Assistant to the President for Communications
University of Georgia
The Office of the President of the University of Georgia seeks an Assistant to the President whose responsibilities will be focused on speechwriting and coordination of presidential communications. The latter task encompasses general and specialized correspondence, a quarterly President’s Report, an Annual Report to major donors/supporters, occasional op-ed pieces targeted to a state or national audience, drafting of presidential proclamations, and other miscellaneous writing assignments.
The Assistant to the President will be one of two assistants in the office reporting to the Chief of Staff to the President. Direct communication and interaction with the President is routine. The Assistant also will jointly supervise one staff member who oversees routine correspondence such as standard notes of thanks, congratulations or condolence (along with other operational duties), and the Assistant will share administrative support from another staff member. In addition to the primary duties of speechwriting and correspondence, the Assistant will provide staff support to the University Cabinet (including generation of the agenda and minutes), maintain and update the President’s Office website, and serve as the liaison of the President’s Office to the Board of Visitors. The Assistant to the President also will be engaged in the planning of presidential events and ceremonies as well as occasional video messaging.
With 35,000 students in 17 schools and colleges and over $255 million in annual sponsored research, UGA is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 public universities. UGA also is in the early stages of a comprehensive campaign of at least $1 billion.
The Assistant to the President position is multifaceted and fast-paced. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in the following categories: written and verbal communication; organization; multi-tasking; meticulous attention to detail and deadlines; teamwork; ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents; independence; proficiency with the inter-office correspondence system; and management of support staff. The position holder must be flexible and available at all times. Meaningful experience in a comparable position is required, with a master’s degree and higher education experience preferred.
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience within the range of $70,000 - $85,000. Anticipated start date is July 14, 2014.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin June 6, 2014. Applications received by that date will be assured of consideration. Applicants should submit three speeches and two other representative samples of their work with their application; the work should be illustrative of independent writing skill with limited editing or contributions from others. Questions may be directed to Lynn Burt at 706-542-7336, or to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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, disability, or protected veteran status.
Institution Employment Link:
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CIP Discipline Code:
Communication Services (Admin code)
The University System of Georgia - 8 months ago