Serve as the primary point of contact for experiential learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom to help students develop marketable skills and prepare for their career. Provide direction and oversight for the Maverick Advantage initiative setting aggressive program goals and overseeing marketing, budget allocation, tracking, reporting and coordination of the distinction process which recognizes graduates for accomplishments within the Maverick Advantage. Coordinate with departments within the Division of Student Affairs to expand experiential learning opportunities for students. Collaborate with Academic Affairs to advance experiential learning within coursework and academic programs.
1. Serve as the central resource and advisor to all departments within the Division of Student Affairs on the development of experiential learning opportunities within existing and new programs. Provide training and development opportunities to increase knowledge of experiential learning across the Division.
2. Assist in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for experiential learning. Develop Maverick Advantage program metrics and coordinate division and campus wide reporting of program growth and participation. Produce annual reports and presentations highlighting program accomplishments.
3. Develop and implement marketing and communication strategies to promote experiential learning opportunities through Maverick Advantage programs including print materials, videos, presentations and tabling events to increase awareness and participation. Coordinate with campus partners to integrate the Maverick Advantage into recruitment messaging for prospective students.
4. Collaborate with academic affairs and other campus partners to integrate experiential learning opportunities into new and existing programs, coursework, and the curriculum. Serve as chair for the Maverick Advantage Strategy Team, a network of internal and external stakeholders (colleges, divisions, alumni, etc.) to improve program implementation and coordinate programming efforts across campus.
5. Oversee budget allocation for Maverick Advantage initiatives including aligning budget resources to program metrics.
6. Responsible for the Maverick Advantage distinction process recognizing students for meeting requirements of the program. This includes coordination of cross-campus team of application reviewers, development of application materials and evaluation rubrics, and tracking student accomplishments. In addition, identify courses, programs and initiatives campus-wide which meet distinction requirements to expand distinction program.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSANDABILITIES: Interpret University Policies and Procedures. Proficient in Microsoft products including EXCEL, Word, and Outlook. Time management is needed to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills necessary. Serve as a valuable and engaged team member within the Division of Student Affairs.
Bachelor's degree. Five (5) years of experience working in higher education or related field or the equivalent experience. Experience writing and assessing learning outcomes. Experience in program development, training, and budgets.
Master's degree. Eight (8) years of experience working in higher education or related field. Experience in curriculum development and/or experiential learning program development.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13008
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.