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Director, Office of EVP Campus Operations & Public Affairs

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Position Information
Highland Business Center
9:00-6:00 PM
Manager 5/127 ($77,629.00 - $110,899.00)
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
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.
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

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.

  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Carries out assignments within the scope of the Executive Vice President (EVP), including shaping initiatives; collaborating with staff and teams; developing objectives; developing detailed execution plans and executing them; providing status reports and documentation, and assessing results.
  • Acts as a point of contact for EVP's direct reports, providing clarification on broader Campus Operations and Public Affairs strategies, business plans, and appropriate objectives for projects. Prioritizes and assists with allocating resources for special projects.
  • Directs and manages special projects which may include but are not limited to transportation, economic development, legislative priorities.
  • Attends meetings with the EVP and ensures follow up actions that result from the EVP's role as ACC's key point of contact for business and government, educational leaders, the public, and the media are completed and documented in an expeditious manner.
  • Serve as representative of the EVP at meetings and/or on committees as needed in a spirit that is open, positive, efficient, innovative, curious, courteous, and energized.
  • Participates in meetings, works within the EVP's schedule, and steps up to assist whenever and wherever as needed.
  • Composes effective cases for the EVP for changes in policies, processes, or priorities.
  • Prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion into daily tasks and in all endeavors.
  • Monitors communications to be prepared to support the EVP in any one of a variety of functions, and to do so quickly.
  • Develops written correspondence, presentations, policies, and procedures which include reviewing existing documents for edits, updates, tracking, etc.
  • Proactively identifies and engages in the department to offer ideas, strategies, and recommendations to sort out unstructured problems and complex issues.
  • Conducts research, analyzes, summarizes, and/or gathers information from studies to offer ideas, recommendations that may affect the Office of Campus Operations and Public Affairs. Assists with the preparation of reports, speeches, and presentations as needed.
  • Conducts work in a manner that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
  • Complies with published college policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional activities to represent the college and the Office of Campus Operations and Public affairs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the EVP.
  • 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.

    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

  • Three years related work experience including one-year supervisor experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Experience in public affairs. Teaching experience preferred. Experience in economic development preferred.Required Education

  • Master's Degree in public affairs, public policy, public administration, education, or a related field.
  • Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    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

  • 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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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/25/2021
    Application Due: 5/14/2021
    Work Type: Full Time