Community Research Manager


Employer
Partnership for Inclusive Innovation
Atlanta, Georgia

Description
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. This role oversees the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation’s community research pillar, including the award-winning, flagship program the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, an open call for proposals, and other associated programming such as events, awards, and applications. The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge (Georgia Smart) is a community-research assistance program that has served 20 communities with research partners from 7 universities across the state. Community-research teams selected to participate in the challenge are provided funding and technical assistance to advance smart cities initiatives. Additional community research projects and development come from open research calls, federal and corporate sponsored projects. To learn more about the Community Research pillar, including Georgia Smart and other programs, please visit this webpage.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as key member of leadership team in fast-pace, start-up environment with statewide external engagement
  • Lead and define pillar/program strategy and management including, but not limited to community participant/researcher project development (coordinating site visits, workshops, and/or project collaboration meetings), financial and technical assistance, and pillar growth
  • Manage and cultivate program funding, sponsor communications, and alumni relationships
  • Oversee and communicate reporting of program metrics (individual project progress and impacts), especially with salesforce and constant contact
  • Manage program marketing logistics and communications with interested communities and stakeholders. Stakeholders include universities and local governments across Georgia and the region.
  • Coordinate program participant screening and selection process (including community RFP assistance)
  • Cultivate a network within the innovation ecosystem including beginning and deepening relationships with diverse faculty researchers and wide-ranging community representatives.
  • Facilitate program engagement across the state including travel to events and presentations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Final rank will be determined commensurate with education and experience

Extension Professional I

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology, Engineering, or related/relevant field.

Extension Professional II

  • A Master’s degree in Business, Technology, Engineering, or related/relevant field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, or
  • A Master’s degree in Business, Technology, Engineering, or related/relevant field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Business, Technology, Engineering, or related/relevant field

How to Apply

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