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Director of Partnerships and Professional Studies

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 24, 2024

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Director of Partnerships and Professional Studies
  • ACAD - Academic Affairs
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time

  • Director of Partnerships and Professional Studies

    Department: Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs Division

    St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for the position of Director Partnerships and Professional Studies in the Division of Academic Affairs beginning July 1, 2024. This position may be filled by either a faculty member who receives course releases and a stipend in the summer months or it may be filled by a staff member. The position is open to St. Edward's University faculty and/or staff. This position will report to the Provost. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

    The successful candidate will serve to develop professional development activities for area business, community and professional leaders as well as work with the Departments of Marketing and Advancement to build partnerships with area companies, agencies, and organizations. This director will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning, and day-to-day oversight for these two areas. This will include collaborating with individuals from the Marketing Office as well as the Office of Institutional Development in response to the strategic plan to create Austin connections

    For consideration, the candidate must meet the qualifications below:
    • Holds a master's degree in fields related to business, adult education, higher education, or leadership. Either experience in creating training programs or a PhD (or equivalent) is preferred.
    • Demonstrates passion and knowledge about the university's mission.
    • Possesses the capability to build partnerships with individuals in the community and/or brings a repository of connections in the region.
    • Has worked a minimum of 5 years with target population in higher education including project management, developing curriculum, planning programs, mentor and shepherd individuals who report to this position.
    • Ability to manage budget development and budget maintenance at both micro and macro levels.
    • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work harmoniously with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.
    • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents.

    Working Conditions

    Professional Studies will include the following:
    • Perform duties necessary to build relationships with areas business and industry personnel.
    • Supervise one half-time administrative coordinator.
    • Maintain an ongoing agenda of program initiatives for the office of Professional Studies.
    • Participate in professional development for increased knowledge in Professional Studies.
    • Oversee management of professional development certifications, records of completion, and payment processes.
    • Work with faculty to develop individualized, unique programs for university partners.

    Support Community Partnerships consists of the following work conditions:
    • Identify community partners with whom to develop professional relationships with St. Edward's University for internship opportunities, training development, and program designs.
    • Assist in assessment of partnership outcomes as needed.
    • Work with Offices of Fellowships and Career Services to encourage students to apply for off-campus research and internship opportunities.
    • Work with the Office of Sponsored Programs to support proposals related to undergraduate research.
    • Coordinate university participation in the community to develop partnerships.
    • Participate as an ex-officio member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    • Provide annual report on professional development activities to the Office of the Provost

    Other duties as assigned

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA Available)



    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Flexible Spending Accounts

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include a resume/CV and cover letter. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of the items. Applicants should submit materials by April 9, 2024, for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

    Commitment to the Holy Cross Mission St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion, and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


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