The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Social Science/Humanities Research Associate III - Mental Health Policy Fellow

Hiring department Hogg Foundation
Monthly salary $3,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-01-25-01-4007
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 07/31/2015
Position open to all applicants
Location Lake Austin Centre (Lake Austin Blvd.)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

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.

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


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.

Essential Functions

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.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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