Business and Leadership Advisor

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03469PWorking TitleBusiness and Leadership AdvisorDepartmentPSO Small Business Dev CenterAbout 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 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 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.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

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

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date07/02/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyOther Middle 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.

Position Information

Classification TitlePublic Service Professional ADPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum 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.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Specialist is a position reporting to the SBDC and Fanning Institute. The person in this position is responsible for identifying consulting, training and research resources for communities, organizations and individuals in South Georgia. This individual 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. Work creatively and independently. A skilled communicator, capable of leading high-quality training programs and facilitating meetings and group discussions. Extensive day travel.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

Sitting for long periods of time. Significant travel time in a car.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?NoCredit 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.



Evaluate community potential, identify areas for growth, and assess appropriate resources. The individual should be able to 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 time30 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 time20 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 time20 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 time10 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 time10 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 time10Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 9/14/2019
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