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Position Length: Full-time
Directs and coordinates the Division of Humanities and its programs and course offerings, within a fully
digital learning environment, by providing leadership in the ongoing development of an innovative and current curriculum that prepares
students for transfer and career opportunities; fostering collaboration across disciplines to promote faculty partnerships and deep learning
through learning communities, service and cooperative learning and other proven pedagogical strategies; providing administrative and
instructional leadership to the faculty in the respective disciplines; and serving in an advisory capacity in all matters relating to the
curriculum and the instructional process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plans, administers, manages,
and evaluates the Division of Humanities programs and course offerings, within a fully digital learning environment.
leadership and vision for the creation and implementation of a strategic plan for credit, non-credit and workforce programs offered within
the Division of Humanities.
- Develops and implements new programs and courses within the Division of Humanities in response to the
needs of the community.
- Functions as the instructional leader for the Division of Humanities in the development, assessment, and
revision of curricula, program outcomes, and student learning outcomes in collaboration with faculty.
- Interacts with community
groups, local school districts and business and industry regarding their specific training needs.
- Assists in the development and
the writing of proposals.
- Provides recommendations to the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services for the employment,
assignment, evaluation and professional development of all full-time and adjunct faculty within the Division of Humanities.
- Verifies and approves faculty credentials within the Division of Humanities in collaboration with the Vice President for Instruction and
- Participates in faculty and committee activities.
- Reviews, maintains and evaluates the divisional budget
and directs, in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, appropriation of funds and expenditures relating
to programs and courses within the Division of Humanities.
- Develops, implements, monitors and revises policies and procedures
relating to the Division of Humanities in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services.
- Leads the
process for systematic program review and evaluation as per the model adopted by the College for the Division of Humanities.
- Develops and maintains positive partnerships with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the
Texas Workforce Commission, local workforce boards, local economic development agencies, program advisory committees, business and industry,
school districts, and other governmental, community, business and educational institutions of the College’s service area to ensure the needs
of the area businesses and credit and non-credit students are met.
- Develops marketing and promotional strategies for programs and
courses within the Division of Humanities, in collaboration with the College’s Office of Marketing and Public Relations.
- Works with
faculty and staff to resolve student issues and complaints in compliance with College policies and procedures.
- Attends the
workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite.
duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies and guidelines.
- Uses interpersonal skills and makes
sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students,
- Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College (TSC).
- Supports the values and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.
- Performs other duties as
Required Knowledge and Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
- A strong commitment to the mission of the community college.
- Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum and
program development and evaluation, as well as needs assessment and marketing of the courses and programs within the Division of
- Demonstrated knowledge of the planning, implementation and monitoring of program budgets in an educational
- Demonstrated knowledge of the rules, regulations and principles of the THECB, the state’s
Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) and Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
- Demonstrated knowledge in
the administration and development of programs.
- Demonstrated excellent supervisory, administrative, communication, interpersonal
and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated organizational skills in handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and
- Skill in working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.
- Ability to establish and
maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, college employees and the public.
- Ability to communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present
information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from
customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- High level of energy and good sense of humor with the
capacity for extraordinary time and effort demands.
- Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and
presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.
Required Education and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.
- Master’s degree
from a regionally accredited college or university, with a major in one of the instructional areas within the Division OR graduate
coursework sufficient to teach within a college discipline.
- Minimum of three (3) years of administrative and/or managerial
experience in a comprehensive community college or university at the director’s level or above.
- Minimum of three (3) years teaching
experience at the post-secondary level.
- Experience in collaborating with educational, business and/or government groups.
- Successful experience with and understanding of federal, state, local and private grant funded programs.
- Experience in
organizing, developing and implementing operational systems and writing guidelines in an educational setting and managing a high volume
- In-depth understanding of planning, program development, evaluation, and budgeting.
Education and Experience
- Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Teaching and
administrative experience in comprehensive community college setting.
Certificates and Licensures
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. The
employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms;
climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10
pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions
of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of
electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if
the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job
Notes: The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission
of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Posting Number: 2016597TSC
Open Date: 03/03/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Please note: Official transcripts are only required if recommended for hire.
Official transcripts shall be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College District’s Office of Human Resources and must
include documentation of all credit earned, including the education requirements that specifically qualifies the applicant for the position.
The address to send all transcripts is:
Texas Southmost College
Office of Human Resources
80 Fort Brown, Tandy 105
Brownsville, Texas 78520
For eTranscripts please use email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College District recognizes equivalent credits and degrees earned from foreign
universities. The equivalency shall be determined by translation and evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential
Evaluation Services (NACES). For more information please visit: www.naces.org
The College District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any employee on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
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