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Public Service Faculty - Leadership Development Training

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Posting Details

Posting Number F0976P Working Title Public Service Faculty - Leadership Development Training Department PSO-Carl Vinson Inst of Govt 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 ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 18 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
Since 1927, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has worked with public officials throughout Georgia and around the world to improve governance and people’s lives. From Georgia’s early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern-day status as a national and international force in business, industry and politics with a population of 10 million, we have helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a more prosperous Georgia.

Every day, more than 150 faculty and staff provide technical assistance, training and technology solutions to Georgia’s state and local governments as well as governments around the world. College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 09/14/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates will be considered for the position until it is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. All candidate must apply at: Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO 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 (

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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 or call (706) 542-2222.
Position Details

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree in public administration, educational leadership or related field is required. Position Summary
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Public Service Faculty position. The person in this position will serve as a faculty member responsible for leadership development training and providing assistance to public sector and school system organizations in Georgia. The position will be available as early as December 1, 2021, and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The successful candidate will have major responsibility for assistance and training projects involving the training and development of public sector officials to include local and state government elected and appointed officials, and school board members and staff in the areas of leadership and management development, and professional development

The position requires some overnight travel (estimated 60 nights per year). Based on the needs of the Institute of Government, the option to work remotely may be available but not guaranteed.

  • Manage, monitor, and evaluate certificate and conference programs for public sector officials and appointed practitioners in Georgia.
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate training programs, courses, workshops and retreats for school board members and/or school system educational leaders in Georgia.
  • Establish and maintain solid working relationships with professional associations responsible for the training and development of their professional practitioner members.
  • Design, develop, and deliver training programs and courses, related materials, supplementary materials, instructor manuals, activities and procedural manuals, and other instructional aids.
  • Provide technical assistance, consultation, and other services to public sector organizations in Georgia.
  • Work with the faculty, professional staff, and others to complete projects and accomplish goals.
  • Participate in division and Institute activities.
  • Participate and work with professional development organizations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Additional Requirements
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate. For information about requirements for each rank, please see Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion ( ). Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the local government systems of Georgia, state government structure, school system structure, and the professional development needs of elected and appointed officials as well as five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in public sector leadership development government training and/or experience in school system leadership at the superintendent, assistant superintendent or equivalent level.

The ideal candidate will have a background in adult education and instruction including developing, designing, and delivering local and state government curricula for both public sector and school system environments. Significant experience (5 or more years) in securing and managing contracts is also desired. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and is expected to be able to effectively research, write, present reports, and train public officials in local and state government leadership development topics. As the position will spend considerable time working directly with local and state officials, both elected, appointed, and staff, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and experience to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important customers of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are needed as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a public political setting. Physical Demands 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 Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes 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.


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