The Information Technologies Program Coordinator will assist the Dean in providing leadership and direction to achieve the program goal of expanding pathways for students from across the state by partnering with universities, K-12 institutions, industry/commercial entities, and STEM initiatives that focus on information technology and information technology related workforce needs. This includes, but is not limited to: recruitment, advising and tracking of students, forging university articulation agreements, working with the resource development department in seeking and securing outside funding sources, and assisting in setting strategic goals related to the Blinn College Information Technology Program Coordinator will support the Dean in serving as a liaison to persons involved with the Information Technology Programs on the university partner campuses, school district campuses, industry partners, and other involved entities. Some travel will be required with this position.
Essential Duties :
Under the direction of the dean, this position will:
1. Coordinate the management and operation of the Blinn College Information Technology programs, including but not limited to current and future Associate of Applied Science degree programs and certificate programs in Information Technology at Blinn College on all campuses. 2. Facilitate the recruitment, admission, retention and success of students in the Information Technology programs at Blinn College. 3. Design and implement programs and strategies to create and maintain high performance, success, retention, and persistence for all IT students. 4. Create responses (by email or phone) to promptly respond to inquiries from prospective and current IT students and their parents. 5. Provide direction to students navigating the College's programs, administrative procedures, and support services. 6. Coordinate with and assist Blinn College academic advisors and success coaches regarding student advising for the College's IT Programs. 7. Collect, maintain, and analyze data on students enrolled in Blinn College IT Programs. Present this data in electronic and verbal formats to internal/external stakeholders. 8. Intervene to assist IT students demonstrating difficulty in their academic work – by directing them to the appropriate resources; or by designing one-on-one tutorials. 9. Facilitate innovative partnerships with four-year colleges and universities to develop and maintain effective pathways for efficient transfer. 10. Establish and maintain strong internships and apprenticeship-related opportunities for students. 11. Design and implement special programs and initiatives, to include dual credit enrollment and college readiness in conjunction with regional high schools. 12. Monitor Information Technology program budgets. 13. Work with the Resource Development Department to identify, secure, and manage grant funds. 14. Assist the Dean in recruitment of Information Technology students. 15. Assist the Dean in recruitment of Information Technology faculty. 16. Develop efficient processes for a systematic development and review of curriculum. 17. Ensure compliance with requirements and standards of Blinn College, THECB, and SACSCOC. 18. Assist in program coordination, admissions, registration, database maintenance, textbook ordering, advisory meetings, and graduation activities. 19. Work with the Dean to prepare class schedules that meet student needs. 20. Collaborate with the Dean, CRT, and faculty members to develop or improve new programs and program-improvement initiatives. 21. Mediate faculty-student conflicts and communicate with Dean. 22. Ensure that new faculty have the proper documentation, orientation, and mentoring to successfully meet student needs. 23. Facilitate decision-making between campuses and disciplines. 24. Monitor Web site for changes and updates. 25. Implement Student Perceptions of Instruction (SPOIs) and oversee data entry and analysis. 26. Recruit Advisory Board Members. 27. Conduct Advisory Board meetings: at a minimum, twice per academic year. 28. Supervise internships. 29. Track licensure pass rates, as applicable. 30. Update curriculum, catalog, and web site as needed to reflect state requirements. 31. Other duties as assigned.
Instructional Essential Duties:
1. Provides instruction for courses at a variety of times and locations. 2. Demonstrates a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence. 3. Maintains access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication. 4. Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution. 5. Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources. 6. Advises students in academic matters. 7. Evaluates students' performance through a variety of means to measure progress and keep them informed in a timely manner. 8. Assists in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives. 9. Demonstrates a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community. 10. Provides information requested of all faculty. 11. Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions/departments. 12. Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities. 13. Demonstrates a passion for teaching community college students. 14. Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and orally. 15. Attends college orientation and required institutional meetings.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree with academic credentials in from a regionally accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer or Software Engineering, or Computer-based Information Systems (e.g., management, decision, data-processing), Cyber/Network Security or other closely related field: OR Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in these disciplines.
Two years full time teaching in higher education.
Ability to create a positive, team-oriented climate, and to build and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders, including students,
faculty, staff, university partners, business and industry partners, and K-12 partners.
Highly effective communication skills both written and oral.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in diverse communities.
Strong knowledge of Office Suite including Excel, and Access, to produce tabular and graphic reports.
Commitment and ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information.
Ability to travel on a regular basis to all Blinn campuses and to other destinations in promotion or enhancement of Blinn College Information Technology Programs.
The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
An understanding and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college.
Experience in mentoring new faculty and developing and enhancing faculty skills through effective evaluation.
Ability to make timely decisions appropriate to the situation and circumstances. Meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects.
Strong commitment to innovative teaching, active learning, and the use of technology to support the delivery of instruction in all modalities.
Capacity to mediate student-faculty conflicts in a responsive manner.
Ability to listen, understand, and respond positively to requests and concerns from students, parents, and members of the academic community.
Ability to interact effectively as a discipline/program specific leader of an academic team and work collaboratively with others. Foster a collegial work environment and work effectively with a diverse community.
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the college.
Three or more years of full-time community college teaching experience in an information technology field.
Three or more years of full-time industry experience in an information technology related field; OR three or more years of collaborative experience with business and industry.
Professional certification, such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, or CCNP (Security)
Management, leadership, or supervisory experience in a community college or other institution of higher education.
Experience managing grant-funded programs.
Experience in student recruitment.
Experience and knowledge of student advising and the advising process.
Experience managing and building academic partnerships and articulation agreements.
Experience evaluating programs for compliance with applicable regulations and accreditation requirements.
Experience in developing and marketing academic programs.
Salary Range: per faculty salary schedule
Internal Number: 7953
About Blinn College
Established in 1883, Blinn College offers a variety of college academic transfer, workforce training, and continuing education classes for more than 18,000 students who attend one of our four campuses or our comprehensive distance education programs. The premier two-year college in Texas, Blinn College has the state's highest percentage of students who transfer to leading four-year institutions.