Institute Project Coordinator

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7071673 (Ref.No. BSU22904)
Posted: October 31, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Institute Project Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State will work with the Director and Assistant Directors to manage the Institute’s day-to-day activities. The position’s primary responsibilities include web and social media management, event planning, budget oversight, and grant writing.
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy is to further our understanding of market, political, and social processes and institutions in the political economy tradition of F. A. Hayek, James Buchanan, and Elinor Ostrom.

Job Function:

The Institute Project Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State will work with the Director and Assistant Directors to manage the Institute’s day-to-day activities. The position’s primary responsibilities include web and social media management, event planning, budget oversight, and grant writing.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience:

At least one year of experience managing social media, websites, and email lists. A minimum of one year of experience with at least three of the following: a) event planning; b) grant writing; c) budget oversight; d) fundraising; e) academia

Preferred Experience:

Editing; major document creation and presentation; familiarity with database or statistical software; media relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Director, create and manage the Institute’s web and social media presence. Develop first drafts and make daily decisions about content.
  • Serve as the liaison for the Institute’s public events, including guest speakers, faculty seminars, and student colloquia.
  • Plan and execute on-campus events through partnership with relevant campus offices such as catering and other outside organizations.
  • Manage the Institute's budget, including reimbursements and stipend payments to Institute faculty and visitors. Collaborate with appropriate campus offices to ensure timely responses to accounts payable.
  • In collaboration with the Director and Assistant Directors, develop and evaluate workflow processes as well as make recommendations for improvement on the existing processes and programs.
  • Collect and analyze data related to Institute events, hits on social media, view of publications, etc., and use those data, along with other photos and materials, to produce an annual report for both internal and external audiences. Use data analysis and report as the basis for presenting recommendations to the Director for new approaches and strategies.
  • Serve as the liaison for the Menard Summer Research Fellows Program and visiting faculty fellows.
  • Identify grant opportunities. In collaboration with the Director, Assistant Directors, SPA, and relevant MCOB staff, identify additional grant opportunities. Draft grant proposals, submit to Director and Assistant Directors for feedback, finalize and submit proposals.
  • Collaborate with Director and Miller College of Business staff to identify possible sources of funding for ISPE and provide relevant data for pursuing new donors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


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