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About Georgia AIM and the U.S. Economic Development Administration
In September 2022, The Georgia Institute of Technology was awarded a $65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support a statewide initiative that combines artificial intelligence and manufacturing innovations with transformational workforce and outreach programs. The Georgia Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing Technology Corridor (GA-AIM) effort is one of 21 winning projects the U.S. White House awarded under the federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The grant will increase job and wage opportunities in distressed and rural communities, as well as among historically underrepresented and underserved groups. The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.
About the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation: Launched in 2020, the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation is a public-private organization that was created to lead coordinated, statewide efforts to position Georgia as the leader for innovation, opportunity, and shared economic success. The Partnership’s focus pillars of community research, workforce development, student engagement, and economic opportunity are a powerful combination that provides technical and financial support to democratize innovation through collaboration. Since 2020, the Partnership’s work has catalyzed 30+ projects with local governments, corporations, universities, startups, and nonprofits. The projects have created new businesses, increased access to financial and social capital, and deployed more than 170 technologies.
To learn more about the Partnership’s impact, please visit- https://pingeorgia.org/impact/
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.
This position is hybrid: remote and onsite. The primary office location can/may be in the metro-Atlanta area however, incumbent in this position may be expected to travel state-wide and remain flexible to on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client schedules and/or project requirements).
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 supports the community engagement research and workforce development initiatives of the Georgia Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing (GA-AIM) 4-year project. The incumbent in this role will work closely with the GA-AIM project team and the Georgia Tech Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN). Primarily, this role will be responsible for working with leaders/officials in public and private enterprises, non-profits, governments, and other related economic development organizations. The successful candidate must be able to report measurable outcomes through metric reporting systems required by federal, state, municipal, and/or private 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 section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook.
Assist in identifying, cultivating, and building relationships with community-based organizations, sponsors, corporations, startups, and partners that promote PIN project goals of innovation, workforce development, and business development.
Assist GA-AIM and PIN management teams in designing, developing, and maintaining scalable project accountability metrics (KPIs) that measure and report overall program performance, success, and/or impacts.
Cultivate a state-wide innovation ecosystem network by initiating and fostering relationships with diverse and traditionally underserved communities, businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Facilitate GA-AIM and PIN program engagement across the state through travel to events and presentations.
Support program marketing logistics and communications with interested communities and stakeholders.
Provide input to the project planning process.
Supervise student assistants in project deliverables based on PIN program needs
Perform other related duties as assigned
Final rank will be determined commensurate with education and experience
Research Associate I
A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Management, Engineering, Public Administration, International Affairs, Public Policy or a related/relevant field .
Research Associate II
A Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Management, Engineering, Public Administration, International Affairs, Public Policy or a related/relevant field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, or
A Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Management, Engineering, Public Administration, International Affairs, Public Policy or a related/relevant field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a bachelor’s degree, or
A Doctoral degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Management, Engineering, Public Administration, International Affairs, Public Policy or a related/relevant field .
Preferred Education: Master’s Degree in a related/relevant field.
Preferred Work Experience: Three to five years of job-related work experience.
Preferred Skills: Proficient skills in project management and use of specialized software/databases as well as excellent verbal/written communication ability. Entry-level knowledge and skill in the application of data collection, research, and analysis.
Certifications: Project Management Certification (PMP) is preferred, but not essential to this role.
Preferred applicant background:
Prior experience working with and/or managing municipal organizations.
Experience in consultative service delivery and/or prior experience working in a higher education environment.
Ability to contribute to solving problems creatively in a team environment.
Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
Analytical skillsand strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to make strong contributions to completing projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
Hiring Manager for this Role: Debra Lam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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