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Vice President, Institutional Research and Analytics

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Job Number 1909020
Vice President, Institutional Research and Analytics

Closing Date: 10/25/2019
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Position InformationLocationHighland Business CenterHours40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm with some evenings and weekends.SalarySalary Commensurate Upon Experience.FLSA StatusExemptReports ToProvost/EVP for Academic AffairsCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

ACC has eleven campuses organized in North, Central, and South regions to ensure a full array of programs and services to students across a large area comprising six counties in Central Texas. ACC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College, a Board Member College of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a Cadre One member of the Texas Pathways Project, and recently won the Seal of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education.

As a community college dedicated to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.

The College's current Strategic Plan: Student Success through Guided Pathways, 2017-2021 may be accessed at: https://www.austincc.edu/business-community/strategic-plan.

The College's most recent Student Success Report is available at:
https://www.austincc.edu/offices/provost/programs-and-initiatives/student-success-report.Student Profile

Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC currently enrolls 41,500 students, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2018, ACC's students were 44% White, 36% Latinx, 8% African-American, 5% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial. ACC's designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to support our students' educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse student population and will be experienced in culturally-responsive student affairs practices for engaging and supporting first-generation students and others who have been historically underserved.General Statement of Job

The Vice President for Institutional Research and Analytics (IRA) provides leadership in the identification, collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting and communication of data and information throughout the College to support and enhance informed decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, policy development, and institutional self-assessment.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Champions and provides leadership for an ongoing culture of data, assessment, institutional effectiveness, and continuous improvement by developing systems and processes that facilitate the use of meaningful data in decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Chairs a college-wide institutional effectiveness team to review and analyze data and prepare reports in support of enrollment management, program quality, student success, institutional effectiveness, and others as directed by the President and Executive Team.
  • Conducts and/or assists on a wide variety of survey research efforts in analysis of student success, student satisfaction, program need, transfer success, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction, and institutional climate. This includes survey construction, development of survey instruments, and design of survey protocols and procedures.
  • Acquires, manipulates, develops, and maintains longitudinal data sets, verifying accuracy and consistency over time.
  • Develops data dashboards for key stakeholders across the College.
  • Serves as the steward of college data and information by ensuring institutional compliance with all privacy, security, and ethical considerations. Determines what data and information should be used for various purposes and whether interpretations are correct and appropriately used.
  • Provides training to faculty, staff, and administrators related to effective use of data.
  • Promotes strong partnerships with research counterparts at local high schools and universities.
  • Anticipates research needs, questions, and possible solutions through review of research studies and best practices.
  • Collaborates with Information Technology as needed for the development and management of data as necessary.
  • Supervises college-wide reporting to state, regional, and federal agencies.
  • Collaborates with Institutional Planning, Development, and Evaluation as needed for development of institutional and unit strategic plans, budgets, and assessments.
  • Chairs an institutional research committee to review and approve internal as well as external requests for research related to ACC students, personnel, programs, and/or services.
  • Ensures appropriate safety training is completed, and compliance with all health and safety rules and processes.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Demonstrated expertise in research design, sampling, modeling, statistical analysis and data interpretation and communication. Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission. Understanding of effective management, leadership, and teamwork principles.&nbsp;SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Ability to manage a complex set of projects with deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Excellent communication, written and verbal, and interpersonal skills. Providing leadership at all levels of the college. Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving. Planning and managing budgets and human resource needs. Maintaining an established work schedule with some evenings and weekends required.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Ability to use integrated data bases, Excel, statistical software, and survey software.Required Work Experience

  • Five years related work experience including management in a higher education academic environment.
  • Required Education

  • Master's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.
  • Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Posted: 9/15/2019
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