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Director of College Programs (Grant Funded - Until Sept. 2021) more...
Location:Dallas, TX
Company:Dallas County Community College District
First posted:June 07, 2017
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Urban Agriculture Director - Responsible for planning, developing, designing and implementing specific college programs, courses, seminars or any other activities necessary to achieve assigned program objectives. Activities are designed to target a specific audience in order to achieve one or all of the following: forming educational partnerships, supporting college recruitment efforts, increasing enrollment and retention, promoting the college to surrounding area, orienting current and potential students, providing professional development opportunities for instructors, achieving community outreach, and/or achieving other objectives depending on assigned program.


Job Title Code
IBI

Salary Level
N05

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$4,083.33 mo. - $4,695.83 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$23.56 per hour

Business Travel


FLSA
Exempt

Position Type
Staff

Position Summary
Responsible for planning, developing, designing and implementing specific college programs, courses, seminars or any other activities necessary to achieve assigned program objectives. Activities are designed to target a specific audience in order to achieve one or all of the following: forming educational partnerships, supporting college recruitment efforts, increasing enrollment and retention, promoting the college to surrounding area, orienting current and potential students, providing professional development opportunities for instructors, achieving community outreach, and/or achieving other objectives depending on assigned program.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of marketing strategies. Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others. Proven oral and written communication skills in order to support continued interaction between the DCCCD and other organizations, business/industry, community groups as well as faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Strong knowledge and experience providing effective customer service.

Physical Requirements
May occasionally be required to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelors degree or higher plus three years of experience in program development and planning, including supervision plus two years of experience working in the specific program area assigned or Associates degree plus five years of experience in program development and planning, including supervision plus four years of experience working in the specific program area assigned. Official transcripts will be required.  ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plans, designs, develops and implements specific college programs; evaluates new and-on-going programs; conducts community needs assessments and designs appropriate programs. Analyzes cost effectiveness of programs. Works closely with Instructional Divisions, Continuing Education Departments, and/or any other campus department in order to broaden scope of the program offerings and creating innovative course offerings which ensure client needs are being met. Recruits students/prospective students from the college service area. Publicizes program services through public and private information sources. Responsible for maintaining database of student population served. Schedules courses, develops curriculum, identifies facilities, assigns faculty/volunteers; participates in developing the class schedule; participates in the design, production, and the distribution of the class schedule. May participate in on-site student testing and registration. Identifies, interviews, and hires instructors and/or volunteers; evaluates instructors performance; negotiates salaries and develops employment agreements. Participates with internal and external individuals and agencies to develop and coordinate programs, seminars, courses, or other activities. Monitors assigned budget allocation. Hires, supervises, evaluates and trains assigned staff such as adjunct instructors or clerical staff. May administer related grants. May include application preparation and submission, budget management, evaluation, record maintenance and periodic reporting. May be assigned responsibility for courses/ programs assigned to permanent facilities. May including responsibility for scheduling of equipment, supervision of assigned staff and monitoring budget expenditures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills / Additional Requirements:

  • One or more degrees in urban agriculture or a closely related field of study that could include horticulture, agronomy, sustainable agriculture or environmental science.
  • Preferred experience in agricultural education. 
  • Familiar with urban agriculture and associated concepts, and has an understanding of food systems issues and environmental stewardship.
  • Has academic and experiential expertise in the urban agriculture field of study. 
  • Has experience in building academic programs and developing outreach efforts that inclusively connects the program to related community and city efforts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
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