Director Women’s Commission (Program Specialist V)

Job #: 2019-77

  • TWC Job #: 8760814
  • Opening Date: 7/08/2019
  • Travel Required: 30%
  • Monthly Salary: $4,800.00 - $5,300.00 / mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B21
  • Class: 1574

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

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Performs highly responsible professional work in support of the activities of the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women (Commission).  Reports to the Office of the Governor (OOG) Deputy Chief of Staff.  Effectively coordinates communication between the Commission members and the Office of the Governor. Collaborates with other OOG staff, external stakeholders, and the Commission to promote opportunities for women-owned businesses within the state. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Plans, develops, and implements Commission activities and provides consultative services and technical assistance to OOG staff, governmental agencies, community organizations and the general public.
  • Coordinates special projects, conferences and community outreach related to women’s issues for the OOG.
  • Develops and implements activities related to initiatives of the Commission.  These activities include assisting women in gaining access to the tools, education, and resources needed to help them start, grow, and expand businesses in Texas.
  • Coordinates various special events for the OOG, including the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame awards ceremony.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and/or prepares 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 on behalf of the OOG and the Commission. 
  • Works closely with commissioners, women’s organizations and non-profit organizations.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations at various events.
  • Manages and participates in the administration of the Commission budget.  Tracks expenditures and budgets related to event coordination, working with non-profit partners as needed.
  • Drafts briefing documents, background information, and administrative paperwork for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Coordinates with the State Agency Council, which reports to the Commission.
  • Remains well-informed of OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, and OOG policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the agency.
  • Creates and monitors social media content related to program activities.
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in communications, business administration or management, or related field, plus five (5) years project management experience.  Experience and education may be substituted for each other on a year-for-year basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternative and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Skill in public relations and public speaking.
  • Skill in event planning and execution.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • 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.
  • 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. Texas Contract Management Certification, to be obtained within one year of hire date.

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 move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person.  Must be able to observe and evaluate media and grant presentations. 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. 


The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. Applicants may obtatin a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report upon request.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.