Associate Vice President, Community and Public Affairs

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job


Responsible for directing the College's public affairs outreach efforts and strategic relationships with business, government, and community partners. Responsible for Community Advisory Committees and will oversee the Alumni Network, the College's voter registration efforts and elections, the Center for Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, and the Student Government Association.



Position Information
Location Highland Business Center Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Executive Vice President, Campus Operations and Public Affairs Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Collaborates closely with the EVP, Campus Operations and Public Affairs on all external and public-policy issues related to the College.
  • Manages the College's public-policy agenda and strategy.
  • Represents ACC in meetings with elected officials.
  • Provides leadership to the Alumni Network, the College's voter registration efforts and elections, the Center for Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, and the Student Government Association.
  • Coaches, directs, mentors, evaluates, and counsels assigned personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends personnel actions including hiring, progressive discipline, or termination for positions managed.
  • Manages and monitors budgets for assigned areas and functions.
  • Strategically aligns department's external outreach programs so that they are in service to the College's mission of fostering student success.
  • Leads the Community Advisory Committees to ensure that the community is well-informed and represented.
  • Guides ACC's strategic relationships with business, government, and community partners.
  • Works collaboratively with Public Information and College Marketing to communicate ACC activities to the public and to develop strategy as needed.
  • May chair districtwide committees.
  • Participates in appropriate professional activities to represent the college regionally and/or nationally.




  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Demonstrated expertise and experience in working with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels.
    • Building strategic relationships with business, government, and community partners.
    • Understanding of current higher educational issues, trends, and future conversations.
    • Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
    • Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely, thoughtful, evidence-based manner.
    • Ability to think strategically and prioritize effectively.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a high level of professional integrity.
    • Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development, implementation, and analysis.
    • Handling the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.




    Skills

    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established work schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.
    • Strategic planning, research, and evaluation.
    • Maintaining confidentiality in work-related information and materials.
    • Working effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies to achieve the mission of the college.
    • Excellent communication, written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
    • Providing leadership at all levels of the college.
    • Planning, managing, prioritizing, and problem-solving.
    • Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
    • Exercising critical judgement, leadership, and creativity.




    Technology Skills

    • Proficient use of a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.




    Required Work Experience

    • Five years related work experience including management in a government and/or higher education environment.




    Preferred Work Experience

    • Significant experience working directly with elected officials.




    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.




    Preferred Education

    • Master's degree or higher.




    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.




    Safety

    • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.




    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.



    Disclaimer

    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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