The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Cancelled

Director - Director of the RGK Center

Hiring department LBJ Public Affairs
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-06-19-01-0382
Job Status Cancelled
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

- Applicants who are short-listed may be asked to provide additional information and/or supporting documentation.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


- Serve as Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service. The selected person will also become a member of the faculty of the School and is expected to teach courses which enhance the mission of the RGK center. Faculty rank, with or without tenure, will be determined according to qualifications.

Essential Functions

- Established in 2000, the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service (RGK Center) has as its mission to build knowledge about nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, volunteerism, and social innovation, as it prepares students and practitioners to make effective contributions to their communities. The director will develop the Center's national and international prominence in philanthropic, nonprofit and social innovation studies and service to society. The director will oversee a permanent endowment of 10.4 million dollars and over 11 million dollars in project grants and research funding and will direct the largest university-wide portfolio program, enrolling over 100 students supported by 40 course offerings throughout the campus that engage over 1,000 graduate students annually. In addition, the director will provide oversight to the Dell Social Innovation Competition that rewards university students who develop innovative ideas for solving the world's social and environmental problems. Since 2007 more than 4,700 projects from students in 100 countries have received 525,000 dollars in cash prizes. Also, the director will lead the Center's effort to engage students in international studies through grant-supported projects and interdisciplinary service projects and as it sponsors intensive, residential executive education programs for leaders of more than 500 nonprofit and cultural arts organizations nationwide.

Marginal/Incidental functions

- Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

- The School is seeking someone of recognized standing with the vision and capacity to further develop the Center's national and international prominence in philanthropic, nonprofit and social innovation studies and service to society. Candidates should either be leading scholars with national or international distinction in the study of nonprofit and civil society organizations, or should have senior-level leadership experience in foundations, nonprofit organizations, or civil society organizations. A successful candidate will be qualified to serve in a faculty capacity and able to teach at the graduate level in the fields of philanthropy, nonprofit management, social innovation and/or volunteerism. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

- Disciplinary affiliation is open to candidates from any appropriate discipline including but not limited to public policy, business, law, nonprofit studies, social work, political science, social entrepreneurship, public health, sociology, economics, communications, or psychology. Appropriate sub-fields include but are not limited to human resources administration; management of independent sector or philanthropic organizations; budgeting; financial management; or other appropriate fields. A doctorate or equivalent terminal degree is desirable but not required.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Will require extra hours of work, including some evenings and weekends; will require travel.

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