Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)
Job Description - Membership & Meetings Manager

EGAP is a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners which is united by a focus on experimental research and is dedicated to generating and disseminating rigorous evidence on topics of governance, politics, and institutions. We seek to forge partnerships between researchers and practitioners committed to understanding the politics of global development, advance evidence-based policy making, and improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences. EGAP members are designing and implementing field experiments throughout the world. From impact evaluations of anti-poverty projects in developing countries, to get out the vote campaigns for national elections in the U.S., to anti-corruption campaigns in Brazil, our work addresses today’s most important questions in the field of government and politics. Results from research are shared with policy makers and development agencies through regular policy fora, biannual meetings, and policy briefs.
  • Develops and implements all of EGAP’s thematic and annual meetings and events. Point person to provide support to locally-based meetings hosts on logistical issues for meetings and events including administering meeting reimbursement requests. 
  • Primary organizational contact for EGAP members.Responds to membership inquiries and issues. 
  • Coordinates the EGAP mentorship program including the peer response tool and policy brief coordination. Researches various EGAP mentorship program topics to gauge interest in program within membership..Arranges mentorship pairings. May mentor less experienced members.Provides resources to program participants as necessary and appropriate; Ensures that participants are living up to the expectations of the program, keeps the EGAP team informed on program status, and provides input when necessary.
  • EGAP membership coordination, outreach, onboarding, and additional event planning. 
  • Metric management and tracking for donors and program communications.
Required Qualifications
  • This outward-facing position will be the spirit behind the organization. The candidate must be very professional, polite, and patient with thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the professional development of the members
  • Must be interested and able to travel domestically and/or internationally 5-10% of the time.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in intercultural environments and across multiple time zones. 
  • Demonstrated interest in area of governance and politics and monitoring and evaluation will be highly beneficial to this individual. Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent EGAP and the campus.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
  • Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in political science, economics, or international relations; 2-4 years of experience including internships
The First Review Date for this position is: June 5, 2017.
To apply, please visit the University of California career site and search for Job ID 23293.