Posted on5/14/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Reports in officeOffice of Academic Affairs
Application due dateJune 12th for Full Consideration
Job start dateNegotiable, but could be as soon as July 1, 2018
CityGrand Forks
State/ProvinceNorth Dakota
InstitutionUniversity of North Dakota
Institution descriptionThe University of North Dakota (UND) is the state's oldest and largest University, with nearly 15,000 students and 200+ fields of study. UND's diverse student body represents all 50 states and over 80 countries. The state's flagship research university, UND has a reputation for research and scholarship in health sciences, energy and the environment, aerospace, and entrepreneurship. UND is also one of the top 25 innovative universities as reported in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Finally, UND is one of only 47 public universities in the nation with both accredited graduate schools of law and medicine. Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, UND is right at home in this vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.
Job dutiesThe Director of University Analytics and Planning will establish and provide direction and leadership for the University’s Office of University Analytics and Planning. Working with the University’s CIO, the Director will provide leadership in the development of a University-wide data administration and governance function. This position is primarily responsible for providing data informed strategic guidance for institutional research, institutional effectiveness, institutional assessment, as well as state and federal reporting and accreditation processes. In addition to supporting the evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative, qualitative, and historical data, this position will also be responsible for translating data and analyses into insights and narratives, as well as communicating findings both verbally and in writing in a way that is easily understood throughout the institution to support planning and decision-making. The Director reports to the Provost or his designee. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Co-Chairs of the search committee: Richard Howard ( or Jeff Holm (

Specific duties include: a) lead and participate in the data governance process, b) provide data-informed strategic guidance for the institution, c) lead the development and coordination of institutional research activities, and d)other duties as assigned by the Provost.
1. A minimum of five years’ experience in institutional research/effectiveness including managerial experience;
2. Experience working with university leadership in support of planning and decision making;
3. Familiarity with data visualization development and use;
4. A working understanding of statistics, research design and analysis, assessment and program evaluation techniques, technical report writing and survey methods;
5. Experience with IPEDS reporting and other national data collection mandates,
6. Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills;
7. Ability to work productively with, and provide leadership to, a team of data professionals.

1. Advanced degree in data analytics, social sciences, statistics, or a related field.
2. Experience with regional accreditation, strategic planning, and institutional research in higher education;
3. Have significant insight into the academic enterprise and the use of data and analytics to shape institutional performance, with a focus on research universities.
Salary range$100,000 and Higher
Salary benefitsMinimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $140,000-$150,000/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited,
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Application procedurePlease Submit:
Using this website, please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing how your experiences, skills, and strengths are a good fit for this position, and provide a list of 3 to 5 references with contact information by June 12 2018 for full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. References will not be contacted unless you become a finalist for the position and you grant permission to continue the process.

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