The Director may work some evenings or weekends.
The Director provides professional leadership in the operation of the Longview University Center (LUC). The Director is responsible for making independent, complex, and involved decisions regarding the management and operations of the Longview University Center.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Coordinate class offerings and scheduling with college deans and the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Coordinate delivery of courses at the Center by faculty on site. Coordinate delivery of courses at the Center via the use of interactive (ITV) television technology and other technologies with appropriate personnel. Coordinate library services with the Director, Campus Library. Coordinate computer lab availability with the Academic Computing Center. Coordinate student services activities with the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. Coordinate recruiting and marketing activities with the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Coordinate maintenance of the building and grounds of the Center with the Director, Physical Plant. Coordinate provision of security for the Center with the Director, University Police. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate support staff for the Center. Oversee planning, budget development and execution, purchasing activities, and preparation of related reports for Center operations. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Longview University Center Development Council and the UT Tyler Office of Development. Assist these entities with fund raising activities for the Center and oversee staff support provided to the Council. Oversee identification of potential sources of grants and drafting of grant proposals for coordination with appropriate UT Tyler program managers. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with public schools, colleges, governmental entities, and businesses in Longview and the surrounding geographic area served by the Center. Schedule speaking engagements with service organizations (e.g., Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis), professional organizations, and other groups to provide information and solicit support for the Center. Supervise the professional continuing education program.
The Director must serve occasionally as back-up to one or more staff members; and needs to be able to deal with emergency conditions at the Center, e.g., loss of power, heat, telephone service , etc.. Other related functions as assigned.
Master's degree in related discipline required. Must have previous work experience in which there was a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse group of individuals and organizations, including university administrators, faculty, and staff; public school and college personnel; non-profit organizations; governmental entities, and business leaders. Must be familiar with distance education concepts and technology and be able to use distance education technology in support of the mission of the Longview University Center. Must have good oral and written communications skills and problem solving skills. Must be familiar with interactive television technology, computer hardware and software, and standard office equipment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
PhD preferred. Knowledge in facilities management is desirable.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Lifting and moving Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.