Business and Leadership Advisor at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Posted in Other 3 days ago.





Job Description:

Posting Number:

S09474P


Working Title:

Business and Leadership Advisor


Department:

PSO-Small Business Dev Center


About the University of Georgia:

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 1,800 full-time instructional 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.


Posting Type:

External


Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP


Employment Type:

Employee


Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible


Full/Part time:

Full Time


Additional Schedule Information:

M-F, 8-5; some nights and weekends


Advertised Salary:

$80,000


Posting Date:

11/17/2022


Open until filled:

Yes


Proposed Starting Date:

12/01/2022


Location of Vacancy:

Other South Georgia 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 (hrweb@uga.edu).


UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.


The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.


Classification Title:

Public Service Professional AD


FLSA:

Exempt


FTE:

1.00


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:

The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Specialist is a position reporting to the SBDC and Fanning Institute. The incumbent is responsible for identifying, consulting, training, and research resources for communities, organizations and individuals in South Georgia. This employee will assist communities in areas of leadership development and business creation, retention, and expansion. The ELD Specialist delivers information and technical expertise to assist in planning and implementing leadership and entrepreneur development strategies. This responsibility includes linking the SBDC, Fanning Institute and other university, as well as federal and state government programs with local development groups and businesses.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:



  • Work creatively and independently.

  • A skilled communicator, capable of leading high-quality training programs and facilitating meetings and group discussions.

  • Extensive day travel.


Physical Demands:



  • Sitting for long periods of time.

  • Significant travel time in a car.

  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.


Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

Yes


Is this a Position of Trust?:

No


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No


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?:

No


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No


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.


Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Evaluate community potential, identify areas for growth, and assess appropriate resources.

  • Interact well with local governments, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and economic development groups, recognizing members' diverse capabilities and resources.

  • All relevant community leadership and economic development groups should receive the attention of the ELD Specialist.


Percentage of time:

30


Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Identify communities and organizations for which leadership development programming and trainings might be developed, and promote Fanning Institute leadership development offerings to that end.


Percentage of time:

20


Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Promote implementation of local entrepreneurship development programs.

  • Identify opportunities for the SBDC to provide consulting, training, and research support of these efforts.

  • Provide training for local business leaders to foster a favorable environment for entrepreneurs.


Percentage of time:

20


Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Provide assistance in determining the feasibility of business development programs utilizing secondary research and conducting primary research.

  • These services will provide practical application of entrepreneurship development theories and the implementation of proven strategies.


Percentage of time:

10


Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Identify accessible government assistance programs, grants, and services.

  • Seek and apply for grants relevant to entrepreneurship and leadership development.

  • Initiate co-sponsorship of programs with private businesses, economic development organizations, nonprofit organizations and government entities.


Percentage of time:

10


Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Develop specific area(s) of expertise within the arena of entrepreneur and leadership development.

  • Apply this knowledge through new programs and/or research.

  • Assist in the continued development, implementation, and updating of the two organization's strategic plans.

  • Ensure that organizational goals and objectives are accomplished in a timely and thorough manner.


Percentage of time:

10


Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.


Recruitment Contact Name:

Josh Walton


Recruitment Contact Email:

jwalton@georgiasbdc.org


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