Position Title:Director of the Metroplex Center
Department:Metroplex Center (Mesquite)
Reports To:VPAA Office
Purpose of Position
Responsible for providing administrative support for the approximately 1,500 students taking courses each semester at the Metroplex Center (MC), the eight to ten faculty housed there, plus the approximately twenty-five faculty who teach there each day during the semester. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center by working with appropriate home campus offices as well as Mesquite ISD personnel.
- Conducts initial admissions counseling for prospective graduate and undergraduate students located in the Metroplex. Transmission of requests to the home campus for such information as catalogs, schedules, applications, housing, etc.
- Responds daily to general and specific inquiries regarding University policies and procedures so that individuals receive correct, timely and pertinent information.
- Coordinates and processes early registration, late registration and drop/adds for graduate-level students attending classes at the MC and Commerce campuses. Activities include accepting applications, keying registration data, collecting fees, issuing receipts, and Graduation fees.
- Serves as liaison to home campus offices that relate to graduate students, including The Graduate School, Registrar’s, Teacher Certification, Fiscal, University Bookstore and all academic departments whose faculty teach courses at the MC.
- Serves as liaison to home campus offices for student services relating to graduate student life, including Career Services, Housing, Counseling Center, Student Assessment and Veterans Affairs.
- Determines needs of students utilizing the MC and communicates these needs to the Dean f or Graduate Studies and the VPAA’s office.
- Monitors personnel assignments and work schedules. Updates and submits all periodic personnel, payroll and related paperwork associated with employee services.
- Works closely with the Safety Monitor to identify potential safety problems and to maintain order.
- Maintains accounting records and makes bank deposits of funds collected from copy machines, library fines, microfiche copier and copy card machine.
- Requisitions all supplies and services for MC. Orders and maintains inventory of all test booklets related to graduate career studies, i.e., GRE, GMAT, TxCes, TOPT, TASP, etc., for distribution to students.
- Schedules room usage for classes and all extra-curricular activities at MC, including week-end events.
- Orders, schedules, maintains and sets up audio-visual equipment and computer needs for classroom use.
- Provides basic operational and technical support for distance education classes originating or received at the MC.
- Monitors make-up tests for MC and Commerce faculty and correspondence tests for Continuing Education.
- Coordinates all maintenance repairs and services performed at the MC building related to telephone and data communication equipment, refrigeration, heating and plumbing with appropriate home campus personnel and Mesquite ISD personnel. Functions as liaison to the MISD and the City of Mesquite as related to their maintenance responsibilities on the MC property.
- Prepares annual budget report and monitors expenditures for MC.
- Serves as public relations representative by arranging or providing publicity on MC activities to the media or appropriate groups and by encouraging the use of the MC to area educational entities and community organizations. Works with the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce and other schools and businesses in the Metroplex.
- Provides assistance with MC library duties as needed.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, BachelorÔ??s degree preferred. requires a minimum of five (5) years related experience preferably in higher education. Requires one (1) year supervisory experience. excellent knowledge in business communications, office procedures, business etiquette and public relations. Ability to organize, prioritize and maintain and prepare reports. Good computer skills and knowledge needed. Ability to work with a variety of people, including students, faculty, administrators, building attendants, public school personnel, community representatives and vendors.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises Assistant Director, Administrative Secretary, Safety Monitor, graduate assistant, and part-time employees.