The Rice University Endowment ranks in the top 20 endowments of private research universities (by market value) in the US. The endowment is critical to the university's ability to achieve its goals. The annual distribution from the endowment funds nearly half of the university's annual operating budget. The Rice Management Company (RMC) was established October 1, 2009, as a division of Rice University. The goal of the RMC is to provide a stable source of funding for current university operations and to preserve and grow the purchasing power of the endowment to benefit future generations of students. The RMC is responsible for all endowment matters of the university including asset allocation, the selection and termination of investment managers and monitoring performance of the portfolio, and reporting to the Rice Management Company Board of Directors. The endowment primarily utilizes outside investment managers and invests globally across all asset classes.
The community engagement manager position will be responsible for serving as the outward face of Rice Management Company's (RMC) Real Estate Investments in the Ion Project and the South Main Innovation District (SMID) in Midtown Houston. The core focus of the position will be to ensure that the University's investments in external real estate is viewed positively by influential external stakeholders and safeguard the University's strong brand position. The primary function of this role will be leading the development of a strategic outreach plan with community stakeholders, elected officials, and other public representatives. This individual will also leads the implementation of RMC's outreach by translating objectives related to community engagement into programmatic initiatives. The core activities of the position include relationship building, partnership development and maintenance, and coalition building. Additional activities will include giving public presentations, conducting project information session, and interfacing with University Public Affairs staff.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 22221
About Rice University
As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.