Mission: The Rice Business Staff Council’s ambition is to enhance the work experience for all staff members of Rice Business by providing representation, resources and opportunities for involvement that elevate and celebrate overall work life engagement.

Term: Each role will serve a two-year term beginning officially November 1, 2019- October 31, 2021.

Time Commitment: Attend 1-2 RBSC meetings a month (1 hour each). Attend 1 meeting bi-monthly with Dean Rodriguez (1.5 hours). Time commitment for roles will vary based on the activity/service. 
*Roles that recommend committee support may require additional meetings as needed and set by the person in this role.

Qualifications: Must be employed for 6 months at Rice University in order to apply.


  • Sets meeting and Town Hall agendas
  • Develops timelines and Sets OKRs – (Objectives and Key Results) and goals
  • Arranges meeting times and reserves rooms
  • Main point of contact for communicating with Peter/April


  • Takes and creates meeting minutes and uploads to ASANA
  • Manages historical documents and resources
  • Arranges for Town Hall meetings to be recorded
  • Posts relevant documents to Rice Box


  • Manages budget and approves purchases
  • Aligns policies and procedures with Jones School financial policies
  • Interfaces with Tim and Lynder to assure proper fund allocation


  • Serves as liaison to Marketing and Communication Office for approvals
  • Monitors the RBSC email and Q&A from staff
  • Handles any communications challenges
    *Recommended that a committee be created to help with responsibilities

Recognition and Employee Appreciation

  • Identifies opportunities for employee recognition/appreciation & implements process or programs
  • Coordinates appreciation events with Events Specialist
  • Recommended that Supervising Directors serve as advisors to this role to achieve buy-in

Events Specialist

  • Plans and executes Lunch & Learns
  • Plans and executes Coffee Chats with Peter
  • Coordinates with RBSC to plan and execute Town Hall meetings
  • Plans and executes events as determined by the RBSC
    *Recommended that a committee be created to assist with event execution