Planet Texas 2050 Program Director - The University of Texas at Austin

Opportunity Type: Job

The Program Director (PD) will report to the Office of the Vice President for Research.  The PD will facilitate and support the Planet Texas 2050 Research Grand Challenge leadership team in maintaining a program-wide vision and strategic direction; develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with groups inside and outside the university strategically positioning Planet Texas 2050 to meet its defined goals; support and drive thought leadership by facilitating the development of scholarly outputs, convenings, and communications and thoughtful assessment of outcomes and impact; coordinate and liaise with financing and fundraising activities, including speaking and supporting faculty in preparing presentations for donor stewardship and cultivation.

While the preferred experience and qualities are numerous, confidence or uncertainty can sometimes hold one back from applying for a job if unsure whether we check every box in the job description. UT knows there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate, so no matter your background and how you identify, you're encouraged to apply for this job if it would make you excited to come into work every day.

Some of the preferred qualifications include: (1) clearly demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice, especially as related to equitable response to social and environmental challenges; (2) demonstrated experience and passion for applied transdisciplinary efforts and interdisciplinary research that breaks down academic siloes; and (3) a passion for building and nurturing networks, coalitions, or communities of practice that encompass a range of perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds.