Position Opening: Associate Director, Georgia Sea Grant College Program
We are seeking an innovative leader with broad programmatic vision and enthusiasm
for leadership as well as program implementation, integration and assessment. GA SG supports research, education and marine extension to help people understand, reap benefits from, and wisely manage coastal communities, economies and natural resources.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Associate Director, a non-tenure
track public service faculty position, provides assistance in the biennial Sea
Grant proposal preparation, implementation and monitoring. This
assistance involves preparation of the request for proposals, coordination of
the review process, and assembly and submittal of the proposal. The job
will also involve monitoring individual funded projects, preparing project
reports, and assisting in the preparation of accountability documents and reviews. The Associate Director will assist in strategic planning, coordinate statewide meetings and panels and prepare strategic planning materials. The Associate
Director also will serve as liaison for research, education and extension
efforts within SG and Marine Extension and promote communication between
coastal and “upstate” groups. The position will require extensive travel in
order to communicate between various constituencies on the coast, throughout
the state and in Athens, where the position is located.
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or closely related research, education or
extension experience in natural or social sciences of marine, coastal or
natural resource disciplines is required. Extremely strong communication
skills also are required. The applicant’s record should demonstrate a
commitment to improving exchange between research scientists, educators,
outreach agents and stakeholders. Applicant must have the ability to work
collaboratively with research faculty, educators, students, and outreach and extension
agents; familiarity with impact documentation and assessment; ability to
supervise and manage staff; ability to organize and facilitate seminars and
workshops and to organize peer reviews. Experience working in a
university environment, in multitasking, and in working with multiple
constituencies is desirable. Experience working with federal, state, and
non-profit groups is also desirable as is experience in business
administration. Candidate should have commensurate qualifications for appointment as a Public Service faculty member. Per recent Board of Regents' policy, the successful candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Other Information: The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is based at the
University of Georgia, in Athens. While the Program serves all
institutions of higher education in the State of Georgia, it reports to the UGA
Vice President for Public Service. The Sea Grant Program works closely
with UGA Marine Extension (MAREX), which is located in Athens, Brunswick and
Savannah. We expect to fill this position effective October 1, 2014. See http://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu
Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately. Applications should be in pdf format and include: 1) a letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position and how the position fits your career plans, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the name, address, email,
and phone number of three references. Inform your references that if letters of
support are requested, they will be due within 2 weeks of the request date.
Applications received by August 8, 2014 will be assured full consideration.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To Apply: Send your pdf package of materials via email to Cheryl Summers, at
GA Sea Grant, 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.