Managing Director, Charles A. Dana Center

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Nov 10, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Managing Director

The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for the position of Managing Director. The staff of the Dana Center seek an innovative, strategic, and highly regarded professional to serve as their next Managing Director, with the proven experience and passion to lead a prominent STEM education research center to realize its ever-growing potential.

For more than 20 years, the Charles A. Dana Center has worked to ensure all students—particularly in minoritized populations—have equitable access to excellent math and science education. With more than 65 team members, the Dana Center works with educators, administrators, policymakers, and other partners to dismantle barriers in education systems while creating and scaling the types of math and science education innovations that support student success.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Managing Director both leads and manages the day-to-day operations of the Dana Center and the team of professionals who carry out its work. Key responsibilities include: securing necessary and sustainable funding from multiple sources through foundation relations and grant writing; building and maintaining relationships with senior university leaders, the leaders of national K12 and higher education associations and policy makers; ensuring effective, high-quality service delivery and the achievement of outcomes; supporting the Executive Director in increasing the overall visibility of the Dana Center; and working to ensure coherence across the Center in terms of culture, expectations, norms, and outcomes, including establishing accountability and vision for an equitable workplace.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree or higher, and a minimum of 7+ years demonstrated leadership experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of accomplishments in the education field (experience with STEM education preferred), budgetary management and fiscal planning, development and grant writing skills, well-developed and effective communication skills, an inclusive leadership style with demonstrated effectiveness working in and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment, past leadership of institutional changes in establishing equitable experiences and outcomes for employees, and a commitment to ensuring the success of minoritized students in K-16 math and science education.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting University of Texas at Austin in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Partner

Email: [email protected]


Lauren McCaghren, Senior Executive Search Consultant

E-mail: [email protected]



The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

The material presented in this leadership profile should be relied on for informational purposes only. This material has been copied, compiled, or quoted in part from the University of Texas at Austin documents and personal interviews and is believed to be reliable. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the original source documents and factual situations govern.

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