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Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) Coordinator

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) Coordinator
Department Sociology
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S17437
Open Date 05/08/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) is a research-practice partnership between Rice University and several Houston-area school districts. HERC aims to improve the connection between education research and decision-making, with the ultimate goal of closing socioeconomic gaps in educational achievement and attainment in Houston.

The HERC Coordinator provides general support by serving as the primary contact for HERC. He/she will greet visitors and field phone calls and email inquiries. The coordinator will assist the HERC Administrator and the Program Administrator with various projects as needed, including event and meeting planning and preparation. The HERC Coordinator will also directly assist the Director by managing her calendar, setting appointments, making travel arrangements, and may occasionally assist with some class-related tasks. When available, the Coordinator may also assist the research staff as needed and is expected to attend weekly staff meetings. The selected candidate will serve as a representative of HERC.

Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Bachelor’s degree in education, social science, or related field.

Experience Required 3 years
Type of Experience

Administrative support experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an
equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Experience working as an administrative assistant. Past experience working with faculty is helpful.

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Ability to prioritize responsibilities.
- Must possess excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Must be friendly and service oriented.
- Self starter who can work independently.
- Must be able to maintain regular office hours.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work with various levels of administration in addition to faculty, staff, and students.
- Must demonstrate good judgment, discretion, and an excellent work ethic.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Skills Preferred

Experience using Canvas.

Internal / External Contacts

Internally, the chosen candidate will have regular contact with university administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

Externally, the coordinator may communicate with individuals from various school districts in addition to guest speakers, external stake-holders, and vendors.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move around campus. May work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions

Occasional evenings or weekends.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Program Office Support
Description of Job Duty

- Serve as the primary point of contact for HERC.
- Provide administrative support to HERC staff.
- Assist in planning and preparing for special events and programs.
- Maintain the supply inventory.
- Schedule meetings.
- Attend weekly staff meeting and other meetings as needed.

Percentage of Time 50
Job Duty Name Director/Faculty Support
Description of Job Duty

- Maintain the director’s calendar.
- Make appointments for the director.
- Respond to emails on behalf of the director.
- Manage travel for the director.
- Assist with class-related tasks.
- Offer general administrative support to the director.

Percentage of Time 40
Job Duty Name Other
Description of Job Duty

- Assist with event/meeting planning, preparation, and management.
- All other duties as assigned.

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have three years of administrative support experience, OR additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please provide the salary or range that you would require or consider for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)