The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Director - EMPL Director

Hiring department LBJ Public Affairs
Monthly salary $7,916+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-04-01-0382
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To lead the ongoing refinement, implementation, and administration of the Executive Master's in Public Leadership degree program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Essential Functions

Provide leadership, organizational and administrative support, continuous improvement and long-term relevance, student recruitment and program marketing, and ongoing success of the Executive Master's in Public Leadership (EMPL) Program. Work closely with the Dean of the LBJ School, the Assoc. Dean for Academic Programs, the EMPL Graduate Adviser, and the Asst. Dean for Professional Development to support the administrative aspects of a self-funded degree program offering an advanced master's degree education to an executive level audience. Oversee the day-to-day logistics of the program, and, working with faculty and other leaders insure ongoing program quality, as well as manage a substantial budget. Lead the development of relationships between candidate individuals and organizations and individuals and the LBJ School. Supervise support staff and student workers and act as a liaison between the LBJ School and its executive clientele. Direct all functions required for the successful delivery of the EMPL program. This includes academic immersion courses, town halls, community-building activities, graduations, and a distinguished speakers' series. Maintain a high level of program quality and academic excellence through assessment of program effectiveness for graduates and their employers. Collaborate with faculty, LBJ School administration and target clientele to develop program goals and objectives, metrics for success, and planning for future needs. Effectively manage the provision of necessary student services. Represent program at information sessions and other marketing events. Develop, refine, and deliver targeted marketing initiatives; assist with design of marketing materials. Interview applicants and participate with the committee in admissions decisions. Interact with current students regarding satisfaction with content and delivery of program. Interact with institutions that have placed or will potentially place students into the program in order to ascertain their needs and interests. Analyze input from students and client organizations to develop specific actions for program improvement. Perform special projects as needed. Work with alumni networks to ensure integration with other LBJ School alumni efforts and goals to enhance program relevance and feedback. Develop and implement effective program for alumni communication and involvement. As part of the duties of this position, the holder of this position is also expected to serve as a lecturer and be available for teaching assignments as appropriate.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree in public policy/administration or closely related field, and at least 15 years of professional work experience, including executive leadership experience. Experience developing, implementing, and managing successful programs. Demonstrated strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Demonstrated strong marketing skills associated with new public program implementation, student recruitment, and organizational relationship development. Demonstrated ability to work with external groups and organizations. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Demonstrated professional demeanor and personal initiative. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with non-traditional graduate programs and professional student needs. Experience working with diverse peer groups, faculty, administrative personnel, prospective applicants, and candidate organizations. Experience in a senior executive leadership position in the public or non-profit sector, excellent written, oral, and presentation skills. Academic program management experience. Ten years of experience with significant budgetary, student services, programs operations and project development experience.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Frequent exposure to large crowds. Substantial evening and weekend hours. Frequent travel within the State of Texas. Frequent direct customer contact.

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