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Civic Education Graduate Assistant

The Annette Strauss Institue for Civic Life is seeking a motivated and innovative Graduate Assistant with an interest in K-12 public education, specifically in the area of social studies and civic education.  The 20 hour per week role is to administer the Strauss Institute’s Speak Up! Speak Out! K-12 project-based civic education program.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support and expand the Speak Up! Speak Out! K-12 civic education program by overseeing content creation, outreach, teacher coordination, implementation, and evaluation. (35%) 
  • Lead the coordination of the statewide civic fair, including planning, communication, outreach, and evaluation. (25%)
  • Identify, propose, and execute new opportunities to advance the Institute's K-12 educational initiatives. (15%) 
  • Simplify and streamline educator participation in the program to encourage increased involvement and ease of integration into the curriculum. (10%) 
  • Collaborate in securing external funding and contribute to maintaining the fiscal sustainability of the Institute's K-12 initiatives. (10%) 
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Director and contribute to special projects as needed. (5%) 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. 
  • Prior experience in program management, operations, or a related field  
  • Relevant experience in education, program coordination, or related fields. 
  • Familiarity with K-12 educational settings and practices. 
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment. 

 

Preferred Skills: 

  • Proficiency in project management tools and stakeholder communication. 
  • Established network within educational and community networks. 
  • Experience in securing external funding and proposal writing. 

 

Compensation:

  • Competitive stipend based on qualifications and experience. 

 

Apply now:

To initiate your application, please follow these instructions: 

Utilize the provided link to submit the required documents: a resume, a cover letter, and one reference.

** Application deadline extension: May 31, 2024. 

For more information, contact Bianca Solis at Bianca.solis@austin.utexas.edu