Director, Center for Educational Programs

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Clear Lake, TX

ID: 7071745
Posted: November 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Director, Center for Educational Programs (CEP) works under the direct supervision of the Dean, College of Education (COE) in the following areas: serves as the liaison to K-12 area school districts/schools, educational and non-educational partners; provides support for faculty projects such as conferences, workshops, and research grant activities; organizes and coordinates preservice teacher certification workshops/professional development opportunities as identified; assists with the logistics and management of the Literacy Program (reading tutoring program) in coordination with Literacy Program faculty; supports the logistics and delivery of educational diagnostic services; creates the doctoral writing assessments testing schedule and facilitates the delivery and proctoring of applicants; facilitates sponsorship and stewardship efforts to support the Center’s programs; and works directly with the Dean on new initiatives as needed, such as the COE Teacher Induction Ceremony and the COE Doctoral Ceremony.


Assesses and responds to professional development needs of the local education community through the establishment of relationships and working partnerships (i.e. cohorts, collaboratives) with area schools and organizations that are representative of the COE programs and initiatives.
Creates strategic and long-range plans in coordination with COE marketing, recruitment, and enrollment initiatives
Maintains contact with personnel through ex-officio membership of the Teacher Certification Council and serves as a non-voting member of the Professional Development Site Coordinators/Supervisors meeting group.
Supervises and develops COE efforts in professional development. Presents CEP resources and operations to faculty, staff, and community groups as needed. Supervises CEP efforts to support faculty and conference/workshop coordinators. Assist in coordination of implementation of STEM and other academic programing.
Coordinates facilities use and maintenance efforts with CEP staff and UHCL staff on behalf of the Arbor Building teaching/learning space; 6 model classrooms, 1 conference room, and 5 observation spaces, shared with other schools, and administered 6 days each week for teaching activities. Manages equipment availability for checkout. Manages testing and teaching materials to support Early Childhood, Special Education, Counseling, and Reading programs. Maintains records for clients and students who work with clients. Provides office support to adjuncts who teach in the Arbor Building Space (approximately 15 per semester).
Assists in coordination and implementation of annual Kids’ U summer programming including; planning programs, recruiting faculty and staff, advertising, marketing, registering students, and facilitating the program requiring joint cooperation with organizations such as other UHCL schools, Space Center Houston, Science Adventures, and other non-UHCL partners.
Supervises one full-time and 3-5 part-time staff throughout the year in their support efforts on behalf of the activities listed above including registration, reception of clients, checking and maintaining equipment and materials library, financial reports to partners, and other technical operations. Supervises financial and technical operations required by the activities above including software analysis, purchasing, vouchers, budgeting, deposits, financial/technical reporting, and annual and monthly financial reconciliations. Performs other duties as assigned.



1. Master's degree in an Education-related field.

2. Progressive experience developing, marketing, and implementing, professional development in the field of education.

3. Supervision or managerial experience.

4. Must be able to work with faculty, students, staff, and clients in a support role as well as a leadership role including the ability to establish working relationships within the COE and across the University.

5. Strong working knowledge of financial and technical operations in an educational environment, especially a university environment.

6. Strong marketing and fund-raising skills.

7. Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

8. Must be able to analyze tasks and organize others to accomplish large tasks efficiently.

9. Must be self-directed and self-initiated in order to both develop and seek out opportunities for professional development for educators, faculty support, and Kids' U.

10. Must be able to supervise staff (both full-time and part-time) in order to accomplish the CEP activities

11. Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.


Doctoral degree in an Education-related field.

Progressive experience in developing, marketing and implementing professional development in the field of EC-16 public education.

Supervision or managerial experience in an educational setting or organization.

Knowledge of ESL/Bilingual and STEM needs and initiatives.

Professional certification(s) related to EC-16 public education.


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