Georgia Smart Communities Program Manager (Extension Professional I/II)

Job description

Job Title: Georgia Smart Communities Program Manager (Extension Professional I/II)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221218
Job Summary Job Purpose: 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. Primarily this role oversees the Georgia Smart Communities Program (Georgia Smart). Currently comprised of 12 Georgia communities, Georgia Smart is a Georgia Tech based program supported by the Lt. Governor several constituent partners including Georgia Power, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Centers for Innovation, Georgia Chamber, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Municipal Association, Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Technology Association of Georgia, Georgia Planning Association, and the Global City Teams Challenge. Community participants in the Georgia Smart program are provided technical/financial resources to work in collaboration with Georgia Tech researchers. Overall, program efforts are aimed at fostering community pilot programs that help foster access, growth, entrepreneurship, and inclusive innovation. For additional detail about Georgia Smart see:

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.


Major Responsibilities:

    Oversee program logistics including, but not limited to community participant/researcher project development (coordinating site visits, workshops, webinars, and/or project collaboration meetings)Manage and cultivate program funding, sponsor communications, and alumni relationships Oversee and communicate reporting of program metrics (individual project progress and impacts)Manage program marketing logistics and communications with interested communities and stakeholdersCoordinate program participant screening and selection process (including community RFP assistance)Perform other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Technology, Engineering, or related/relevant field.

Skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess complex information; program/project management experience; and an ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education: MBA and/or master’s degree in related field.

Preferred Skills/Work Experience: 5-7 years of job-related work experience. Preferred applicant backgrounds include (1) Grant-funded program management experience; (2) Established relationships with Georgia communities; (3) Prior experience working in a higher education environment.


This position will be located in the Metro Atlanta area, however it can/may serve multiple areas across the state of Georgia.

Contact Information

Hiring Manager for this role: Debra Lam

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.

Other Information

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.




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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
Work Type: Full Time