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Job ID: 197908

Director, Talent Search Program
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 26, 2022
Title Director, Talent Search Program
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Resources

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC


Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.


Job Posting Title:

Director, Talent Search Program


Job Description Summary:

To oversee all Talent Search programming in partnership with Austin Independent School District's (AISD) Navarro and Eastside Memorial Early College High Schools, and Burnett and Martin Middle Schools.



Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks


1) Coordinates all project programming aligned with the Talent Search Plan of Operation (i.e., recruitment and selection of participants, outreach activities, promotional material, assessment, and evaluation).
2) Manages project planning, development, implementation, and management of day-to-day operations.
3) Ensures that Talent Search meets established objectives within federal guidelines.
4) Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines assigned personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.  May supervise personnel such as advisors, administrative assistants, instructors, tutors, etc.
5) Manages project budget, maintains appropriate program records, and prepares and submits required reports.
6) Builds campuswide awareness and understanding of Talent Search by providing presentations and networking to establish strong working relationships with leadership, faculty, and staff in a manner that best serves participants' interests.
7) Prepares the Talent Search continuation grant application, and supports compilation of grant proposals and required Department of Education reports.
8) Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.




* Complexities faced by low-income, first-generation, and disabled students and adults.
* U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs or similar programs providing college access services to individuals from populations with identified socioeconomic disadvantages.
* Financial aid terminology, FAFSA filing requirements, types of federal student loans, and loan rehabilitation.
* College access and educational advising issues for underrepresented populations in higher education (i.e., admissions, securing scholarships, major and course selection, and experience working with individuals to promote financial and economic literacy).
* Applicable program regulations.
* Knowledge of and ability to advise for high school and college coursework.
* Knowledge of and ability to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEP), evaluate transcripts, and interpret exam scores.
* Supervisory and management principles, practices, and methods.




* Maintaining an established work schedule, including evenings and weekends.
* Ability to develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and service-oriented relationships within Austin Community College and with educational, government, and community agencies.
* Effectively using interpersonal and public speaking communication skills, including tact and diplomacy.
* Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.
* Must possess effective customer orientation when working with a diverse population.
* Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditures.
* Ability to collect, analyze, and manage tracked data, including internal formative and summative evaluations.
* Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of others.
* Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditures.
* Ability to effectively manage a caseload of participants.
* Possesses exceptional interpersonal, counseling, communication, organization, and facilitation skills.
* Demonstrated commitment to supporting the academic needs of students facing barriers to educational success through academic coaching/advising, instruction, advocacy, and/or education.


Technology Skills


* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
* May also use social media, work with desktop publishing, and update program webpage.


Required Work Experience


* Three years of related work experience including one-year of supervisory experience. Education cannot be substituted for supervisory experience.
* Demonstrated commitment to supporting the academic needs of students facing barriers to educational success through academic coaching/advising, instruction, advocacy, and/or education.


Preferred Work Experience


* Experience designing, managing, and/or implementing programs for disadvantaged individuals.
* Life experience with barriers similar to those from TRIO target populations including, but not limited to, being a member of an underrepresented group in higher education, being a first-generation student, being from a low-income family, or having a disability.


Required Education


* Master's degree.


Preferred Education

* Master's degree or higher in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.


Physical Requirements


* Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.




* Supervise the safe operation of the unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.


Salary Range

$71,744 - $89,680


Number of Openings:



Job Posting Close Date:

October 29, 2022

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.



The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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