinson Institute of Govt 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 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.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with occasional after hours to meet deadlines.

Advertised Salary $49,438 - $107,078 Posting Date 01/29/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area 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.

Position Information

Classification Title External Affairs Manager Pay Grade FLSA Job Family Public Relations FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

In this information age where communications are constant, yet ever-changing, never has the ability to communicate a message in creative ways been more important nor has innovation in program delivery been more crucial. This position is a key management position for the Institute and the incumbent will serve as an important member of the management team and as an advisor to the Institute director. Specifically, this position develops the overall communications plan for the Institute ensuring the public, clients, potential clients, university collaborators and administration are aware of CVIOG programs and opportunities. Included in the communications plan will be an aggressive marketing effort (including the use of social media as well as the web site and traditional media outlets), development strategies, as well as innovative ideas for program delivery. The position is critical to serve in a supervisory capacity for the unit which includes graphic design, editing, web design (including intranet), public relations, and feature article creation. The position is also charged with the design and preparation of key communications tools (including speech and presentations) for the Institute director and other members of the management team.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

- Strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative work style, and excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Must be able to work in a team environment, have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups to form productive, collaborative relationships
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
- Supervisory experience
- Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines with attention to detail
- Self-motivated

Physical Demands

Ability to sit at computer for long periods of time. May require some travel to attend meetings, conferences, and/or events. Occasional after hours work required as needed.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Develops and directs implementation of communications strategy and plans, including branding and messaging for the Institute. Maintains a strong presence on behalf of the Institute throughout the university and publicly.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Conceptualizes and directs development, editing, and production of print and on-line publications and other materials, including digital communications such as video and a variety of social media outlets to meet marketing, educational, and others needs for the Institute. Assigns and reviews stories, releases, and e-communications and manages distribution. Manages media inquiries and story development through the Institute, UGA Public Service and Outreach and UGA News Service processes.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Serves as a key member of the Institute’s management team, advising on innovation in program delivery and improvement and new areas of Institute work. Contributes to the Institute’s development efforts as well as presentation assistance for the director and other faculty and staff members as needed.

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities


Oversees the Institute’s web site and intranet including development, content, organization, design and maintenance ensuring that each supports communications and service goals.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Oversees administrative functions of the unit. Supervises staff, including hiring, performance evaluations, development and implementation of work plans, coaching and mentoring. Oversees budget and financial/business activities for the unit.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Directs development of and helps coordinate exhibit materials and other special projects for the Institute and contributes to meeting and event planning. Other related duties as assigned.

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Leads project and internal Communications staff management of editing, graphic design and digital marketing deliverables, including timeliness, specifications and project budget management, for external state and local government clients and customers.

Percentage of time 20 Posting Specific Questions

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  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 2/16/2019
    Application Due: 4/19/2019
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