University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley


United States

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Position Information

Posting Number SRGV6715

Working Title DIRECTOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Number of Vacancies 1 Location Edinburg, Texas Department Office of Professional Education and Workforce Development FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

To manage, plan, and direct the daily operations of the professional education and workforce development center. Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and implementing effective professional education programs and workforce development initiatives in collaboration with regional internal and external stakeholders in alignment with the University's vision for continuing and professional education.

Description of Duties

  • Plans, directs, and manages the daily operations of the assigned centers and programs.
  • Achieves established programmatic performance benchmarks and utilizes effective methods for program sustainability, growth, and status.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates short and long-range plans to facilitate the growth of entrepreneurial, professional, and workforce development programs built on a variety of delivery modalities.
  • Extends the university's academic reputation and mission through the development and expansion of credit-based and non-credit professional education programs utilizing online, blended, and other training modalities.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and develops potential partnerships with corporations, school districts, agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other entities to grow a pipeline of new educational programming and opportunities for students.
  • Collaborates with industry experts and leaders, College stakeholders, and the global community to develop creative and distinctive workforce development and professional education programs, including industry specific graduate certificate programs.
  • Develops new creative initiatives to support graduate student success and career opportunities by leveraging services of the Graduate College, Research & Innovation, Office of Sustainability, and coordinating with other stakeholders, such as Career Center, Alumni Relations, and the Office of Government and Community Relations.
  • Formulates and manages budgets, including the projection of revenue and costs, to ensure that implemented programming meets expected outcomes.
  • Utilizes current market research on new market opportunities, industry needs, competition, and demand from non-traditional students to develop new professional education and workforce development programs.
  • Coordinates closely with University Marketing and Communications to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to increase enrollment and revenue from professional and workforce development programs.
  • Integrates evidence-based evaluation practices for continuous quality improvement.
  • Hires and develops key staff to ensure efficient and effective program operation.
  • Serves on external committees, boards, and internal college-level and campus-level committees as needed, and creatively pursues opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.
  • Promotes the use of online instructional strategies and technologies to support adult learners and improve workplace performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supervision Received

    General supervision from assigned supervisor.

    Supervision Given

    Direct supervision of assigned staff.

    Required Education

    Bachelor's Degree in Business, Education or related field from an accredited university.

    Preferred Education

    Master's Degree in Business, Education or related field from an accredited university.



    Required Experience

    Five (5) years of closely related experience, including a track record of developing and implementing learning and development and/or professional, continuing education, or workforce/economic development programs. Knowledge of workplace learning strategies and industry practices related to adult learning, performance improvement, instructional design, training delivery, learning technologies, and evaluation. Working knowledge of workforce and economic development and career counseling for adult learners. Experience formulating and overseeing program budgets.

    Preferred Experience



    Use of standard office equipment. Knowledge of online learning technologies as they support curriculum and instruction.

    Working Conditions

    Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel, evening and/or weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


    Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of diverse audiences. Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize multiple activities and tasks simultaneously. May be required to work evening and/or weekends. Travel across the Rio Grande Valley region is required.

    Physical Capabilities


    Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 05/10/2023 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

    Posting Detail Information

    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Dear Applicant,

    Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

    Date of Birth Gender Ethnicity/Race

    Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected].

    Additional Information

    UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

    All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current UTRGV employee?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
  • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Please select your highest level of completed education.
  • 6th grade education
  • 10th grade education
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
  • Masters Degree from an accredited university
  • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
  • None of the above
  • Please provide the field of study for your education:
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate the number of years of work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • Over 10 years
  • Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Certifications and Licenses
  • Other Document
  • List of 3 References
  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Letter of Interest
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Additional Document
  • Job details




    University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education