Texas A&M University - San Antonio - DIRECTOR Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders

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Job Title

DIRECTOR Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Student Success and Engagement

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

In August 2018, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved the establishment of
the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders at Texas A&M-San Antonio (A&M-SA). Named in honor of the Honorable Henry G. Cisneros and in recognition of his lead gift of $1 million, the Cisneros Institute will serve as an incubator of leadership talent.

Vision for the Institute
Texas A&M University-San Antonio has forged a vision for an institute that will develop graduates who are skilled in taking initiative, building and cultivating effective teams, managing group dynamics, making ethical decisions, leading change in complex environments and dealing with organizational challenges. These emerging leaders will strengthen the local communities and beyond by effecting social and economic change. Students participating in programs will be well prepared to solve some of our region's most pressing problems.

Duties Include, but not limited to:

·        Collaborates across campus constituencies to align existing co-curricular programming in student leadership development and to facilitate a coordinated approach for leadership development opportunities;

·        Approaches problems and issues challenging communities and develops problem solving and thought leadership actions through engagement, programming and impact of the Institute to address these issues, and through leadership development provide tangible solutions;

·        Creates strategic partnerships with local, state, and national to promote the Cisneros Institute through certificate programs, study-away, leadership academies, summits, leadership corps and/or targeted skill development;

·        Designs leadership-focused programs such as speaker series, academies, workshops or other activities through strategic partnerships with local, state, national and international organizations;

·        Communicates and articulates the role of leadership development programs effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing;

·        Works with faculty or staff experts to support the development of specialty curricular and co­-curricular offerings for certificate programs in Leadership Development;

·        Collaborates with other departments to align and execute Leadership Awards and other recognition programs;

·        Provides administrative leadership including supervision of staff, administering departmental budget, overseeing fiscal operations of the department, conducting assessment, serving on committees and other duties as assigned.


·        Experience with program design and implementation, facilitation, curriculum development, instructional design and delivery, experience delivering training and/or speaking in front of audiences;

·        Demonstrated technical expertise in the field of student leadership development and the integration with student success and retention;

·        Strong skills in decision making, communication, interpersonal and intercultural relation. Ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds in daily work activity;

·        Ability to monitor and assess the effectiveness of programs and recommend modifications as necessary;

·        Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to gather and analyze date, develop reports, multi-task, take initiative, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

·        Project management skills including demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects and programs;

·        Proven ability to balance the strategic needs of the program with tactical day-to-day activities.

·        Experience and demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills, comfort with social media, mobile app communication tools, web-based and Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;

·        Must have ingenuity and creativity along with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to take initiative.


·        Ten (I 0) years of experience in a leadership role within Student Affairs, business-related or non­profit fields;

·        Master's degree in Leadership or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Ph.D. or Ed.D. or terminal degree preferred along with ten years of administrative experience in higher education, preferably in student affairs.

·        Expert knowledge of student development theories, co-curricular development, learning outcomes and ability to lead assessment;

Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators

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