Designs, implements and manages an assigned program. Typical duties can include but are not limited to: Identify funding opportunities, conduct program assessments, prepare program reports, oversee and manage program marketing and communications, manage program databases, supervise program staff, plan research activities, coordinate program events, participate in strategic planning, manage program files, establish program standards and objectives, direct logistical activities to promote the success of programs, develop and implement project timelines and ensures deadlines are met, oversee program budget, ensure goals and objectives of grants are met, assists in proposal writing, comply and analyze program statistics.
The First Year and Engagement Program Manager coordinates programming and outreach to support the transition and retention of new students. The Program Manager is directly responsible for Red Raider Camp programming, recruiting, selecting, and training the Camp Staff, and developing initiatives to support incoming students. The Program Manager will coordinate major engagement programs, such as Majors & Minors Fair and Texas Techspo, by facilitating program design, outreach, and assessment.
The First Year and Engagement Program Manager position is highly visible on the Texas Tech University campus and interacts daily with new students, University administrators, faculty, and staff. The ideal candidate would be interested in supporting new student transition, have a desire to learn about office and administrative functions, be detail-oriented, and be committed to working on a team with a unified vision.
The First Year and Engagement Program Manager reports to the Associate Director of Transition & Engagement/Red Raider Orientation. Transition & Engagement is a collaborative collection of programs and services that assist students in the transitions inherent to college and academic life and provide opportunities to help students engage in the academic community and navigate successfully to graduation.
The ideal candidate can handle administrative details independently, including the ability to:
Prioritize and coordinate complex projects; plan, set goals and objectives, and then organize and follow through;
Think strategically; conceive and express concepts and higher level abstract, logical reasoning; and be comfortable with new, complex subject matter;
Effectively communicate (written and verbal) with various groups, including students, faculty, staff, and community members; prioritize and adapt to various University community needs.
Administrative: This position is responsible for all aspects of program implementation for Red Raider Camp. This includes, but is not limited to, logistics, marketing, social media outreach, research, and evaluation. The Program Manager will design, implement, and assess retention-related camp initiatives. Responsibilities also include coordinating assigned engagement programs including Majors & Minors Fair and Texas Techspo. In addition, some areas will require new programmatic development. The Program Manager will design collaborative academic and social initiatives to support first-year student transition and retention.
Supervision & Advising: The Program Manager will coordinate the recruitment, selection, and training for the undergraduate Camp Staff. This includes developing curriculum, leadership and teambuilding activities, and equipping Camp Staff to support new students in their transition. Responsibilities also include generating supervision plans and opportunities for graduate assistants and student leaders.
Departmental Support: The Program Manager is expected to maintain accurate records and budgets, as well as create and publish promotional and marketing materials as needed. Generalist duties and responsibilities associated with Transition & Engagement are also expected. This includes serving on University or departmental committees as assigned, participating in regional/national conferences as requested, and representing the department at recruiting events.
The Program Manager will spend one month in Brownwood, Texas during July and August overseeing Red Raider Camp. Weekend and evening hours are also required throughout the year.
Bachelor's degree and four years of experience developing or managing programs or projects. Additional job-related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
The diverse nature of this position requires a professional with knowledge of and/or experience with student development programs on a college campus. Candidates must be well versed in student development, transition, and retention theories. A master's degree in student personnel/student affairs or related fields is highly desired.
Experience in advising student organizations and supervising student workers and experience in event planning and marketing desired.
This is a Security Sensitive Level II Position. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a police records check and a drug and alcohol test, which will be performed after a conditional offer of employment has been extended, but before employment can be confirmed. Employees in Level II positions are subject to a post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
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Texas Tech University Established in 1923, Texas Tech is a public, Carnegie R1 research-intensive university; the University enrolls over 37,000 students and offers more than 150 bachelors, 100 masters, and 60 doctoral degree programs across its main campus, its eLearning online courses, and its seven in-state regional teaching sites, and the Texas Tech Center and Llano River Field Station at Junction. Encompassing 10 academic colleges, a Graduate School, and a School of Law, Texas Tech University is the largest institution and the flagship of the Texas Tech University System whose endowment is over $1 billion. The System also operates a medical school, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which is located adjacent to Texas Tech's general academic campus and offers many joint degree programs and opportunities for research partnerships. Texas Tech University is on track, as one of 10 Carnegie R1 institutions, to be designated an Hispanic Serving Institution in the fall of 2019, and is a member of Big 12 athletic conference with 17 teams in 11 varsity sports.