Associate Director, Virtual College of Texas (VCT)
Job Number 1908019
Associate Director, Virtual College of Texas (VCT)
Closing Date: 08/30/2019
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Position InformationLocationRound Rock CampusHours40 hours/week as assigned; Generally M-F, 8-5SalaryManager 2/123 ($50,670.00 - $72,386.00)FLSA StatusExemptReports ToExecutive Director, Virtual College of TexasCriminal Background CheckPre-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.College Profile
Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
- Reflects the diversity of our community.
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.Our Mission
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development
by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statementCommitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job
To direct programs and services of the Virtual College of Texas and assist the Executive Director in administering and operationally supporting a statewide consortium of Texas' community college districts, which inter-institutionally share digital learning resources, including instruction, administration, research, technology, and services.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Manages collection and analysis of complex data and conducts research on VCT services and programs for continuous improvement and reporting to the state. Assists VCT member colleges with data collection and research on digital learning.Assists the Executive Director in identifying potential sources for revenue, including federal, state, and private grants, and contributes to grant application and administration processes.Provides support to the Texas Quality Matters Consortium (TxQMC) system lead. Oversees data collection and analysis to manage growth and further development of the consortium. Communicates with member institutions and potential members. Conducts and disseminates research on VCT programs and services, as well as digital learning at community colleges across Texas, at conferences and in white papers and publications.Creates and deploys professional development opportunities, such as conferences, webinars, online courses and certifications, for VCT members, often in collaboration with VCT partner organization, STARLINK.Manages VCT projects and initiatives as assigned by Executive Director (e.g. State Authorization Network system membership, course sharing platform, open educational resource projects, etc.).Meets with senior level administrators at VCT member colleges to assess needs and share information regarding VCT services and consortial collaborations.Assists the Executive Director in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with non profits and other organizations in order to fulfill the goals of VCT's strategic plan.Serve as liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on matters related to VCT inter-institutional course sharing practices.Performs complex activities using word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and survey development software. Designs and produces handouts, newsletters, brochures, presentations, or other materials as needed.
KnowledgeMust 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.
College operations, organization, policies, and procedures. Digital learning and distance education principles and practices. Accreditation and quality assurance. Grant application, administration, and reporting. Data collection, analytics, and qualitative/quantitative research. Records retention, preservation, and recording. Office management processes and procedures. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.SkillsMust 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.
Collecting and analyzing complex data and conducting research for continuous improvement. Managing multiple, complex projects from inception to completion and evaluation. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality. Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including the use of intense attention to detail and follow-through. Exercising independent judgment. Working with others in a collaborative manner. Compiling and organizing complex materials, summarizing discussions and actions taken in report form. Providing clear instructions regarding computer-based processes and transactions both orally and in writing. Analyzing situations quickly and accurately and adopting an effective course of action. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials, including student data. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a virtual environment through use of telephone, email, listservs, and other web-based tools as appropriate. Maintaining an established work schedule.Technology Skills
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work ExperienceFive years related work experience.
Required EducationMaster's degree.
Doctorate.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Attends occasional meetings, conferences and college visits. Must be available for occasional travel.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.SafetyWork safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
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PLEASE NOTE: This position is funded through FY2021 and is contingent on continued funding support.ACC Benefits OverviewFull-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. DisclaimerThe 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.As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
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