Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama System is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant/Associate Vice Chancellor for System Analytics and Business Intelligence has responsibility for advancing the System’s mission by developing and coordinating platforms and processes for the effective facilitation of institutional research, data analysis, business intelligence, and data governance, which support decision making for the UA System Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and other UA System leaders. Reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, the AVC is expected to be a proactive leader who works collaboratively with the Office of the CFO and other System staff to increase access to accurate and high-quality data that provides: evidence of the System’s viability, effectiveness and productivity; support for strategic initiatives; assistance in short- and long-range planning; a roadmap for continuous program improvement; and opportunities to enhance the System’s overall transparency.
Along with serving in partnership with the Senior Vice Chancellor as it relates to the general duties and responsibilities of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, the AVC will take the lead in providing an effective approach for the collection and accurate reporting of System-wide data as needed for the Board of Trustees, submission to state and national agencies to which the System is expected to report and in response to ad hoc requests that are directed to the Office.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- A Master’s degree;
- 10 years of related experience;
- In-depth familiarity with institutional research and business intelligence practices, policies and platforms, particularly within the higher education environment;
- Direct knowledge of the objectives, structure and operations of major public universities, systems and state governmental entities;
- Significant experience in institutional data collection and analysis, with demonstrated experience in high-level reporting to key institutional stakeholders;
- Ability to direct, manage and influence others; ability to plan, organize and apply statistical methods to institutional research activities; ability to forecast areas of strategic concern or opportunity, based on data trends and available metrics;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; keen attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy and data integrity; the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; a self-motivated and deadline-oriented professional who can anticipate the needs of busy executives and support a System that seeks to be on the cutting edge of higher education performance and effectiveness.
- Doctoral degree;
- Direct related experience in Higher Education.
Note to applicant: The “Assistant” or “Associate” title designation will be determined based on professional credentials and prior experience. Applications must include a letter of interest, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references who will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.
Led by the Chancellor, who serves as the primary reporting channel for the presidents of each institution, The UA System Office facilitates the work of our Board of Trustees, ensures the fiscal integrity of our three campuses, directs legal affairs and audit functions, operates a state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure, initiates Systemwide activities and outreach, and presents a unified public affairs program.
The purpose of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (A&SA) is to assist the campuses of The University of Alabama System and other educational entities to achieve excellence in all that they do in the areas of teaching, research, scholarship, service, student affairs, and institutional research by providing professional guidance and support. The office is responsible for reviewing and recommending approval of long-range and strategic academic and student affairs plans. This includes giving staff support to the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The purpose also includes establishing and maintaining linkages between the System and other educational entities, including the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the Alabama Department of Education, and the Alabama Community College System.
- Teachers Retirement System 401(a) Plan
- Comprehensive Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- 403(b) Defined Contribution Plan
- Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA-1) Deferred Compensation Plan
- Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan
- System-Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employee-Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- System-Paid Long Term Disability
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account
- Generous Vacation, Sick and Holiday Leave