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Executive Program Director, Goldman Sachs - Grant Funded

Houston Community College System
Houston, Texas, Alief Campus

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Executive Program Director, Goldman Sachs - Grant Funded🔍Houston, Texas, Alief CampusNew📁Managerial & Professional📅240017E Requisition #📅1 day ago Post DateWe are currently seeking an Executive Program Director for the Goldman Sachs Small Business initiative who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Goldman Sachs Executive Program Director will serve as the Grant and Budget Administrator, and reports to the Chief Entrepreneurial Initiatives Officer, in leading the successful implementation and operation of 10,000 Small Businesses at Houston Community College.

Responsible for managing day-to-day program operations and coordinating and overseeing the staff charged with delivery and continuous improvement of curriculum delivery, business support services, access to capital, alumni relations, and operations.

Collaborates with HCC Centers for Entrepreneurship and build capacity for start-up businesses and expand offerings through HCC Centers of Excellence.

Demonstrates vision, management expertise, an in-depth knowledge of small business growth strategies, and an understanding of service delivery operations.

An integral component of the position is ensuring the curriculum, business services, networking, and alumni components are comprehensive and enable small businesses to grow and lead to job creation.

Serve as Executive Program Director for 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative.

Manages the grant budget.

Develops grant proposal each year and develop annual evaluation of grant activities.

Hire, supervise and evaluate Faculty, Grant Directors, Alumni Manager, and Staff.

Coordinate the annual class sessions and staff appropriately.

Create, scope, and manage local and national partner relationships in order to expand and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem available to Houston area small business owners who go through the program.

Serve as the liaison between the College and the Goldman Sachs Foundation on matters related to implementation, delivery, and measurement of the 10,000 Small Businesses in Houston.

Manage day-to-day program operations, including implementation and continuous improvement of curriculum delivery, business support services, alumni relations, operations, and administration.

Design and implement local training to program staff.

Help coordinate efforts across different areas of the College, Centers of Excellence, and Centers for Entrepreneurship to deliver business programs.

Lead the continuous development and improvement of innovative and practical solutions to address the needs of small businesses in the realm of curriculum, services, technical assistance and networking.

Create and implement effective performance metrics to measure the success of the program.

Integrate the program into the HCC offerings.

Oversee events, clinics, graduations for small business owners and alumni.

Network with business support services organizations and other key stakeholders to enhance the local entrepreneurship ecosystem and to advance program recruitment.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Government Affairs or Master’s Business Administration is preferred
  • 5 years of management experience with a track record of progressive responsibility required
  • Experience in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, or operating a small business and/or an in-depth knowledge of growth strategies for small businesses preferred
Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Texas Driver License
Special Skills

  • MS Office Programs
  • Information Management Systems
  • Budget Management

  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Driving Continuous Improvement
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Thinking Critically
  • Managing Change
  • Communicating Effectively
Working Conditions
General Office. Must be able to perform all job requirements with or without reasonable accommodations; remain in a stationary position during shift; move items weighing up to 25 pounds; position self to operate job equipment; apply established protocols in a timely manner. Must access, input and retrieve information from technology devices; communicate with others to accomplish job requirements. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement
Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Osvaldo Gomez, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
  • Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
  • PO Box 667517
  • Houston, TX 77266
  • 713.718.8271 or
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.


Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

Houston Community College offers more than 300 degrees and certificates as well as over 2,000 courses.

Working at HCC

Houston Community College System (HCCS) employs a competitive hiring process for Faculty, Staff and Administrators. We offer a wide-range of benefits for our employees and their family members. To view our employee benefits, visit HCC Summary of Benefits. We employ full-time, part-time/adjunct and temporaries for a composite institutional staffing of approximately 6,000 employees.

About Houston

Houston is a business leader and has a vibrant economy with an abundance of amentities and resources. The City of Houston is home to more than 2.2 million people and the Greater Houston area has a population of more than 5 million. The city has a diverse mix of food, music, sports, amenities and resources.



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