Director of Dean Rusk International Law Center

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Director of Dean Rusk International Law Center


Law School Rusk International Law Center

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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Internal (PEP)

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday, 8AM-5PM
Some evenings and weekends required.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Eligible applicants must be current employees of The University of Georgia.

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. 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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Director. Subdivision/Unit AD





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Graduate or terminal degree.
-Experience working with international students and faculty in a higher education setting
-Demonstrated experience with program administration.
-Supervisory experience.

Position Summary:

The Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center provides guidance, leadership, and strategic initiatives to the UGA School of Law regarding international law. The position will support international law academics, mainly through the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, oversee global student opportunities, facilitate international law faculty exchange programs, organize international and related legal conferences or trainings, and international law research initiatives, including grant activity.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

- Demonstrates leadership and professionalism
- Knowledge of the international law field
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to collaborate with other senior administrators in the Law School, at UGA, and within the international law community.
- Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of students and employees

Physical Demands:

-Ability to travel (domestic and international) on a limited basis
-Sitting at a computer for long periods of time

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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.


Oversee and direct all programming and resource development related to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. In coordination with other Dean Rusk staff: administering the recruiting cycle, admissions process, managing scholarship awards, developing enrollment plans and corresponding revenue effects, awarding Graduate Assistantships, coordinating with other UGA offices as needed for immigration processes, and developing ongoing program support for LLM students.

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Oversee the development and implementation of international law programs or placements for students. This would include the Global Governance Summer School Program, in Belgium, Global Externship Overseas (GEO) and the year-round Global Externship At-Home (GEA).

Programmatic administration could include: preparation of budget, substance of program offering or placement, secure approval from all accrediting/oversight entities (internal and external), work with partner institutions and faculty to develop curriculum, organize professional development trips, logistics, and develop and implement strategies for marketing and recruiting of students.

Oversee the faculty exchange program and academic conferences.

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Develop and administer the Dean Rusk International Law Center budget, including developing alternative revenue streams through enrollment models, program revenue, conferences, grants, training, etc. Ensures all purchases, reimbursements, University-related travel, and events adhere to UGA’s policies and procedures. Maintain appropriate petty cash records and controls.

Serve as the leader of the Dean Rusk Center and supervise 4 direct reports and multiple indirect student reports. Adhere to all UGA HR and Payroll policies and procedures including performance evaluations, hiring and onboarding, time and absences approvals, employee development, and UGA required training.

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Collaborate and serve as a member of the Law School Senior Leadership Team. Represent the Law School’s Dean Rusk International Law Center at functions to internal and external audiences.

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Posted: 3/25/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time