Director of Undergraduate Services

Job description

Posting Number:

S06222P

Working Title:

Director of Undergraduate Services

Department:

Journalism Undergraduate Studies

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date:

06/04/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

07/01/2021

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]).

Classification Title:

Student Affairs Manager

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.0

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.

Position Summary:

This position directs the undergraduate services unit at Grady College. It serves as assistant to the dean and associate dean for academic affairs.
It manages a six-person staff charged with a range of essential academic services, from admissions and advising through graduation, four undergraduate majors and a fluid number of certificate programs in a college focused on leadership in professional education in journalism, entertainment and media studies, advertising, public relations and media.
The position entails a commitment to the role of effective student services in engagement, learning and student success. It requires a demonstrated interest in working with high-achieving students and a zest for working with undergraduates interested in journalism and mass communication.
Working collaboratively with executive leadership of the college and with Grady faculty and staff, the director establishes goals for the unit and develops, implements and assesses academic programs and policies designed to support initiatives of the college’s strategic plan.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Educational background at the Master’s level or above preferred and experience working with undergraduates in an academic leadership or student services setting. Experience in journalism and mass communication or a related field is preferred, as are sophisticated communications, problem-solving and management skills, including the ability to develop and inspire staff and students and to develop productive relationships within the college and with other units and university groups.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing for longer periods of time.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Supervises daily operations of the student services staff, providing training, leadership and evaluation.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Directs the College’s admissions program, which includes extensive outreach to intended majors.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Provides management and assessment of academic advising.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Supervises curriculum support, communicates policy and coordinates delivery of high-demand courses.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Certifies and directs graduation and commencement programs.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Coordinates the student appeals process and monitors the academic status of undergraduates; provides support for varied administrative functions related to undergraduate academic affairs.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Researches and reports on enrollment trends and student data, providing student, course and enrollment analyses and records for deans and departments.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Directs academic orientations and learning events.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Coordinates academic services for Grady pre-majors.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Represents Grady advising and other undergraduate services to the University.

Percentage of time:

5

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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