Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer: As the senior executive for administration and policy analysis, the SVP/COO leads and supervises all other senior staff in the implementation of HACU policies, goals and objectives set by the Association's President and Board of Directors by performing the following duties personally or through direct reports. Directs and evaluates staff under his/her direct supervisory responsibility; develops and implements HACU's research and policy analysis agenda, and writes and conducts research on federal and state policy initiatives in support of HACU's legislative strategies and programmatic initiatives to advance HACU's corresponding goals and objectives; monitors and analyzes legislative, education, and related policy proposals, and assists in proposing and developing formal HACU positions on various Hispanic education policy issues; evaluates the progress and results of all internal operations regularly and systematically, and provides summary reports to the President monthly and as needed; ensures all organization activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations; and reviews and approves legal obligations of the organization (e.g. contracts, leases, partnership agreements). Manages the department heads of all HACU operations not directly under the supervisory jurisdiction of the President's Office.
Master's degree in business, public administration, or closely related field with five years of managerial experience, working knowledge of the private and public sectors as they relate to higher education, and administrative and/or teaching experience in postsecondary education. A terminal or doctoral degree is highly preferred and experience in leading an organization or division of same which deals with government agencies and private foundations in grant and contract negotiations. Experience must be geared to planning and managing a nonprofit organization budget involving 50 employees. Proficiency in word processing, database and spreadsheet software highly desired. Must be able to travel. Must possess superior oral and written communication skills. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, research reports, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals, and effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals, groups of managers, media representatives, customers, and the general public. Proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description.
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