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Senior Outreach Program Coordinator
Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
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Coordinate and implement the outreach strategy and community collaborations of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
This position is responsible for connecting the education and research of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service with new stakeholders to advance the Center's mission of educating the next generation of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. Someone who can easily make and build professional relationships, and enjoys collaboration, is essential for this role. Key responsibilities include: (1) manage and improve outreach efforts of the RGK Center; (2) survey stakeholders and develop new events and program offerings for audiences that may include graduate students, nonprofit professionals, public sector organizations, donors and philanthropic leaders; (3) develop content and manage the website and social media channels of the RGK Center in support of outreach efforts.
Exciting parts of this job are learning about nonprofit social impact, developing new programs, directing events, and connecting practitioner and university communities around shared goals. More challenging is being creative with limited resources and sustaining an innovative mindset. The LBJ School of Public Affairs is the academic home of the RGK Center and prides itself on attracting thinkers and doers of the public good. This position has a strong emphasis on doing, both doing the work needed to create sought-after programs, as well as doing the engagement and outreach to ensure these programs are actually meeting the needs of students and professionals. Some programs are free and others are expected to generate new revenue. Success is measured by program demand, community benefit, and increased visibility of the RGK Center's education and research activities. The person in this role will be responsible for coordinating activities with LBJ School departments including the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, Communications, and Development.
The RGK Center is a 14-person team whose faculty and staff recognize the value of education and research, and care about the individuals and organizations who make communities more sustainable, equitable and fun. The Center director is a leadership expert and recognized as one of the University's Distinguished Teaching Professors. Other faculty members are known for thought leadership and expertise in nonprofit management, cultural organizations, environmental sustainability, philanthropy, data science, volunteer and community engagement, as well as globetrotting. Respect for each other and our diverse stakeholders, delivering high-quality work, and keeping a healthy work-life balance, are important elements of our team culture.
- Serve as a primary contact for the RGK Center's community outreach programs and activities.
- Represent the university and coordinate activities with community leaders and organizations.
- Coordinate and implement administrative and communications responsibilities including marketing and recruitment, event planning, vendor management and generating program content for website and social media.
- Develop initiatives and implement strategies to enhance program experience and to improve community collaborations.
- Develop and implement standards for attainment of outreach goals and objectives.
- Develop materials and steward relationships that support fundraising and program sustainability.
- Meet and develop rapport with students, campus partners and external stakeholders, including preparing and giving presentations.
- May hire and supervise graduate student researchers.
- May work on special projects.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field and five years of experience coordinating or administering programs. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Experience planning events. Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively within a team.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience evaluating programs. Experience developing written and digital content for social media. Experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Experience consulting with nonprofit and/or public organizations. Experience in leadership roles. Bilingual.
• depending on qualifications
- Standard office environment.
- Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
- Occasional local, domestic or international travel may be required.
- Occasional extended evening or weekend work hours may be required (typically related to events).
- 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
- Letter of interest
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Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
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