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The University of Georgia
University Human Resources
Posted: 10/04/2023
Deputy Director, University Human Resources

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Deputy Director, Human Resources. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President and CHRO for Human Resources, the Deputy Director for Human Resources will provide oversight and management of Human Resources operations and have responsibility for the delivery of human resources business processes for the university. The Deputy Director will be responsible for working with human resources senior directors and their operations and lead the development, implementation, execution and assessment of initiatives that improve the quality and efficiency of university human resources business processes. The Deputy Director will also assist the Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources with strategic planning for the division. In addition, the role will oversee and provide direct guidance to Learning and Development, and the Learning Management System administration.


University Human Resources is transforming. The University of Georgia has been a leader for more than 235 years for one reason: Our people. People will always be the heart of our success. Our team is composed of talented human resource professionals focused on helping the people of this great institution reach their potential and building the foundation for the next 235 years. Click here to learn more about our mission, vision, staff, and more!



  • Serve as the Deputy Director for the division of Human Resources and a member of the division’s leadership team. The Deputy Director is the senior representative of SAVP/HR to senior university leadership as well as University System of Georgia leadership. (40%)


  • Participate in the development of the UGA HR strategic plan and manage and coordinate efforts to accomplish strategic goals and initiatives. Monitor performance against strategic goals. Conduct assessments, gather and interpret data, produce reports and provide solutions to successfully achieve objectives for the organization. Primary contact for communications for the department working with the Finance & Administration communications team. (20%)


  • Collaborate with institutional stakeholders and senior university management on issues and matters of significance related to objectives, programs and future initiatives. Serve as HR primary client relationship manager with institutional stakeholders to address concerns and issues with HR business processes. (20%)


  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Learning and Development team in order to support the broader mission of the university. Set expectations for the team and monitor results. Oversee the administrative aspects of the Learning Management System through guidance with the Director and advisory groups for the platform. (20%)



Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, HR, or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education required.  Master’s degree preferred.


Work Experience:

Seven years or more of experience of progressively responsible managerial experience in a Human Resources organization.  Experience working in a research university environment is strongly preferred.



Demonstrated experience and knowledge of human resources practices and policies, and federal and state employment laws. Successful track record of working effectively with stakeholders within a complex organization. Excellent management skills and the ability to plan effectively and maximize results to meet both short and long-range goals and objectives.



SPHR or PHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.


Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, October 29, 2023; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above and a current resume.


All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Please see the job posting at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/342103


To seek additional information, please contact Michael Luthi, Director of the UGA Search Group, 706-542-1837 or luthi@uga.edu. Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.


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 (HRWeb@uga.edu).