Program Director (2 Positions Available) - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin Texas

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Austin, Texas 78752

United States

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Detailed Job Description

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews and evaluates data and reports for new and existing programs at institutions of higher education, as assigned.
  • Manages federal and state grant programs, including Carl D. Perkins grants.
  • Documents processes related to the review of new programs and program revisions in academic and technical concentrations, including policy investigation related to Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM), Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education (GIPWE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) Guidelines, Coordinating Board Rules, and Texas statutes.
  • Provides input related to transfer issues and policies, articulation agreements, and conflict resolution.
  • Prepares reports on statewide higher education planning and policy issues, makes policy recommendations, and communicates policies to higher education institutional leaders.
  • Interprets policy initiatives and provides input into Board rules and implements procedures.
  • Monitors, analyzes and prepares bill summaries and fiscal notes for legislation relevant to the activities of the Division, as assigned.
  • Prepares written materials and presentations for quarterly Coordinating Board meetings, as assigned.
  • Provides input related to community and technical college to the Coordinating Board, legislative staff, state and federal agency staff, and other interested parties.
  • Represents the agency through public speaking engagements.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Four years of public community and/or public technical college experience.
  • Experience monitoring and administering academic and/or technical programs.
  • An earned doctorate may substitute for two years of relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Texas higher education system, including community college, university, and health-related institutions.
  • Knowledge of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Knowledge of community and technical college missions, and governance.
  • Knowledge of workforce and continuing education at community and technical colleges.
  • Skill in gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing data to devise solutions to problems and to prepare reports.
  • Skill in using personal computers, general office software and databases. 
  • Ability to oversee projects from conception to implementation.
  • Ability to present professional research, agency recommendations, and reports at workshops, seminars, board meetings, hearings and other public events.
  • Ability to interpret and apply guidelines, policies, procedures, rules, and statutes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet objectives, and meet periodic, milestone, and final deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships both internally and externally.


Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate degree.
  • Grant management experience.

Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB is contingent upon

  • Proof of educational credentials that satisfies the minimum requirements of the position.
  • Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Satisfactory results from Criminal History Background Check. 

If applicable, compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25.  Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request.                                                                                                                 


Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires

  • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones.
  • Frequent sitting.
  • Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.

To Apply

A   THECB Employment Application is required.     Apply on line at the Coordinating Board’s employment opportunities   website.  Go to: and select   “Employment” at the bottom of the web page.    For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190.  For   vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.



Keyword Phrases

  • Monitoring programs
  • Administrating programs
  • Carl D. Perkins Grant
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 4 years
Salary: $53,310 - $54,996
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: References
Best if Apply By 8/15/2013