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, is seeking both a Leadership Development Generalist and a Youth Leadership Development Specialist. These are both 12-month renewable contract positions at the University of Georgia in the public service promotion track. The successful candidate for each of these positions will carry out the Fanning Institute’s mission of strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.


Leadership Development Generalist

General Faculty Job Description: Fanning faculty develop, deliver, and evaluate leadership development programming and trainings for communities, organizations, and individuals. Faculty must have 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. The Fanning faculty is interdisciplinary, therefore individual faculty must be able to work in teams to integrate knowledge from many disciplines, as well as apply experience-based understanding of relationships and community dynamics. Faculty must 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. Faculty must be skilled communicators, capable of leading high quality leadership training programs and facilitating meetings and group discussions. They must be committed to working to address societal and community problems in an environment that encourages participatory processes – both internally and externally – and be capable of resolving conflicts and building consensus on issues of public import. Depending on programmatic needs, faculty typically will have specified areas of concentration and focus, but also operate in an interdisciplinary and customized manner, frequently involving daily and overnight travel away from Athens. Fanning faculty must be able to work independently and generate a work program that helps support the Institute’s revenue needs. Faculty are also expected to participate as appropriate in public relations, applied research, and professional development activities, and assist other faculty in leadership development programming. Supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and programmatic staff may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in leadership development, adult  education, nonprofit management, organizational behavior, public administration, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Competency in facilitation, training, instructional design, strategic planning, and business development. Experience in developing client relationships that enhance the Institute’s revenue needs. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with the public, interdisciplinary faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students.  Ability to work in teams, often as the leader of the team, and must be comfortable in all roles and willing to work as needed throughout the entirety of a project or program. Existing network of people and organizations that align with Fanning’s programming. Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in: 1) community and non-profit leadership development program design, delivery, and evaluation; 2) working as a trainer or facilitator with basic knowledge of team building, group dynamics, personality assessments, and communication skills; 3) strategic planning and consultative services for community-based, non-profit organizations and chambers of commerce; 4) designing and conducting applied research for projects; 5) developing robust client relationships; 6) organizational capacity building in areas such as: programmatic evaluation/assessment, non-profit executive management, and both quantitative and qualitative research skills; 7) understanding group process  and  how  to  design,  implement  and evaluate what the clients’ needs are; and 8) ability and contextual knowledge to work with a variety of underrepresented populations in Georgia.

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Application deadline is June 29, 2018. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications, current vita, and three professional references.  Applicants must apply online at https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3950

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 (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Youth Leadership Development Specialist

General Faculty Job Description: Fanning faculty develop, deliver, and evaluate leadership development  programming   and   trainings   for   communities,   organizations,   and individuals. Faculty must have 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. The Fanning faculty is interdisciplinary, therefore individual faculty must be able to work in teams to integrate knowledge from   many   disciplines, as well as apply experience-based understanding of relationships and community dynamics. Faculty must 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. Faculty must be skilled communicators, capable of leading high quality leadership training programs and facilitating meetings and group discussions. They must be committed to working to address societal and community problems in an environment that encourages participatory processes – both internally and externally – and be capable of resolving conflicts and building consensus on issues of public import. Depending on programmatic needs, faculty typically will have specified areas of concentration and focus, but   also   operate   in   an interdisciplinary and customized manner, frequently involving daily and overnight travel away from Athens. Fanning faculty must be able to work independently and generate a work program that helps support the Institute’s revenue needs. Faculty are also expected to participate as appropriate in public relations, applied research, and professional development activities, and assist other faculty in leadership development programming.   Supervision   of   graduate and undergraduate students and programmatic staff may be required.

Minimum Qualifications for Fanning Faculty: Masters degree in leadership development, adult education, nonprofit management, organizational behavior, public administration, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Competency in facilitation, training, instructional design, strategic planning, and business development. Experience in developing client relationships that enhance the Institute’s revenue needs. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with the public, interdisciplinary faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to work in teams, often as the leader of the team, and must be comfortable in all       roles and willing to work as needed throughout the entirety of a project or program. Minimum of  3-4  years  of  experience  in:   1)   youth   and   community   leadership development program  design,   delivery,  and  evaluation;  2)  teaching  in  youth  leadership development    or related fields; 3) developing curriculum for youth leadership programs; 4) working as a trainer or facilitator with basic knowledge of team building, group dynamics, personality assessments, and communication skills; 5) strategic planning and consultative services for community-based, non-profit, youth development organizations and chambers of commerce; 6) developing robust client relationships; 7) understanding group process and how to design, implement and evaluate what the clients’ needs are;  and  8)  ability  and contextual knowledge to work with a variety of underrepresented youth populations in Georgia.

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Application deadline is June 29, 2018. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications, current vita, and three professional references.

Applicants must be submitted online at https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3951

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 (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.