From The University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government:
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at The University of Georgia invites applications for two Public Service Faculty positions in the State Services and Decision Support Division’s Workforce and Economic Analysis Unit. The positions will be available March 1, 2022 and carry rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University.
The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities providing research and professional services involving state and local governments. This position has responsibility for a diversity of duties related to economic development and workforce development for government agencies in Georgia. They include providing technical assistance, project management, specialized analysis, and training on numerous projects in varying stages. The position involves consulting with local government officials, the state legislature, state agency staff, non-profits, and private groups; and preparing reports, and other publications that address practitioner/policymaker needs. Travel for in person meetings is required.
- Serve as the “go to” resource for economic development and workforce development for state agencies, local government, economic development organizations, and other similar entities.
- Provide coaching and assistance to state and local government agencies on economic development workforce development.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with personnel in state agencies, local governments and professional associations.
- Supervise professional staff and graduate students as needed.
- Meet with potential clients to determine needs and negotiate contracts.
- Manage large-scale economic development and workforce development projects.
- Deliver economic development and workforce development training.
- Conduct specialized data studies on economic development, workforce development, and other similar topics for clients.
- Communicate through events, webinars, reports, CVIOG website, and other formats about economic development and workforce trends, research findings, and characteristics of different communities.
- Develop innovative ways to integrate data sets and analyze data to help clients make better data informed decisions.
- Stay current on analytical tools and techniques for labor market research.
- Participate in professional associations.
- Provide technical assistance and consultation and perform applied research as needed.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must have extensive knowledge of economic development and workforce development principles, concepts, and practices, as well as labor market data. Must be able to effectively work alone, as a team member, or as a project lead. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for client interactions and public speaking skills are needed for presentations. In addition, the successful candidate will possess superb research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills. The successful candidate should have a background working on policy issues with state policy-makers and local government officials.
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