Associate Director, Texas Success Center

Texas Association of Community Colleges in Texas

Deadline July 17, 2017
Date Posted June 19, 2017
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Pay Range: Up to $110,000 +/annually, depending on qualifications. All Texas Success Center employees’ salaries and benefits are provided by generous philanthropic partners. Funding is expected to continue.

Statement of Job: The Texas Success Center is dedicated to supporting the state’s 50 community colleges, serving over 700,000 annually. Housed within the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC), the Center directs a multi-million-dollar budget as the statewide hub for coherent and collaborative statewide strategies that (1) build the capacity of TACC member colleges to engage in and advance student success strategies at scale; (2) build the capacity of TACC to evaluate, support and scale college student success strategies; (3) support institutional policy and inform public policy to enhance student success; and (4) create a tighter link between practice, research and policy.

Recognizing this critical role of Texas community colleges, the Associate Director assists the Executive Director in providing leadership and day-to-day management for providing year-round services, consulting, and professional development for all Texas community colleges to improve students’ experiences—guiding each student effectively and efficiently from their high school selection of a program of study (Texas public school endorsement) through aligned postsecondary pathways leading toward attainment of high-quality credentials and careers with value in the labor market.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education and Experience 

  1. Minimum of Master’s degree in relevant discipline. Doctorate preferred.
  2. Experience as a community college administrator or significant responsibility for major initiatives related to student success in community colleges. Experience leading guided pathways reform strategies preferred. Experience working with community college trustees, administrators and faculty preferred.
  3. Experience with and knowledge of student success and completion issues, including institutional, state, and national initiatives and related data and policy issues.
  4. Experience writing and speaking. Experience successfully writing grant proposals and reporting to funders preferred.  Experience in public speaking and participating in institutional, state, and national community college leadership conversations preferred.
  5. Experience managing or supporting multi-day events or institutes.

Skills Required:

  1. Strong ability to plan, organize, and direct
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively through oral presentations and in writing
  4. Ability to be adaptive and highly productive in a fast-paced service-oriented environment

Essential Job Functions: 

  1. Assist the Executive Director in implementing the Center’s mission, current six-year Texas Pathways Strategic Plan, and other related grant projects benefiting the Texas community colleges.
  2. Support the Executive Director in developing and maintaining support and ownership for the student success agenda from TACC member colleges through communication and reports on the work of the Center and the consistent delivery of valuable support.
  3. Support the Executive Director in documenting and sharing the work of the Center with TACC Leadership, the Center Advisory Board, and scaling collaboration with the Texas Success Council, and the Center’s broad statewide stakeholder groups, including multiple state associations serving various community college staff, faculty and administrators.
  4. Participate in relevant national convenings and networks, such as the National Student Success Center Network, by actively engaging with other national student success efforts to bring a coherent vision of these issues to the work of the Center.
  5. Represent the Executive Director at state or national venues.
  6. Assist the Executive Director in contracting with and overseeing the work of Texas Pathways coaches; Community College Research Fellows; and other consultants, resident faculty, and technical assistance providers.
  7. Assist the Executive Director in coordinating the implementation of high-quality convenings including creating institute curriculum, delivering presentations, and determining appropriate speakers and technical assistance for at least four major multi-day events annually, including the Pathways Institutes and the Board of Trustees Institutes.
  8. Support the Executive Director in strengthening the statewide use of data to improve student success through a Center coordinated community college research agenda and knowledge development strategy.
  9. Support the Executive Director in implementing the initiatives according to the contractual guidelines and timelines and ensuring timely grant reporting to respective funders.
  10. In partnership with TACC, support a strong marketing/public-relations strategy, ensuring that the Center’s mission and accomplishments are presented in a strong, positive image to internal and external stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Required Work Hours: This full-time position’s work hours are from 8:30AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Travel: This position’s essential job functions require traveling in-state and nationally, including airline travel and overnight stays.

Physical Requirements: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Classification: Exempt

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application explaining their interests and qualifications, a current resume or vita, and the names of three professional references to Johannah Hochhalter at jhochhalter@tacc.org by July 17, 2017.