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THECB – Director II (State Funding Policy) (00023498)




Primary Location: Texas-Austin


Work Locations: TX Higher Education Coordinating Board 1200 East Anderson Ln  Austin 78752


Job: Management


Employee Status: Regular


Schedule: Full-time


Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00


State Job Code: 781U  

Salary Admin Plan: N/A


Grade: 00  

Salary (Pay Basis): 9,166.00 – 9,583.00 (Monthly)


Number of Openings: 1


Overtime Status: Exempt


Job Posting: May 13, 2022, 2:44:49 PM


Closing Date: May 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PM





Performs advanced planning on strategic initiatives related to the Funding and Resource Planning unit of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Work includes providing strategic counsel and process improvement to align with state policy, specifically rules and statute. This position reports to the Assistant Commissioner for Funding and Resource Planning and supports the Assistant Commissioner in ensuring that the division is meeting appropriate timelines for statutorily required reports and aligning funding policies and data with statutory and legislative requirements. This position works closely with the Senior Director for Funding and Resource Planning Data Management to ensure coordination of financial and resource planning data with policy requirements. This position also supports agency-wide policy and legislative initiatives, which involves significant interaction with divisions across the agency. Works under moderate supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise and support to the Assistant Commissioner for Funding and Resource Planning and other agency staff on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives of the division.
  • Develops and reviews processes to ensure statutory and administrative rule compliance, with particular emphasis on state funding requirements
  • Provide expertise to internal and external stakeholders regarding funding policy implications
  • Creates and models state funding methodologies for higher education
  • Manages a direct report focused on community and technical college state funding
  • Compiles, analyzes, and evaluates complex student and financial data used by the Health-Related Institutions Formula Advisory Committee, the Commissioner of Higher Education, and the Board of the THECB as they develop funding recommendations for use by the Legislature and Governor.
  • Responsible for coordination of the HRI Formula Advisory Committee, including providing data analysis and technical support
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other THECB divisions on activities related to strategic initiatives and on the development and implementation of innovative funding initiatives.
  • Provides high-level support of formula funding advisory committees and legislatively mandated committees, such as the Texas Commission on Community College Finance
  • Conducts policy analysis and assists in reviewing and preparing reports and recommendations
  • Prepares materials for quarterly Coordinating Board meetings, legislative committees, and advisory committees
  • Prepares special presentations for the Coordinating Board and for a variety of state and national audiences on key higher education issues as assigned.
  • Conducts legislative analysis and other legislative support activities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Texas higher education funding, laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of higher education structure in Texas, including roles of legislature, agency, and institutions.
  • Ability to effectively organize time, multiple projects, and other resources.
  • Experience working with groups to accomplish significant objectives is strongly preferred.
  • Skills in policy analysis.
  • Skill in using personal computers, databases, and general office software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • 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 executive officers and other high-level professionals.
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to initiate and complete tasks with moderate supervision and make decisions using appropriate professional judgment and reasoning.




Required Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible work experience in public policy, budgeting, data analysis, financial analysis, or related field.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required work experience.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Working knowledge of current and pressing higher education policy and funding issues.
  • Experience working with groups to accomplish significant objectives is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in contributing to higher education research and analysis
  • Experience making presentations on higher education issues to 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, and
  •  Frequently working under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.


Must be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of customer service deliverables.
  • Show flexibility and adaptability toward changes in assignments and work schedules, working extended hours as necessary.
  • Adhere to the organization’s internal management policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the agency’s performance measures and mission.
  • Travel occasionally for work assignments and training.

Application Requirements:

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.

Notes to Applicant:

If you require any reasonable accommodation for the interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls to schedule your interview. This position has been designated as a security sensitive position. A criminal background investigation will be conducted on the final candidate for this position.

Veterans Information: THECB is committed to hiring Veterans. To receive Veteran’s Preference, a copy of the FORM DD214 -member #4, must be attached when submitting your application.

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: THECB does not discriminate on the basis, of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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.