Based in Fort Worth, the Director of Community College Relations will work directly with Community Colleges in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex to grow transfer student enrollment at Tarleton State University. Â This position directs the community outreach programs by providing leadership and developing, supporting, and evaluating programs, services, and personnel to ensure alignment with multiple university divisions, such as Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, Students Affairs, and others as appropriate. Â Work hours are Monday â“ Friday; 9 am to 6 pm or as work requirements indicate. Â
25% Community College Liaison:
Work closely with our community college partners to expand Tarletonâ™s presence in the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex and surrounding region. Establish and expand relationships with community colleges in the Fort Worth metropolitan area. Work closely with Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management to coordinate/initiate the expansion of academic program discussions, development of transfer agreements, PK-12/Community College/Tarleton transfer agreements/T3 partners, dual enrollment partners, and Pathways student support team, among other areas. Work closely with Enrollment Management on recruitment initiatives that facilitate the enrollment of new students at Tarleton. Serve as Tarletonâ™s point of contact for community colleges in the metroplex including Tarrant, Navarro, Weatherford, and Hill Colleges. Establish and strengthen relationships with community colleges faculty and department heads in various disciplines. Coordinate with community colleges on the expansion, development and/or utilization of external facilities.
Coordinate with the Director of Off Campus and Extension Program Planning to establish and strengthen relationships with academic colleges and departments. Build/strengthen relationships with professional community, specifically for the purpose of developing new programs, attracting specific student groups to existing programs, or developing cohort programs for specific interest groups.
Identify important opportunities for faculty/staff/student engagement with the community, professional groups, etc. Work with division leaders on preparation of literature production, website management, communication plans, and other required materials related to promotion of academic programs.
25% Navarro and Tarrant County Community College Partners:
Oversee Tarleton operations at the Navarro Community College and Tarrant County College Trinity River teaching sites and serve as the liaison for our community college partners at these locations. Serve as the on-site resource for faculty, staff, and students in Midlothian and TCC TR. Manage campus facilities allocated for Tarletonâ™s use. Work with Academic Affairs to allocate work/office space and assign/maximize classroom utilization (as needed) at each facility. Serve as on-site resource for students for issues related to faculty concerns, refer them to appropriate department head, and serve as communication conduit with department head as needed (on-site staff will respond to all other areas of student concern). Serve as the on-site liaison with representatives from other university divisions and assist with facilitation of associated services and programs.
Represent Tarleton in Midlothian and Fort Worth for sponsored events, meetings, boards, and activities. Represent university with high schools, at area P-16 Councils, community college consortia, and other related educational endeavors. Serves as workshop presenter or institutional representative at professional conferences, educational outreach meetings, educational institutions, and community activities and events. Support new programs as needed/requested in Midlothian and Fort Worth teaching sites.
20% Community College Events Planning and Management:
Manage community college events held at the Fort Worth campus. Specific duties will include: schedule room reservations through Ad Astra, act as a point of contact for facility use, and serve as a campus host. Collaboratively work with other university divisions on scheduling and coordination of activities and/or events at the Fort Worth campus. Plan and coordinate logistical and administrative support for events, meetings or other special functions and provide on-site support.
Coordinate events with community partners to increase the universityâ™s visibility in the community. Coordinate and supervise the development and implementation of event activities to ensure high visibility, brand recognition and regular exposure of the university in the community. Track all events, relationships, and maintain accurate contact information to reference for future endeavors. Coordinate volunteers for community events; recruit within the university (staff, students and faculty) to support events as needed.
20% Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervisory responsibilities for Student Services Specialist and Coordinator of Community College Relations.
10% Other duties:
Complete all administrative duties (monitoring of enrollments, assessment and WEAVE entries, annual reporting for external agencies, supervision of selected on-site staff, annual evaluations) in a timely manner. Represent the Vice President of External Operations at meetings/functions as needed. Budget and financial implementation for External Operations. Serve as primary signature authority when VP of External Operations is unavailable. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Masterâ™s degree; Ten years of experience in higher education which includes program management, and student support services.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree or ABD; instructional experience; degree plan articulation and advising experience. Experience with Tarleton State University policies, procedures, and processes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience working with community colleges and recruitment of targeted student groups. Experience with staff selection, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation. Knowledge of university policies and procedures. Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Ability to work nights or weekends based on events.
Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay, and more.
The target base annual salary is $84,000 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skill set in relation to the minimum requirements of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration.
Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.
Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.
Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business ...Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.
Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.