Director of Executive Education Programs

The University of Georgia
Atlanta Area
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Director of Executive Education Programs


Terry-Executive Education

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 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 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 18 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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Benefits Eligible

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Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by August 16, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include a cover letter, a full resume or vita, and contact information for three references (including email addresses). The search committee will reach out to references at the appropriate time in the process. All application documents must be submitted electronically via Applications submitted in other ways will not be considered.

Questions can be directed to the search committee through Katharine Ortstadt, [email protected].

Location of Vacancy:

Atlanta 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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Director, College/Division/School AC

Faculty Rank:

Administrative Faculty

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s or bachelor’s degree. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree must also document qualifications on the basis of demonstrably successful experience in related business and leadership positions and be approved for a degree exception before hire.

Position Summary:

The Executive Education Programs in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia seek qualified applicants for Director of Executive Education Programs, with an expected start date of October 1, 2021. The Director will lead and represent the Atlanta-based Terry Executive Education Programs, which are housed at the Terry Executive Education Center in Buckhead. The position provides administrative leadership to Executive Education Programs, including strategic planning, business development and outreach, program assessment and delivery, and financial management. The Director will oversee all strategic, operational, logistical, and external aspects of the Programs, including managing a team of 6+ and the Program budget. The Director will serve as the main interface between the business community and Terry faculty, staff, alumni, and the University of Georgia, to assure high-quality programs and rewarding learning environments. The Terry College Executive Education Programs provide outreach to the private sector throughout Georgia, as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally. Executive Education delivers high impact non-degree certificate and professional designation programming via open enrollment, custom engagement, and conferences to help individuals and organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness to meet their goals and objectives.

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and will hold a faculty rank of Administrative A. Internal applicants may be eligible to retain faculty rank on appointment.

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

Candidates should have a background that includes managing teams and a familiarity with the Executive Education marketplace.

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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.


The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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