Posted in General Business 26 days ago.
Location: Houston, Texas
Founded in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. As an integral part of Rice University, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its fellows, scholars, Rice faculty scholars and staff. The institute collaborates with experts from academia, government, the media, business, and nongovernmental and private organizations.
The McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth at the Baker Institute researches the effects of existing law and policy on private entrepreneurship and identifies best practices among governments for a vibrant small business and startup sector. The center also surveys academic research and legal scholarship for insights on problems of business, law and economics that lend themselves to public policy solutions. The center proposes changes to law and policy based on its research. The work of the center is nonpartisan.
The program administrator is a full-time, benefits eligible temporary position with an 18-month initial appointment term. The position is primarily responsible for planning and tracking the McNair Center's research projects, planning center events and handling the administrative operations of the center, including budget tracking, expense reporting and supporting student interns and other staff. The day-to-day work of the Program Administrator consists of planning and overseeing ongoing research projects, interacting with the center and Baker Institute staff to accomplish tasks. He/She supports the center's director and other researchers in applying for grant funding and in presenting the center's research in written reports, live presentations and social media. He/She plans events for the center including policy presentations and panel discussions, advisory group meetings and other events.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated competency in managing administrative functions for a research center, program or initiative as well as an interest in the topics of entrepreneurship, business, and economics.
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