Exec. Director, Office of Institutional Reporting, Research, and Info. Systems

Posted on7/6/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toSenior Vice Provost for Resource Management
Reports in officeSenior Vice Provost for Resource Management
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateWhen filled
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at Austin
Institution descriptionFounded in 1883, UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas system, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. The University, home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty, has more than 40 graduate programs among the top 10 in the nation and four programs ranked #1, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Job dutiesThe University of Texas at Austin (https://www.utexas.edu/), one of the world’s leading research universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems (IRRIS). The Executive Director leads UT’s efforts to collect, evaluate, and analyze institutional data to support University planning and decision-making. The Executive Director will serve as the University's chief institutional research and data analysis officer and as a University-wide leader and advocate for issues related to data analysis and standards.

The Executive Director leads IRRIS in providing strategic leadership, 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 and advance University strategies. The University wishes to expand its capability in this area and is therefore seeking candidates with the demonstrated ability to affect positive change.

Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Resource Management, the Executive Director oversees a team of approximately twenty professional staff that gather, analyze, interpret, and disseminate university 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. The Executive Director supervises team leaders to develop and implement detailed project plans, ensuring documentation of business rules, accurate technical designs, efficient use of resources, and timely completion of projects. As an expert in data analysis, collection, and governance, and as the primary communicator of that data, the Executive Director provides leadership to enhance institutional governance and stewardship across a large, complex, and decentralized institution.
QualificationsThe University seeks a talented, committed, and experienced professional with a deep understanding of the University’s academic mission who will bring high-level, strategic analysis skills and proactive leadership abilities to the position. The successful candidate will have the ability to clearly communicate timely, comprehensive, and relevant information and analysis to academic leaders, administrators, and decision makers to provide important context and to facilitate decision making. S/he will have technical expertise in data-gathering and reporting tools, and analytical capabilities in statistics and survey research.

A Master's degree in an analytical discipline, such as computer science, educational research, information systems, or a related field is required (equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may take the place of such a degree); an advanced or terminal degree is preferred.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.
Application procedureThe University of Texas at Austin has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Laura Jenks, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net) or Laura (laura.jenks@opuspartners.net).

The University of Texas at Austin policy requires that a background check be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, adopted in 2017, guides a wide range of programs designed to advance the University’s objectives in diversity, inclusion, and equity. For more information, please visit http://diversity.utexas.edu/actionplan/.

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