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JOB SUMMARY: The Associate Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Services (IRES) performs advanced level project management and provides leadership for the ongoing and systematic collection, analyses, and use of data to support a culture of inquiry, improvement, and data informed decision-making in relation to district-wide institutional initiatives. Establishes collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators to identify data needs and designs and implements research projects accordingly. Organizes, plans, and develops a work unit, serving as an organization-wide expert in professional and technical areas. Reports to the District Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Services.
• Provides leadership to College IR and Director of Strategic Initiatives (DSI) teams in designing the methodology and data collection protocols to produce institutional actionable performance metrics and corresponding data reporting tools.
• Designs and implements district-wide scalable data products and works with district and college stakeholders to build and improve data tools that provide actionable insights to Alamo business processes and strategies that impact the Key Performance Indicators and college initiatives.
• Manages research projects to ensure completion within established timelines, maintains research project documentation to assess progress, and coordinates IRES team documentation of completed projects for future reference.
• Manages enrollment research for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM), including development and maintenance of data sets, systems, and analyses; with direction from the Chief of SEM and the District Director of IRES, supports a robust, data-driven planning and decision-making model for SEM, enabling both strategic and tactical decision making.
• Serves as a mentor and coach to subordinate staff on the most complex projects and applications, conducts both functional and technical training on data tools.
• Works with departments and divisions in the development and ongoing maintenance of analytical tools for actionable insights regarding institutional initiatives.
• Works with District Director and directs IRES subordinate staff on the implementation of continuous process improvements in accordance with Baldrige criteria.
• Designs, constructs, and maintains systems for assessment of strategic initiatives and dissemination of performance reports on findings to college/district personnel.
• Works with the college personnel and College IR leadership to design, construct, and maintain critical systems necessary for the assessment of district-wide strategic initiatives and dissemination of performance reports on findings to college/district personnel.
• Oversees the development and execution of district-wide training for personnel on all newly developed reporting tools.
• Supervises a team; leads, selects, trains, monitors, coaches and evaluates the work of staff.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• Masters’ degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, information science, social science, educational research, or other related area and training that equates to the required degree.
• Five years of closely related work experience -or- four years of closely related experience with a doctorate degree.
• Three years of progressive leadership experience to include managing complex data and working closely with senior management/executives on projects.
• Eight years of progressively responsible work experience as an Analyst or Programmer, three of which were at a supervisory level.
• Doctorate degree in related field. REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Must have a valid Texas driver license and be insurable through Alamo Colleges’ insurers.
• Knowledge of principles of organizational planning, evaluation, and assessment.
• Skill in research design/statistics, organization, oral and written communication, collaboration with all college constituencies and with the general public and working in a team environment.
• Ability to analyze education, economic, population and social trends; use research-related computer software; understand database management; work with professional computer programmers and systems analysts; manage departmental budgets; and supervise professional and classified staff employees.
• Skill in leading and implementing complex projects.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others in a large and complex educational environment, including the use of shared governance processes.
• Excellent organizational and complex problem-solving skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Effective management skills; strong well-developed leadership skills.
• Skilled in interpersonal relations and collaboration.

Institution Description

The Alamo Colleges District is an award-winning collective of five colleges in the Greater San Antonio area whose mission is to empower our diverse communities for success. As a district of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the nation’s only HSI and Historically Black College and University (HBCU), our colleges serve more than 70,000+ students annually with a focus on economic and social mobility. 

Our Alamo College District learner community, of 71,132 students, includes 47.2% who rely on financial aid, 41.0% who are first-generation in college; 4.3% who are veterans, and 25.1% who are over age 25.  
The Alamo Colleges has a proven track record of success in training workers that local employers need to stay competitive and carries the designation as the #1 provider of workforce education in the region.

Hours per Week: 40

Hourly or Salaried: Salary                             

Pay according to internal compensation policy

Grade:  Staff(S20)

Funding source: Hard Money                         

Number of opening: 1

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Location: Institutional Research + Effe
2222 N. Alamo St.
San Antonio, Texas, 78215
United States


Competitive benefits and salary
Application Due Date: 2024-03-01
Job Start Date: 2024-04-01
Salary: $97988 - $146933
City: San Antonio
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: Alamo Colleges District
Reports To: District Director Institutional Research & Effectiveness Services
Staff # Reporting to Position: 6
Reports In Office: Institutional Research & Effectiveness Services

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