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Senior Manager, Honors Program

Dallas College
Various locations
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Job no: 502407
Work type: Full-time
Location: Various locations
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 (Some nights and weekends)

Working Title

Senior Manager, Honors Program

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Salary Level


Salary Range (Full-Time)

$65,000+ (commensurate with education and experience)



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Position Summary

Dallas College is seeking a detail-oriented, student-centered leader with a proven track record of implementing high-impact strategies that increase honor student’s persistence, credential completion, and transfer. Reporting to the Dean of Special Academic Programs, the Manager will be responsible for leading and coordinating the expansion of a comprehensive and diverse Honors Program designed to provide students with an enriched global and challenging academic community of learners and to facilitate the transfer of students to competitive public or private four-year colleges and universities

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of the purpose of community colleges and the vision, policies, and procedures of Dallas College. The ability to identify and address opportunities and challenges that arise because of Dallas College’s current transformation.
• Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Honors Program, learning experiences and any other activities necessary to achieve program
objectives. Including active recruiting, enrolling, orienting students and managing the scholarship award process for the Honors Program.
• Maintains data and produces statistical reports related to functions and maintains records of student population served, achievements and activities.
• Oral and written communication skills to support interaction with individuals from varying backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal skills using collaboration, tact, patience, and courtesy.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create strong professional relationships with colleagues, staff, and clients.
• Uses judgement to research and resolve complex problems with student-centered fairness and consistency.
• Demonstrates an understanding of emerging technologies and the effective application of service technologies to enhance student credential planning, tracking, and completion Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple assignments and projects, creates,
and manages detailed action plans with budgets and adapts to shifting priorities.
• Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices and professional learning strategies to create a sense of belonging and address historic and systemic inequities for student success.
• Strong time management, organization, problem-solving, and communication skills, with an emphasis on verbal and writing skills that effectively communicate complex ideas with clarity and precision.
• Works effectively and collaboratively with administration, faculty, students, staff, and other constituent groups and partners, both within and outside the college, providing excellent customer service.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher (Master’s degree preferred). Official transcripts required.
• Community college leadership, student development or another related field as
confirmed by official transcripts.
• Minimum three (3) years of working with honors/academic programs or related
• Demonstrable administrative and leadership experience.
• Current and valid Texas driver's license is required.
• Demonstrated successful experience in leading academic and/or student success
• Bilingual preferred.
• Experience supervising staff and interns.
• Experience working with and leading diverse students and staff populations.
• Experience managing budgets.
• Excellent interpersonal relations skills.
***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a
fingerprint check. **

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordinates functions of the Honors Program such as, but not limited to student
recruitment, faculty recruitment and orientation, case management services,
academic advising, registration, new student orientation, student recognition
ceremonies, tracking of academic progress, travel and competition assistance,
transfer assistance and other related student and academic services.
• Prepares and coordinates internal and external marketing efforts to include
planning/preparing public information campaigns and delivering presentations for
diverse stakeholders.
• Assists with the collaborative work across the seven schools, Workforce and
Advancement Office, and Student Success divisions to ensure seamless delivery
and execution of vital academic special programs that enhance learning, contribute
to the student experience, and provide critical linkages to external academic
organizations that contribute to broad-based development of students.
• Responsible for creating educational partnerships with Honors Program at two-year
and four-year colleges throughout the state, nation and world.
• Leads and works closely with different college task forces/committees and
Instructional Schools to create innovative student projects and experiential learning
• Assists in developing proposals for external funding of education programs.
• Assists with developing, monitoring, and approving department plans, budgets and
• Prepares and presents reports, proposals, and recommendations for overall
programs/projects; keeps detailed records of assigned activities.
• Ensures implementation of high-quality customer service standards for diverse
• Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

Position will require travel between Dallas College campuses.

Advertised: 21 Jan 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 4 Feb 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time


Since 1965 the seven colleges of DCCCD — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — have served more than 3 million people. That's a lot of students! The colleges of DCCCD equip students for successful living and responsible citizenship in a rapidly changing local, national and world community by providing: — the first two years of a bachelor's degree — more than 100 high-demand career programs — enrichment and certification classes for a lifetime of learning — professors who are dedicated to your success, not a research grant — unparalleled quality at a tuition you can afford Check out jobs over on our careers page at

Industry                                                        Higher Education
Company size                                               5,001-10,000 employees
Headquarters                                                 Dallas, Texas
Type                                                              Educational Institution
Founded                                                        1965
Specialties                                                    Higher Education, Technical Certificates, and Vocational Degrees and Certificates


Locations                                                      The District Office (DO) houses the core districtwide administrative operations.
                                                                      We are situated just south of downtown Dallas, across the street from Dallas Police HQ and South Side on


District Office                                               1601 S Lamar St, Dallas, Texas 75215
District Service Center                                  4343 IH – 30 Mesquite, TX 75150
Eastfield College                                           3737 Motley Drive Mesquite, Texas 75150
El Centro College                                          801 Main St. Dallas, Texas 75202
Richland College                                           12800 Abrams Rd. Dallas, Texas
Brookhaven College                                      3939 Valley View Ln. Farmers Branch, Texas
Cedar Valley College                                    3030 N Dallas Ave. Lancaster, Texas 75134
Mountain View College                                4849 W Illinois Ave. Dallas, Texas
North Lake College                                       5001 N MacArthur Blvd Irving, Texas 75038

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