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Job Title

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, P16 Initiatives

Company

The University of Texas System

Location

Austin, TX

Job Description

To be considered for this position, please visit our web site at http://www.utsystem.edu/careers click on Full Time Opportunities. Then click on "Search and Apply Here" and reference job number 2855. Applications are accepted through our online application system only.

                     

FLSA Status

 Exempt

 

Earliest Start Date

9/1/2016

 

Monthly Salary 

Salary commensurate with experience

 

Hours per Week

 40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Hiring Department 

Office of Academic Affairs

 

Purpose of Position 

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, P16 Initiatives will take a lead role in framing and implementing the Texas Prospect Initiative, the Chancellor’s strategic goal to expand collaboration between the UT System and public pre K-12 partners and other entities to improve student learning and success from pre-school through college. Working with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs charged with leading the Texas Prospect Initiative, the AVC will be responsible for developing and leading key projects within the Initiative.

Essential Functions 

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a multi-faceted initiative to improve the college readiness of the student pipeline through programs and interventions targeting Pre-K through 12 students.
  • Engage UT System institutions, faculty, and staff in collaborative relationships with Texas P16 sectors, including Texas Independent School Districts, state agencies, Pre-K through12 non-profits, and community colleges.
    • Provide leadership and support to the UT System institutions to scale successful outcomes of higher education collaboration with K12 partners.
    • Build on existing and identify new initiatives, partnerships and relationships with campuses, local school districts, Texas Coordinating Board, Texas Education Agency, Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC).
  • Work with UT System Colleges of Education to strengthen quality of teachers and school leaders graduating from UT System institutions.
  • Provide leadership and support in the convening of UT System and statewide Pre-K through 16 stakeholder groups.
  • Provide leadership in the identification and interpretation of relevant policy, legislation, and data necessary to improving pipeline preparation, college readiness, and student outcomes.
  • Work with other UT System offices in support of the Texas Prospect Initiative, including the Office of Strategic Initiatives, the Office of Governmental Relations, and the Institute for Transformational Learning.
  • Lead the identification of necessary resources to deliver on initiative projects, goals, and outcomes.
  • Assume responsibility for establishing and meeting project deliverables and milestones, and for reporting on initiative progress, as required by the Chancellor’s Quantum Leaps project management process.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services.

Working Conditions 

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

 

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. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

Required Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree required;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in related initiatives and sectors.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of multiple teams.
  • Ability to manage complex projects, from development through implementation.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding analytic skills and the ability to synthesize and represent complex material.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public education;
  • Demonstrated understanding of K12 issues and policy at national, state and/or local levels. Demonstrated commitment to reducing opportunity and achievement gaps in student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to reducing opportunity and achievement gaps in student outcomes.
  • Understanding of student data systems.

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Ph. D. degree preferred.
  • Additional experience in related P16 initiatives and sectors.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of Texas public education.

Position Type

Full-Time

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Office of Academic Affairs

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Salary commensurate with experience

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Graduate Degree

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5.00

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Yes

Approval Date

8/1/2016 12:00 AM
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