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Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Non-Profit leadership abilities:Rice University

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Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Non-Profit leadership abilities

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered, candidates must provide a curriculum vitae or resume (including a list of three references), a cover letter discussing why the candidate is a good fit for the position, and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages). In addition to the online application materials, if an applicant is selected for an interview, two letters of recommendation sent by writers under separate cover will be required. These letters should be directed to Laura Achenbaum, Associate Director of Research, at lsa1@rice.edu. Questions about the position may also be directed to Laura Achenbaum (lsa1@rice.edu).

Posting Details

Position Information
Job Title Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Non-Profit leadership abilities
Department Sociology
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S20144
Open Date 09/23/2019
Close Date 10/21/2019
income Information
$37,100 to $42,000 per year
Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some evening and weekend work as required.
Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime No
Position Summary
The Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) in the Social Sciences Research Institute at Rice University is offering a post-baccalaureate fellowship non-profit leadership abilities position. The term of employment will run for one year, with the possibility for extension for up to three years. The individual filling this position will help develop research-related outreach and large-scale event planning (in and outside of the United States), fund raising and promotional activities related to the RPLP and its research, and have opportunities to work with religious leaders and leaders of non-profit organizations. This position is ideally suited for candidates who are considering a future career in non-profit leadership abilities.
The post-baccalaureate fellow will work closely with Herbert S. Autrey chair in social sciences and RPLP director, associate director of research for the RPLP, program manager for the RPLP, and with the broader RPLP research team. The RPLP is a fast-paced research and outreach environment, with multiple projects happening at once. The Fellow will be primarily responsible for: (1) national and international travel, large- and small-scale event planning, and publicity for the ?Communicating Outlooks for a New Global Religion and Science Synergy: The Engagement Challenge? (CONGRESS II) project, an engagement initiative focused on the dissemination of research findings on scientists' views of religion and spirituality. The fellow will support the project Principal Investigators with the production and implementation of a lecture and workshops series (including the collection of impact surveys) and publicity activities (e.g. press releases and op-eds) related to the project's events, books and articles. Events will be held in Hong Kong, India, Mexico, the UK (Oxford and Cambridge) and the US (Boston and Washington, DC). The fellow will travel with the PIs to many of the project locations. Additionally, the fellow will be responsible for (2) supporting RPLP director and the RPLP team with a fundraising campaign for the RPLP, which will include informational, promotional and public relations projects, as well as meetings with and supporting RPLP director in meetings with current and potential donors, religious and other non-profit leaders, and program constituents.
Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Major/Discipline
Substitution for Education Requirement
practice may not be substituted for the education requirement.
Please note that we will consider candidates with the future graduation date of December 2019.
Education Preferred
Non-profit management, social science, and business and marketing.
practice Required 1 year
Type of practice
Student leadership abilities practice and/or working with a non-profit organization as an undergraduate student.
Substitution for practice Requirement
May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the practice requirement.
practice Preferred
- practice working with religious organizations
- practice traveling abroad
- Preference for people with some practice doing event planning, marketing, or working in non-profits
- Interest in pursuing a future position in non-profit leadership abilities
License/Certification Required
Must have the capability to travel internationally on a regular basis as needed.
License/Certification Preferred
expertise Required
- capability to manage complex timelines and multiple projects
- capability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Advanced communication and customer service expertise
- Must be well organized and detail oriented
- capability to cultivate partnerships
- Demonstrated high level of confidence in making decisions, good judgment, and innovative and creative problem-solving expertise
- Advanced expertise of Microsoft Office suite and other online documents
expertise Preferred
- Visual and design expertise
- Public speaking expertise
- Social media expertise
- Proficiency in a second language
Internal / External Contacts
- Internal: everyday contact with project team; frequent contact with university staff, faculty and administrators
- External: regular contact with the CONGRESS II Co-PI, with diverse stakeholders in/around Houston and those around the US and abroad, as well as religious leaders from a variety of traditions
Physical Demands
capability to lift up to 20 lbs.
Working Conditions
Occasional evening or weekend work related to events and travel is required.
Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to candidates
To be considered, candidates must provide a curriculum vitae or resume (including a list of three references), a cover letter discussing why the candidate is a good fit for the position, and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages).
In addition to the online application materials, if an applicant is selected for an interview, two letters of recommendation sent by writers under separate cover will be required. These letters should be directed to Laura Achenbaum, Associate Director of Research, at lsa1@rice.edu. Questions about the position may also be directed to Laura Achenbaum (lsa1@rice.edu).
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21255

Job tasks
Job Duty Name Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
- Meets with stakeholders to plan scope and format of events, establishes and monitors budgets, and reviews administrative procedures and event progress
- Serves as project leader on events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events
- Takes responsibility for budget planning and management, venue management, and equipment and facilities management
- Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external partners
- Negotiates vendor contracts to minimize licapability and risks
- Researches and provides recommendations for potential event locations, and evaluate alternatives
- Procures and coordinates vendor services
- Performs all other tasks as assigned
Job tasks
Job Duty Name Job Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
CONGRESS II Engagement
- Plans, produce and coordinate a series of events (including seven large public lectures and seven workshops) in both national and international contexts (including in the US, the UK, India, Hong Kong, Mexico)
- Travels for events with project PIs and provides on-the-ground support for all activities to ensure the prosperous production of events in each location
- Establishes partnerships with hosting entities and contracted research partners related to events in each location and works in coordination with these partners to achieve the prosperous execution of all lectures and workshops
- In coordination with project PIs and project team, develops a survey to measure event impact
- Supports survey analysis and the generation of a post-workshop booklet
- Develops content for the in-country lectures, workshops, presentations and all related meetings (in coordination with project PIs)
- Shares and promotes research findings and project activities in each country context to the media and significant members of the public
- Explores, with the PI and co-PI, the possibility of a future study on scientists' views of religion in Latin America
Religion and Public Life Program Development
- Writes copy for informational, promotional and public relations projects to support the initiatives and objectives of the RPLP, including the creation of reports and short translations of RPLP research appropriate for broad audiences, as well as those developed for targeted audiences, such as religious leaders or regionally-situated audiences
- Develops brochures, features, press releases, newsletters, web pages and/or other types of materials
- Edits copy for accuracy, effectiveness, style, and branding consistency
- Meets with representatives from a broad variety of organizations, including scientific institutions, faith-located organizations, and other non-profit organizations around Houston for local RPLP relationship building and expansion
- Cultivates relationships with donors and potential donors of the RPLP, and seek out new individuals and entities interested in the work of the RPLP
- Supports RPLP-related events, programming and outreach
- Works closely with RPLP program manager to update and expand the RPLP's profile on social media and through the program's website
- Performs other tasks as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
   » Resume
   » Cover Letter
   » Writing Sample
   » References/Recommendation RequestOptional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
   » Yes
   » No
   » * Do you have one year of student leadership abilities practice and/or practice working with a non-profit organization as an undergraduate student, or additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the practice requirement?
   » Yes
   » No
   » * Are you able to travel abroad as often as required by the department?
   » Yes
   » No

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Job Location: Houston, Texas
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Post Date: 10/09/2019 / Viewed 4 times
Contact Information
Company: Rice University
Contact Email: lsa1@rice.edu


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