Associate for University Planning and Analysis

Posted on5/14/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toSenior Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Data Analytics
Reports in officeInstitutional Research and Data Analytics
Application due dateongoing until position is filled
Job start dateas soon as possible
State/ProvinceNew York
InstitutionState University of New York (SUNY) System Administration
Institution descriptionAbout the State University of New York:
With 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state, SUNY is the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education. It serves more than 1.3 million students annually, employs more than 90,000 faculty and staff, and connects more than 3 million alumni around the world.

About the Office:
The State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration, located in Albany, New York, is searching for an Associate for University Planning and Analysis to join the Office of Institutional Research and Data Analytics. The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Data Analytics is to serve as the official student-related data clearinghouse for the University. In this role and with integrity, the Office provides information, data, and analysis in an accurate and timely manner to support SUNY's core mission and decision-making, System Administration and Board of Trustees, and sixty-four campuses. The Office is responsible for collecting data and performing analyses to promote academic quality, system-wide planning, and accountability; providing support for the strategic decision making of the system leadership and the Board of Trustees; and meeting mandatory federal and state reporting requirements.
Job dutiesHow this position relates to SUNY's Mission:
In support of the mission and goals of the State University of New York, the Office of Institutional Research and Data Analytics endeavors to conduct innovative research and analysis and play a key role in formulating, implementing, and assessing progress towards the goals of SUNY. The Associate for University Planning and Analysis is also expected to support SUNY's mission, vision, and values daily through his or her actions and words.

About the Position:
Under the direction of the Senior Assistant Provost and working closely with all office members, the Associate supports System-wide academic and strategic planning and public accountability efforts as well as the development and implementation of policies and initiatives by appropriate utilization and analysis of data. The Associate collects, analyzes, and presents data from SUNY campuses and other sources as needed to generate information and metrics necessary for monitoring system or program performance.

SUNY is particularly interested in candidates with experience designing survey instruments for quantitative and qualitative data as it pertains to a post-secondary population, implementing the survey, analyzing the responses, and translating the findings. The candidate will, on a regular basis, work closely with other SUNY System Administration offices and with SUNY campuses; assist in creating high quality summary and detailed reports for a variety of audiences, including SUNY’s senior leadership and Board of Trustees; assist in the compilation of a repository of information from national, state, and internal databases and review for completeness and accuracy; and respond to internal and external, formal and informal, scheduled and ad hoc data requests for information and data.

This position will involve working directly with senior staff members. Responsibilities will also involve presenting to system-wide audiences such as Institutional Research and Planning Officers, Enrollment Management Officers, and Directors of Applied Learning and leading discussions with these audiences.

The Associate for University Planning and Analysis will enjoy working in a highly-regarded, supportive, and collaborative office environment and will be committed to making his or her own positive contributions to such an environment.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher in a relevant field.
A minimum of three (3) years experience with complex, large-scale data sets.
Demonstrated experience with survey design, collection, and analysis methods, preferably in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated data analysis skills using software packages such as Excel and/or SPSS.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with administrative relational databases and large data sets, including experience working with data definitions, data dictionaries, and data standards.
Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate technical information to non-technical audiences verbally and in writing.
Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other System and campus administrators and staff.
Demonstrated ability to complete assignments in a timely manner with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects efficiently and productively in order to meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in a relevant field.
At least five (5) years of experience with complex, large-scale data sets in a higher education institutional research office or similar.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of statistics or social science research techniques.
Demonstrated experience with survey research tools and software.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge creating and modifying databases and data files.
Intermediate to advanced skill using data warehouses, pivot tables, dashboards, or similar tools used to automate reporting in an Oracle-based environment or similar.
Intermediate to advanced ability to identify findings and draw conclusions relating to policy or practice.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsExcellent fringe benefits.
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