Job Positions

30693BR - Lead Administrator - Dallas Transfer Population

Categories: South Central Region 7


Undergraduate Admissions -Transfer Advising


Texas Tech University

Date Posted:

Sep 29 2022 5:19PM

Close Date:

Nov 30 2022

Position Description

Performs managerial work providing direction and guidance in setting and achieving goals and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and establishing and monitoring budgets. May plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Major/Essential Functions : Help assist with development and implementation for transfer events. Advise prospective undergraduate students planning to transfer to Texas Tech. Assist students to resolve issues or barriers to enrollment; make appropriate referrals; follow up on student contacts. Work with academic advisors, instructors, administrators, and other professionals to discuss transfer issues. Designs, analyzes, conducts and evaluates research related to academic advising needs of transfer student populations. Provide data as requested. Collaborate with TTU advising coordinators to align advising information, strategies, methods, and tools including coordinating workshops and events for transfer students. Know and apply TTU academic advising policies, standards, and best practices accurately and uniformly including maintaining confidential files and preparing materials for various entities. Create and maintain positive relationships with college/departments at TTU & other institutions of higher education to increase applications, admits, and enrollment of transfer students. Demonstrate ability to: thrive in a fast paced office environment, perform multiple tasks; and adapt to sudden changes to processes, procedures, and/or action plans. Occasional Duties : Attend professional development meetings, seminars, workshops, training sessions to strengthen knowledge of current practices/trends in area(s) of responsibility, improve and develop transfer programming, increase/expand/grow professional abilities. Other related duties as assigned.

Application Process Application and Cover Letter Professional/Personal References Resume / CV

Institution Information

Campuses Texas Tech University is the largest institution of the Texas Tech University System. More than 40,000 students attend classes in Lubbock on the 1,839-acre campus. The university also operates the Research Center-East Campus (Lubbock); Texas Tech University Farm at Pantex in the Texas Panhandle; research facilities at Reese Technology Center (west of Lubbock); agricultural field laboratories at New Deal; Texas Tech University Center at Junction (411-acre educational facility in the Texas Hill Country); and off-campus educational sites at Brownwood, El Paso, Forney, Fredericksburg, Highland Lakes (Marble Falls), Jefferson, Rockwall, Sherman (Austin College) Waco, and Johnson County. The university also has a campus in San Jose, Costa Rica. Location With a population of more than 258,000, Lubbock is in the heart of the vast Southern Plains of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The city is a major regional center for business and industry, including a major medical center with a level-1 trauma center that services a 300-mile radius around Lubbock. The climate is excellent, with more than 3,550 hours of sunshine every year and average annual rainfall of 18 inches. Winters are dry and moderate, while the summer heat is tempered by very little humidity. Several airlines and an interstate bus line serve the city, as well as an interstate highway and three U.S. highways. History Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school, and medical school. Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914. Graduate instruction began in 1927 within the School of Liberal Arts. A “Division of Graduate Studies” was established in 1935 and eventually became known as the Graduate School in 1954. By action of the Texas State Legislature, Texas Technological College formally became Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969. At that time the schools of Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Home Economics also became known as “colleges.” Architecture became a college in 1986. Two colleges changed their names in 1993 to reflect the broadening fields each serves: the College of Agricultural Sciences became the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, and the College of Home Economics became the College of Human Sciences. The Honors College was established in 1998, and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts opened in 2002. Media & Communication became a college in 2004. The Texas State Legislature authorized funds in 1965 for establishing the Texas Tech University School of Law, and the Law School’s first dean was appointed in 1966. The first class of 72 students enrolled in 1967. The Law School was approved by the American Bar Association in 1970 and is fully accredited by the Supreme Court of Texas (1968) and the Association of American Law Schools (1969). In 2019, the Texas Legislature appropriated $17.35 million to Texas Tech University and directed the institution to undertake the steps necessary to open the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). Located in Amarillo, the SVM welcomed its inaugural class in Fall 2021, fifty years after the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (then the Texas College and University System Coordinating Board) initially approved Texas Tech. As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Texas Tech began competing in the Big 12 Conference in 1996 after a 35-year membership in the former Southwest Conference. Texas Tech was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1928 and has been accredited continuously since that time. Texas Tech University was selected to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 2006. The presidents of Texas Tech have been Paul Whitfield Horn (1925-1932), Bradford Knapp (1932-1938), Clifford Bartlett Jones (1938-1944), William Marvin Whyburn (1944-1948), Dossie Marion Wiggins (1948-1952), Edward Newlon Jones (1952-1959), Robert Cabaniss Goodwin (1960-1966), Grover Elmer Murray (1966-1976), Maurice Cecil Mackey Jr., (1976-1979), Lauro Fred Cavazos (1980-1988), Robert W. Lawless (1989-1996), Donald R. Haragan (1996-2000), David J. Schmidly (2000-2002), Jon Whitmore (2003-2008), Guy Bailey (2008-2012), M. Duane Nellis (2013-2016), and Lawrence E. Schovanec (2016-present). The Texas Tech University School of Medicine was created by the 61st Legislature in 1969 as a multi-campus institution with Lubbock as the administrative center and with regional campuses in Amarillo, El Paso, and the Permian Basin. In 1979, the charter was expanded, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was created with the addition of the School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. With the creation of the Texas Tech University System in 1996, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center became a separate university. Today, it consists of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health. In 2007, Angelo State University in San Angelo joined the Texas Tech University System. The school was founded in 1928 as a two-year college and began offering four-year degrees in 1965. In 2013, the Texas Legislature approved the creation of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as the System’s fourth institution. TTUHSC at El Paso hosts the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. And in 2021, Midwestern State University, a leading liberal arts university in Wichita Falls, became the fifth component institution of the Texas Tech University System following signed legislation from Governor Greg Abbott. Financial Support The university is a public institution that receives a portion of its operating funds from the Texas State Legislature as well as student paid tuition. For the construction and renovation of academic and general buildings, state-appropriated funds are made available from the Higher Education Fund and Capital Construction Assistance Funds. State-appropriated funds are not used to support residence halls, intercollegiate athletics, student publications, health services, or the Student Union. Student fees, along with gifts and grants from private individuals and organizations, provide critical additional funds to support scholarships and fellowships, faculty research, student services, student activities, and campus facilities. Organizational Structure A nine-member Board of Regents governs Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Midwestern State University, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers in Lubbock and El Paso. The Governor of the State of Texas appoints the Regents to six-year terms. The terms of office of three Regents expire every two years. The governance, control, and direction of the university are vested in the Regents who in turn appoint a Chancellor to carry out the policies of the system as determined by the Regents. The Chancellor appoints a president of each institution in the system. The presidents are chief executive officers of their respective institutions and are responsible for the strategic operation of each institution. The President of Texas Tech University is supported by a Provost and Senior Vice President who oversees the educational programs of the university; a Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance who is responsible for the fiscal operations of the university and the physical plant; a Vice President for Research & Innovation who directs the research efforts of the university; and a Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who supports the institution’s strategic diversity goals by providing programs, services, and resources. Texas Tech University consists of the Graduate School; School of Law; School of Veterinary Medicine; Honors College; and the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, Media & Communication, and Visual & Performing Arts. Each college is administered by a dean and consists of a number of instructional departments or areas.

Additional Information

Travel required: up to 75% Schedule: some evenings, weekends and overtime required. Pay Statement : Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting EEO Statement : As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Contact Information

DaNay Phelps, Associate Director-Transfer Advising E T 806-834-4269


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in area of expertise or closely related area required. Five (5) years of experience in planning, developing, or implementing programs or research grants. Additional education my substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Excellent time management skills. Excellent online and telephone public relations and troubleshooting skills. Ability to work well with faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Possess the knowledge of procedures required to maintain confidential files along with the ability to prepare materials for various entities. Punctual, dependable, organized, and detail-oriented. Expected to follow instructions, and perform duties with accuracy and in a timely manner. Recruiting and advising experience, preferred