Project Manager - Strategy & Leadership Development (Extension Professional II/Sr.)

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Job Title: Project Manager - Strategy & Leadership Development (Extension Professional II/Sr.)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221096
Job Summary Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, this position directly supports the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the state of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this position serves within the Georgia Tech MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) of the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). GaMEP Extension Professionals are responsible for initiating, conducting, reporting, and follow-up of developmental and technical projects for the focused (but not exclusive) client customer base defined as the small to mid-size manufacturer (<500 employees). EI2 Extension Professionals are expected to manage projects independently and report measurable outcomes through internal metric reporting systems required by federal sponsors.

This position vacancy is an open rank announcement. Final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook.


    Perform project initiation, execution, and delivery. In general, this includes, but is not limited to evaluating client needs, facilitating groups in identifying/solving problems, collaborating with appropriate constituents to meet project objectives/requirements, assigning and/or performing project follow-up activities, and presenting project findings/recommendations.

    Assist manufacturing industry clients with leadership needs analysis as well as creation and delivery of training plans.

    Work with clients as a trusted advisor to ensure client’s vision and strategic priorities are achieved and sustained.

    Facilitate innovative discovery for various processes and identify potential technical solutions.

    Lead organizational assessments and provide recommendations to executive leadership for a variety of clients.

    Perform organizational administrative tasks, and other related duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

    Education: Master's Degree in related/relevant field e.g., Management, Engineering, Business, Technology. Work Experience: 3-5 years job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).Skills: Incumbent must possess a strong business acumen with previous experience in multi-function executive-level leadership and strategy development/deployment. General manufacturing consulting service delivery experience is required. Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a reputable track record in project management with an ability to interpret/present data in logical and client-understandable fashion. Travel: Incumbents in this position are expected to travel state-wide and remain flexible to on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client shift schedules and/or project requirements).
Preferred Qualifications:

    Preferred Education: Doctoral Degree in related/relevant field e.g., Management, Engineering, Business, Technology. Preferred applicant will possess an undergraduate engineering or technology degree and an MBA or doctoral degree in business management. Preferred Work Experience: 10+ years job-related work experience.Preferred applicant backgrounds include: Extensive experience in manufacturing-related consultative service delivery. Preferred applicants will possess a background in Leadership Course Development, Training, Strategy Facilitation, and Technical Support. Successful candidate will also possess a strong knowledge base in Innovation, Problem-Solving, and utilizing Tech Scouting to apply relevant technical skills to solve complex organizational challenges.
About Us

The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) helps manufacturers increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line costs. With nine regional offices across the state, GaMEP offers a solution-based approach through coaching, implementation, and training in multiple areas including, but limited to: Strategic Planning – developing and incorporating organization-wide strategies into overall business plan and day-to-day operational tactics; Innovation Management – creating and sustaining a process to grow businesses and feed an ideation pipeline; Process Improvement – applying continuous improvement solutions in lean (5S, value stream mapping, kanban, kaizen events, and more) to manufacturing plant and front-end processes; ISO Standards – implementing and modifying quality- (ISO 9001), environmental- (ISO 14001), and energy-management (ISO 50001) systems.; Sustainability – incorporating sustainable environmental and safety solutions.; Energy – integrating best practices in energy efficiency and management; Technology Acceleration – Locating and transferring technology to improve internal processes and/or market existing technology out to improve competitiveness into new adjacent markets.

To learn more about GaMEP visit:

Georgia Tech Extension Professionals are research personnel that fulfill the extension and service mission of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. This mission includes, but is not limited to, technology-based economic development, technology commercialization and deployment, entrepreneurship, start-up company incubation, and business/industry outreach. Extension Professionals also provide educational programs for business and industry in support of these missions through facilitating and fostering increased industrial engagement and sponsorship of applied research activities at Georgia Tech. Extension Professional appointments are based on the merit and special qualifications of the individual and follow the same general ranking, hiring, and promotion principles as other professional research faculty ranks.


The primary office location can/may be in the metro-Atlanta area, however, incumbents in this position are expected to travel state-wide and remain flexible to on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client shift schedules and/or project requirements).

Contact Information

Hiring Manager for this Role: Michael Stonecipher [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.




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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 11/29/2020
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