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ORGANIZATION: Greater Texas Foundation, Bryan, Texas

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs and Strategy

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) is a private foundation focused on ensuring all Texas students complete postsecondary credentials. GTF is seeking an organized, detail-oriented Project Associate with excellent oral and written communication skills interested in performing a critical role while learning in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is highly responsive, motivated, and must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently and independently. An interest in public policy, in general, and education policy, specifically, would be an asset. Applicants should have a general interest in philanthropic solutions to education challenges.

The position is designed to support a variety of short-term and long-term aspects for the programs, projects, and activities of Greater Texas Foundation. The position is part of the Programs & Strategy team but may support other areas as needed. It provides an opportunity to be introduced to the nature of the nonprofit sector and the role of foundations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains own portfolio of projects as well as assisting other foundation staff with projects supportive of the various areas of the foundation. Designs, implements, and manages multiple projects, setting deadlines and ensuring accountability.
  • Conducts secondary research on topics related to the foundation’s strategy
    • Analyzes and summarizes research studies and policy documents
    • Monitors and reports on state policy activity related to the foundation’s mission and strategy
  • Supports the foundation’s communications strategies
    • Drafts external communications on behalf of the foundation, including bimonthly newsletters, grant announcements, press releases, congratulatory notes, social media posts, website updates, and briefs
    • Supports the production of the foundation’s annual report.
  • Assists with or leads planning of special events and convenings related to the foundation’s strategy and grants as needed
    • Creates necessary event materials, whether in-house or with vendors, as needed for each event
    • Supports content development, including identifying and inviting special guests and speakers
    • Works closely and collaboratively with office administrator as needed to provide logistical support for events
    • Invites guests and tracks registrations
    • Assists with on-site management at special events
    • Supports post-event activities including creating and sending acknowledgement communication as well as developing event reviews and analysis.
  • Assists Programs & Strategy team with administrative activities of the grantmaking process, including review of proposals and drafting material for board review
  • Assists Programs & Strategy team by supporting coordination of the foundation’s Strategy & Learning Committee, to include scheduling committee meetings, taking minutes of committee meetings, and coordinating learning activities (e.g. guest speakers and book discussions) for board and staff
  • May communicate with grantees and participate in site visits or represent the foundation at external functions
  • In close consultation with other staff, coordinates agenda and material for board meetings

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree and/or 2-3 years of work experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Extremely team oriented, but able to work independently
  • Ability to analyze policy documents and summarize same concisely
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, with the proven ability to multi-task, set priorities, track projects, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze processes and procedures and make recommendations for improvement as necessary
  • Ability to use discretion, sound judgment, and maintain strictest confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including tact, patience, flexibility, and courtesy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint) and Zoom; ability to utilize databases, conduct Internet searches, and learn other applications as necessary
  • Location for the position is Bryan, Texas. Candidates should be available to work routinely Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and after hours and weekends occasionally. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Employees have the option to work from home one day per week.
 
ABOUT GTF & COMPENSATION 
GTF is a small organization in a professional yet comfortable work environment. The salary range for this position is $54,000-$64,000 commensurate with experience. GTF offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance as well as a cell phone stipend, generous paid time off, and paid holiday leave. 
 
HOW TO APPLY 
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to lesliegurrola@greatertexasfoundation.org. This application process will remain open until the position is filled. 

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