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SHIFT Outreach & Program Manager

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
October 08, 2023

Job Posting Title:

SHIFT Outreach & Program Manager


Hiring Department:



Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2025





Job Details:

General Notes

The SHIFT Program at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking the right candidate as their Outreach & Program Manager.

SHIFT is a campus-wide initiative that aims to change the campus culture around substance use from one of misuse to one grounded in well-being. This position helps drive strategy to engage community members in environmental strategies that will positively impact culture change. Further responsibilities include the oversight of several programs that directly engage students, including the SHIFT List, SHIFT Makers, building resources for a chat bot, and overseeing student interns. This position will be responsible for some administrative work, specifically related to assessment and data collection relating to SHIFT.

The purpose of this position is to deepen the impact of current programming while further cultivating meaningful relationships with strategic partners both on and off campus.

This position is full time, 40 hours a week; typical hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, however, there may be occasional night and weekend work. The position is non-permanent, with a two-year funding commitment established. The position has potential for yearly renewal thereafter.

  • Community Engagement: Works with director to strategically engage community partners, both on and off campus, including outreach and follow-up

  • Supervision: Student Development Specialist and assist in oversite of student employees: Includes hiring process for student interns: posting job description, scheduling interviews, hiring, and onboarding all student employees

  • Oversees Student Programming Efforts: outreach and strategy, with assistance from Student Development Specialist and Graduate Assistant(s); Oversees logistics and assists in strategic development of program: helps to expand program through effective marketing and outreach, creates organized systems to strengthen foundation of program; Other student outreach and presentations

  • Helps drive advancement of technology initiative (Pilot 5): coordinating with platform representatives, overseeing SHIFT team in development and implementation of web driven chat bot, coordinates curation of expert and student-led information

  • Effectively assess the impact of initiatives and ensure best practices, while continuously evaluating emerging needs

  • Attend to various department needs, including: standing in for director as needed; facilitating trainings and/or presentations as needed; collecting and reporting on departmental data; represent department in various meetings and/or committees; various administrative tasks

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in public health, public administration, public affairs, public policy, the social sciences, higher education/student development, health education or a related field.

  • Competency around effective strategies for preventing substance use

  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to impact the culture of drinking and drug use among in the higher education setting

  • Demonstrated experience establishing and building successful partnerships toward a common goal or coalition leadership.

  • Knowledge of current/emerging college health issues, intervention methods, health behavior change theories, ecological framework, and evidence-based practice

  • Ability to work across multiple populations and disciplines, including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, senior administrators, trustees, parents, alumni, city officials, local merchants, and community residents

  • Demonstrated ability in core areas of program planning

  • Demonstrated oral /written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to professionally navigate complex political and administrative environments;

  • Excellent computer skills; MS Office Suite proficient;

  • Cultural competency; demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse community and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective

  • Proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
  • Ability to take initiative, balance multiple projects, and work autonomously and as a member of a team

  • Knowledge and experience with assessment methods and evaluative processes

  • Demonstrated experience in building and amplifying strategic partnerships

  • Demonstrated experience using innovative technology and methods to enhance outreach efforts

  • Work experience within a higher education setting or with the college student population

  • Familiarity with research and best practices in college health promotion

  • Working knowledge of SPSS or other statistical analysis software.

Salary Range

$62,000 per year + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Exposure to chemicals and commercial items typically found in offices, medical clinics, and building repairs/maintenance.

Required Materials

Only complete application will be considered.

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest; highlight a collaborative effort that you have coordinated

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume in the first step of the online job application process. Then, any additional Required Materials will be uploaded in the My Experience section; you can multi-select the additional files or click the Upload button for each file. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find Jobs. Before you apply though, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will need to click the Upload button multiple times in order to attach your Resume, References and any additional Required Materials noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.