Job Description - Director, Center for Public Policy and Political Studies Description View created on 08/02/2014
Director, Center for Public Policy and Political Studies
Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs
To plan, develop and coordinate all activities of the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies with faculty, students, administration, and community members.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates and cooperates with the ACC CPPPS Nonprofit Corporation on their meetings, operations and fundraising activities to support the Center.
Serves as a member of the Center''s Advisory Board and assists this body in its oversight and review of the Center''s operations and budget.
Facilitates the creation and operation of an Interdisciplinary Team to oversee projects and integrate faculty and students from as many disciplines as possible into appropriate projects to explore issues of public policy and that may encourage Civic Engagement.
Participates in the hiring of full time and part time staff of the Center for PPPS; makes work assignments, supervises and evaluates staff.
Fosters the development of hosted faculty projects on public policy issues, including securing support for grants and stipends for faculty projects.
Coordinates external outreach for the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, expands potential student internships and experiences on policy issues in organizations and agencies.
Represents the ACC Center for Public Policy and the Nonprofit Corporation in external conferences, presentations, and special events.
Collaborates with the Texas Campus Compact, and coordinates projects to support and enhance ACC''s role with the Texas Campus Compact.
Responds and cooperates with ACC administration for the operation of the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies.
Develops and manages budgets for the Center.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Public affairs locally, statewide and nationally.
Program administration and project management.
Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Research methods and standards.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
Reviewing and preparing narrative and statistical reports of research projects.
Developing and writing for online and print newsletters and articles.
Effectively supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body, faculty and community.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, and reaching.
Work is routinely performed in an office environment
Five years related work experience, including one year supervisory work experience in public affairs or government service.
Master's degree in related field, with Public Affairs preferred.
Provide resources for safe operation of units. Provide financial and human resources to help eliminate identified safety hazards. Create and support a workplace safety culture by leadership and example.