Executive Director (Program Spec. VI)

Job #: 2017-39

  • TWC Job #: 3025735
  • Opening Date: 8/15/2017
  • Travel Required: 30%
  • Monthly Salary: $5,300/mo
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B23
  • Class: 1575

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 00B, 00, 35, 111X, 112X, 611X, 612X, 631X, 01, 8003, 8041, 10C0, 30C0, 90G0, 91C0, 97E0, 10, 30

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Performs highly responsible professional work in support of the activities of the Governor’s Commission for Women (Commission).  Effectively coordinates communication between the Commission members and the Executive Director for Economic Development and Tourism (EDT). Collaborates with other Office of the Governor (OOG) staff and external stakeholders to promote opportunities for women-owned businesses within the state.  Plans and executes special events. Oversees the State Agency Council and coordinates activities.  Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:

  • Plans, develops, and implements Commission activities and provides consultative services and technical assistance to OOG staff, governmental agencies, community organizations and/or the general public.
  • Directs and coordinates special projects, conferences and community outreach related to women’s issues.
  • Works closely with commissioners, women’s organizations and non-profit organizations.
  • Coordinates various special events including the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame awards ceremony.
  • Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.
  • Completes and monitors required administrative and performance reports, studies, and specialized projects and recommends appropriate program changes.
  • Develops and implements programs and policies to encourage the cooperation of Texas citizens, institutions and governmental agencies with EDT. 
  • Prepares and delivers presentations at various events.
  • Oversees the State Agency Council and their activities.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the Commission budget.  Estimates funds needed for activities, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications)

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration or management, finance, communications or related field, and progressively responsible professional experience in business, program administration, or a professional degree plus four (4) years program management experience.  Related education may be substituted for professional experience on a year per year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas, and of the principles and practices of business administration and management.
  • Knowledge of women’s issues and non-profit organizations.
  • Working knowledge of budget processes which includes developing and monitoring program budgets.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Skill in negotiation.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and software applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to manage social media on multiple platforms effectively and professionally.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in event planning and execution.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternative and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity. 
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%, (i.e., weekly-monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.
  • Ability to meet travel conditions which include incurring travel costs and then submitting for reimbursement and maintaining a valid driver’s license for driving in connection with business needs or ability to meet driving commitments as applicable.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive and travel as needed.   Will need to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must have stamina to work a regular 8-hour work day and to work extended hours as needed.  Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.