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Director, Career Scholars Program

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Job Number 2009004
Director, Career Scholars Program

Closing Date: 10/02/2020
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Position InformationLocationHighland Business CenterHoursMonday - Fridays; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm some evenings and weekends.SalaryManager 3/125 ($59,830.00 - $85,471.00)FLSA StatusExemptReports ToAssociate Vice President, College and High School RelationsCriminal 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-statement.Commitment 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 Austin Community College's (ACC) Career Scholars Program across the District.

THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION THROUGH THE MICHAEL AND SUSAN DELL FOUNDATION. GRANT APPROVED THROUGH MAY 5, 2025.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines assigned personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hires and follows progressive discipline for personnel actions, up to and including recommendation of terminations for positions supervised.
  • Leads the day-to-day operation of ACC Career Scholars Scholarship Program, including developing the plan and action of fiscal responsibilities and management.
  • Recommends and monitors departmental budget for ACC Career Scholars Program. Services as a budget authority and manages the preparation and monitoring of unit budget and purchase requisitions.
  • Develops and executes training modules to support staff development.
  • Advises the Associate Vice President of the College and High School Relations on matters regarding assigned programs/services; Provides information, advice, and documents to the staff, administrators, and others as necessary.
  • Oversees the review and selection process for Career Scholars students.
  • Analyzes and evaluates other high school programs to identify best practices.
  • Develops, assesses, and revises Career Scholars program deliverables as needed.
  • Works closely with both school district and ACC Administration to coordinate efforts to improve success rates among all high school programs.
  • Provides regular written reports to ACC Administration and funding source on progress of Career Scholar students.
  • Develops communications and communication campaign to ensure messaging to Career Scholars students and their families.
  • Ensures enrollment, retention/persistence, and completion of Career Scholars students.
  • Analyzes data to create or alter operations plan to meet annual goals.
  • 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.

    Higher education organization and processes. Student success best practices. Instructional techniques, theory, and workshop design. Understanding of application student success strategies. Supervisory and management principles, practices, and methods.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.

    Maintaining an established work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including the use of attention to detail and follow-through. Effective leadership and ethics techniques, including Servant-Leadership principles. Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development, implementation, and analysis. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body.Technology Skills

    Use of a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work Experience

  • Three years related work experience including one year supervisory experience. Education cannot be substituted for supervisory experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing educational programs.Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Preferred Education

    Master's degree.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for local ACC service area 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.Safety

  • Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.
  • 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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    Posted: 9/20/2020
    Application Due: 10/4/2020
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