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SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of Music/Dean of Student Services, the Coordinator must provide strategic leadership for the Choral and Vocal program while supporting the wider mission and goals of the University. The Choral program coordinator will work within the Department of Music to ensure a seamless and quality university program. The Coordinator is responsible for all administrative and artistic aspects of the Choral and Vocal programs including recruiting students, conducting rehearsals and performances, possible applied voice teaching and/or other music courses as appropriate, and holding regular meetings with the Choral program members. The Coordinator will advocate for the importance of the Choral and Vocal program within the campus community, as well as the larger Kerrville and Hill Country community, and will serve as a role model of the high standards expected of our students. The successful candidate should demonstrate and support a commitment and sensitivity to diversity, gender equity, and equal opportunity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Using the University’s mission and strategic plan as a guideline to develop and direct the Choral and Vocal programs.
  • Ensure an environment that promotes student safety.
  • Work collaboratively with music department to monitor progress and eligibility of all students, establish programs and program performance requirements.
  • Serve on various campus committees as appointed by the Dean of Students.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with students and their families.
  • Develop a positive relationship with and play an active role in university and community events and programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Student Services and Residence Life staff with respect to student needs and any issues related to student behavior.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with the various governing bodies for the Choral program.
  • Work with the music and marketing department to ensure appropriate and accurate branding information is being disseminated.
  • Ensure the highest ethical, moral, and spiritual standards for all aspects of the Choral  program.
  • In coordination with auxiliary services, varsity programs, and athletics, promote and manage a summer camp program that helps to achieve the fundraising goals of the department.
  • May teach 6 hours per academic year as appropriate.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 3 years Choir ensemble teaching experience (Master’s preferred)
  • Knowledge of overall operations of a successful Choral and Vocal music program.
  • Experience in identifying and recruiting students.
  • Preferred ability and experience in teaching applied voice and/or other music courses as appropriate to the candidate’s areas of expertise
  • Plan to establish connections to high school choral programs, TMEA, and TCDA.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing strategic planning.
  • Experienced manager of people and budgets.
  • Ability to cultivate alumni participation.
  • Proven fundraising experience to support programs.
  • Firm commitment to a student-centered culture and the academic success of students are essential.
  • Excellent computer, written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record – it is preferred that the coach carry a CDL.
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