Student Associate - UT System Governmental Relations

Offered By: 
The University of Texas System Office of Governmental Relations
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
210 West 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701(not on the UT Austin campus)
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$11.00/hour
Job Description: 
Department: Office of Governmental Relations Institution: The University of Texas System Location: Austin No. of Openings: 2 Hours per Week: 19 Work Schedule: Flexible from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday 09/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 Compensation: $11.00 per hour FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Benefits Eligible: No About UT System: Established by the Texas Constitution in 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and six health institutions. The University of Texas System is based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the fourteen institutions. About Office of Governmental Relations: The University of Texas System - Office of Governmental Relations (OGR) supports The University of Texas System and the Board of Regents in the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and service by enhancing public and governmental support necessary to the operations of the eight academic institutions, six health institutions and system administration. Position Description: The Student Associate will work with U. T. System Governmental Relations staff to provide online based legislative research and administrative support to all departmental staff during the 87th Texas Legislative Special Session(s). Duties will include: • Monitoring and reporting on legislative committee hearings and state agency meetings • Performing online legislative/higher education related policy research • Assisting with the legislative bill tracking system • Updating and maintaining various legislative contacts lists/documents • Digitally scanning and indexing correspondence and paper documents into electronic records system • Transporting U. T. System staff to and from the U. T. System building in a 10 passenger van and/or suburban • Performing pickups and deliveries to and from the U. T. System building • Performing general office clerical duties as needed Required Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an accredited university field of study related to government, public administration, policy development, or related field Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to utilize the Windows Operating System including Microsoft 365, Teams, Word, Excel, Adobe, and Zoom; Ability to offer attention to detail and accuracy in work produced; Ability to work both cooperatively in a team environment and efficiently in an unsupervised environment; Possess a valid Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. A three-year driving record check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in the field of state government and the legislative process. Working Conditions: Will work around standard office conditions; Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Application Instructions: 
How to Apply: Send one email to portiz@utsystem.edu as specified below: Subject Line: OGR Student Associate – Fall 2021 Semester - First Name Last Name Attach the following documents as Word or PDF files: o Resume o Cover Letter o 3 Professional References (incl. contact information) Indicate your preference for either a morning or afternoon shift and which days and hours of the Mon. - Fri. workweek you are available to work.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Pablo Ortiz Business & Administrative Operations Manager Office of Governmental Relations The University of Texas System (512) 499-4252 portiz@utsystem.edu
Type of Internship: 
University
Posted By: 
Pablo Ortiz
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021