This is a 2 year fellow position scheduled to start on July 1, 2013 and end July 31, 2015. The Hogg Foundation is located off campus at UT's Lake Austin Centre on Lake Austin Blvd.
Policy Fellow will assist foundation program staff in policy-related projects designed to catalyze change and improve the mental health of all Texans. Policy Fellow will receive mentorship from experienced colleagues.
Assist in planning and implementing the foundation's policy-related activities. Plan, organize, and lead policy-related meetings. Research policy issues and draft written products, potentially including reports, analyses, and issue briefs. Present at professional conferences and meetings. Attend mental health policy-related meetings of advocates, agency policymakers and other stakeholders. Track and analyze mental health-related legislation. Supervise interns to complete project tasks as needed. Participate as a team member on foundation priority area projects.
Other related functions as assigned.
A recent graduate from December 2011 or later, including those expected to graduate in May or August 2013, of a Law School or Master's Program in social work, public health, public policy, or related social and behavioral sciences. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues, consumers of mental health services, advocates, and other external stakeholders. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Capacity to think strategically and respond analytically.
Concentration in public policy, law or administration in academic preparation or related professional work experience. Background in and/or working knowledge of mental health issues. Familiarity with the diverse cultures and languages of Texas.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation