Dir Student and Partner Engage

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Requisition Number STA - 201000000619
Job Title Dir Student and Partner Engage
Job Description
The University of North Texas System invites applications for the position of Director, Student and Partner Engagement.
The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/

Grow and deepen cross-organizational partnerships that lead to reliable future teacher pipelines for UNT Dallas School of Education. (40%)

  • Lead the School of Education's work to develop course articulation agreements and transfer guides for community colleges and early-college high schools in Dallas county by coordinating faculty, district partners, and multiple university departments.
  • Be the primary owner of teacher pipeline relationships with key stakeholders in Dallas ISD and Dallas County Community College District.
  • Represent UNT Dallas School of Education on local steering committees for early college high schools alongside senior leaders such as Associate Superintendents, Executive Directors, Deans, Program Coordinators, and Principals.
  • Create and manage systems to disperse program information across a broad set of partners including local school districts, community college systems, early college high school programs, and community based organizations.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all inquiries into the School of Education's undergraduate program

Amplify awareness of UNT Dallas's Emerging Teacher Institute (Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program) and Alternative Certification Program. (40%)
  • Set vision and manage the execution of imaginative experiences (collateral, events, online content, etc) to tell our story and promote our teacher preparation programs for young people and their parents.
  • Manage student recruiters, alumni ambassadors, and community organizations to build awareness of UNT Dallas's School of Education, tell our story, and activate their own network.
  • Interface with philanthropic partners and funding agencies to tell the story of our work and increase external support.
  • Develop, lead, and manage learning experiences for middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and their parents that allow for the exploration of teaching as a career path including, but not limited to summer camps, student clubs, and bus tours.

Set yearly enrollment goals and develop aligned recruitment strategies to grow enrollment in the School of Education (20%)
  • Utilize quantitative data, on the ground experiences, and knowledge of the educational landscape to set strategy for recruitment and enrollment in the short and long term.
  • Set and track long and short term recruitment goals for the School of Education, for those you mange, and for grant makers.
  • Manage grant-funded recruitment and marketing initiatives to meet goals; develop detailed reports on outcomes; and interface with granters to tell our story and elicit further support.
  • Work across multiple university departments (registrar, recruitment, enrollment, and School of Education, at least) to pull together data sets that will inform recruitment goal-setting and progress tracking.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Clear, compelling communicator in Spanish and English
  • At least 6 years of overall work experience, including two years of experience facilitating learning experiences for young people of diverse background and two years of experience hiring, managing, and evaluating staff.
  • A past record of results leading strategic initiatives that include spearheading multi-organizational or departmental efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with senior level education leaders including Associate Superintendents, Executive Directors, Principals, and Community College Deans.
  • Strong influencing skills marked by an ability to learn another's motivations and barriers while communicating to their emotions, character, and intellect.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize data to set goals and develop aligned short and long term strategy.
  • Experience using a variety of on-line platforms to track work and pull data reports.
  • Strong self-manager who can develop and execute work plans towards ambitious goals, independently adjusting course as needed to deliver results.
  • Strong judgment and decision making when stewarding an organization and building cross-organizational relationships.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and demonstrated learning agility.
  • A mature awareness of how social and cultural identities influence interpersonal situations and a demonstrated commitment to utilizing one's position to further equity in teams and for young people.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Two years of experience working with young people on college access or admissions.
  • Two years of experience coaching novice teachers, designing curriculum for K-12 students, or developing and leading adult learning.
  • Experience stewarding one organization's goals while building cross-organizational partnerships around shared outcomes.
  • Experience and desire to design promotional material that clearly presents information and capture's the eye.
  • Master's Degree in Education or related field.
  • Texas Teacher Certification.
  • 1000+ hours of experience living or working in South Dallas.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule
Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph D
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 1 less than 2
    • 2 less than 3
    • 3 less than 4
    • 4 less than 5
    • 5 less than 6
    • 6 less than 7
    • 7+

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Veteran Preference (DD-214)





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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 6/2/2018
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