The Law School's Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law ("The Center") develops and promotes related courses offered to both J.D. and LLM students, as well as interdisciplinary courses, conferences, and projects involving leaders from industry, government, NGOs and the academic community. See http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/energy.
To provide a high level of professional support to the Energy Center Director in the areas of program development, marketing, web site, general communications, events and organizational matters and assist the director with strategic program initiatives and fundraising.
To develop a collaborative, professional and productive working relationship with the Director of the Energy Center with major responsibility for project and event management, marketing communications, web site, and general organizational matters. Must be able to quickly grasp goals and business processes, exercise sound independent judgment, identify and solve problems, communicate effectively, and pro-actively manage projects, timelines and deliverables to completion. Oversee the Energy Center's WordPress website. Regularly update, edit and review content for accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and market appeal of content and design. Become aware and informed about Energy Center's projects, goals, upcoming events and accomplishments and use this knowledge to improve web site content and design, provide monthly updates to the advisory board, and manage email campaigns and other communications. Organize semi-annual Advisory Board meetings, and assist in managing and marketing for other Center events, seminars, or small meetings. In addition to marketing, this work can include composing, reviewing and editing correspondence to speakers and sponsors, participating and taking notes at meetings, creating and managing program agendas and timelines, travel arrangements, and on-site assistance at events. Effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and assist others at the Center to do the same. Become familiar with and track the progress of Department's activities and projects and communicate important and relevant information, good or bad, to the Director in a timely manner so any problems, issues, or opportunities can be promptly addressed. General office management, including travel arrangements, invoices and reimbursements. Suggest improvements to Center's work flow, business processes, database, email marketing and web site and show initiative and interest in learning new skills and accepting increasing levels of responsibility.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Five years of experience coordinating or administering a program. Strong MS Office skills, including Word and Excel required. Demonstration of some combination of the following skills: learning on the fly, problem solving, curiosity, email and web marketing, project and event management, decision quality and judgment, and the ability to work accurately and productively under pressure. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Past experience and success helping grow an organization. Interest and experience in energy and environmental policy issues. Strong writing skills and experience creating effective presentations and messaging. Experience and success with current web and email marketing tools and techniques.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Occasional overnight travel required. Shared office space of open work environment. Must be able occasionally to drive vehicles rented by UT.