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The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Director of Institutional Research and Planning will be responsible for providing analysis and tools that support strategic planning work and information usage in the College of Engineering; will develop planning applications and tools to support and project college financial information, enrollment management, facility use, and research productivity; will work with stakeholders to identify priorities and develop assessment tools, collect, analyze, and present data with the goal of improving program efficiency and effectiveness throughout the College; will work with leadership to identify the data and statistical needs of College; and will work with existing computing services staff to develop accessible tools and applications.
The Director of Institutional Research will possess excellent skills in research, data analysis, tool development, and strategic planning. The position supports the College's vision and activities through the management of its institutional data, which are acquired and developed through various sources including multiple data sources managed by central administrative units. Data sources require an in-depth understanding of complex data and its sources, college-wide priorities and strategy, and relevant decision-making processes as well as the ability to navigate complex political environments.
Position scope will include generating, interpreting, and applying the types of data and reports that will feed college finances, enrollment, curriculum, resource management, and human resources. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively in a demanding and fast-pace environment, and the skills to work with members of the University community (faculty, staff, and students), who have analytic and technology skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Institutional Research, in collaboration with the dean, vice dean, associate Deans, administrators, and other leadership in the College of Engineering is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the College's institutional research activities and implementation of long-range strategic planning and assessment activities. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Institutional Research 35%
Serve as the College's chief institutional research officer. Work with computing resources staff to develop and oversee tools that support the use of information and data for the College.
Engage in building a culture of performance improvement through processes and the use of performance measurement and management approaches.
Create and oversee tools, reports, and applications that inform decision-makers including the verification of existing data, (i.e., enrollment, research, instruction, human resources, facility usage, and resource management).
Plan, develop, and manage tools that help decision-makers understand the ramifications of decisions and scenarios, including projections, scenarios analysis, and risk management.
Develop planning tools that align enrollment management with financial work in the College, including ABB projections and calculations.
In collaboration with Director of Finance and Administration and other staff in the College, develop and manage systems for tracking information within and about the College of Engineering. Relevant data could include progress towards strategic goals faculty FTE, number of applicants, admissions, student yield, time to degree, progress towards to degree, number of degrees granted, cost per graduate, instruction evaluations, and employment rates.
Work with the Director of Finance and other college staff to develop systems that accurately tracks and models costs associated with the College's academic programs.
Work with computing services and central administrative units to develop databases for the College that allow users to extract, identify, collect, and track data.
As required, develop data visualizations and dashboards that allow leadership to easily track progress towards strategic goals and other big-picture targets. Provide leadership and best practices on data visualization, performance measurement, and monitoring strategy execution.
Collaborate with College of Engineering Computing Services to support the use of business intelligence and data visualization tools to support ongoing performance analysis and reporting.
Improve the use and integration of performance measures in the biennial budget process.
Participate in annual reports including ASEE data; development and maintain databases for tracking and institutionalizing related data.
Serve as a collaborative partner to units within the College of Engineering as well as central institutional research efforts.
Strategic Planning 35%
Work directly with leadership in the College by participating in strategic planning that impacts administration, operations, and budgeting. Work to identify, prioritize, and respond to strategic needs by designing, planning and implementing new programs within the Colleges and other partners.
Work with chairs, directors, and administrators in the College to identify the data and informational needs of the college. Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to develop a strategy for responding to those needs.
Support institutional leaders in reviewing, interpreting, and determining the implications of various measures of institutional effectiveness. Coordinate and participate in the development and analysis of related data and strategies.
Recommend and participate in the development of College policies and procedures; may serve on planning and policy-making committees.
Plan, organize, and coordinate strategic assessment activities, programs, projects, and College-wide activities.
Work with leadership and stakeholders to develop and establish operating goals, policies, and procedures for assessment in the College.
Lead the development, organization, analysis, and reporting of outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
Promote internal and external communication of assessment results.
Support ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive outcomes assessment programs for all academic and administrative units that support the goals of the College's strategic plan.
Participate in the collection and analysis of various assessment data to support College accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
Provide strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures.
Record, store, manage, and disseminate confidential and sensitive assessment data per university records policy.
Master's degree in Statistics, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Excellent data analysis skills includes research, data mining, analysis, validation, and the ability to generate clear representations of data to diverse audiences in narrative, tabular, and graphical forms. Demonstrated experience understanding, relating, and reconciling data from distinct sources. Experience working with financial data. Ability to generate documentation of technical processes.
Demonstrated proficiency with core technologies Windows, MS Access, MS Excel, SQL, MS PowerBI, and Tableau. Proven ability to learn new technologies and problem solve. Top candidates will be comfortable with and creating web databases, web security, applications, and web services.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to work with individual faculty and staff, groups and committees, as well as other parts of the university. Strong communication skills in oral and written presentation of data.
Experience in higher education administration is strong preference.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to plan, create, program, and manage statistical computer databases across multiple hardware and operating system platforms/environments.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.
Expertise in assessment, data analysis and educational outcomes.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and accreditors.
Demonstrated ability for effective organizational skills and ability to connect to the institutional strategy while displaying attention to detail.
Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively.
Knowledge of State and Federal postsecondary education accountability initiatives and trends.
Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
Knowledge of institutional self-assessments and student outcomes assessment principles, methods and techniques.
Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
Knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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