Manage the delivery of critical actionable data and advanced analytics designed to support division-wide planning, budgeting, academic and administrative program assessment, and strategic decision-making in support of student success, and institutional improvement.
Description of Duties:
• Works closely with senior administration, faculty, and staff including institutional reporting and analytics teams to provide accurate, timely, and relevant data for internal use and other required internal and external reports. • Represents the priorities of the Executive Office, convenes schools/units for collaboration on reporting and data needs, and supports the development of a university vision for data support and decision-making. • Oversees and coordinates the generation and distribution of actionable data reports (both recurring and ad hoc), including specifying, coding, testing, and deploying reports. • Provides actionable research and assessment results and disseminates results to departments, units, and decision-making groups. • Assists the division leadership team with deploying strategic research to drive the understanding of actionable data as well as identify opportunities to improve data quality, business intelligence tools, and existing reporting mechanisms. • Oversees the collection and organization of data as requested for institutional research and reporting purposes. • Develops benchmarks, databases, dashboards, and other tools to support research, planning, compliance, and decision-making processes. • Completes projects that require data mining, analysis, and presentation. • Provides focused data analysis to identify problems or trends, reduce unnecessary cost and/or increase ROI, and drive better decisions. • Conducts market research and analyses to identify opportunities for program development or enhancement. • Constructs and provides deliverables for special projects as assigned by the division head. • Stays abreast of trends in institutional research, survey research, data management and visualization, predictive analytics and business intelligence tools. • Actively pursues professional development and participates in relevant professional organizations and university committees. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in education, statistics, or related field from an accredited university.
Licenses/Certifications: Working knowledge of statistical software packages (SPSS, SAS); graphical software, database query languages (SQL); as well as visualization and reporting tools (Tableau, OBIEE).
Required Experience :
• Three (3) years of experience in statistics, statistical analysis, research design, quantitative and/or research methods, or • Four (4) years of the required experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in education, statistics, or related field from an accredited university.
Experience with data collection methods, sampling, and data analysis and report preparation.
About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.
UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.