University of Texas Permian Basin

Director - UTeach Permian Basin

University of Texas Permian Basin

Odessa, TX, USA

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The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for the position of Director of our UTeach Program

Salary Range

$72,000.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

The Project Director will lead the UTeach program at UTPB in collaboration with other internal and external stakeholders including faculty colleagues. This position is responsible for leading, controlling, monitoring, project-related reporting on goals and objectives, and supervising its day-to-day operations. The Project Director will ensure that all project objectives are achieved within the five-year project life cycle. The Project Director will work on execution of the grant activities including development of appropriate plans, data collection and formative evaluation, budget management, adjusting project activities in conjunction with the Provost, and other stake holders.

  1. Overseeing, monitoring, reporting, and supervising day-to-day operations of the project in-conjunction with growth and development of UTeach.
  2. Ensuring the achievement of the goals of the project as specified in the grant application in coordination with all the administrative and academic units.
  3. Maintaining proper and timely communication with the stakeholders, administrative units, and academic units involved in the project.
  4. Working with the project personnel and all the stakeholders to obtain the performance objectives of the project. The performance objectives are set for the year 2026: increase UTeach enrollment, retention, graduation, and professional development.
  5. Providing the required data for assessment on the progress of the project objectives.
  6. Maintaining liaison and coordination with the Grants Accounting, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Office of Institutional Research for budgeting and data collection.
  7. Continuously working on enhancing the teacher preparation pathways, planning and making adjustments as needed.
  8. Demonstrating exceptional ability to function as part of a team and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement, learning, and success.
  9. Overseeing the hiring, performance evaluation, and management of staff within the program.
  10. Managing course scheduling, assignment of teaching assistants, and resource management.
  11. Jointly determining teaching assignments and reporting to respective dean(s) and the provost.
  12. Teaching at least one course in the UTeach sequence to maintain close contact with students, master teachers, and faculty.
  13. Tracking the progress of those project objectives and provide relevant data to the Provost and other stakeholders.
  14. Participating on committees for scholarships, student appeals, and mediate disputes between UTeach students and faculty when necessary.
  15. Facilitating cooperation between various groups such as university administration, Colleges of Arts and Science and Education, and local school districts.
  16. Assisting in developing and acquiring additional resources, including grants.
  17. Informing the Provost in a timely manner about any shortfalls in meeting the project objectives and providing advice regarding corrective actions.
  18. Compiling and finalizing project reports/presentations, assisted by the Administrative Assistant.
  19. Conferring regularly with immediate Provost to coordinate activities, discuss recruitment strategies, exchange information, and resolve problems.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in education, counseling, public administration, or a related field
  2. Three (3) years of experience in the areas of staff supervision; budget management; program development and evaluation; or reporting and compliance with federal regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two (2) years experience on working with federal/state sponsored grants or projects.
  2. Project management related certification.
  3. Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably in an educational setting.
  4. Strong ability to work with diverse perspectives and expectations.
  5. Excellent organizational, communication, and people skills.
  6. Experience in teaching, curriculum development, and program management.
  7. Ability to forge strong relationships with various stakeholders.

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts (Preferred)
  5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

  1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
  2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
  3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
  4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
  5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

  1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
  2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
  3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
  4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
  5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
  6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

University Benefits

  1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
  2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
  3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
  4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
  5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.

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