The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Director - Director of Outreach and Diversity Programs

Hiring department Geof-UTig
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-05-01-01-0382
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Reports to the Dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences. 40 hours per week with additional and substantial overtime and travel.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 5 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Director of Outreach and Diversity Programs provides oversight and management of the award-winning GeoFORCE program for the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences and is responsible for raising financial support, strategic planning, implementation and accountability for this program.

Essential Functions

The director also oversees other Jackson School outreach programs, including K-12 activities, international non-academic outreach programs, and other partnerships that increase participation in the Geosciences and promote a diverse future student body. Coordination includes formulation of plans for future expansion and broadening of activities while enhancing the collaboration across all components of the Jackson School of Geosciences. Serves as chief administrator of the GeoFORCE program, providing oversight of all aspects of the program and the management of a budget of approximately 1.6 million. The GeoFORCE program involves summer field trips for over 600 high school students, yearlong local outreach, and a growing college program. This highly successful program encourages students from minority-serving high schools to take on the challenges of a rigorous math and science curriculum and to pursue higher education in STEM fields. Works to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward financial supporters, including individuals, corporations and foundations, working closely with the Jackson School Development Office. Coordinates activities of GeoFORCE Advisory Committee, an organization of national geoscience leaders interested in inspiring the next generation of scientists. Articulates the vision, mission, and success of the GeoFORCE program to current and potential corporate, foundation, and government partners and works with the Jackson School's Development Office to ensure stable and increased funding for the programs. Participates in planning for the GeoFORCE program to properly manage and control both the financial and logistical aspects of the activities. Works closely with Associate Director on college program and academic aspects of high school programs to insure it runs smoothly. Participates in GeoFORCE activities as evidence of the senior commitment to the program. Investigates and develops proposals, programs and new partnerships that promote increased participation in the geosciences, increased diversity and international outreach. Investigates new approaches to organizing associated activities now conducted by different units within the Jackson School and provides a plan for integrating them into a School-wide program. Explores new opportunities for expansion of all aspects of the outreach programs in an effort to further Jackson School identification as a world leader in preparing the next generation of geoscientists. Hires and supervises program staff.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

More than 10 years managing major programs or projects that include multiple activities and personnel. Excellent communication skills that are necessary to interact with sponsors, parents, students, and other individuals involved in the programs. Demonstrated ability to identify and bring to fruition new sources of funding to ensure the continued vitality of the programs. Knowledge of budgeting and financial trend analysis. Experience with corporate business affairs either through employment or through university engagement. Bachelor's degree in science or administrative area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

M.S. degree in geosciences. Working knowledge of the environmental and energy industry and associated professions and careers. Experience in organizing meetings, producing reports, and creating marketing documents.

Working conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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