The Vice President for Public Service and Outreach of the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for the position of Director of the Archway Partnership.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land- and sea-grant institution, is an international leader in outreach programming and scholarship. UGA Public Service and Outreach actively connects University students, faculty and resources to each of Georgia’s 159 counties and more than 500 cities, the private sector, community organizations and many countries around the world. As part of UGA’s outreach mission, Public Service and Outreach works to help create jobs and prosperity, develop the state’s leaders, and solve critical statewide challenges.

The Archway Partnership, one of eight UGA Public Service and Outreach units, connects the University with local communities to address high priority community and economic development needs in Georgia. Eleven Archway Professionals, positioned in geographic regions of the state, assist communities with identifying challenges and implementing sustainable solutions to key issues such as economic and workforce development, environmental challenges, and quality of life issues. The Archway Partnership links university resources, including faculty and students from 17 schools and colleges and 8 Public Service and Outreach units, with local communities. Through the Archway Partnership, the university and communities partner to strategically address key locally identified challenges and opportunities. More information about the Archway Partnership can be found at: www.archwaypartnership.uga.edu

The director of the Archway Partnership reports to the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and is responsible for managing the administrative, budgetary, and programmatic operations of the unit, including 13 faculty and staff located in Athens and around the state. A terminal degree is preferred, or a Master’s degree with extensive and significant professional experience at the management level in community and economic development, and/or the private/public sectors. Applicants should have exceptional knowledge of Georgia and its communities and have experience building effective partnerships with external stakeholders including local governments, k-12, the economic development community, businesses, and various boards and authorities. Candidates must have the ability to build teams with internal constituencies including faculty, students, deans and department heads and be able to identify institutional resources to apply to community challenges. The position requires strong skills in managing budgets and personnel and an ability to establish strategic direction for programming related to community development. This position also requires experience and demonstrated ability to secure external and private funding to support the unit’s portfolio of work.

Along with overall management of the Archway Partnership, the director represents the Archway Partnership within the university community and with broad and diverse constituencies outside the University. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working on varied issues in a public setting.

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. This is an administrative, untenured public service faculty appointment. Candidates will be considered for the position until it is filled but are assured of being considered if materials are received by February 4, 2015. Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and list of four references. Electronic submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: keslerl@uga.edu

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

Search Committee – Archway Partnership
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
Treanor House; 1234 South Lumpkin Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to consent to a background investigation.

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.