Managing Director - Higher Education

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Managing Director-Higher Education (new position) will be the strategy director and thought leader for Educate Texas's work to improve  postsecondary access and success, and their new strategic plan’s significant goals in this area, across the state of Texas. 

Educate Texas (EdTX), an initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), is a catalyst for large-scale statewide educational systems change.  EdTX partners with public and private entities to achieve the goal of strengthening the public and higher education system in Texas so that every student is prepared for educational and workforce success by earning a college degree, certificate, or technical credential.

The Managing Director-Higher Education will be responsible for the development of Educate Texas’s higher education and workforce efforts to increase postsecondary readiness, access and success for all students by building partnerships, leading innovation, and scaling practices and policies.

The new  position is the first addition to EdTX’s leadership team in ten years.  This is an important expansion area for Educate Texas.  Marshalling resources inside and partnerships outside EdTX, the Managing Director will be asked to design, build and execute a new and expanded vision for an innovative higher education program portfolio.

The new strategic plan, to be unveiled in early 2021, will increase EdTX's emphasis on equity, higher education, and state policy/advocacy.  

Candidates should have at least 15 years in the higher education, workforce development, nonprofit sector or related/relevant work, with at least 8 years’ experience in a senior-level leadership role with proven ability to develop and manage a comprehensive strategic program (preferably with a statewide or national focus) to advance goals and objectives and to build, mentor, and motivate the team to achieve this. 

For the full position description see this link: 

Managing Director, Higher Education – Educate Texas

For more information, or to apply, contact Dorothy Drummer, executive search consultant, or 512-320-9983.



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