|Working Title||Talking Dog Agency Manager|
|Department||Journalism Advertising & PR|
|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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.|
|About the College/Unit/Department|
|Retirement Plan||TRS or ORP|
|Benefits Eligibility||Benefits Eligible|
|Full/Part time||Full Time|
|Additional Schedule Information||8am-5pm, Monday – Friday.|
|Advertised Salary||Commensurate with Experience|
|Open until filled||Yes|
|Proposed Starting Date||08/01/2021|
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Location of Vacancy||Athens Area|
|EEO Policy 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@example.com).|
|Classification Title||External Affairs Manager|
|Minimum Qualifications||Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.|
|Position Summary||In 2017, the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Georgia (UGA) established a goal to create a truly distinctive, integrated student agency known as Talking Dog Agency in its Department of Advertising and Public Relations. To ensure the long-range success of the firm, a number of steps have been taken to refine the agency model, build ownership and commitment among key audiences, and create a strong foundation that will attract donors, prospective clients, faculty and top students. With the integrated student agency model now established, UGA is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Advisor and Business Manager.
Reporting to the Department Head, Advertising and Public Relations, at UGA, the Advisor will have oversight for the integrated student agency led by two student co-directors, a student executive board, and staffed by approximately 80 students each academic year. The Advisor will serve as champion for the new convergent communication model, articulating the vision and mission of the student agency to various stakeholders within the University as well as community and industry partners outside the University.
|Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies||The ideal candidate will have a proven record of teaching/mentoring, collaborating, critical thinking, managing diverse teams, and recruiting and retaining business clients. They will be adept at mastering change, fostering an environment where students can learn by failing safely, motivating students to use their instincts, developing agency policies and practices, and teaching business development and client service skills. They will be consultative, curious, innovative and at ease working in an academic environment. Importantly, they will be comfortable leading efforts to secure new agency clients, gifts to the University, and other external funding.|
|Physical Demands||Sitting for long periods of time.|
|Is driving a responsibility of this position?||Yes|
|Is this a Position of Trust?||Yes|
|Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?||Yes|
|Does this position require a P-Card?||No|
|Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?||No|
|Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?||Yes|
|Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)||Yes|
|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.|
|Percentage of time||45|
|Percentage of time||55|
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