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Data and Research Manager-Gear Up

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV7051
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College Access & K-12 Partners
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Guide the implementation of high quality, responsive, and timely research and data collection activities that assess operations, program functions and impact of institutional efforts.

Description of Duties:
• Implements and monitors an evaluation plan addressing strategic evaluation metrics, data collection methods, analysis and reporting related to the specific needs of a large-scale project.
• Develops plans for program growth and development and serves as a liaison to various committees or organizations.
• Supports university programs by using data to improve programs and respond to community needs.
• Coordinates needs assessments development, distribution, and analysis to strategically provide services to meet the needs to program participants.
• Develops and designs surveys to enable student, faculty and community feedback and makes recommendations based on results.
• Compiles data to help inform institutional or division planning and program implementation processes.
• Stays abreast of current trends in relevant area as it impacts the university.
• Maintains links and collaborates where possible with other institutional data collection and evaluation efforts.
• Assists in planning and implementing services that are aligned to project objectives and outcomes.
• Develops data collection practices and monitors uniform data collection compliance across divisions and programs.
• Leads the effort in writing, editing and publishing institutional impact reports, grants or other applicable documents.
• Designs methodology to logistically implement the collection of valuable data for program evaluation for the Division’s signature events/programs.
• May serve as a liaison between the project and external evaluators and data management personnel.
• Collaborates with stakeholders to refine program service/activities based on evaluation results.
• Works with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Master’s degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:
Ed.D or Ph.D. from an accredited university.


Required Experience:
Three (3) years of experience in data collection, program evaluation, assessment and research, including experience of using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development and knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts and practices. Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes or
Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of the required experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience with applied program evaluation design, applied statistical analysis and management of evaluation projects.

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. May be required to work some evenings and/or weekends. Some travel might be required.

• Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to analyze information, summarize findings and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers.
• Demonstrated ability in designing and manipulating data using a computer database.
• Experience developing, and maintaining longitudinal data management systems.
• Understanding of statistical principles and methods for data analysis.
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Institutional Review Board and practices of responsible research.
• Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team with various stakeholders.
• Ability to create engaging presentations for various audiences and purposes. Ability to create extensive written reports with various levels of complexity for different audiences and purposes.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/19/2023
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 09/25/2024

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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