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Texas A&M University Program Coordinator II in Houston, Texas

Job Title

Program Coordinator II

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Department

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Position Background:

This position is for urban planners (Planner IV) with a passion for community and regional planning, public engagement, and data-driven tools and analyses. Strong analytical and technical skills in planning need to be supported by soft skills in stakeholder engagement, relationship building, and facilitation. Our small team works on community planning projects while leading several statewide programs that help communities focus on how communities grow, reduce risks, and sustain their natural resources. We collaborate extensively with federal, state, and local agencies on a variety of forward-thinking grant-funded programs. The new hire will join a team of planners and GIS professionals working to advance current programming and to innovate new projects and programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in establishing short and long term goals and strategic planning.

  • Collaborates with others to create new and expanded programs.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders.

  • May be required to supervise staff and interns.

  • Oversees daily fiscal and purchasing activities, and assists in preparation and monitoring of budgets for programs and events.

  • Assists in identifying funding opportunities.

  • Plans, implements and evaluates programs. Assists in establishing goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

  • Prepares reports on program activities.

  • Develops and updates training materials and delivers training.

  • Other duties as required.

​Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience plus an additional 4 years of related experience, with progressively advancing work responsibilities.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning or Allied Discipline. Four (4) or more years of relevant planning experience.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

  • AICP and CFM certifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with staff, elected or appointed officials, decision-makers, and program partners.

  • Facilitation skills for community workshops, public meetings and project committees.

  • Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills for preparing and presenting complex subject matter material to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to manage and work on several projects or issues simultaneously while meeting project deadlines and working within a team environment;

  • Ability to make sound independent decisions within established program guidelines.

  • Able to travel frequently and/or overnight for project work and planning meetings.

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Planning experience in one or more of the following areas: comprehensive planning, land use, development ordinances, resource management, or natural hazards management;

  • Knowledge and skills in planning methods, plan writing, ordinances, analyses, and research;

  • Understanding of geospatial analysis methods and experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and data;

  • Strong interest in culturally informed and equitable disaster recovery and community development strategies.

  • Experience with project development, program and budget development, grant writing is welcomed;

The position is based in Houston-Clear Lake, TX and may require frequent travel as allowed by travel restrictions.

THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423.

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