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Director - STEM Institute

Dallas County Community College District

Job Title: Director - STEM Institute
Job Location: Dallas, TX
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Sciences and technology: other
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Executive Administrator – Sustainability Outreach & Initiatives
Dallas County Community College District

Job no: 495692
Work type: Full-time
Location: District Office
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 (Some nights and weekends)

Working Title

Director - Stem Institute

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Salary Level


Salary Range (Full-Time)

$72,000.00 - $82,800.00 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Position Type


Position Summary

Performs complex, highly responsible duties in assigned area requiring broad experience and comprehensive knowledge of the district policies and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities related to the DCCCD Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Institute including oversight of the North Central Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator program.  Works closely with students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders/constituents to communicate the mission and vision of the STEM Institute.  Must have a broad knowledge of STEM fields in order to evaluate the need for new or re-designed workshops, provide leadership to individuals charged with the responsibility of accomplishing a variety of STEM related projects and goals, and the ability to serve as a facilitator regarding innovative STEM pilot projects.  Collaborates with internal/external stakeholders to clarify and/or coordinate expectations of STEM or resolve potential issues related to the program including working with STEM Accelerator partners.  Directs the development and maintenance of the Institute’s websites, including linkages to appropriate college, industry resources and networks.  Responsible for tracking participation levels and outcomes; student performance and success; and providing updated reports to internal and external advisory committees related to the Institute’s activities.  Develops and updates application process, daily assignments for STEM Institute participants; and organizing activities involving subgroups of students and capstone activities.  Strong administrative and team building skills.  Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain productive working relationships, clearly communicating information, ideas or instructions both verbally and in writing.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Responsible for developing business and operational plans; demonstrates a clear understanding of policies/procedures and implements for compliance.  Ensures all plans and projects are tied to the organization’s strategic plan in order to accomplish the vision, mission, and goals of the organization.  Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations.  Conducts various needs assessments to determine the effectiveness of programs or processes that could broaden and/or enhance client service.  Must have strong leadership qualities and team building skills.  Ability to operate independently and employ solid decision-making skills.  Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.  Able to maintain confidentiality as required.  Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships both internal and external to the organization in order to improve work productivity.   Represents the organization to key stakeholders and business partners.  Work with staff and/or clients to assess professional development/business needs; performs gap analysis that build people management skills as well as leadership skills and capabilities. 

Oversees district programs and directs the work of personnel to ensure annual, short and long-range goals are met.  Responsible for the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of complex special projects and ensures projects are completed on time and within budget.  Capable of assessing situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization or district. Demonstrates interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills in order to engage effectively with individuals from diverse multicultural backgrounds.  Ability to work cross-functionally with other constituents to implement operational strategies or new processes to improve client experience.

 Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

Master’s degree in related field plus three (3) to five (5) years of experience in related field. Valid driver’s license required for travel around metropolis. Official transcripts are required. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Information and Application Process Instructions

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The seven independently accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Dallas County Community College District complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act. If you require special accommodations in order to apply for a position, please contact Cynthia Brown, District Human Resources Office, at 214-378-1501.

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