Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

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Performs managerial work providing direction and guidance in setting and achieving goals and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and establishing and monitoring budgets. May plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Major/Essential Functions

This position serves as Administrator of The Free Market Institute, reporting to The Director of The Free Market Institute. The major areas of responsibility will be to assist the Director and Institute Faculty with general office support, provide research assistance (staff will have research assistant(s)), travel assistance, aiding the Director with managing the institute budget, process reimbursements and payments for institute events, and grant writing and general fund raising efforts. The person filling this position will also manage institute events such as: scheduling conference rooms, arranging catering, aiding guests in travel reservations, and advertising and marketing events to the university and community. This individual will also work to integrate the program into the Lubbock Community:

  • Making institute resources available to the Lubbock community.
  • Writing for a general audience: Publishing monthly op-ed in newspaper or magazine.
  • Participating in Institute research seminars and public talks.
  • Coordinating local high school economic education: Teaching high school teachers how to teach economics, giving lectures to high school students, working with home school programs.
  • Working to partner with classical liberal organizations for on campus programs: Foundation for Economic Education, Institute for Humane Studies, Students for Liberty.
  • Interacting with Texas Tech Students: Adjunct classes at Texas Tech, participate in and/or lead reading groups with students.
Successful candidates will have exceptional ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks within a specific time-frame.

Occasional Duties


Bachelor’s degree in area of expertise or closely related area required. Three years of experience in planning, developing, or implementing programs/projects or research grants. Additional education may substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis.

This is a Security Sensitive Level I Position: Applicants for this position will be subject to a criminal background check and may be required to be fingerprinted.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA degree in economics or economic policy.
  • Experience working in a market orientated economic think-tank.
  • Experience working in development.
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
Security Sensitive?

Security Level (TTU only)
Level I

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis
Monthly (Exempt)

Job Type
Full Time

Texas Tech University

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide the following with your application:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation
Physical Demands


Visual Acuity

Manual Dexterity

Salary Grade

Hourly Pay Range
15.38 - 25.96

Monthly Pay Range
2666.67 - 4500.00

Internal Candidates Only?

Internal Cand Open Date

Internal Cand Closing Date

EEO Statement:
The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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