Program Manager, Digital Fashion Academy

Austin Community College

Highland Campus, TX

ID: 7248047 (Ref.No. R-6090)
Posted: May 24, 2024

Job Description

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.

  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:

Program Manager, Digital Fashion Academy

Job Description Summary:

This role will be responsible for the operational development of the Digital Fashion Academy, contribute to reporting on the available market for the program, developing curriculum specific to workforce, supporting leveling activities within the college’s microcredit and badging system, presenting to Curriculum and Programs committee, liaising with employers, actively recruiting new partners, and leading and training future support staff. The Program Manager will report to the Director, ACC Fashion Incubator, and accompany the Director on any relevant meetings to expand local commercial growth.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and evaluates assigned personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures, as well as related employment laws.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the new Digital Fashion Academy
  • Curriculum development and application of digital certifications and credentials in consultation with the Instructional Coordinator.
  • Strategize and implement various learning modalities and delivery types across academic programming
  • Design, document and implement operational procedures and processes to refine and scale the Digital Fashion Academy
  • Manage the delivery calendar of products and services
  • Develop and scale sales funnel and account growth with enterprise and individual customers
  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Provide marketing support with the preparation of copy, research, participant and enterprise brand assets for the purpose of prospective brand recruitment
  • Participate in recruitment efforts for full time, part-time and contracted staff to support a smooth execution of all related tasks.
  • Liaise with appropriate internal and external vendor teams to ensure delivery of critical resources to the Fashion Incubator
  • Conduct critical research as needed or requested to support the growth and development of the Digital Fashion Academy
  • Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the Director.


  • Curriculum design techniques and elements.
  • Understanding of manufacturing practices for fashion and digital fashion tools.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Marketing and commercially launching fashion products.
  • Project management.
  • Supervisory principles and practices.


  • Maintaining an established work schedule including some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Effectively using written and oral communication and advocacy skills.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Effectively using project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Effectively using leadership skills including a track record that reinforces the values of service, initiative, and collaboration.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external constituents including faculty and staff members, external stakeholders, and public agencies.

Technology Skills

  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • Use of an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.).

Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Office, Google Workspace, digital community management (eg. Slack), and video conferencing required. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Project Management Software applications, and Gerber Technology are preferred, and will be expected to be acquired in the role. 

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising or related field. 

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


  • Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.

Salary Range

$64,116 - $80,145

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

June 10, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.