Assistant Director (Texas Water Resource Institute)

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Dallas, TX, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 


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Job Description

The Assistant Director for the Texas Water Resources Institute – DFW, serves under the general direction of the TWRI Director, overseeing the development of Texas A&M water resources programs addressing high priority water resource needs within the Dallas-Ft. Worth region. 


- Serve as the primary representative for the Institute throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth region.

- Serve on the Institute’s statewide leadership and coordination team.

- Provide intellectual and philosophical leadership for Texas A&M System Faculty, Staff, and Students to advance synergistic, academic, research, extension, and service programs focused on high-priority water resource issues within the region.

- Manage and coordinate investments that advance Texas A&M System water resource programs across the region.

- Serve as supervisor to TWRI personnel within the Dallas-Ft Worth region.

- Serve as liaison for the Institute to Texas A&M University System administrative leadership within the region, which includes: Tarleton State University; the Stephenville AgriLife Research & Extension Center; Texas A&M University – Commerce; the Dallas AgriLife Research & Extension Center; AgriLife Extension Districts 4 and 8; AgriLife Extension East Region; TEES Regional Divisions; and the Texas A&M School of Law.

- Represent the Institute to municipal, state, and federal agencies, private organizations, partners, collaborators, and key industry groups engaged in addressing high-priority water resource problems within the Region.

- Provide leadership for continued acquisition of internal and external resources to advance high-priority water resource programs within the Region.

- Write grants and proposals to acquire external funding to support a collaborative research program aligned with the TAMUS member’s mission.

Education and Experience:

- Ph.D. in applicable water resources related area of study.

- Six years of experience in developing water resource research and outreach programs.

- Progressive supervisory responsibilities.

- Progressive responsibility in engaging a broad range of water resource stakeholders.

- Participation in inter and trans-disciplinary water resource programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

- Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative relationships amongst a broad range of disciplines and interest groups.

- Strategic Planning processes.

-Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

-Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Position Effort

- 0.5 FTE Administration

- 0.5 FTE Research

Position Appointment and Compensation

- Appointment can be as a 9 month or 12 month position

- Compensation commensurate with experience