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The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The Senior Academic Student Programs Director at the Center for Growth and Opportunity is responsible for advancing the Center’s strong commitment to enhancing the education of students.

This position is a new role at the CGO. Due to rapid growth in our student programs, we need an experienced and engaged professional to lead the strategy and execution of our program efforts. We are constantly creating and innovating at the CGO, and this job would be no exception. This role offers someone the opportunity to grow and learn professionally and personally by creating and delivering on strategic program decisions.

As our organization grows, this position has the possibility to expand as well. This could become a Vice President, or equivalent, role over time.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set the strategy and vision for CGO’s student programs consistent with organizational values and mission.
  • Set the strategy for student program recruitment and retention
  • Lead the Student Programs team of support staff to execute on program objectives, recruitment, and placement efforts.
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders, including the research team and executive leadership, on student programs strategy.
  • Develop programming to meet the needs of the CGO student fellowship programs.
  • Cultivate relationships with Utah State University faculty members and staff to build a network of individuals who help recruit, train, and assist with the placement of CGO students.
  • Identify and direct the implementation of new and emerging educational programs and initiatives.
  • Oversee professional development and placement efforts for students in CGO programs.
  • Evaluate and adjust and student program efforts on a continual basis.
  • Identify opportunities outside of the CGO for students to leverage the skills they learn in CGO programs and prepare them for those opportunities.
  • Develop partnerships with other educational institutions, think tanks, businesses, and nonprofits.
  • Oversee program budgets and work with fundraising staff to build out funding for existing programs as well as additional, innovative student programs and opportunities.
  • Work with communications team to articulate vision and objectives of the program; ensure that students are aware of program offerings at the CGO.
Requirements
  • Master’s degree in economics, political science, history, journalism, or a related field required
  • D. degree in economics, political science, history, journalism, or a related field preferred
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience, including supervisory experience
  • Experience working with students at an undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Commitment to higher education in a small, focused, teaching environment
  • Commitment to the development of students
  • Proven record to manage, track, and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Apply

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing: 1) your interest in the position/the mission of the CGO, and 2) your salary requirements
  • A brief writing sample

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: lauren@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

EEO Statement

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. U.S. citizenship is required.

Postdoctoral Research Associates in Experimental Economics

The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.

The CGO is currently inviting applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates in Experimental Economics to work on a number of experimental projects covering, including law and economics and criminal justice reform. The salary for this appointment is $75,000 per year plus benefits and includes additional funds for conference travel and human subjects payments. There are no teaching responsibilities for this appointment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Approximately 80% of a successful applicant’s time will be spent engaged in a breadth of experimental research projects (e.g., law and economics, criminal justice reform).
  • Approximately 20% of a successful applicant’s time will be available for the research associate’s own research projects.
  • The positions are for one year but may be renewed for a second year.
Requirements
  • A Ph.D. in economics is required, but ABD candidates with a firm completion date by August 2019 will be considered.
  • Preferred candidates will have experience conducting laboratory experiments and will have strong quantitative skills.
  • No previous research experience in law and economics is required, but candidates should have an interest in conducting experiments in this area.
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Letters of recommendation should be emailed to hr@growthopportunity.org



EEO Statement

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Job Description and Responsibilities

The Administrative and Events Associate provides logistic support for administrative needs, programs, events, and conferences. This position requires organization, attention to detail, professionalism, communication skills, time management, and problem solving skills.

Job responsibilities include room scheduling, filing, office supply management, impromptu administrative support, creating internal and external event agendas, arranging travel and/or lodging accommodations, making reservations, arranging catering, and more. Additionally the Administrative and Events Associate is responsible for supporting event set up, clean up, and hosting guests to make sure their needs are met.

To be successful in this role, it will be critical to work with Center staff on the operations side as well as those leading event efforts to make sure objectives and expectations are met.

Qualifications
  • Commitment to working 15 to 20 hours a week, recognizing some work will fall outside of “business hours”, including occasional weekends
  • Organization skills
  • Professional work ethic
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree at Utah State University
Apply
Your Name (required)
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Resume (required)
Cover Letter (required)



EEO Statement

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. U.S. citizenship is required.