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Associate Director, TALH #498880

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Posting Details

Posting Number: 20112262
Position Title: Associate Director, TALH #498880
FTE: 1.00
Employment type: Staff
Department: TX Academy leadership abilities In Humanity Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function: About this function:

The Texas Academy of leadership abilities in the Humanities Department is inviting applications for the position of Associate Director, Texas Academy of leadership abilities in the Humanities #498880 . This department is an accelerated program for gifted and talented high school students in Texas who desire enhanced student learning and leadership abilities in a variety of academic areas, including Humanities, STEAM, and Liberal Arts. Established in 1993, Texas Academy is a special legislative independent school recognized by the Texas State Legislature, Lamar University, and the Texas Education Agency.

This position reports to the Dean of the Reaud Honors College/ Director, TALH, the TALH Associate Director manages everyday operations of the Academy; coordinates a comprehensive admissions and recruitment program; and coordinates the development of an outstanding learning environment for high achieving high school juniors and seniors.

Position tasks

Essential Functions:
The prosperous candidate will:
   » Provide leadership abilities achieving the vision and mission of the Academy;
   » Provide instructional leadership abilities in the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the leadership abilities curriculum and extracurricular programming, including regular student retreats and summer leadership abilities workshops and orientations;
   » Assist with the recruitment I retention/ graduation of TALH students;
   » Collaborates with staff on the formulation, implementation, enforcement, and review of TALH procedures, rules, and regulations;
   » Coordinate program assessment;
   » Plan meetings for students, staff, and residential adjuncts;
   » Assist with the development and management of the TALH annual budget;
   » Foster a climate of positive school-community-parent relations;
   » As delegated by the Dean / Director, supervise TALH faculty and staff;
   » Perform other tasks as assigned.

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-located community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our skills is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:

· Health, dental & vision insurance

· Life insurance

· State of Texas Retirement plans

· Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent

· Paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.

Minimum Appropriate qualifications: What You'll Need to Succeed

Minimum Required Qualifications, Skills, and practice:

   » expertise of college and university academic and student programs
   » expertise of TEA requirements and federal / state law regarding working with secondary school age students
   » 1-2 years practice with the implementation of high impact practices enhancing student learning and success, including learning communities, service learning, and co­-curricular learning programs
   » Excellent verbal and written communication skills
   » 1-2 years practice in the development, delivery, and assessment of faculty, staff, and student professional development and training programs
   » 1-2 years of previous practice in a secondary school setting or with high school aged students taking college classes;
   » Bachelor's degree
EEO Statement:
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, discapability or protected veteran status.
Veteran's Preference Statement:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran candidates in conformity with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
Preferred Appropriate qualifications: Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and practice:

   » Three or more years of previous practice in a secondary school setting
   » Master's degree
   » Three or more years practice in the development, delivery, and assessment of faculty, staff, and student professional development and training programs
   » Evidence of prosperous implementation of high impact practices enhancing student learning and success, including learning communities, service learning, and co-curricular learning programs.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

income: Commensurate
Work Employment Type:

Posting Date: 11/18/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in conformity with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, candidates must complete and email to a Standard Form 15 located at to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. candidates WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
   » Yes
   » No
   » * What is the highest level of education that you have achieved?
   » Doctorate
   » ABD
   » Master's Degree
   » Bachelor's Degree
   » * How many years of teaching practice do you have? In what field of study? Briefly list.
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
   » Letter of Interest
   » Curriculum Vitae Optional Documents
   » Unofficial Transcript 1
   » Unofficial Transcript 2
   » Miscellaneous


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Job Location: New York
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