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Location Austin, Texas

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Job Posting Title:
Director, Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
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Hiring Department:
Cockrell School of Engineering
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Position Open To:
All Applicants
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Weekly Scheduled Hours:
40
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FLSA Status:
Exempt
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Earliest Start Date:
Immediately
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Position Duration:
Expected to Continue
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Location:
PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS
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Job Details:
General Notes
About Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)

For nearly five decades Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) has been on a steadfast mission to inspire and prepare the next generation of Texas engineering professionals. Through TAME Clubs and TAME Engineering Competitions, we've gathered thousands of high-achieving students from across the state, challenging them with collaborative design challenges and individual tests. Our strong network of K-12 educators, institutes of higher education, and industry partners helps us share ideas to deliver targeted, relevant, and cutting-edge programming. In this exciting era for STEM education, TAME is in search of an Executive Director to guide our organization into a promising future.

TAME is part of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), a global leader in technology innovation and engineering education for over a century. At UT Austin, we say "What starts here changes the world." As a member of the university community, you will be part of an organization that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will have meaning and make a difference not only in the lives of our faculty, staff, and students, but also those who are impacted by our first class academic and research programs.

UT Austin, recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers, provides outstanding employee benefits and total rewards packages that include:
  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 7.75% employer matching funds
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
  • Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card


Purpose

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is entrusted with the critical responsibilities of fundraising, crafting organizational strategy, overseeing day-to-day management and operations, and safeguarding TAME's financial assets. This role entails compliance with board directives, as well as adherence to the requirements of grantors, federal regulations, and state mandates. The Executive Director plays a pivotal role in charting the course for TAME's future success and sustainability.

Responsibilities
Organization Leadership:
  • Advocates for the organization's mission and the students it serves. Acts as a visionary and a strategic leader who can work effectively with representatives from academia, industry and government as well as K-12 students and teachers.
  • Takes responsibility for achieving the organization's strategic priorities and ensuring operational execution. Responsible for achieving measurable outcomes.
  • Inspires students and introduces them to a variety of pathways within the engineering profession. Recognizes key benefits of student engagement in STEM programs, especially for students belonging to underrepresented groups. Ensures students have the tools and information they need to make informed decisions about higher education and to pursue their college aspirations.
  • Represents the organization to federal, state and private agencies and organizations.
  • Build relationships throughout the state by attending regional events and engaging with TAME volunteers. Collaborates with corporate donors to secure funding for the organization.
  • In consultation with Board Chair or specific board committees, prepare agendas, reports, documents and gather information and plan for board meetings, conferences and training sessions.


Program Development and Administration:
  • Ensures the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Facilitates active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
  • Maintains official records and documents and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Provides assistance to the Board of Directors and committee administrative services as needed to achieve objectives (e.g. Arranging meetings and agenda, maintaining minutes, and follow-up on action items).
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the STEM programming and non-profit field.


Communications:
  • Sees that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Identifies potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business interests.
  • Publicizes the activities of the organization, its programs and goals to increase awareness.
  • Establishes sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  • Represents the programs and point of view of the organization to corporations, agencies, and the general public.


Team Leadership:
  • Responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, including paid staff, contractors and volunteers.
  • Ensures job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are conducted, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Builds an effective management team with appropriate provision for succession.
  • Encourages staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  • Maintains a climate that attracts and keeps a staff motivated by TAME's mission


Budget and Finance:
  • Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach private, public, and philanthropic foundations, and various donor bases. Responsible for overseeing the cultivation and solicitation of funders, which may include submitting grants proposals, meeting with donors, and administrating fundraising records and documentation on behalf of the organization.
  • Works with the Finance Committee, and the board to prepare the annual budget and monthly financial reports to ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensures proper stewardship of donors is a priority. Builds close, positive and effective relationships with potential donors and prospects, clearly articulating the case for making a donation to TAME. In partnership with board, identifies and cultivates prospective donors, maintaining contact system and tracking progress. Ensures all donor benefits promised in a given period are delivered.
  • Jointly, with the treasurer, ensures that internal controls and financial checks and balances are in place, oversee/supervise all bookkeeping, accounting, and financial activities, and establish rigorous accountability standard for grant and budget tracking. Additionally, ensures that independent financial audit and 990 submissions are conducted annually.


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.
  • Five years of management experience.
  • Experience in fundraising or sales.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets and financial operations.
  • Awareness of STEM-related issues
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and administrative.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to present TAME and its mission to members, government agencies, and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with community-based organizations and leaders engaged in national STEM conversations.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and manage details of several concurrent projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents both within and outside of the organization.
  • Proficient in standard office applications, such as the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work with integrity and professionalism.


Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM related field.
  • Experience working with or managing K-12 outreach programs.


Salary Range

$75,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required for events or during peak periods.
  • Periodic travel to conferences and events is required.
  • This position may be eligible for a flexible work arrangement, including full or hybrid telework.


Work Shift
  • Standard work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Flexible schedule and/or hybrid telework may be allowed.
  • Periodic work outside of normal business hours, to include evenings and weekends, may be required.


Required Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest


Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.

Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.