Institutional Planner

Posted on1/4/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssistant Chancellor for Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality
Reports in officePlanning, Assessment, Research and Quality
Application due dateJanuary 15, 2018
Job start dateMarch 5, 2018
InstitutionUniversity of Wisconsin-Stout
Institution descriptionThe University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: Facts and data about the university:
Job duties50% ESURC & Benchmarking:
•In partnership with the Educational Support Unit Review Committee (ESURC), manage the benchmarking process for educational support units at UW-Stout, including working with the units to identify the scope of the review, partnering with other colleges and universities to collect the benchmarking information, analyzing the data and providing a report of strengths and opportunities for improvement.
•With review team and units, identify meaningful benchmarks for review.
•Direct the process for evaluating educational support units (i.e. ESURC), including overseeing and coordinating the data collection processes, serving as a liaison between ESURC and the units undergoing review, assignment of committee members to reviews, and managing committee membership.
•Ensure that accurate data collection and reporting are submitted in a timely manner for all ESURC activities.
•Establish and maintain collaborative interactions with internal and external stakeholders necessary to achieve shared goals, advance continuous improvement, and disseminate findings internally and externally.
•Manage the data collection process for the Delaware study.
•Document and record review processes for longitudinal evaluation and improvements.
•Develop and maintain schedule for ESURC final reports and updates to departmental websites.
•Direct and coordinate a data and information exchange partnership.Expand the program to include benchmarking for four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States.

50% Strategic Enrollment Management Analyst:

Provide data analysis that will lead to actions that can be initiated by the ERM office, Strategic Planning Group, and campus-wide to meet enrollment and retention targets. This support is of particular importance during a time when retention rates and high school graduation numbers are also declining. Specific duties include the following:
•In support of the AACRAO recommendations, provide complex data analysis, including statistical analysis, to support retention studies, including modeling, regression studies, and creating databases to better understand opportunities for enrollment growth and increasing student retention.
•Provide statistical data and information to help close the achievement gap in retention and graduation rates for underrepresented students.
•Submit requests to Student Tracker to obtain information on where students who chose not to enroll or persist at UW-Stout transfer to.
•Work with PARQ and LIT to create queries that can be used within ERM and by deans and directors to provide just-in-time retention and enrollment data that will allow for early interventions.This would include using predictive models and statistical analysis to better inform these interventions as well.
QualificationsMinimum / Required
•Master’s Degree in applied research, evaluation, statistics, social sciences or related field -or- Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of relevant experience
•At least 2 years of experience with quantitative analysis, including statistics
•At least 2 years of experience with qualitative data analysis
•Excellent organizational skills and communication skills
•At least 1 year of experience with online survey software products

Highly Desired
•Data warehousing experience
•Benchmarking experience
•Experience with Tableau
•Experience with predictive software such as RapidInsight or Altryex
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsCompetitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
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As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Application procedureApplicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:
•Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
•Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
•Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2018. Screening of applications will begin January 16, 2018 and may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Susan Greene


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Tom Dye