Director, Planning & Decision Support

University of North Texas Health Science Center
June 12, 2023
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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Director, Planning & Decision Support Department HSC-University Assessment & Accred-385000 Job Location Fort Worth Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https: // hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Salary Information Salary commensurate with experience with a minimum of $80,000 annually Department Summary

HSC is dedicated to fostering a culture of assessment, continuous quality improvement, and evidence-based decision support. The office of University Assessment and Accreditation does this through providing integrated expertise in three functional areas: outcomes assessment, accreditation, and planning & decision support.

Position Overview

The Director of Planning and Decision Support will display advanced knowledge of higher education metrics and institutional reporting requirements, including IPEDS, LBB, THECB, USN&WR. Possess strong skill set for qualitative and quantitative research methods, survey design and methodology, and data analysis and visualization. Demonstrate strategic thinking and analytical abilities, capable of organizing, prioritizing, and leading multiple projects to successful completions. Have the ability to maintain acute attention to detail as well as a keen understanding of broader perspectives. Demonstrate collaboration and communication skills and use software applications to generate reports and surveys, analyze data, and create meaningful data visualizations. Knowledge of current, complex higher education issues and trends and how they might impact the organization. Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate situations that impact the institution using multiple sources of information and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, including senior leaders, and to provide exceptional customer service. Ability to clearly present data in narrative and graphical formats and to develop and deliver presentations for senior leaders and complete work in a timely manner with a high level of accuracy. Ability to reliably and consistently lead and perform tasks independently and as a team member and manage and coach others as needed.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience driving large analytic projects and programs to completion • Experience with data manipulation and analysis and working with real time analytics • Knowledge of current, complex higher education issues and trends and how they might impact the organization • Advanced knowledge of survey design and methodology • Knowledge of Qualtrics or similar survey software • Knowledge of institutional research and reporting requirements, e.g., IPEDS, LBB, THECB, USN&WR • Ability to develop and use metrics to evaluate program success • Ability to access, analyze, and report both quantitative and qualitative data and create reports • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and knowledge of database development, data collection, and analysis • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to evaluate situations that impact the institution using multiple sources of information • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization including senior leaders • Ability to develop and deliver presentations for senior leaders • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with a high level of accuracy • Ability to reliably and consistently perform tasks independently and as a team member • Ability to interact with diverse groups of individuals at all levels within and outside the institution and to provide exceptional customer service • Ability to manage and coach others as needed • Ability to use data visualization software (PowerBI, Tableau, or equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree (e.g., MBA, MPA, M.Ed.) in educational business, public administration, or related field preferred
  • Advanced exposure to higher education, healthcare, or any industry where applicable experience may be gained and the organizational dynamics of this industry preferred self-starter with initiative and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule

    Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional weekends as required for divisional events. Remote work available up to 3 days per week when projects and office traffic allow.

    Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position EEO Statement

    The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

    Classification Title Dir Assessment & Accred Physical Requirements Writing, Talk or Hear, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Walking, Ability to communicate

    Job Duties

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    Lead university-wide efforts to provide data for external reporting requirements, including compliance with state, federal and accrediting commissions, and university ranking/profile organizations.

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    Lead the development, administration, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data and surveys to support assessment, planning, and decision making at the department, school, and university levels.

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    Provide centralized decision support by developing official data platforms that deliver meaningful information in an appropriately accessible format and creating a defined system for ad hoc institutional data requests.

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    Conduct and lead timely and accurate data and best practices research and integrated analysis for key performance indicators, ad hoc reports, and special projects that support institutional initiatives and requirements.

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    Collaborate with data owners and stakeholders to accomplish institutional reporting needs and to support institutional data integrity and governance. Facilitate meetings with stakeholders of the organization around institutional data issues.

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    Maintain advanced working knowledge of federal and state reporting policies, guidelines, and requirements and current higher education issues and trends, and how they might impact the university.

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    Provide advice and counsel regarding institutional data and reporting, knowledge management, and other strategic initiatives impacting the organization.

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    May provide training, supervision, coaching, and mentoring to Planning and Decision Support analysts.

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    Conduct literature reviews, prepare and review research reports, presentations, and other documents, summarizing information in succinct formats and ensuring accurate data that meets users' needs.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number S6328P

    Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/72127

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