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Career Opportunities

Search job vacancies and find information related to the application process, employment requirements, and employee benefits at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Commissioner of Higher Education Ideal Candidate Specification

The Commissioner is appointed by the Board to provide leadership for higher education in Texas. The Commissioner serves as CEO, directing the 264-person staff with a $32 million operating budget and a further $1.7 billion disbursed under its supervision. The Commissioner is the primary advocate for the strategic plan, 60x30TX, and for the critical role that higher education plays in maintaining economic competitiveness and quality of life in Texas. He/she also works to develop higher education policy that improves student access and success, meets state goals and priorities, raises educational excellence, and promotes cost efficiency. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, doctorate preferred, and senior higher education administration experience or its equivalent in government or business. Extensive knowledge of higher education is essential. Knowledge of Texas, its state government, and its higher education system is highly desirable. For further information, contact Dorothy Drummer, executive search consultant, 512-320-9983, or

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

The THECB provides statewide coordination for the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) administered by Texas public institutions of higher education. Find general ORP-related information for new ORP-eligible employees, ORP participants, ORP administrators, and annual ORP report preparers/approvers.