AVP for Academic Affairs - Gwinnett Campus
University of Georgia - Athens, GA

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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the UGA Gwinnett Campus

The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the UGA Gwinnett Campus. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for the supervision of academic affairs staff members and works full-time at the Gwinnett Campus in Lawrenceville, traveling as needed to the UGA Athens campus. The Assistant Vice President works cooperatively with other campus administrators to support the academic mission of the UGA Gwinnett campus. UGA teaching faculty at the Gwinnett Campus report directly to the head of the academic units. The Assistant Vice President coordinates with those unit heads in the management of those teaching faculty and support personnel.

The Assistant Vice President is a member of the OVPI administrative group and reports to the Vice President for Instruction. The Assistant Vice President provides leadership for Gwinnett Campus academic initiatives, works closely with leaders of other extended campuses to implement university policies across all campuses, and represents the University of Georgia in Gwinnett and surrounding counties under the direction of, and as authorized by, the Vice President for Instruction and/or senior administration.

The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, is the oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education in Georgia. It's also consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, based on such factors as academic reputation, student retention and faculty resources. UGA also ranks high on Kiplinger's list of best values among public universities in the country.

The University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus provides high-quality graduate, professional, and continuing education programs for adults in greater-Atlanta, north-central and northeast Georgia. The Gwinnett Campus serves the needs of the community, promotes economic growth and workforce development in one of the fastest growing regions of the state, and responds to critical manpower shortages in the local public service arena. The Gwinnett Campus offers classroom and meeting space equipped with the latest technology, as well as a full-service bookstore, library, and Student Affairs department to meet student needs. For more information please go to: http://gwinnett.uga.edu/

Those interested in pursuing a UGA graduate degree at the Gwinnett Campus must meet the criteria for admission as set by both the UGA Graduate School and the specific degree program they wish to pursue. A variety of master's, educational specialist and doctoral programs are offered through UGA's College of Education, College of Environment and Design, College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, Terry College of Business, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and School of Public and International Affairs. Additional graduate programs are under development.

Also housed at the Gwinnett Campus are: 1) the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, which offers a variety of professional certificate programs and customized corporate training designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals, businesses, and organizations in Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta; and 2) the Gwinnett office of the Small Business Development Center Network, a UGA public service unit which provides business related technical assistance through professional consulting and management training programs to potential and established small businesses.

The responsibilities of this position include:
Day-to-day management of academic programs and academic support activities at the UGA Gwinnett Campus in accordance with federal, state, and University guidelines and policies; and

Oversight of academic affairs unit and academic support-service areas, such as budgeting, facility management, instructional technology, classroom scheduling, academic event scheduling, and purchasing; and

Implementation of academic policy and procedures for academic programs offered on the UGA Gwinnett Campus; and

Develop relationships with the colleges, schools and departments to develop and administer graduate degree programs and certificates offered at Gwinnett; and

Coordination with Student Affairs for student support and student activities; and

Coordination with units in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction (OVPI) concerning marketing, curriculum systems, registration, and teaching and learning; and

Collaboration with local area Chambers of Commerce and local community agencies and media outlets to promote academic programs and the University; and

Coordination with the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, the Small Business Development Center, and academic units concerning the development and delivery of non-credit programs on the UGA Gwinnett Campus; and

Other special assignments depending upon the needs of the University and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.

A terminal degree in an academic discipline, proven leadership and managerial skills in an academic setting, experience with the academic budgeting process, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Prior experience with extended education and adult students is desirable.

To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to July 14, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter of interest and current curriculum vitae. References are not necessary for application at this time but may be requested later in the process.

Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: ugasearchgroup@uga.edu

In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:

University of Georgia, Human Resources

Search Committee: AVP for Academic Affairs and Director of the UGA Gwinnett Campus

C/o UGA Search Group

215 S. Jackson Street

Athens, GA 30602

Confidential requests for information should be directed to the primary Executive Search Consultant, Michael Luthi, of the UGA Search Group, 706-542-1837.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution

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