Description: A strategic, visionary leader who will analyze and communicate complex data effectively across the university for the new position of Assistant Vice President for Planning, Analytics and Decision Support (AVP). Reporting directly to the President, the AVP is responsible for providing: High-level, analytically based advice to the President; strategic planning; leadership and oversight of Institutional Research and Decision-Support personnel; and alignment and tracking of cabinet-level goals to the mission and vision of the University. The Assistant Vice President for Planning, Analytics and Decision Support will be a member of the Cabinet and will lead efforts to encourage a culture of strategic and data-informed decision-making throughout the University; will be relied on to conceive the analytical and statistical modeling approaches required to answer key questions; will deliver usable information and the narrative to explain it for management and policy decisions; and will design and implement strategies, standards, best-practices, and tools to support the president’s objective that “all decisions are data supported.”
Minimum Requirements: A master’s degree in a relevant field of study with at least five years as an executive or director level administrator. Proven understanding of innovative techniques of data management and analysis across a complex organization and success bringing innovative pilot projects to scale. Extensive experience with the myriad sources of University data and how to consolidate and present this data in reports and other vehicles most useful to decision makers. Must have strong skills in providing excellent customer service and demonstrate strong ethics. A valid driver's license and safe driving history are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A broad knowledge of the education industry, strong quantitative/qualitative research skills and analytical expertise, and creativity in problem solving. Familiarity with data architecture, data management, and the development of data governance. Ability to engage in executive-level and technical implementation discussions, through visual and verbal communication. Demonstrated expertise in current principles and procedures of higher education strategic planning and assessment. Demonstrated experience in project planning, development, and implementation. Analytical capabilities in statistics, survey research, assessment, and data mining. University-wide perspective on current issues within the context of higher education. Ability to work independently as needed. Must have ability to manage appropriate institutional budgets.
Hire Range: $65,000 – $80,000 annually
Regular Work Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
(Overnight travel, evening, and weekend are required.)
Class Code: UC63 – State Title: Assistant Vice President
Position #: 000433 – Band: Unclassified
Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov and received by November 23, 2016. Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged. See position status at www.lander.edu/hr. Lander University is a tobacco-free campus. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements. The duties and responsibilities of this position require that all applicants be subject to the customary background review, including a credit report.