The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a public service faculty position within the Atlanta-based State Services Unit (SSU). The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. The mission of the Institute of Government is “is to enhance the capacity of governments to serve the citizens in Georgia.” The position will be available September 1, 2021 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. Rank on hire will depend on the candidate's qualifications and experience, according to Public Service and Outreach Appointment and Promotion Guidelines found here: https://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/ The State Services Unit provides organizational development and process improvement services to state agencies and other organizations in Georgia. The main role of the SSU Public Service Faculty is to assess and forecast the needs of state agencies, develop and present strategies that address those needs, and build a portfolio of client funded projects. The position serves as consultant for assessment and development of practices, systems, and techniques that affect organizational change in efforts to modify performance and/or culture. The incumbent develops and conducts presentations, builds and leads diverse teams, and authors project-related documents (e.g., project proposals, grant applications, reports, white papers, and articles). The position involves consulting with government officials and their staff, academic and public service faculty and administrators, nonprofit organizations, and stakeholder groups; preparing budgets, project plans, online surveys; conducting researching, gathering and analyzing data; participating in webinars and other presentations that address practitioner/policymaker needs. This position will report to the State Services Unit Manager. The position will spend considerable time working directly with state and other officials and staff. Thus, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and experience to interact in a very objective, positive and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.
Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, organizational psychology, organizational development, social work, sociology, social sciences, education, science or the humanities with course work in organizational theory, human resources development, program evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Candidates should have at least three years of experience working in large complex organizations doing project management, fiscal analysis, change management, organizational analysis, or operations management.
About 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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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 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 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
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 day...s 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.