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Director of Special Projects for SHSU Online

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Requisition 202100024ES Title Director of Special Projects for SHSU Online FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.

Department SHSU Online Open Date 07/26/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Masters or PhD preferred. Five years of experience in a state institution of higher education. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered. Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs complex and highly advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the department. Primary Responsibilities
Coordinates and oversees distance education improvement initiatives. Evaluates programs and services to identify areas of strengths and necessary improvements. Develops strategies and processes to optimize operations for the department. Develops a departmental culture that facilities, promotes, and sustains collaboration with the campus community. Responsible for organizing, planning, and evaluating personnel, work assignments, supervision, training, and technical direction of staff. Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws, University policy and divisional directives. Provides accurate and timely reports to professional staff. Makes decisions about objectives, operating procedures, and policies. Responsible for the department administration, including budget preparation and control. Serves on committees as requested. Builds relationships with Department and College Administrators at SHSU and TSUS institutions of the Shared Services initiative to foster open communication between them and SHSU Online. Represents the SHSU Online in meetings with Faculty, orientations, and consultations regarding our Course Development services. Performs other related duties as assigned. Other Specifications
Must exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity, executive ability, and a keen understanding of protocol. Ability to organize work effectively and prioritizes objectives. Ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning, and independent judgment. Assists in the development of policies and operational procedures for the overall department. Skilled in directing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing operations. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with administration, faculty, staff, and the public. Strong communication skills, both orally and written. Requires the critical judgment for the department, in which very serious consequences on decision-making can occur. Interprets and applies complex directives, policies, regulations, statues, and procedures, and/or written guidelines for a department or major work group.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ). Full Time Part Time Full Time Quicklink
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Screening Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

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