OPEN POSITION: Student Affairs and Programs Coordinator


The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture fosters high-quality social science researchers, research and policy affecting family and culture, and intellectual community with UT Austin faculty and students. Our activity extends from lectures and events on campus, dinners at our institute home, Stumberg Hall, to national research on issues facing the family.


Role: Student Affairs and Programs Coordinator

Description: The Austin Institute is looking for an independent, extraverted recent graduate to be our Student Affairs and Programs Coordinator. The ideal candidate is liberally educated, preferably with experience in the Great Books and versed in the natural law approach, and willing to foster discussion on the issues at the heart of contemporary cultural discourse.

Start Date: As soon as possible, ideally July/August 2022 

Location: Austin, Texas 

Compensation: Competitive rate

Hours:  Full-time plus some weekends and evenings expected 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree



This role requires in-person work at the Austin Institute and presence during institutional activities and will involve, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Growing and cultivating our undergraduate student community 

    • Facilitating the Undergraduate Fellows program (involving planning and attending ~4 weekend trips per year) and recruiting new students for involvement (engaging with students on campus, having coffee hours, etc.)

  • Assisting the weekly Contemporary Issues Reading Group 

    • Tuesday evenings we plan to host an open reading/discussion group on contemporary issues, during which this employee would be responsible for communicating content and event details to attendees, be present at the event, engage with attendees.

  • Arranging Graduate Student community

    •  Planning grad students’ dinners (currently every other Thursday)

  • Administrative tasks related to the programming and running of Stumberg Hall 

  • Editing documents

  • Organizing in-person and online events

  • Other possibilities:

    • Attending young professionals reading group

    • Becoming a CanaVox leader and facilitating a group


To apply for this position: email Dr. Marianna Orlandi, (,) attaching your CV, a letter of recommendation from a college professor, and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages. 








Email Dr. Marianna Orlandi at