University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Director of Special Programs - Talent Search Willacy County in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Scope of Job

To manage the operation of an assigned grant funded program or project, exercising independent judgment and authority as required. Responsible for all phases of the assigned program or project.

Description of Duties
  • Supervises the personnel and day to day activities of a program or project.

  • Coordinates the various activities of the program / project.

  • Prepares, maintains, and monitors program/project budget.

  • Investigates grant opportunities and drafts proposals and applications.

  • Develops long and short term programs.

  • Represents program/project in official functions. Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the program’s mission and goal.

  • Supervises and organizes seminars, conferences, and presentations.

  • Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations associated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Five (5) years experience in field related to program or project and one (1) year supervisory experience.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office conditions. Must be able to move between buildings, stoop, bend, lift and reach to set up for workshops, seminars, and presentations. Must be able to travel to local sites for workshops, seminars, and presentations.


Must have ability to work under pressure, solve problems, and negotiate. Must possess excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. Normally usual office environment; particular program or project may require ability to drive a car for local or distant travel for consultation, training, or meetings. May be required to be available for evening and weekend special events.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2441

Working Title: Director of Special Programs - Talent Search Willacy County

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Department: College Access Outreach Programs

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: Supervises assigned staff.

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in field related to program or project.

Preferred Education: Masters degree in field related to program or project.

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Preferred Experience: N/A

Equipment: Use of standard office equipment, personal computer, and audio/visual equipment.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Starting at $48,420.00

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 10/13/2016

Grant Funded Position: Yes

If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 08/31/2021