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Posted 5/24/2016

Institution: Texas Southern University
Senior Accountant (State Appropriations)

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Description: The Senior Accountant is responsible for monitoring accounting transactions for state appropriation accounts and provides accounting support to the Director of General Accounting. The Senior Accountant establishes and maintains control and records of state appropriation activity in Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), while also achieving compliance with rules and procedures by the Comptroller for the State of Texas. Analyzes and monitors the University and State's general ledger accounts for state appropriated funds compliance within guidelines established by the Comptroller for the State of Texas. Prepares formal state appropriations between the University's general ledger and the State's general ledger via appropriation activity reports analysis. Researches and analyzes the nature of reconciling items and makes necessary corrections in compliance with statutory accounting policies and procedures, regarding the use of state appropriated funds. Serves as point of contact between the State Comptroller's Office and the University regarding appropriated funds control. Provides support for University departments (Budget, Payroll, Accounting, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Business Affairs, Facilities, etc.) to resolve issues related to state accounting procedures. Reconciles State cash accounts and Researches analysis of State payroll cash and expenditures accounts. Makes necessary posti ng corrections. Enters quarterly encumbrances in USAS. Provides input to department processes, writes procedures and makes recommendations when necessary for improvement in the appropriation accounting cycle, in order to eliminate re-occurring reconciling items. Collaborates with other state agencies (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, TWC, SORM) to resolve problems or clarify procedures relating to the statewide accounting system. Assists with the preparation of the monthly and Annual Financial Report (AFR) package through analysis of Fund Balance (all funds) and expenditures as assigned by the Director of General Accounting. Proofs the financial package. Posts the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and Benefit Proportional by Fund Deport (APS11) to the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS). Prepares General Reconciliation reports. Analyzes, calculates and posts intradepartmental orders (Due To/Due From) to State general ledger. Prepares matching journal entries to t! he University system. Requests payment from local accounts when reimbursements are due to State Accounts. Monitors state appropriation balances to ensure agreement with the State Comptroller; makes necessary budget corrections and posts revenue for special appropriations to both State and University systems. Prepares and posts necessary expenditure transfers to both State and the University's systems ensuring compliance with policies and procedures of the State of Texas governing board. Analyzes, orders and maintains the University's account profiles on the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS). Verifies the accuracy of financial data between the University and State of Texas Accounting systems.

Additional Information and Job Link: https://jobs.tsu.edu/postings/1536


Posted 5/12/2016

Institution: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Coordinator, Academic Advising

Salary Range: $42,000–$52,000

Job Description: Provide leadership for effective and best-practice advising delivery systems and methodologies, including distance learners, in an environment conducive to quality student support services and learning. Offer leadership in development of student academic plans and in liaison with departmental heads, and keep up-to-date information on academic programs and requirements. Collect and review student data using various reporting systems to identify trends and evaluate enrollment levels, retention rates, and learning outcomes to assess student academic progress and graduation success rate. Create professional development and training to ensure advisors provide quality customer service and are current on new initiatives for student success and retention. Support faculty through analysis and assessment to identify :at risk" students and to initiate early alert procedures for academic support.

Required Qualifications
Master's or foreign equivalent degree in Education or directly related field and 2 years of experience in above duties to include post-secondary education level teaching.

Position subject to Texas Education Code 51.215 requiring a background check. UTPB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The "Notice of Job Availability" can be seen here.

Reply to HR, Attn: Mark McGurk, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University Blvd. Odessa, TX 79762


Posted 4/7/2016

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Operation Analyst Student Financials

Salary Range: $3,598.00+ (negotiable depending on qualifications)

Job Description: Provide high level analytical support for tuition and fee aspects of accelerated online and other non-traditional academic programs as well as traditional program support.

Essential Functions

  • Work with Student Financials Administration to improve the overall student financial/payment experience by analyzing complex student financial data and make recommendations for efficiencies and process improvements. Design and implement automated solutions to manual processing.
  • Assist with MyMav (PeopleSoft) student system tuition and fee set up including Accelerated Online, Guaranteed tuition, and Traditional tuition setup. Ensure that tuition, fees, payments, waivers and exemptions are posted to student accounts correctly. Test MyMav enhancements/implementations to ensure all processes related to student financials remain functional.
  • Monitor reports daily to ensure compliance with tuition refund percentage requirements established by the State. Verify accuracy of tuition/fee and refund set up in the MyMav system for each session/term.
  • Provide analytical solutions to complex challenges arising from enrollment growth and accelerated online and other innovative special academic program offerings.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Information Technology to schedule and troubleshoot cancellation for non-payment job sets and the related mass communications to students and staff.
  • Create and maintain statistical reporting for Accelerated Online and other non-traditional programs in support of UT Arlington's Strategic Plan 2020. Assist with end of term Accelerated Online reconciliation. Review budget transfers and payment vouchers.
  • Perform other duties assigned including special projects as necessary.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of experience in planning, forecasting, financial analysis or other related experience (or) High school diploma and 7 years of experience in planning, forecasting, financial analysis or other related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree. Experience working with academic programs in a University setting. Experience with PeopleSoft student system is strongly preferred. Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel.

Get more information and learn more about Careers at UT Arlington.
To apply for this position, see job posting 0011354.


Posted 4/4/2016

Institution: Texas A&M University System
Director of Human Resources

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the administration of all functions and services of the Human Resources and Payroll Services departments, including but not limited to: planning, organizing and directing the operations of the department; records management; administration of employee benefit programs, employee recruitment and employment; ensuring university compliance with federal, state, A&M System, and university laws, regulations, policies and guidelines; employee coaching and counseling; new employee HR and Benefits orientation; conducting employee performance evaluations and overseeing university performance appraisal process; administering employee pay plan; developing and updating policies and procedures; receiving and investigating reports of alleged civil rights violations or violation s of TAMUS Ethics policy involving the university employees; representing the university at meetings and conferences; advising the university community on personnel matters; and collaborating with the Title IX coordinator to oversee the university's compliance with federal Title IX regulations.


Posted 3/23/2016

Institution: Texas State University
Treasury Analyst

Salary Range: $5,300+ Commensurate with experience

Additional information, including detailed job description, and a link to apply for the position, can be found at https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/16992


Posted 3/8/2016

Institution: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Senior Financial Accountant

Salary Range: $47,000-$52,000

Job Description
Texas A&M University has an opening for a Senior Financial Accountant position to be located at our branch campus in Galveston. This position serves as a liaison between the Galveston campus and Texas A&M in College Station for financial/business functions.

Additional information, including detailed job description, and a link to apply for the position, can be found at https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/93930


Posted 2/5/2016

Institution: Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)
Payroll Positions Available — Payroll Specialist, Payroll Associate

Salary Range: See job posting on website

Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of downtown Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. Travelling to campus is a convenient 20 - 30 minute commute with minimal traffic from the Houston's growing Northwest Corridor.

Job Description
The Payroll Services team at Prairie View A&M University seeks dynamic, engaging and dedicated professionals to join the team. The following positions are available: Payroll Specialist, Payroll Associate

Join a team where our tradition of fostering talent creates your opportunity for growth. For almost 140 years, Prairie View A&M University has had a reputation for producing productive people where our high caliber, talented workforce has always been committed to excellence in teaching, research and service

Application Procedure
The application deadline is February 19, 2016. To review each job announcement in its entirety and to apply online, please visit our website at jobs.pvamu.edu. For assistance with the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu

Prairie View A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veterans/Employer


Posted 2/1/2016

Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Location: San Antonio, Texas

About UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its three campuses: 1604 Campus, Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures. With nearly 29,000 students enrolled in 159 degree programs, we offer 69 bachelorís, 66 master's and 24 doctoral degree programs.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President Financial Affairs/Controller the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting will be responsible for:

  • Management and supervision of the Accounting Services Office with an emphasis on strong customer service by every person in every job every day.
  • Evaluate employeesí performance; monitor their work flow to make changes in job duties as needed to meet the various deadlines. Mentor and provide staff development.
  • Oversight of a timely and accurate month-end and year-end closing process, including the submission of the Annual Financial Report and Monthly Financial Report. Coordinate the year-end closing process across all relevant departments.
  • Oversight of all University financial reporting to ensure accuracy and on-time delivery of all items. Financial reporting responsibilities include items due to UT System Office, Office of the Comptroller of the State of Texas, UTSA Office of Institutional Research and any others as required.
  • Oversee the AFR audit process and any other financial reporting or accounting-related audits, including coordination of the timely and accurate delivery of requested schedules and oversight of answers made to Internal Audit, UT System external auditors or the State Auditorís Office.
  • Ensure the timely completion of any requests made by the UT System Office and Office of the Comptroller. Develop a good working relationship with UT System Office, Office of the Comptroller staff members and peers at other UT System Academic Institutions.
  • Oversee the general ledger module of the PeopleSoft FMS system, including the translation of business requirements into functional design specifications and the oversight of testing for new and existing functions as needed. Develop a working knowledge of all closely inter-related FMS modules, including Commitment Control, Treasury, Asset Management, Commitment Accounting, Accounts Payable and others as needed.
  • Adhere to GASB accounting principles. Keep abreast of changes and updates in accounting principles and state or UT System reporting requirements. Work with the Controller to ensure timely implementation of any accounting principle changes.
  • Oversight of state appropriation reporting, draws, proportionality and related duties, including monitoring internal controls to ensure eligibility of reimbursement items. Review and ensure submission of the financial reporting for the quarterly and annual USAS/ABEST reconciliation.
  • Supervise the timely review of complete and accurate reconciliations for all general ledger accounts. Ensure reconciling items are addressed on a timely basis. For reconciliations prepared outside of Accounting Services, review occasionally to ensure that reconciliations are being prepared timely and in a proper format.
  • Train the accounting staff in applicable processes and reconciliations. Oversee the training provided by accounting for the departments to ensure departments are receiving the necessary scope of training for cost center reconciliation.
  • Follow and promote Business Affairsí guiding principles through hiring, management and all day-to-day operations.
  • Develop appropriate PeopleSoft queries and Nvision reports to streamline daily operations and assist with financial reports.
  • Maintain a content-rich website working with the Financial Affairs Communication Manager to improve customer service. Ensure operating guidelines reflect current process and improve the efficiency of the department.
  • Work collaboratively with Financial Affairs management team and staff.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Other Requirements:

  • A Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution in Accounting. (Masterís degree in accounting, business, or finance preferred)
  • Seven years of accounting experience to include four years of supervisory experience and three years of experience at an institution subject to GASB requirements.
  • At least three years of experience with an ERP system for accounting and financial reporting functions. (Experience with PeopleSoft FMS Suite, Version 9.0 or higher preferred)
  • Certified Public Accountant (current).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Extensive knowledge of GAAP, GASB, federal regulations, excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task. Ability to work as an effective team member and build cooperative working relationships with customers, peers and staff. Commitment to excellence and attention to detail.

The complete position announcement along with the online application process is found on the UTSA Human Resources website at https://jobs.utsa.edu/. You will be required to attach a resume and cover letter. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Posted 2/1/2016

Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Senior Financial Analyst

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Location: Austin, TX

Earliest Start Date: Immediately

Required Application Materials
A resume is required in order to apply. A list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply. In order to be considered, applicants must have uploaded all required materials in a combined document and must have completed all sections in their on-line application.

Purpose of Position: Supports multiple financial processes for UTShare campuses.

Essential Functions
Assists UTShare campuses with complex financial issues, including financial reconciliations, integrity, financial reporting, creating queries and general ledger maintenance. Processes the annual 1099s for UT System Administration and UT Permian Basin. Works closely with Accounts Payable to maintain the Vendor file. Researches complex tax issues pertaining to moving expenses and processes sales tax payments. Provides backup support to USAS functions, including reconciliations, submitting daily files, updating security, maintaining process documentation, and addressing updates to the USAS interface. Oher duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with a minimum of 5 years accounting experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications
MBA or CPA. Experience using the Texas Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS). PeopleSoft experience.

Working Conditions
May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity.

Additional Information
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.


Posted 2/1/2016

Institution: University of North Texas (UNT)
Senior Internal Auditor – Continuous Auditor

Department Overview:
The objective of internal auditing is to assist members of the University in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. To this end, internal auditing furnishes them with independent analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel and information concerning the activities reviewed. (Regents Rules 04.500)

Statement of Values:
To achieve organizational excellence, the Internal Audit Department is committed to providing a work environment based upon the following core values:

  1. Promoting individual responsibility and integrity.
  2. Showing individual respect and basic courtesy toward each member of the department.
  3. Maintaining an open door policy for the freedom of expression and opinions by each member of the department.
  4. Providing opportunities for personal growth and encouraging creativity.
  5. Cultivating partnerships with departments, colleges, schools, institutes, centers, and the community.
  6. Striving to obtain understanding and mutual respect for all members of the University and the community based on trust, cooperation, and open communication.
  7. Continuing to work for improvement upon ethical standards and core values both individually and as a Department.
  8. Providing independent, objective analyses and assessments of all aspects of the University's operations with a focus toward quality, efficiency, and customer service.

Job Description:
The Continuous Auditing Specialist performs advanced querying and data analytics for the Internal Audit department and other departments on an as needed basis. Work involves planning and conducting technical interviews of systems and individuals to determine requirements for reports and monitoring needs. Assists internal auditors to integrate data analytics into internal audits. Prepares audit findings regarding the efficiency, accuracy, and security of financial and non-financial programs. Provides recommendations, guidance and assistance to agency programs. Conducts presentations on the meaningful use of data analytics and queries developed. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and maintains queries to facilitate the department program of continuous auditing and monitoring.
  • Develops queries for other departments as required to advance the concept of continuous monitoring throughout the University of North Texas system.
  • Maintains proficiency with the latest techniques and trends in the arena of continuous auditing/monitoring.
  • Communicates audit and non-audit activities verbally and in writing.
  • Participates in the establishing and accomplishing the annual audit plans, goals, and objectives of the Internal Audit's Office; responsible for safekeeping assigned state property; and adheres to office policies for administration and employee ethics.
  • Performs related work as assigned, including routine internal audit assignments.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related subject; five years of auditing experience; and professional certification required-Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered in lieu of business-related degree and experience requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting procedures and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of statutes and departmental regulations affecting audit assignments.
  • Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and practices used by a state supported institution.
  • Skill in the operation of personal computers, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to apply established internal audit programs to specific appraisals dealing with operating procedures and directives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data; in evaluating information and systems; in drawing logical conclusions; in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls over key information risks; in identifying significant exposures; in analyzing transactions and management information; in detecting changes in key risks and or control effectiveness; in developing appropriate recommendations to address exposures; and in using analytical software tools, data analysis methods, and other computer applications.
  • Familiarization with the use of graphics tools to enhance and accentuate key findings in audit reports.
  • Advanced written communication skills required and the ability to communicate audit findings and make recommendations effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize assigned work and to set time frames, prioritize and meet goals.
  • Ability to travel especially within the Dallas-Fort Worth- Denton areas.

Quicklink to apply:


Posted 1/29/2016

Institution: Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK)
Vice President for Finance & CFO

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), the fastest growing doctoral university in the country, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer (VP/CFO). Reporting to President Steven Tallant, the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the University is responsible for the executive management of all financial affairs of the University.

The University seeks a VP/CFO who is an experienced financial professional who demonstrates the ability to be creative and innovative when developing and reviewing programs in a rapidly changing funding and regulatory environment. The VP/CFO is responsible for financial planning and leadership in the management of all financial activities of the University. Reporting to the VP/CFO are the offices of Budget & Payroll, Accounts Payable/Property Management/Travel, Financial Reporting, Human Resources, Student Accounts/Business Services, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing. The position requires interaction with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The Texas A&M University System, and other university chief financial officers throughout the State of Texas.

Successful candidates for the position will have a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated financial administrative experience, with a record of increasing responsibility in the leadership and management of a wide range of business affairs activities(preferably within higher education with administrative experience at a doctoral level institution).

The candidate should have direct experience in the areas of budgeting, accounting, other aspects of financial management and human resources. A bachelor's degree is required; a master's degree in business, finance or accounting is strongly preferred, a CPA is preferred.

The institutional profile, full position description and more information regarding the University can be found at agbsearch.com under "Current Searches," as well as at www.tamuk.edu under "Executive Searches" Inquiries, applications, and nominations may be submitted electronically in total confidence.

Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled but should be submitted no later than 4pm CDT, March 16, 2016 in order to assure full consideration by the committee.

Application materials will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references who will not be contacted without permission. Materials must be submitted electronically to: TAMUKVPCFO@agbsearch.com. Assisting in the search is: Robert W Lawless, Ph.D., Senior Consultant AGB Search, Inc. rwl@agbsearch.com (806) 799-1329 or (918) 284-1395

Founded in 1925, TAMUK, a member of the Texas A&M University System, has more than 9,200 students from 35 states and 43 countries. The University is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution due to the fact that 62% of the undergraduate students are Hispanic with most residing in South Texas.

The University is located in historic Kingsville, a friendly, safe city of 25,000 and home of the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are 40 miles to the northeast and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Committed to excellence through diversity, the university particularly invites applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please inform Dr. Lawless.


Posted 1/21/2016

Institution: The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC)
Financial Systems Analyst

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Description: The Office of Financial Systems at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Financial Systems Analyst to join their team. The Office of Financial Systems works closely with the CFO and the Office of Financial Resources, Assurance and Policy Analysis providing high-level analytical support working with all manner of data, identifying process improvements, maximizing the value of the current technology investment, recommending new technology that supports the University in achieving its business goals, and managing all aspects of security within all Finance system software.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Works on the development and implementation of the strategic financial management road-map, with emphasis on improved efficiencies in the financial systems, processes, reporting and data management .
  • Develops, implements and supports the financial management solutions to support the ongoing and future needs of the institution, including but not limited to the annual operating budget, biennial legislative appropriations request, quarterly financial statements for both the UNTHSC executive leadership and the UNT Board of Regents
  • Works with senior leadership in all areas of the UNTHSC (including institutional, division/school and department) and the UNT System to improve information systems' integration resulting in greater efficiencies and effectiveness of the institution
  • Strategic partner with business process owners throughout UNTHSC to understand the need and use of financial data, and provide insight to improve the effectiveness, efficiencies and capabilities of the institution
  • Ensures the accuracy of the UNTHSC financial information as presented in the various information/reporting systems used by UNTS, including but not limited to Hyperion Planning, Cognos and Archibus

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business Information Systems, Business Management, Business Computer Systems or related field.
  • Five years of experience supporting finance-related processes and reporting in a higher education or academic health center environment.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Project management, business analysis, process mapping and/or solution design skills in support of business function improvement.
  • Proficiency in various types of desktop software, examples of which are Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, Adobe, etc.
  • Experience creating concise reports (i.e. financial, metrics, etc) with a professional appearance.
  • Experience using HTML or XML, and with using MS SQL.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills * Highly self-motivated and desires growth in responsibilities over time.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude.

Please apply online at: www.unthscjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=58577

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices.

The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


Posted 1/8/2016

Institution: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Director Human Resources

Open Date: March 1, 2016

Salary Range: Competitive

Function: To provide professional, technical and administrative skills necessary to effectively and efficiently manage the Human Resource Office.
Scope: Primary responsibility for all personnel, compliance, employee relations, labor relations and staff development, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity functions of the University and provides advice and counsel to senior leaders on a range of personnel issues.

Typical: Provides leadership and supervision for Human Resources Operations including

  • Oversee the implementation of HR programs including: PeopleSoft, Title IX, ACA initiatives.
  • Compensation and benefits administration and processing including payroll, workers compensation, unemployment claims, leaves and performance assessments.
  • Establish and/or recommend salary ranges, offers, compensation adjustments and monitor salary reports for equity, compression and other issues.
  • Coordination and monitoring of all search & hiring processes.
  • Advise faculty and staff on employee performance issues, disciplinary actions, refereeing disputes, and terminating employees.
  • Establishing and maintaining customer service orientation within the department and across campus.
  • Communicate changes in university personnel policies and procedures and insure proper compliance is followed.
  • Develop department goals and objectives, establish departmental measures to support accomplishing strategic goals.
  • Effectively supervise and mentor staff, administration of HR and wellness budgets.
  • Attend and participate in administrative, managements, and department meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Periodic: Supervise the preparation of reports. Manage departmental support staff and prepares periodic service reviews. Determines and measures performance effectiveness. Manage budget and inventory processes. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures University compliance. Maintains responsibility for University compliance with federal and state legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.

Received: Supervision received from Vice President for Business Affairs.
Given: Supervision to department personnel; hire, evaluate, discipline and discharge.

Required: Bachelorís Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field. Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible applicable human resource/payroll experience.
Preferred: Masterís Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or a related field. Ten (10) years experience in Human resource Administration in higher education, 5 years of

ACCURACY: Must have accuracy in all phases of work performed.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Usual office conditions. Position may require some late evening work; weekend responsibilities and out-of-town travel.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code ß51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director, Office of Human Resources.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is committed to providing equal employment and education opportunities free from illegal discrimination and ensures this commitment to non-discrimination by informing employees and students of their rights and responsibilities, conducting fair and timely complaint investigations, and acting as an overall resource to employees and students. The University is an equal opportunity employer and employs without regard to sex, race, color national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

The Office of Human Resources coordinates Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability. Contact us at The Office of Human Resources, UT Permian Basin, 4901 East University, Mesa Building #4224, Odessa, Texas 79762, call (432) 552-2747 or email at personnel@utpb.edu.


Posted 12/17/2015

Institution: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Budget Analyst III

Open Date: 12/15/2015

Salary Range: $37,812-$62,388/Annualized

Job Link: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/1686

Description: Report to the Senior Director of Budget Planning and Development, the Budget Analyst III position.

Job Duties: These positions are responsible for the application of budget analysis techniques to support annual operating budget, strategic and operational planning and forecasting. The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence and attention to detail.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience: 4 years of experience in budget preparation, accounting or financial management analysis is required; 2 years of experience working with financial systems, data reporting, retrieval and analysis tools. Prefer PeopleSoft Commitment Control and/or Commitment Accounting experience in a similar public sector higher education organization.

For complete position announcement, along with the online application process, access the UTSA Human Resources website at https://jobs.utsa.edu/.

You will be required to attach a resume and cover letter. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications will begin after application date listed above. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Posted 12/3/2015

Institution: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Salary Range: $3,166.67 - $3,833.33

Job Duties: Assists with budget development, budget management, and budget requests for the College of Nursing. Monitors, addresses discrepancies, manages encumbrances, and reconciles accounts. Generates monthly reports on accounts, including end of year projections to Dean. Provides advisement regarding program funding, financial and account issues. Coordinates with the Grants office to manage grants and funding. Prepares, tracks, and approves documents (such as Departmental Budget Requests (DBRs), Departmental Correction Requests (DCRs), Journal Entries, etc.) to reallocate budgeted funds as required based upon spending, and generates Fiscal Requests for additional funds based upon supportive funds analyses for the College. Reviews departmental expense reports, Purchasing card (pcard) charges, and purchase orders to ensure proper funding source. Collects data and performs financial analyses for various programs and financial functions of the College including, but not limited to, faculty expense and tuition revenue analyses. Performs analyses as requested by the Provost's Office or Dean. Manages faculty workload process and generates workload reduction reports. Works with Dean and Department Chairs to identify potential opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce cost. Generates reports as requested by the Provost's Office or Dean. Advises and provides cross-training for administrative staff regarding basic financial management for their responsible department for the College. Advises staff on determined funding sources for travel and other departmental expenses. Reviews and prepares payroll documents for faculty, adjuncts, staff, student assistants, graduate assistants, or temporary employees. Assists Dean with approval of payroll when needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other Business related field. Two (2) years of professional fiscal management experience to include planning, preparing, and/or managing budgets. Experience in preparing financial reports and financial forecasting. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Must be detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on paperless office practices and a high degree of accuracy maintaining records. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Accounting or related field. Experience in financial management position in higher education or similar academic setting. Experience working with FAMIS, Canopy, Business Objects/Data Warehouse, federal/state grants.

To apply:This is a security sensitive position and employment is contingent upon an acceptable criminal background investigation. View the full vacancy announcement and apply at: https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu/



Posted 11/03/2015


Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas
Assistant Manager Finance Treasury

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Job Description: The Assistant Manager-Finance provides day-to-day management of the Treasury office and is primarily responsible for monitoring the cash management and investment activity and ensuring compliance with University policy. The Assistant Manager will also prepare cash management reports and analyses for management review.

Essential Duties: Review and approve daily cash flow reports; Release daily transfers and payments; Review and approve journals for daily banking activity; Perform monthly investment account projections and reconciliations; Prepare monthly investment account reconciliations; Prepare monthly executive cash and investment dashboard data; Monitor stale dated checks and supervise the check escheatment process; Approve cost center reconciliations related to cash activity; Approve petty cash funds; Review and research requests for alternate credit card processing vendors; Assist in the year-end processes related to preparation of the annual financial report; Review existing treasury processes and procedures and make recommendations for new accounting procedures and methods designed to minimize risk, strengthen internal controls, and improve efficiency; Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance or similar; Five years of work experience in Accounting with at least two yearsí experience in treasury/cash management; Three years of experience working with an integrated accounting system; Three years of supervisory experience; Demonstrated experience with PeopleSoft FMS or similar integrated accounting system; Texas higher education experience.

Application Procedure: Please apply online at: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/3085


Posted 10/23/2015

Institution: Midwestern State University
Director, Internal Audits

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Job Description: The Director of Internal Audits reports functionally to the Board of Regents and administratively to the President. The Director is responsible for leading an independent and objective audit and consulting program for Midwestern State University in accordance with the University's Audit Charter, the Texas Internal Auditing Act, and the Institute of Internal Auditors' International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics, and generally accepted governmental auditing standards of the Government Accountability Office.

Job Duties: Performs financial, operational, information technology, compliance, and investigative audits, and plans, schedules, and reviews all audits, making recommendations to improve internal control and reduce risk, and provides consulting services to proactively advise management on internal control and promote operational efficiency and effectiveness. Examples: Responsible for determining and developing the overall internal audit program for the University, including establishing and maintaining an effective University-wide risk assessment and annual audit plan development process of individual audits to be conducted during the year and periodic audits of the University's major systems and controls; providing progressive leadership and direction for the audit and external audit activities within the University; and providing budget oversight for all auditing activities. Develops a flexible annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology identifying the individual audits to be conducted during the year, including any risks or control concerns identified by management, a work schedule, and budget and staffing, and submits that plan to the President for review and to the Board of Regents for their approval. Prepares and issues audit reports to management and the Board of Regents and reports significant issues related to the processes for controlling the activities of the University and compliance with laws, regulations, and ethics, including potential improvements to those processes, and relays information concerning such issues through resolution. Attends meetings of the Board of Regents and prepares and makes presentations to the Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee, including the annual audit plan for approval by the Board of Regents, and reviews any significant changes during the year; reviews and discusses audit reports, correspondence and recommended actions; and develops working relationships with executive management University-wide. Is responsible for all departmental operations, including implementing the annual audit plan approved by the Board of Regents and conducting audits as specified in the audit plan and documenting deviations and, as appropriate, performing any special tasks or projects requested by management and the Board of Regents (e.g., economy and efficiency audits and program results audits); hiring, training, promoting and dismissing employees under direct purview; reviewing and approving personnel actions for departmental employees; conducting performance evaluations; overseeing the department's financial and business operations; and performing other related functions as assigned; and complying with the provisions of the MSU Policies and Procedures Manual. Reviews all significant issues raised in reports with University administrators, including the administrators' responses to internal audit recommendations with the Board of Regents; reviews follow-up actions by management to determine whether appropriate actions are taken. Conducts quality assurance reviews as part of a quality assurance and improvement program to assure the operation of internal auditing activities; periodically takes part in a comprehensive external peer review; and ensures compliance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act. Performs consulting services to assist management in meeting its objectives; consulting services may range from formal engagements with defined scope and objectives, to advisory activities, such as participating in standing or ad hoc committees or project teams, and may also include informal guidance provided on an as-needed basis. Works with the University's General Counsel to assist the Controller as appropriate in developing and maintaining comprehensive enterprise risk management and compliance programs for the University; and works with the University's General Counsel to administer the anonymous reporting hotline. Develops procedures to ensure that anti-fraud safeguards are in place and assists in the investigation of significant suspected fraudulent activities in the University and notifies management and the Board of Regents of the results. Works in cooperation with the State Auditor's Office, independent auditors engaged in private practice and other auditors for entities of the State of Texas concerning matters that may affect the University. Considers the scope of work of the external auditors and regulators, as appropriate, for the purpose of providing optimal audit coverage to the University at a reasonable overall cost; acts as a liaison for any audits of the University performed by external audit agencies; assists in planning, coordination, and obtaining management's response to findings; and obtains copies of reports and addresses any issues.

Physical Condition: May work around standard office conditions; repetitive use of a keyboard and calculator at a workstation; use of manual dexterity; and lifting and moving.

Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in audit and financial operations is required; five years experience with two years in a supervisory capacity is preferred. Experience in compliance program development in higher education or environments of comparable size and complexity is preferred.

Knowledge: Must maintain current knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditors' International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics; generally accepted governmental auditing standards of the Government Accountability Office; the latest audit techniques, procedures, and standards that may impact the operations of the internal audit function; and legislative statutes which affect the University.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field; Master's degree preferred.

Additional Requirements: Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral skills and written communication skills. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check. AN EEO/ADAAA COMPLIANCE

To apply, submit a state of Texas application, letter of application, resume and list of three references to the Board of Regents Audit Committee c/o the Director of Human Resources at:

     Midwestern State University Human Resources Department
     3410 Taft Boulevard Wichita Falls, TX 76308
     Phone: 940-397-4221
     Fax: 940-397-4780
     E-mail: dawn.fisher@mwsu.edu


Posted 10/06/2015

Institution: Texas A&M Health Science Center
Associate Director (Finance & Grant Administration)

Salary Range: Commensurate

Job Description: Oversight of two significant areas to include strategic and operational. Strategic area: Establishes policies, procedures and appropriate infrastructure to guide the ongoing development of the IBT's multifaceted research programs; identifying opportunities for advancement; and strengthening infrastructure to support the interdisciplinary work that will be critical to that development. Partner with stakeholders across the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, The Texas A&M University System, and the Texas Medical Center to help facilitate IBT's future contributions to these stakeholders. Partners in academic divisions across the University, and Institute faculty to develop long-term business and operational plans. Implement plans for research infrastructure across the Institute that strengthen and streamline key functional areas that support individual laboratories and that preserve the Institute's reputation and financial integrity. These functional areas include professional staff responsible for grants and contracts management, animal care, research information systems, training of Institute support staff, and environmental health and safety. Operational area: Responsible for the local oversight or pre- and post-award grants and contracts services; development, implementation, and management of effective administrative processes, policies, and procedures to ensure operational and quality outcomes; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local policies; developing and maintaining research information systems; training administrative support staff and overseeing appropriate laboratory maintenance, development, and technical staffing.

Job Duties: Provide faculty with support and advice regarding space, financial resources and human resources collaborations. Provide planning and forecasting of all financial and budgetary matters and oversee Institute-wide research-related support activities both to ensure achievement of short- and long-range goals and to devise strategies for resource acquisition and allocation. Assist the IBT Director and faculty in day-to-day administration, including recruitment, promotion, new faculty appointments, and fellowship/residency training programs. Implement cost-effective improvements to augment core research services for investigators ensuring investigator satisfaction. Support for managing of physical resources including space planning, inventory control, and property maintenance; assessing and enhancing risk management and compliance of essential research services; and facilities planning for development or renovation of the research building to help ensure, through architectural and facilities designs, that the Institute continues to sustain interactions within and across research disciplines as well as fostering new relationships with extramural institutions and new intellectual pursuits. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's in business administration, biological sciences, or related field. Ten years experience in the oversight and leadership of research operations with a large and complex enterprise. Three years of experience in the management of technical and administrative support personnel. Pre-award and post-award grant experience. Familiarity with laws and procedures regarding industry contracts and intellectual property.

Preferred Qualifications: MBA, MS or PhD in Biological Science, business administration or organizational leadership. Three years experience governing grant and contract administration, including OMB Circulars, Federal Effort reporting, Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Application Procedure: Please apply directly at http://jobs.tamhsc.edu/postings/4741.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Posted 09/16/2015


Institution: Texas State University
Associate Director - Student Business Services - Bursar Office  

Department: Bursar Office
Pay Rate: $5,812.00+ comm w/exp
Pay Basis: Monthly
Job Open Date: 09-11-2015
Job Close Date (Positions close at 5:00 PM CST) : Open Until Filled
Job Category: Exempt
Job Type: Full-Time
Normal Work Days: Monday – Friday
Normal Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Duties: Analyze complex financial data and reports, prepare summaries and dashboards, provide statistical information, and prepare specifications for reports needed, make recommendations based on analysis.

Perform research and analysis of complex accounting processes and problems, providing technical assistance to resolve and recommend changes and/or solutions.

Analyze existing laws, regulations, and policies and procedures for compliance. Make recommendations for changes to policies, procedures, and accounting system(s) as needed.

Advise and guide staff in performance of duties, being available to answer questions and help solve student and accounting problems.

Responsible for overseeing the accounting, reporting and refund functions for the department.

Act in absence of Director of Student Business Services.

Job Description: This position researches complex problems, identifies changing requirements for management information needs, performs complex financial review and other fiscal procedures, reviews account structures and/or reports, and automated accounting systems. Provides technical assistance to the Director of Student Business Services in the performance of research and special projects, acts in absence of Director, and supervises department accountants and refund process.
Additional Information for Applicants: Some evening and week-end hours may be necessary.

To receive consideration applicants must clearly indicate how they meet the minimum required qualifications for this position. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Required Qualifications: Progressively responsible experience in a public institution of higher education business services area

Technical knowledge and competence of ERP systems such as Banner and SAP

Demonstrated leadership and management experience

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Strong mathematical and analytical skills

Strong written and oral communications skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software  

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or closely related field

Knowledge of Student Business Services office procedures

5 years of progressively responsible experience in a public institution of higher education business services area

Knowledge of State of Texas governmental accounting applicable to higher education

Experience in annual financial reporting in a University environment

Application Procedure: http://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64174

Texas State University is an EO/AA employer



Posted 09/11/2015


Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center Ė San Antonio
Financial Analyst

Salary Range: Competitive

Job Description: This position will provide management oversight of the analytical, accounting, financial reporting and budgeting activities within the Department of Pathology. Responsibilities include development and implementation of the practice plan financial reporting, data analysis, data management, and prediction of current/future financial performance of department, to include aspects of the annual budget preparation. Also prepares and develops analytical methods, including forecasting and modeling, and produces short-term and long-term financial projections. Coordinate, develop, assemble and administer the long-term financial planning and decision support for new clinical initiatives, cost/benefit analysis of new service lines and budget including development of the financial management reporting standards. Define and conduct the statistical analysis for the development of new clinical programs, meet with clinical faculty initiating the clinical program to present and discuss the financial forecasts, and work with them to fine-tune the financial model. Once the financial arrangement is made and ready for implementation, manage the financial model. Prepare various monthly reports or monitoring activities related to the clinical program. Design and prepare management reports related to the activities of the physician group including financial activities, revenue cycle performance, clinic operations performance, physician productivity performance, clinical integration activities, etc. Manage the preparation of budget for all components of the department. Provide support to managers and administration and maintain financial and productivity models and reports that contribute to the financial planning efforts. Has oversight of reviewing departmental annual budget proposals for validity against historical metrics such as clinical volumes, financial performance, and faculty metrics. Prepare and maintain all reporting: Financial and budgeting, operational regarding productivity, faculty comp, laboratory productivity, benchmarks, etc. Special projects and ad-hoc reporting requests from senior administration. Supervise accounting and grant units. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a financially related field with at least three (3) years of directly related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare Administration; or related field and five (5) years financial management experience in related duties in a health care setting and preferably in a physician group is preferred. Previous work experience in hospital administration also a plus.

Application Procedure: MUST APPLY ONLINE AT http://www.uthscsajobs.com/postings/3133 . Positions are security sensitive and will require a background check.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Posted 08/07/2015


Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Asst. Director- Grant Accounting

Salary Range: Open

Job Description: Manage and oversee the activities pertaining to Grant Accounting. Manage staff's workload. Coordinate, plan, assign and review staff's work. Review and approve various accounting and budget entries, cash draws, and invoices. Monitor accounts receivable. Assist with year-end reports and reconciliations. Assist with the preparation of the schedule of federal awards and state pass-through schedule including pass-through coordination with other state agencies. Assist in development and administration of policies and procedures. Maintain effective relationships with internal and external parties as required. Ensure compliance with applicable University policies and local, state, and federal requirements.

Required Qualification and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting and five years of experience in managing grant and contract accounting. Strong computer skills including MS Excel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in Higher Ed. Experience in PeopleSoft FMS including the Grants Suite. A thorough understanding of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133. This position reports to the Director of Grant Accounting.

Application Procedure: **PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY TO UNIVERSITY WEBSITE.. www.uta.edu **

UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer

  Posted 07/22/2015



Institution: The University of Houston - Clear Lake
Executive Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications


Job Description: The University of Houston - Clear Lake seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director Human Resources/Affirmative Action. Full-time position with benefits.

General Responsibilities: The Executive Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, in collaboration with executive leadership, provides strategic direction for Human Resources and the University in support of University of Houston-Clear Lake's mission and long-term strategic goals. Shall provide effective and efficient approach and leadership in the delivery of Human Resource programs and services including; developing and administering policies, programs and procedures related to human resource development and affirmative action. Provides professional consultation and coordinates eligibility of foreign nationals through immigration services. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Administration and Finance. Develops and administers policies, programs and procedures related to human resource development and affirmative action. Consults with university administration and external agencies to investigate and provide strategic guidance and resolution on Human Resource matters and issues impacting the effectiveness of University of Houston-Clear Lake. Advises supervisors and employees to aid in problem resolution through application of policy and legal guidelines. Plans and implements a viable affirmative action program for the university and monitors policies, programs and procedures to ensure EEO compliance and a continued commitment to diversity; serves as Title IX coordinator. Coordinates staff grievances to ensure fair, timely review and resolution of employee/employer concerns. Oversee Human Resources team while providing leadership and guidance on HR matters including providing opportunities for development to expand and develop skill sets. Develops and implements departmental priorities, plans and budgets. Serves on appropriate system-wide and university committees and performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field. Eight years of recent experience as a human resources professional with at least four years in a higher education environment. Three of the years must be at a senior administrative level with supervisory responsibilities. Working knowledge of standard personnel practices, EEO/AA guidelines, Title IX and Human Resource Information Systems. Working knowledge of challenges facing higher education institutions. Knowledge of Texas unemployment and WCI regulations. Ability to develop and maintain credible and effective working relationships with senior level administration including strong business acumen and effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop and write policies and procedures. Must have excellent organizational and time management abilities. Excellent interpersonal skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population. Ability to actively listen to others and articulate effective and empathetic responses verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain effective communication with faculty and staff regarding Human Resource issues including; employment, payroll, benefits, compensation, work/life and performance management. Security sensitive position - must pass a motor vehicle and criminal history record check before an offer will be made.

Special Considerations: Master's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field. Recent related Human Resource leadership experience within the State of Texas in a higher education environment similar in size, scope, and complexity to UHCL. PHR Certification.

Application Instructions: Applications accepted only online at https://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply, please complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.



Posted 07/17/2015



Institution: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Program Director, Research and Evaluation

Salary Range: $4,626.72 - $5,420.00

Job Description: This position is eligible for the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) as an alternative to the Employees Retirement System. General Description: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is seeking a Program Director to perform research, evaluation and analysis work that is necessary to address the agency's higher education mission. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where team interaction and experience in the critical synthesis and use of a broad array of data is necessary and highly valued. Performs complex research, evaluation and analysis work. Work involves conducting analysis, research, evaluation, and reporting, with emphasis on informing higher education policies and practices. Work includes data analysis and report production work that helps inform higher education policies and practices in developmental education and related areas. This work frequently supports legislatively mandated studies and reports. Data and analysis results are used to provide information to agency and state leadership, program managers, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders regarding the effectiveness of existing policies, initiatives, and program practices for increasing student enrollment in and completion of higher education. An understanding of how data inform policy and practice is a key component of this work. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Director, Research and Evaluation. Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires. Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance at work. Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones. Frequent sitting. Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.

General Responsibilities: Designs studies, analyzes data, and reports on complex policy issues in higher education including high school through college transitions and pathways. Conducts specialized and complex technical and analytical tasks with particular emphasis on the interpretation, aggregation, evaluation, and reporting of a variety of statistical and qualitative data. Handles and adheres to the systematic organization of research materials and analysis results including documentation of procedures used. Ensures and verifies the accuracy of data, computations, and text; proofreads drafts, reports and other documents. Initiates and reviews correspondence pertaining to technical research problems and assists with recommendations and problem resolution. Communicates clearly and effectively in a variety of forms (e.g., written and tabular reports, informal and formal presentations, publications) with a variety of internal and external audiences. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships both internally and externally to the Coordinating Board regarding collection and use of data for special initiatives and routine reporting. Takes initiative on projects and completes them successfully without close supervision. Responds to Legislative requests and analyzes legislation in coordination with internal agency management and staff. Attends training and uses online training facilities to acquire additional knowledge and skills. Performs related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Four years of experience in research, evaluation, or analytical work, with at least: Two years of experience using analytical software such as Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), STATA or Tableau. Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university may substitute for one year of required experience in research, evaluation, or analytical work. Doctorate degree from an accredited four-year college or university may substitute for two years of required experience in research, evaluation, or analytical work. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of research methods, principles, and philosophies. . Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis. Knowledge of standard and appropriate research sources and texts. Knowledge of measurement, testing and evaluation procedures. Skill in using SAS, SPSS, STATA or Tableau. Ability to use data and evidence to inform effective implementation of policies and programs. Ability to plan, organize and conduct research projects. Ability to interpret statistical data, charts, and tables. Ability to develop and analyze measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity. Ability to formulate research hypotheses and structure research designs to account for variables. Ability to write and prepare concise reports. Ability to train others. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms with a variety of internal and external audiences.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in education, statistical analysis, research and design methods, psychometrics, business or public administration, psychology, sociology, economics, or computer science. Knowledge and experience with state and national policy issues in higher education. Experience and proficiency with SAS programming and analysis with large-scale K-12 or higher education databases. Experience and proficiency with SQL or other object-oriented programming and analysis with education databases.

Other Application Instructions: A State of Texas application is required to apply. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board's employment opportunities website at www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm. Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB is contingent upon: Proof of education and experience listed on the application. Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S. Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background check. Compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25. Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request. THECB does not allow dual employment with other state of Texas agencies or institutions. Skills assessment may be conducted at time of interview.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees' Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.


Posted 07/02/2015


Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Senior Research Specialist, College Readiness & Success

Salary Range: 5,959.86 - 7,083.33

Limited term position ending on or before October 1, 2019.

Job Description: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is seeking a Senior Research Specialist to coordinate research projects and affiliated events including conducting complex research and analytical work utilizing a variety approaches. Research will focus primarily on topics related to developmental and adult education. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where teamwork, communication, and time management skills will be used to ensure that complex information is accurately collected, analyzed and presented. This position is grant-funded and of limited term. Performs advanced research and policy development work. Work involves supporting the continuous improvement of higher education policies through development, implementation, and monitoring of specialized research projects pertaining to developmental and adult education. Works closely with Deputy Commissioner, the Developmental and Adult Education Director, the RAND Principal Investigator, and research specialists to integrate findings from on-the-ground implementation evidence into state policy improvement efforts. Provides support to the RAND research team in collecting data and conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis. Leads coordination of important study events. Coordinates activities between institution-level and state-level policy teams. Works under minimum supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Director, Developmental and Adult Education.

General Duties and Responsibilities: . Conducts environmental scanning of higher education issues around developmental and adult education, both nationally and in Texas. . Collaborates and coordinates with other THECB divisions on activities related to developmental and adult education. . Works cross-functionally to identify opportunities, brainstorm approaches and analytical frameworks, acquire data, execute analyses, and present actionable recommendations. . Participates in qualitative data collection and coordinates quantitative data transfers. . Conducts mixed methods analysis on data from participating institutions and state-level data. . Develops and implements mixed methods research approaches. . Performs research and builds data sets utilizing Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) and / or STATA. . Informs the state-level policy team on the progress of institutional working groups. . Plans, coordinates, and oversees study-specific events, including advisory board meetings and presentations to key stakeholders at the institutional and state level. . Develops quality assurance procedures and conducts quality assurance reviews on research projects. . Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the impact of legislation, regulation, and polices affecting research related to developmental and adult education. . Maintains and ensures accuracy of data collected and reports. . Assists in preparing materials for regular feedback to institutions, THECB staff meetings, Community and Technical College Leadership Council meetings, and Board Committee meetings. . Maintains the necessary level of work to carry out the position's responsibilities by performing the job's essential duties and functions. . Accepts ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. . May require travel up to 30 percent of time, including overnight. . Performs related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Required Minimum Education and Experience: . Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. . Four years of work experience with research, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, with at least: o Experience working with state education agencies and/or higher education institutions. o Experience in working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to improve education policy. o Experience in writing and report development. . A list of applicable research course work must be submitted, as an attachment, at the time of application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: . Knowledge of Texas public colleges and universities. . Knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. . Knowledge of writing fundamentals including proofing and editing documents. . Knowledge of U.S. Department of Education research standards. . Skills in policy analysis. . Skill in using personal computers, databases, and general office software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. . Skill in using STATA and/or SAS software programs. . Skill in building large longitudinal student-level data sets. . Skill in conducting interviews, focus groups, and other forms of qualitative data collection and analyses. . Ability to develop and implement mixed methods research approaches. . Ability to use data and evidence to support successful implementation of policies and programs in education settings. . Ability to effectively organize time, multiple projects, and other resources. . Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with business matters, records, and personnel information. . Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and in public presentations with a variety of individuals, including RAND researchers, institutional leadership, and Board members. . Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks efficiently. . Ability to self-motivate with strong initiative to success. . Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally. . Ability to initiate and complete tasks with minimum supervision and make decisions using appropriate professional judgment and reasoning.

Preferred Qualificatons: . Doctoral degree from an accredited four-year college or university with applicable research courses. . Working knowledge of developmental and adult education policies and practice in Texas. . Experience working with groups to accomplish significant objectives. . Experience in contributing to education research and analysis leading to major research reports and other publications. . Experience making presentations on education issues to local, state, and national audiences of all levels. Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires. . Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance at work. . Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones. . Frequent sitting. . Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others. Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB is contingent upon: . Proof of education and experience listed on the application. . Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S. . Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background check. Compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25. Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request. THECB does not allow dual employment with other state of Texas agencies or institutions. Skills assessment may be conducted at time of interview. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Procedure: A State of Texas application is required to apply. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board's employment opportunities website at www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm . The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees' Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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