Executive Director of Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems

Posted on8/24/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toSenior Vice Provost for Resource Management
Reports in officeExecutive Vice President and Provost
Application due dateApplication open until the position is filled.
Job start date09/01/2017
CityAustin
State/ProvinceTexas
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at Austin
Institution descriptionThe University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is internationally recognized as a leader in higher education and research, with a depth and range of resources unmatched by most public universities. UT Austin is the fifth largest university in the United States, with approximately 40,000 undergraduate students and 11,0000 graduate students from across the nation and more than 125 countries. Founded in 1883, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1929, UT Austin offers more than 170 undergraduate fields of study and 223 graduate programs (including 86 doctoral programs), supported by more than 3,000 faculty and 12,000 staff members. At UT Austin, "What Starts Here Changes the World" is a powerful guiding principle that encourages faculty and students alike to advance the frontiers of knowledge and achievement.
Job dutiesThe University of Texas at Austin seeks a knowledgeable and collaborative leader who will provide effective management and expertise related to institutional research, analysis, data infrastructure, data governance, compliance, and reporting to produce timely and accurate information required to shape and support strategic institutional goals and decision-making.
The Executive Director will perform the following essential functions:
•Serve as the University’s chief institutional research and analysis officer.
•Oversee professional staff that gather, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data, ensuring that they employ the highest professional standards of accuracy, objectivity, and timeliness to produce meaningful data to meet the decision-making needs of the University community.
•Supervise team leaders to develop detailed project plans, ensuring accurate documentation of business rules, technical designs, efficient use of resources, and timely completion of projects.
•Facilitate enhanced coordination of institutional research by collaborating with analytical and data warehouse teams to encourage greater efficiency and process improvement.
•Provide leadership to enhance institutional data governance and stewardship across a large, complex, and decentralized institution.
•Coordinate and set priorities and deadlines for all responses to routine and non-routine data requests from external entities and University constituents.
•Oversee reporting for institutional compliance with federal, state, and accrediting requirements.
•Research and monitor national trends in higher education institutional reporting and data analytics.
•Serve as a member of key institutional committees.
•Attend, present papers at, and represent the University at key conferences and symposiums.
QualificationsMinimum qualifications include the following:
•Master’s degree in an analytical discipline, such as computer science, educational research, information systems, or a related field.
•At least 8 years of progressively responsible and relative experience in institutional research, business intelligence or analytics, data analysis, program evaluation, or related research practices in higher education.
•Disciplined, data driven approach to decision-making and problem solving with a sharp focus on metrics, outcomes, results, and timeliness.
•Expertise in methodologies of evaluation, assessment, survey research, statistics, data analysis, including experience with data warehouses.
•Strong presentation skills with the ability to synthesize and articulate complex concepts and data to a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
•Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
•Proven ability to work as a key partner and collaborate across multiple units and stakeholder groups.
•Demonstrated ability to supervise effective teams that manage a complex and dynamic set of projects with competing deadlines and priorities.

Preferred qualifications include the following:
•Ph.D. in an analytical discipline such as, computer science, educational research, information systems, or a related field.
•Greater than 8 years of experience related to institutional research in higher education.
•Academic publications related to institutional research and analysis.
•Proficiency with a statistical software package (e.g., Stata, SAS, SPSS).
•Experience in change management.
•Experience with dimensional modeling.
Salary range$100,000 and Higher
Salary benefitsSalary starts around $150,000 depending on qualifications.
Application procedurePlease visit our job website for a complete description and to apply for posting number 17-08-16-01-0457.