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District Director

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The cover letter of application should address the following: “We believe the SBDC attracts people who are generous with their time and energy. In our work, our employees say empathy – understanding of a service to others – is important to both their role at the SBDC and their personal life. In your letter, please describe instances where empathy is evidenced in your work and/or personal life. Additionally, please discuss why you are interested in supporting the mission and culture of our organization.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00586F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Public Service)
Working Title District Director
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan
Department SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CTR
Salary Range Up to $90,000
Job Summary

A District Director of the University Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a public service faculty position reporting to the SBDC State Director. The persons in this position are responsible for assisting the SBDC State Director in the administration and oversight of a specific SBDC service district consisting of multiple centers. Regular communication with the State Director is critical to the regional management process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead district personnel in the creation, implementation, evaluation and updating of annual action plans. Ensure that the action plans are aligned with organizational objectives and strategies and are based on the specific needs of businesses within the service area. With input from Area Directors, conduct quarterly assessments of action plan accomplishments in order to maintain focus and appropriate resource deployment. Facilitate the development of new products and services that reflect market needs.

Monitor and evaluate the programmatic and administrative activities of the centers within the district. The District Director will have access to all files and records of the centers within the district and should conduct monthly meetings with the area directors to review performance indicators such as CIS, consultant evaluations, impact data, as well as other pertinent reports. Monitoring of selected consulting sessions and CE classes should also be conducted by the District Director for all consultants within the region on an annual basis. Program development activities should be reviewed in terms of the needs addressed, any professional development undertaken in pursuit thereof, and the outcomes generated. The District Director should also evaluate the effectiveness of public relations activities within the district.

Coordinate between the Area Directors and the state office the recruitment of qualified faculty and support staff to implement the programs of the SBDC within the district. Make recommendations to the Area Directors within the district regarding the training, evaluating, compensating, promoting, and retaining of existing personnel. In conjunction with the State Director, the District Director will conduct annual performance evaluations of the Area Directors and will guide Area Directors in evaluating Business Consultants and classified staff.

Promote collaboration between offices and individuals. Joint projects and professional development opportunities, as well as the sharing of best practices can aide in this endeavor.

Continue to provide consulting at a level to be determined by the State Director. The District Director is also expected to engage in professional development, maintaining a high level of competence in his/her chosen specialty area. Time will also be spent in program development and public relations activities.

Accompany Area Directors with public relations visits as necessary.

Represent the State Director when required.

Open Rank: For our District Director position we will hire into the Public Service Faculty track at either the Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate or Senior Public Service Associate level. If we hire someone who has not previously established public service faculty rank, we will start them at the Public Service Assistant rank. If we hire someone internal to UGA who has already established public service rank (and possibly promotion), we will honor the rank they have already achieved.

Rank: Faculty rank is based on UGA ranking policy which can be found at http://outreach.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guidelines.pdf.

Public Service Assistant
1. As of July 1, 2015, the rank of public service assistant will be the
sole entry level public service faculty rank. This rank is comparable
to that of assistant professor.
2. Competency should be supported through academic preparation
and/or experience appropriate to the duties and requirements of the
position.
3. An advanced degree is expected. (See Note 2 on page 5.)
4. For those persons seeking promotion to public service assistant, a
documented record of consistent productivity of superior quality and
demonstrated impact is required.
Public Service Associate
1. This rank is comparable to that of associate professor.
2. Competency should be demonstrated by academic preparation and/or
experience in a field appropriate to the duties of the position.
3. A terminal degree is expected. (See Note 3 on pages 5-6.)
4. A documented record of consistent productivity of superior quality
and demonstrated impact is required.
5. Tangible evidence of contributions to the body of knowledge or
practice in his/her chosen field is required. (See Note 4 on page 6.)
6. A documented record of collaboration with another public service
and outreach unit and/or academic department at an accredited
institution of higher education is required, clearly specifying the level
of the candidate’s contribution.
7. Recognition as a regional and/or national leader in his/her field
is required. (Regional is defined as any area outside a person’s
assigned geographic responsibility, specified in the candidate’s job
description.)
8. A documented record of professional growth and development is
required.
9. A minimum of four years at the public service assistant rank is
usually expected (counted from the date of his/her appointment or
last promotion, including the current year).
Senior Public Service Associate
1. This rank is comparable to that of professor.
2. Competency should be supported by academic preparation and/or
experience in a field appropriate to the duties of the position.
3. A terminal degree is expected. (See Note 3 on page 5.)
4. A documented record of consistent productivity of superior quality
and demonstrated impact is required.
5. Tangible evidence of contributions to the body of knowledge or
practice in his/her chosen field is required. (See Note 4 on page 6.)
6. A documented record of collaboration with another public service
and outreach unit and another academic department at an accredited
5
institution of higher education is required, clearly specifying the level
of the candidate’s contribution.
7. Distinguished reputation as a national and/or international leader in
his/her chosen field is required.
8. A documented record of professional growth and development is
required.
9. A minimum of five years at the public service associate rank is
usually expected (counted from the date of his/her appointment or
last promotion, including the current year).
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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, 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 (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

A Masters degree in business or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 01/22/2018
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 02/22/2018
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Outside Athens

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents