Program Manager, Engineering Student Success Center
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 27322
Reporting to the Engineering Student Service Center Director, the Program Manager implements the programs, services and initiatives related to the center's strategic retention plan for the College of Engineering's undergraduate student population. The person in this role will manage the day-to-day operations of the ESSC which includes the management of the center's budgetary expenditures. Additionally, the ESSC Program Manager manages the supporting operations for each student retention program, service and initiative as assigned to them by the ESSC Director.
Retention Program Management and Implementation:
Collaborates with CoE staff, faculty and other university units to manage logistics for the successful execution of all ESSC student retention programs, initiatives and services.
Retention Program Development and Planning:
Utilizes university, CoE, ESSC and other related data to conduct on-going needs analysis identifying opportunities to build retention programs that will advance the academic, career, mentoring and leadership development of undergraduate students across all CoE departments.
Develops an operational plan of action for each program.
Assessment and Evaluation of Student Retention Initiatives:
In collaboration with the ESSC Director, develops measurable retention program targets and other indicators of student success.
Identifies, vets and utilizes appropriate tools to measure each program target.
Modifies & adjusts program action plans as necessary to increase the likelihood of meeting programs' objectives.
ESSC Programs Marketing & Communications:
Partners with the CoE Marketing and Communication Team and other CoE and university entities to develop strategic communications and marketing campaigns to promote ESSC programs, services and special initiatives.
In consultation with the CoE Marketing and Communications Team, manages the ESSC website and social media content.
Development and Training of Graduate Assistants:
Trains and mentors graduate student workers who will assist with the implementation & assessment of programs, initiatives and services that will position CoE undergraduates for success upon graduation.
CoE K12 Outreach Initiative Support:
In collaboration with the CoE Assistant Dean, Student Affairs and the ESC Director, supports the operations and implementation of summer camps targeted towards K12 students interested in engineering careers.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related field, with three (3) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified or equivalent relevant experience.
Master's Degree with five (5) or more years of professional higher education experience with a concentration in college student development & retention or a related field.
Passion for student success and commitment to fostering a collaborative learning environment.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as... both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.