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TWO Faculty Positions at the UGA JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

09 Feb 2023 7:47 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

Faculty Rank Public Service Assistant
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in leadership development, adult education, nonprofit management, organizational behavior and development, public administration, law, negotiation and conflict management, or related field.

Position Summary

Applications are invited for two Leadership Development Generalist faculty positions at the nationally recognized J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. These positions will focus on individual, organizational, and community-level training and technical assistance. They are 12-month renewable contract positions at the University of Georgia in the public service promotion track, for which position guidelines have been established by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Board of Regents of the University of Georgia.

The successful candidates will serve as members of the Fanning faculty and carry out the Fanning Institute’s mission of strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education. Fanning faculty develop, deliver, and evaluate leadership development programming and trainings for communities, organizations, and individuals.

The position will supervise graduate and undergraduate students and programmatic staff as necessary. It will involve travel throughout the state and beyond with frequent daily, overnight, and weekend travel depending on work program.

Additional Requirements
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Competency in facilitation, training, instructional design, strategic planning, and business development.
  • Expertise in developing client relationships that enhance the Institutes revenue needs.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in:

  • Leadership development program design, delivery, and evaluation;
  • Working as a trainer or facilitator with basic knowledge of team building, group dynamics, personality assessments, and communication skills;
  • Planning for communities and non-profit organizations such as chambers of commerce;
  • Designing and conducting applied research for projects;
  • Developing robust client relationships;
  • Organizational capacity building in areas such as: programmatic
  • Understanding group process and how to design, implement and evaluate what the clients’ needs are; and
  • Working with a variety of underrepresented populations in Georgia.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Specific skills sought in the successful candidate include:

  • Designing and implementing stakeholder engagement processes that address complex community challenges;
  • Working with corporations, chamber of commerce, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and the like on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and trainings;
  • Designing and delivering leadership development programming with emphasis on cultural awareness and competency;
  • Executive coaching in a variety of leadership settings.
  • Ability to work in teams, often as the leader of the team, and willing to work as needed throughout the entirety of a project or program.
  • Ability to drive state vehicles.
  • Possess the capacity to work in diverse settings and help clients address a broad range of societal issues and needs through leadership development, training, and education.
  • Understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach at the University of Georgia, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged individuals and communities
  • Skilled communicator, capable of leading high quality leadership training programs and facilitating meetings and group discussions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with the public,interdisciplinary faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students.

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