Director, Office of EVP Campus Operations & Public Affairs
Highland Business Center
Manager 5/127 ($77,629.00 - $110,899.00)
Executive Vice President, Campus Operations & 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.
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.
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
Supports and enhances the effectiveness of the Office of the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Campus Operations and Public Affairs by taking responsibility for assignments that can be delegated, writing and editing documents, coordinating prompt follow up for the EVP's conversations and meetings with business and governmental leaders, and bringing creative problem-solving to complex operational issues, always with a commitment to excellence.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission. Building strong relationships with government, business, and community partners. Understanding current higher education issues and trends and the ability to converse using facts with diverse internal and external constituents. Demonstrated expertise and experience in working with public officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Handling the demands and requirements of executive-level management in higher education. Project planning and management principles of organization-wide projects. Knowledge of and practices of anti-discriminatory principles. Direct experience with diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and practices. Supervisory principles, practices, and methods. Knowledge of community engagement and outreach best practices. Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.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.
Ability to be available at meetings and events that occur on weekends and evenings. Some travel required. Flexibility in schedule required. Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through. Experience researching and analyzing information and drawing conclusions, gathering data, compiling information, and preparing reports. Demonstrated time and project management skills to perform complex tasks, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines. Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Excellent leadership and organizational skills. Critical thinking skills, including the capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities. Relationship building and community building. Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems. Reviewing and formulating policies and providing guidance for implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to take initiative in managing competing organizational and departmental priorities and working effectively when facing extremely short deadlines. Demonstrated initiative, good judgement, tact, and the ability to work well with colleagues both in and outside the college district. Ability to work independently and to undertake supervisory responsibilities. Strong ethical judgment, public relation skills, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community internal and external to the college. Ability to communicate effectively on behalf of the EVP, both orally and in writing articulating the EVP's message clearly to diverse audiences. Ability to create, compose, and edit correspondence and other written materials.Technology Skills
Demonstrated proficiency using Word, Excel, Zoom, project management programs, online resources. Welcoming attitude toward technologies that can improve communication, teamwork, productivity, and effectiveness.Required Work Experience
Experience in public affairs. Teaching experience preferred. Experience in economic development preferred.Required Education
Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel in the Austin area as required.Physical Requirements
Work is routinely performed in an office. Work is also performed remotely from home using Zoom/teleconferencing. Subject to standing, walking, bending, and other physical needs. Work safely and follow safety rules.Safety
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.