Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Analytics
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Dallas College in their search for Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC), Strategic Analytics.
For best consideration, please apply by June 2nd
Dallas College, formerly known as Dallas County Community College District, has served the community for over 50 years operating as a district of seven independently accredited colleges. In 2020, those colleges united under a single name, Dallas College, offering students a more streamlined, convenient experience. The seven original campuses live on as primary locations.
This vital role in the Dallas College System comes at a critical time as the System strives to provide an exceptional and coherent data experience throughout their System and campus locations. This initiative will develop and standardize system wide approaches and best practices relating to the data and research needs of the system and seven campus locations.
This position requires a highly accomplished leader and strategist to establish this new department which lies at the intersection of data and student success. The new AVC will have the opportunity to build their own team consisting of two deans and additional data analysts and social science researchers. The successful candidate is a visionary leader capable of developing and implementing this critical infrastructure and developing long-term service plans.
As Dallas College embarks on these long term plans to create a data informed institution, the critical initial priorities for the position are to establish a strong foundation and rebuild the data architecture to scale for system-wide strategic analytics. The AVC for Strategic Analytics will envision, develop, and implement the standardization of the data architecture, data literature, and data governance across the System and campuses.
The position requires a data driven strategist to design, develop and lead this new department as the College engages in new approaches and ways of data-driven decision-making. The ideal candidate is tech savvy with a deep understanding of the latest practices in data analysis and interpretation within a complex, heavily matrixed organization.
This position requires a skilled team builder with impeccable communication skills to act as a data ambassador across the College and campuses. As Dallas College pivots to a more data-driven model, the Founding Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Analytics will work with constituents throughout the system to analyze and interpret data in order to develop and implement impactful strategies.
This position reports to the Vice Chancellor Student Success.
Oversees the team dedicated to collecting, standardizing, and analyzing all data used across Dallas College, including:
- Working with Dean for Student Success Research and stakeholders, drive major change to student success through a proactive research agenda. Navigate institutionally all types of student success (transfer, basic needs). Creating entire research project to accomplish goals.
- Basic reporting, dashboards, & analytics, for financial aid, enrollment, and standard student and curricular stats
- Contributes to institutional conversations around IR and reporting
- Regular analysis for standardized external reports and accreditation e.g., federal, NSLB, including submission of data-only reports, e.g., IPEDs
- State reporting. Identify, report and resolve errors.
- Regular reporting and ad hoc requests from assigned school stakeholders
- Incremental research aimed at driving sustainable practices to support increasing student success and equity
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the purpose of community colleges and the vision of Dallas College
- Experience leading or managing major change initiatives
- Ability to identify and address opportunities and challenges that arise as a result of Dallas College’s current transition
- Demonstrated expertise in research design, sampling, modeling, statistical analysis and data visualization
- Experience with process-improvement initiatives
- Understanding of effective management, leadership, and teamwork principles
- Knowledge and experience with data governance programs and initiatives
- Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, complex ideas and information to a variety of stakeholders/constituents within the Dallas College community network
- Knowledge and expertise in data models that drive analytics. Need to revamp data architecture.
- Change management as it relates to data literacy across an institution
- Knowledge of data visualization software
- Strategizing and planning an agenda for institutional training around self-service data access and utilization.
- Champions and provides leadership for an ongoing culture of data-informed decision making and continuous improvement by developing systems and processes that facilitate the use of meaningful data.
- Directs the collection, design, analysis and development of Dallas College quality performance indicators and data into meaningful performance measures
- Proactively and aggressively identifies and resolves data quality issues and maintains a robust measurement and reporting audit process for routine reports and measures
- Build executive dashboards to provide visibility and access to key metrics, define targets for KPIs, and track progress against targets
- An expert in data development, able to provide leadership by translating data into actionable items while providing analytic insight to drive the performance of Dallas College.
- Conducts and/or assists on a wide variety of 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 research protocols and procedures
- Promotes strong partnerships with research counterparts at local high schools, universities and other stakeholders.
- Anticipates research needs, questions, and possible solutions through review of research studies and best practices.
- Provides College wide research planning and support for accreditation efforts with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and other accreditation agencies.
- Ensures the organization meets external reporting requirements on time while proactively alerting executive leadership of any issues that require review or policy clarifications and modifications.
- Provides recommendations to the executive leadership team to develop measurements supporting board and college strategic priorities. Develops models based on changing practices or mandates from various local, state and federal agencies. Responsible for staying informed and keeps up with the latest industry trends and best practices.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree required (earned doctorate preferred) as confirmed by official transcripts
- Five (5) years of progressive responsibility working with analytics, data management and research in higher education or related field
- Experience with visualization platforms
- Experience with Data Mining, Predictive Analytics and Modeling
- Experience in the development and implementation of data-driven strategic plans
- Earned doctorate preferred Experience working in a heavily matrixed organization
About Dallas College:
Since 1965, Dallas College, formerly known as the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) has served more than three (3) million students. Dallas College is one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas, which includes seven campus locations around the Dallas/Fort Worth area and strives to be a leader in the Community College space, placing students at the center of everything they do.
Dallas College serves more than 100,000 credit and continuing education students offering 300+ academic and technical degrees and over 100 high-demand career programs and training.
In June 2020, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approved the district’s plan to unify as a single institution, Dallas College. The new Dallas College encompasses Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland, which will now be referred to as campuses instead of colleges.
By approving a comprehensive application detailing concrete steps on how the district would consolidate its colleges to better serve students, SACSCOC also granted the district a “level change,” allowing what is now Dallas College to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, the first four-year degree offered by the institution.
For best consideration, please apply by June 2nd
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Dallas College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read the EEOC Statement here