Marketing, Events, and Administrative Specialist [JRP-06093]

Posted On: Jun 8, 2024
Company: Rice University

Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally, and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses, and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

Rice University will transform healthcare and medicine, becoming the leading non-medical institution in healthcare research. By breaking institutional barriers and forging strategic alliances, particularly within the Texas Medical Center, we envision creating impactful solutions that leverage Rice’s strengths at the nexus of medical care, positioning ourselves as a pivotal partner in global health advancements. Rice will advance basic and translational research initiatives and educational opportunities, by seeking research collaborations and educational partnerships within the TMC health-related ecosystem and at the TMC Helix Park.

The Office of ENRICH (Educational and Research Initiatives in Collaborative Health) at Rice University, serves the Rice community as the liaison office between Rice University and the health-related institutions of the Texas Medical Center (TMC). The office, established in 2016, and working closely with the Special Advisor to the Provost, is responsible for advising the Provost about opportunities to strengthen research collaborations and educational partnerships between Rice and other members of the TMC.

Rice ENRICH works with faculty to identify and develop high priority opportunities, as well as address barriers to collaboration. In an effort to amplify the enormous creativity of Rice faculty in collaboration with our partners in the TMC, ENRICH offers services and resources, supporting health-related research; sparking and growing new connections. Rice ENRICH also works with administrative staff to develop standardized processes for student interactions, internships, and research experiences in the TMC, working to align priorities and processes across institutions.

We are currently seeking to hire a Marketing, Events, and Administrative Specialist. In this role, you will provide marketing, event, administrative, and operational support to the Office of ENRICH while reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Special Advisor to the Provost.


  • Develop, recommend, and implement communication and marketing strategies for individual programs
  • Write, design, and coordinate the production of communication and marketing materials
  • Build and maintain a digital community through social media channels
  • Lead in the design and development of graphics and web pages
  • Assess market opportunities and track market trends, recommending marketing improvements based on findings
  • Schedule, organize, and operate both small and large-scale events and meetings
  • Assist in relationship management with TMC institutions, in both research collaborations and educational partnerships
  • Assist in the facilitation, monitoring, and impact reporting of seed grant programs
  • Collect and analyze data to create complex reports and databases
  • Provide administrative assistance and demonstrates project management capabilities; maintains office supplies and equipment
  • Assist in vendor management
  • Process purchasing card transactions
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business/research administration, or related field
  • One year of related experience in marketing and social media management, administration, and/or event management
  • Ability to take direction and work to meet expected deadlines, while managing projects simultaneously
  • Ability to draft and edit professional communications (web, email, brochures, social media, presentations, and reports)
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Demonstrated high level of confidence and good judgment in making decisions, with innovative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient computer skills; demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Google suite
  • Hands-on experience designing graphics/marketing materials, creating newsletters, facilitating a social media strategy, and updating websites is preferred
  • Experience with database management is preferred
  • Experience with event management software and social media platforms is preferred
  • Able to operate well in a relationship-based environment, with the ability to adequately deal with challenging individuals and situations, demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and professionalism is preferred
  • Self-starter who takes initiative possesses a positive, “can do” attitude, brings a sense of urgency to their work, and is resilient and adaptable to change is preferred

Special Note to Applicants: When Applying for this role, please be sure to submit a cover letter, resume, and three work samples. The work samples should be submitted as PDF attachments in the Supporting Documents section of the application.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Posted On

Jun 8, 2024


Rice University