Deputy Director, Human Resources

Job description

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Deputy Director, Human Resources.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, the Deputy Director for Human Resources will provide oversight and management of Human Resources operations and have responsibility for the delivery of human resources business processes for the university.  The Deputy Director will be responsible for working with human resources senior directors and their operations and lead the development, implementation, execution and assessment of initiatives that improve the quality and efficiency of university human resources business processes. The Deputy Director will also assist the Associate Vice President for Human Resources with strategic planning for the division. More information about Human Resources at the University of Georgia can be found at


  • Serve as the Deputy Director for the division of Human Resources and a member of the division’s leadership team.  The Deputy Director is the senior representative of AVP/HR to senior university leadership as well as University System of Georgia leadership.
  • Participate in the development of the UGA HR strategic plan and manage and coordinate efforts to accomplish strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with institutional stakeholders and senior university management on issues and matters of significance related to objectives, programs and future initiatives.
  • Monitor performance against strategic goals. Conduct assessments, gather and interpret data, produce reports and provide solutions to successfully manage objectives.
  • Serve as HR primary client relationship manager with institutional stakeholders to address concerns and issues with HR business processes.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, HR, or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.  Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

Seven years or more of experience of progressively responsible managerial experience in a Human Resources organization.  Experience working in a research university environment is strongly preferred.


Demonstrated experience and knowledge of human resources practices and policies, and federal and state employment laws. Successful track record of working effectively with diverse stakeholders within a complex organization. Excellent management skills and the ability to plan effectively and maximize results to meet both short and long range goals and objectives.


SPHR or PHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

UGA is 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 birthplace of public higher education in America. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, including over 28,500 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. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, September 29, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.  The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at Please see the job posting at:

To seek additional information, please contact Michael Luthi, Director of the UGA Search Group, 706-542-1837 or [email protected]. Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.

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. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.




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Job No: S03903P
Posted: 9/3/2019
Application Due: 9/29/2019
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