Assistant Director of Texas Leadership Education and Development

University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Director of Texas Leadership Education and Development


Hiring Department:

Office of the Dean of Students


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Nov 01, 2021


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

The Assistant Director for Texas Leadership Education and Development is responsible for the design, implementation, and advancement of leadership development programs and trainings for students at the University of Texas at Austin.


Job Details:

General Notes

Some flexibility may be required due to occasional evening and/or weekend workshops, meetings and training sessions.

The Division of Student Affairs supports all members of the University community through our mission of developing programs and services that allow everyone to thrive and contribute to the dedicated excellence at the core of our institutional mission. We model diversity and inclusion by providing open, welcoming and inclusive environments in which to work, live and learn.


  • Manage the Project Advance Austin program, including the development of curriculum, recruitment of community partners, administration of program logistics, and coordination of project groups.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate outcomes-based student employee trainings that foster students’ readiness and competence to serve in peer leadership educator roles.
  • Manage collaborative partnerships in a manner that advances leadership, professional development, and community engagement opportunities for students.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate a graduate assistant, undergraduate student interns, student employees, and volunteers.  
  • Contribute to the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of programmatic efforts to ensure quality and alignment with unit goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Contribute to the creation and management of program budgets including drafting budget proposals, facilitating financial processes, and reporting on expenditures.
  • Participate in various teams and committees as assigned and assist with special projects in Texas Leadership Education and Development, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree. A minimum of three years of professional experience working with students in a higher education setting. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in organizational and interpersonal problem-solving. Experience in analytical decision-making. Demonstrated ability to show initiative and excel in an independent, self-directed manner. Demonstrate excellent organizational skills.  Ability to exercise good judgement, make decisions, and manage concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment and under the pressure of deadlines.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, educational leadership, or a related field. Three or more years of experience in student development programming with an emphasis on leadership development at a large, public university. Demonstrated knowledge and application of student development, experiential learning, and curriculum design. Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate student staff. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating student-centered trainings. Experiences with successfully increasing student engagement in participation across programs and services. Ability to develop collaborative partnerships with campus and community organizations. Experience providing culturally competent programming and services to a diverse population. Experience managing program budgets and effective allocation of resources.

Salary Range

$54,348.00 non-negotiable

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be required

Work Shift

  • 40.00 Normal from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Some flexibility may be required due to occasional evening and/or weekend workshops, meetings and training sessions.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

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


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, 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 on the basis of 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.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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