Associate Director for Governmental Training, Education, and Development

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Associate Director for Governmental Training, Education, and Development


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:

Since 1927, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has worked with public officials throughout Georgia and around the world to improve governance and people’s lives. From Georgia’s early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern-day status as a national and international force in business, industry and politics with a population of 10 million, we have helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a more prosperous Georgia.

Every day, more than 150 faculty and staff provide technical assistance, training and technology solutions to Georgia’s state and local governments as well as governments around the world.

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Benefits Eligible


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Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates will be considered for this position until it is filled but are assured of being considered if application materials are received by December 12, 2020. All applicants must apply through UGAJobs to be considered for the position. Please use the following link to apply:

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Public Service Professional AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

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Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree

Position Summary:

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service faculty position as Associate Director of its Governmental Training, Education, and Development (GTED) Division. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. As a member of the Institute of Government’s management team, the position reports to the Director of the Institute and is responsible for managing the daily operation of GTED’s 29 faculty and staff. GTED is responsible for the governmental training and education programs of the Institute of Government, which annually offers some 600 instructional programs involving more than 20,000 local and state government elected and appointed officials. The position will be available February 1, 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

This position works closely with a diverse group of state and local government partner associations and organizations in developing and implementing training and education programs. Candidates must be able to successfully negotiate contracts, continually assess the quality and effectiveness of training programs in consultation with partners and GTED faculty, and be proactive in implementing program and administrative changes when necessary. The position requires supervision of faculty and staff located in the Institute of Government’s Athens, Gwinnett, and Atlanta offices and management of diverse contracts and grants.

This is an administrative, untenured public service faculty appointment in the public service faculty career ladder at The University of Georgia.

Additional Requirements:

A Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field is required

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate. For information about the requirements for each rank, please see the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion (

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

A terminal degree in Public Administration or related field is preferred. The successful candidate should possess strong knowledge and extensive (10+ years) experience in governmental training and education and a distinguished record at the executive level in local or state government. Letters of recommendation and information provided in the submission of the application for the position should show evidence of such experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Because the Associate Director will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, including elected, appointed, and staff, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important customers of the Institute of Government. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a political setting. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to manage people and finances while relating to clients of the Institute of Government’s programs. Letters of recommendation and information provided in the submission of the application for the position should show evidence of such qualifications.

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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.




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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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