The objective is to ensure that innovative and state leading computing technology program opportunities are provided to current and future students while planning for continued growth with new student recruiting opportunities. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for building, implementing and growing regionally recognized Computing Technology programs, degrees, and certificates. During the development of the programs the Coordinator will be a member of the Computer Science faculty teaching classes for the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems AS degrees. The first phase will include:
Simulation and Game Programming – Associate of Applied Science
Computer Programming: Applications Development (Coding) – Associate of Applied Science
The goal is to expand pathways for students from across the state by partnering with universities, K-12 institutions, industry/commercial entities, and STEM initiatives that focus on computing technology and computing technology related workforce needs. This includes, but is not limited to: recruitment, advising and tracking of students, forging university articulation agreements, working with the resource development department in seeking and securing outside funding sources, and assisting in setting strategic goals related to the Blinn College Computing Technology Program.
The Coordinator will support the Dean in serving as a liaison to persons involved with the Computing Technology Programs on the university partner campuses, school district campuses, industry partners, and other involved entities. Some travel will be required with this position.
Essential Duties :
Under the direction of the dean, this position will: 1. Coordinate the management and operation of the Blinn College Computing Technology programs on all campuses.
2. Collaborate with the Dean, CRT, and faculty members to develop or improve new programs and program-improvement initiatives.
3. Facilitate the recruitment, admission, retention and success of students in the Computing Technology programs at Blinn College.
4. Design and implement programs and strategies to create and maintain high performance, success, retention, and persistence for all Program students.
5. Recruit Advisory Board Members.
6. Conduct Advisory Board meetings at a minimum of twice per academic year.
7. Establish and maintain strong internships and apprenticeship-related opportunities for students.
8. Facilitate innovative partnerships with industry and universities to develop and maintain effective pathways for efficient transition to the work force and/or to a transfer university.
9. Work with the Resource Development Department to identify, secure, and manage grant funds.
10. Design and implement special programs and initiatives, such as but not limited to, camps and dual credit enrollment with regional school districts.
11. Coordinate with and assist Blinn College academic advisers and success coaches regarding student advising for the College's CT Programs.
12. Prepare class schedules that meet student needs.
13. Collect, maintain, and analyze data on students enrolled in Blinn College CT Programs.
14. Ensure compliance with requirements and standards of Blinn College, THECB, and SACSCOC.
15. Create responses (by email or phone) to promptly respond to inquiries from prospective and current Computing Technology (CT) students.
16. Monitor CT program budgets.
17. Assist the Dean in recruitment and hiring of Computing Technology faculty.
18. Ensure that new faculty have the proper documentation, orientation, and mentoring to successfully meet student needs.
19. Mediate faculty-student conflicts.
20. Track licensure pass rates, as applicable.
21. Update curriculum, catalog, and web site as needed to reflect state requirements.
22. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree with academic credentials from a regionally accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering, or other closely related field: OR Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in these disciplines.
Two years full time teaching in higher education.
Ability to create a positive, team-oriented climate, and to build and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, university partners, business and industry partners, and K-12 partners.
Highly effective communication skills both written and oral.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in diverse communities.
Commitment and ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information.
Ability to travel on a regular basis to all Blinn campuses and to other destinations in promotion or enhancement of Blinn College Computing Technology Programs.
The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
An understanding and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college.
Ability to mentor new faculty, and to develop and enhance faculty skills through effective evaluation.
Ability to make timely decisions appropriate to the situation and circumstances.
Meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects.
Strong commitment to innovative teaching, active learning, and the use of technology to support the delivery of instruction in all modalities.
Capacity to mediate student-faculty conflicts in a responsive manner.
Ability to listen, understand, and respond positively to requests and concerns from students, parents, and members of the academic community.
Ability to interact effectively as a discipline/program specific leader of an academic team and work collaboratively with others.
Foster a collegial work environment and work effectively with a diverse community.
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the college.
Three or more years of college or university teaching experience in simulation/game programming or a computing technologies field.
Three or more years of full-time industry experience in simulation/game programming, computing technology or related field; OR three or more years of collaborative experience with business and industry.
Related professional certifications.
Management, leadership, or supervisory experience in a community college or other institution of higher education.
Experience managing grant-funded programs.
Experience in student recruitment.
Experience and knowledge of student advising and the advising process.
Experience managing and building academic partnerships and articulation agreements.
Experience evaluating programs for compliance with applicable regulations and accreditation requirements.
Experience in developing and marketing academic programs.
Salary Range: per faculty salary schedule
Internal Number: 8867
About Blinn College
Established in 1883, Blinn College offers a variety of college academic transfer, workforce training, and continuing education classes for more than 18,000 students who attend one of our four campuses or our comprehensive distance education programs. The premier two-year college in Texas, Blinn College has the state's highest percentage of students who transfer to leading four-year institutions.