Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Posted on4/26/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Provost
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateMay 10, 2018 -- preference given applications received by this date
Job start dateAugust 1, 2018
InstitutionThe College of William & Mary
Institution descriptionWilliam & Mary, founded in 1693, is the second oldest higher education institution in the U.S. Once a colonial college, W&M is now a leading public university, one that remains committed to undergraduate teaching as well as research. Located on a 1,200-acre main campus in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university enrolls roughly 8,700 students, including 6,300 undergraduates, and offers more than 40 graduate and professional degree programs.
Job dutiesThe primary purpose of this position is, as an institutional research generalist, to (1) plan, implement, and complete quantitative and qualitative analyses on a full range of university information including student enrollment and demographics, courses, financial, facilities, human resources, and retention and graduation performance data; (2) analyze, prepare, and submit data and information to state (SCHEV), federal (e.g., IPEDS, NSF), and other external agencies and contractors; and (3) develop innovative database and programming solutions and data visualization capacities combining data from multiple domains (student, HR, finance, etc.) to provide a more systemic perspective for understanding institutional performance and measuring progress toward strategic goals.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in an analytical field of study.
• Demonstrated ability to statistically analyze, understand and use information from multiple data sources, including relational database management systems and associated data warehouses and datamarts, to perform analyses and to prepare reports and briefings.
• Intermediate programming experience in an analytical programming language.
• Work experience in an analytical office setting.
• Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
• Experience collaborating on analytical projects and to promoting a collaborative work environment.
• Knowledge of complex data and use to provide effective answers to questions posed.
• Demonstrated ability to multitask in a time-sensitive environment while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
• Demonstrates excellent organizational skills for archiving, validating, categorizing, and organizing datasets for official annual reporting.
• Experience in using an office suite package.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in public doctoral institutions within higher education.
• Experience within a higher education or state governance policy setting.
• Experience in SAS strongly preferred.
• Basic to intermediate predictive modeling skills in areas such as enrollment projection, staffing projections or resource planning (course-taking patterns, salary analyses and equity studies, classroom usage, faculty workload, etc.)
• Intermediate level skills in SQL programming and/or experience using SQL query software.
• Experience in data mining and visual analytics techniques.
• Microsoft Office.
• Experience with Oracle instances, Ellucian Banner products.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsAnticipated hiring range is $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. W&M benefits for full-time professional positions are available at this website.
Application procedureApplications must be received through the W&M employment website website.