Vice President of Programs | Corpus Christi, TX

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Position Announcement – November 21, 2022 

Vice President of Programs 

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History 

Corpus Christi, TX 


The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (CCMSH) seeks an experienced Vice President of Programs with a demonstrated commitment to organizational excellence and to build on our mission to “engage and educate people in science and South Texas history through exhibitions and programming”. 


Founded in 1957, the CCMSH has grown to encompass approximately 100,000 square feet and is the repository for hundreds of thousands of artifacts and historically significant items. 


The CCMSH is located at 1900 N Chaparral, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. More detailed information may be found at 



Salary range $60,000 - $70,000, commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits package including medical coverage, vacation, holidays, and simple retirement plan. 


Application Process

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Job Description


Vice President of Programs 

  The Vice President of Programs is responsible for developing and implementing, with and through staff, volunteers, and community partners; strategies, resource development (e.g., grant proposals, targeted funding requests, etc.) and processes necessary to achieve the goals of the CCMSUH programs and positively impact the lives of its customers. This position is responsible for developing, refining, and monitoring indicators to measure progress against the goals of the organization and effectively communicates such progress and outcomes to staff and volunteers.  The Vice President of Programs ensures that the CCMSH internal work and external partnerships are fully integrated with the CCMSH development and communications work. 



Organizational Leadership  

  • Participates as a member of the Leadership Team to provide a united, visible, and strong leadership presence across the organization to help instill new thinking, focus, and prioritize efforts, and operationalize the plan to achieve the goals of the organization.  
  • Assists the President/CEO and Leadership Team in promoting the long-range plans and goals of the CCMSH to the community. 
  • Aids the President/CEO in staffing special committees and in the administration of functions that enable the organization to meet its commitments to the community. 
  • Works closely with the Vice President of Resource Development and Communications to ensure all functions of the CCMSH are integrated. 
  • Works with the President/CEO and VP of Finance to monitor budgets, data analysis and other financial oversight related Visitor Experience and Gift Shop, Collections and Exhibits, and the Education Department. 


Staff Leadership

  • Participates in selection of, guides, motivates, and participates in the training, professional development, and evaluation of direct reports. 
  • Provides goal setting, leadership, and strategic direction to program staff. 
  • Is responsible for accurate and timely completion and/or approval of organizational documents, including but not limited to, professional development plans, goals and objectives, timesheets, expense and travel reimbursements, requisitions, performance reviews and ongoing documentation of performance accomplishments and areas requiring improvement. 


CCMSH Programming


Education Department

  • Lead the development of goals and strategies for the Education Department.  
  • Develop, refine, and monitor indicators of progress and outcomes. 
  • Course correct as necessary. 
  • Regularly assess community needs regarding the Education Department. 
  • Actively participates in and supervises grant development. 


Collections and Exhibits

  • Lead the development of goals and strategies for Collections and Exhibits. 
  • Develop, refine, and monitor indicators of progress and outcomes. 
  • Course correct as necessary. 
  • Ensure all required Accreditation is completed in a timely manner. 
  • Actively participates in and supervises grant development. 


Visitor Experience and Gift Shop

  • Lead the development of goals and strategies for the Visitor Experience team to ensure the best possible experience for all CCMSH customers. 
  • Develop, refine, and monitor indicators of progress and outcomes, including visitor satisfaction surveys. 
  • Course correct as necessary. 
  • Ensure the Gift Shop and visitor entrance is run in a fiscally responsible manner and all operational procedures documented to ensure dual controls. 




Mission Focused: Top priority is to create opportunities to engage and educate people in science and South Texas history through exhibitions, programs, and education activities. 

  • Ability to catalyze others' commitment to mission. 
  • Ability to link donor and volunteer aspirations to needs. 
  • Strives vigorously to accomplish shared goals. 
  • Separates one's own interests from organizational interests to make the best possible judgments for the organization  


Relationship Oriented:  Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow, and sustain productive relationships. Knows how to capture and record relevant information and how to interpret and utilize the information to forge partnerships, collaborate, cultivate, grow, sustain, and strengthen internal and external relationships. 

  • Understands and motivates individuals and organizations.  
  • Values diversity and inclusion.  
  • Effectively communicates.  
  • Treats others with respect and dignity.  
  • Actively listens to and facilitates diverse input and contributions. 


Collaborator:  Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

  • Seeks and shares knowledge of community. 
  • Takes a collaborative approach to addressing issues. 
  • Focuses on shared goals. 
  • Mobilizes a broad range of sectors and resources.  


Results Driven and Results Achieved:  Is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the organization by creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging innovations for broad investment and impact.

  • Has a searing focus on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact. 
  • Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support the goals of the organization. 
  • Challenges self and others to achieve “stretch” goals. 
  • Is personally accountable for the results they achieve.  
  • Can adapt quickly to ever-changing environments.  
  • Is organized, able to plan, think strategically, and is creative, innovative, and appropriately persistent. 
  • Can make decisions and willing to take risks when appropriate to achieve results and meet goals.  


Brand Steward: Is a steward of the CCMSH brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the organization. 

  • Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels (personal, market, societal). 
  • Defines, communicates, and consistently exemplifies the organization’s values and ethics. 
  • Understands brand concepts and can articulate these to stakeholders and staff. 
  • Is accountable and transparent with all stakeholders. 
  • Respects and follows the standards and safeguards that protect the organization’s integrity (e.g., professional standards for financial reporting, integrity of data, security of information systems, use of organizational property, confidentiality, etc.) 





  • Inspirational and persuasive communicator. 
  • Displays courage, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • Values external networks and relationships. 
  • Values continued learning and development of self and others. 


Team Builder

  • Understand that people are the engine that moves the organization forward. 
  • Focuses staff on meeting the organization’s mission and goals. 
  • Envisions the future of the organization through the development of staff and volunteer talent. 
  • Builds and cultivates volunteer leadership suited to accomplish organizational goals. 
  • Values the diversity of people and ideas. 



  • Works across private, public, and corporate sectors to ensure the success of the CCMSH. 





  • Present oneself in an appropriate and professional manner.  Communicate, act, react and respond appropriately in all situations. 
  • Effectively utilize interpersonal skills and political astuteness to engage with, lead and function as a member of a team. 
  • Is trustworthy and acts with integrity, authenticity, humility and in good faith, respecting others’ opinions, priorities, values, and interests. 


Communication Skills

  • Self-confident with personable affect. 
  • Is understanding and uses empathy, compassion, and active listening. 
  • Is fully present and aware of subtleties and nuances such as body language and voice tonality to better understand what is important to constituents and how to connect and engage them with the CCMSH. 
  • Can influence, persuade, present, request, sell, negotiate, and close a deal as appropriate. 


Utilize and Acquire Knowledge

  • Is forward-thinking, focused on what is possible, and seeks new tools and knowledge as needed. 
  • Can use technology when acquiring and utilizing knowledge and is innovative and creative in its application. 
  • Seek to continuously improve interpersonal and professional skills.  



  • This position works in support of and under the direction of the President and CEO. 
  • This position works closely with the Vice President of Development and Communications and the VP of Finance. 
  • This position supervises the Education Director, the Visitor Experience and Store Director, and the Curator. 



 Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or related field required.  Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.  



A minimum of 5 years senior level or executive experience is required. Demonstrated experience in outcomes-based work. Personnel and program management experience.  Grant writing and grant management experience. 



  • Possess strong leadership, negotiation, communication, coaching, problem solving, project management and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups 
  • Ability to understand and process data extracted from computerized information systems. 
  • Ability to deal with mathematical concepts and a variety of abstract and concrete variables. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook); CRM proficiency preferred. 
  • Self-confident with personable affect. 


  Position may require some day travel and some overnight travel.  Must own vehicle and provide proof of required insurance.  Applicant must be able to lift 25 lbs. 


Executive Exempt—this position is full-time, may exceed a 40-hour work week, and is exempt from Fair Labor Standards and Practices overtime compensation requirements.  Employee must be available and able to work non-traditional hours, including nights and some weekends.   


The job description for this position is intended to provide an overview of responsibilities and is not meant to be considered all-inclusive.