Associate Director, Professional Education Programs

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Associate Director, Professional Education Programs


Texas A&M Engineering


Workforce Development

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Job Location

College Station, Texas

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Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description


The Associate Director of Professional Education Programs will provide project and program support to the TEES Professional & Continuing Education initiatives under the Texas A&M Engineering Workforce Development.


  • Manage functions for the Professional & Continuing Education Program, including complex, highly sensitive and confidential administrative matters in determining work priorities; analyzes and develops administrative operations; monitor budgets for programs and events.

  • Oversee and execute programs related to Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) including maintaining data in the student management systems and other software platforms, engage Center and Departmental Division personnel to facilitate the delivery of PCE activities and help coordinate conference activities related to PCE both in College Station and remote locations

  • Oversees and executes programs related to enrollment in professional and continuing education (PCE) activities, work with researchers and faculty to facilitate short courses, conferences, and symposiums.

  • Oversee and support events and meetings such as conferences, seminars, lectures, meetings, and workshops to include logistics such as ‘run of show’, staffing, location and set up, meals, attendees, AV equipment, paper submission, etc.

  • Manages web materials; manages marketing and communications for programs; develops and maintains/distributes programmatic marketing materials.

  • Creates and maintains various databases; maintains program statistics to satisfy metrics.

  • Carry out programmatic activities associated with meeting the requirements of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accreditation for TEES Workforce Development.

  • Performs related duties as required.

What we need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Eight years of related experience.

What is helpful:

  • Related experience in project and/or program management including related supervisory experience.

  • Conference or event planning and logistics.

  • Market research and marketing strategy.

  • Experience with learning management systems, student management systems, and/or client/customer relationship management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of standard office equipment and personal computers. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs. Interpersonal and communication skills and abilities to plan and organize effectively.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Proficient with using MS Office Suite including using Outlook as a tool for tracking/managing multiple calendars.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • Project management training or certified project management professional.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel on occasion (both day and overnight trips).

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.

About Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Division of Texas A&M Engineering will be the premier provider of programs, conferences, professional development, and educational opportunities to prepare experts, employees and advocates for STEM-related fields. The Workforce Development Division has six programs: Spark! PK-12 Engineering Education Outreach, Nuclear Power Institute, Engineering Academies, TEES EDGE Professional Education, Regional Divisions, Conference Planning Services. Through these programs, the division creates and coordinates opportunities worldwide to hone expertise among engineering professionals and train or retrain those interested in emerging engineering fields while concurrently engaging with PK-collegiate educators and students to encourage future engineers.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards through competitive and equitable pay, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.  Exemplify equal pay for equal work, with allowable pay differences based on factors not prohibited by law.

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 delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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