Texas Tech University Director in Lubbock, Texas
Extended Job Title:
Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
Up to 25%
• Directs, leads and develops policies, procedures, strategies and assessments of outcomes for College Connect, which administers and operates the following programmatic units - IDEAL, K-8 programs, and TTU University Interscholastic League (TTU UIL). Duties include but are not limited to: development of appropriate policies and procedures for each area to promote and facilitate program successful development and growth; supervision of full and part time staff, faculty, student liaisons and volunteers as well as primary oversight of all programs, events and activities provided by College Connect
• Serves as the lead financial manager for all accounts including: institutional state funds, grants, revenue and donor accounts for College Connect and TTU UIL. This includes but not limited to: oversight and management of all financial and budgetary responsibilities of the department, analyzing, interpreting and reporting on accounts, purchases and payroll while meeting deadlines
• Creates and administers assessments to determine program efficacy, validity, impact and outcomes. This includes oversight of data collection and analysis utilizing appropriate resources, developing measurable learning outcomes for programs, events and activities that may be adequately assessed and analyzed.
• Manages and oversees the design, implementation and management of programs, partnerships, events and activities which support the University's strategic plan and which create an environment that supports the development and enrichment of advanced learners. This includes establishing new partnerships and growing existing partnerships within school districts, TTU departments, Statewide UIL administration, and community organizations and businesses to enhance student recruitment and promote student success.
• Serve as the primary fund raiser and grant writer for the department. Working in consultation and coordination with the Division and Office of Institutional Diversity leadership team. Institutional Advancement, Institutional Research and others within the University to identify new and alternative methods of program funding and creating and delivering proposals, data and information that will assist in securing funding from outside sources. In coordination with the leadership in the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President prepare, revise and edit, and submit of reports to various foundations, departments, administration and community members related to the efforts, outcomes and financial stewardship of the department. This includes weekly, quarterly and annual reports to foundations which fund departmental efforts as well as reports and reviews to the University administration and Institutional Advancement.
• Serve on and lead multiple collaborative planning committees and/or task team involving students, faculty and staff to support and promote university wide student efforts
Minimum Hire Rate:
• Master’s degree or higher in education, intercultural studies, social work or a field appropriate to the area of assignment
• Direct experience working with diverse K-12 student population and families with direct experience working with minoritized, first-generation, rural, low SES, marginalized and other related student populations in areas of access, equity, inclusion
• Experience in event management to include large- and small-scale, event logistics, risk evaluation and assessment
• Demonstrated experience in budget management
• Demonstrated experience developing, writing and obtaining private and public grants
• Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and outstanding customer service with students, staff, families, and community partners;
• Demonstrated experience building community partnerships; program development, coordination, and implementation; promoting university student programs and services;
• Experience supervising student and professional staff
• Demonstrated knowledge of: student development theory and practices, youth development; pre-college level program development, implementation and evaluation; developing and implementing programming/activities in a higher education setting, including workshops, presentations, and events; leadership development and techniques
• Experience utilizing various technology to include Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web-based data systems
• Experience creating reports, assessments and outcomes-based reporting
• Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
First line Managers
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Bachelor's degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.
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About the Department and/or College:
Working under the administrative supervision of the Senior Director of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Director of College Connect will oversee the strategic priorities and action plans of College Connect and TTU University Interscholastic League. As a Director, this role will develop policies, procedures, strategies and assessment of outcomes for these areas. The Director will work in collaboration with K-12 educators, Texas UIL, community agencies and university departments to recruit, retain and engage students and their families within the programs. The Director is responsible for developing strategic goals and action plans to ensure the growth and success of the responsible areas while working within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to operate under a cohesive team model. The position will also work on developing programmatic assessment tools and methods to assess student success, educational impacts, college preparedness and engagement benchmarks.