Executive Director of Strategic Priorities Tarrant County College District
Posting Number F003795 Position Status Full Time Assignment Length This field only applies to Faculty Grant Funded No Category APT Class Code 11 Pay Rate Commensurate with education and experience. Location District Department DT Chief of Staff
Job Summary The role of the Executive Director of Strategic Priorities (EDSP) is to oversee the effective sequencing, planning, and implementation of the College's strategic vision. The current strategic vision, referred to as the College's Three Goals and Eight Principles, produces programmatic and operational priorities that need to be implemented and coordinated college-wide. The EDSP will be accountable for working with those across the college to ensure proposed priorities have been developed using appropriate assessment, communication, business, and effectiveness measures. This role will oversee a staff of program managers who interact and support college-wide teams of subject matter experts who formulate the content that informs the proposed programmatic and operational priorities. The EDSP also plays a key role in leading and facilitating strategy conversations to ensure that priorities are developed with efficiency, effectiveness, and alignment, and appropriate sequence in mind. The EDSP will report directly to the Chief of Staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures proposed priorities are aligned with overall strategic direction and priorities of the College
Determines appropriate implementation plans as priorities are approved by the College Cabinet and identifies existing resources to support implementation and escalates case for any gaps that exist
Documents implementation plans; oversees tracking and progress, identifies and escalates any barriers to implementation progress
Provides support, coaching, and feedback to college teams in the development of proposals and priorities
Organizes and prioritizes critical issues and required information to the executive team to facilitate efficient decision making
Serves as the liaison from the Chancellor's Office to the Cabinet on programmatic and operational priorities
Facilitates and coordinates the acquisition of information and support from various sources— including college personnel, third-party contractors, or consultants — in order to support the efficient and on-time delivery of priority objectives
Clearly and effectively communicates planning context and related expectations to team members in timely fashion
Drives and promotes content for leadership team meetings to ensure that decision points for key priorities are accelerated and sequenced appropriately
Oversees and coordinates the staff of program managers that work with the college-wide SME teams; through this oversight ensures that college work is aligned both vertically and horizontally
Manages project plans and associated documents while producing clear communication pieces from these documents to be shared with the executive team to demonstrate activity, progress, and key decision points
Facilitates the use of data to inform decision making and planning
Proposes new systems and processes to streamline work
Prepares presentations and strategic communication materials that convey relevant activity and progress of strategic work to the College Cabinet and Board of Trustees, upon request
Serves as a key partner for the college's academic programming, curriculum planning, and facility programming including capital projects efforts
Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
Supports the mission, values of the College including the 3 Goals and 8 Principles The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Ten (10) years of progressively broad success experience in strategic and administrative leadership
Five (5) years of experience working in an environment of higher education
Five (5) years of supervisory experience
Prior experience managing or implementing academic technology priorities in a college setting
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and project management
Demonstrated experience with process change and optimization
Demonstrated ability to manage at all levels and coordinate with numerous departments within an organization
Demonstrated success as a collaborator and relationship builder, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to build coalitions and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of diverse individuals and groups, including senior executives, to achieve results
Excellent analytical, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills with an ability to prioritize, drive and oversee the completion of multiple projects under tight deadlines, and to respond to changing priorities.
Accommodations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Tarrant County College District, a comprehensive two-year institution established in 1965, is dedicated to providing quality education that exceeds the expectations of the people of Tarrant County. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in TCC's associate degree and technical programs, making it the sixth largest among Texas colleges and universities. Continuing Education, Corporate and Workforce Services offer additional opportunities for businesses and individuals of all ages, through Continuing Education courses, workshops and customized training programs. The college has five major campuses in the cities of Hurst (Northeast Campus), Fort Worth (Northwest, South and Trinity River campuses), and Arlington (Southeast Campus), with administrative offices in downtown Fort Worth at the May Owen Center.