Director of Strategic Analysis and Reporting (SAR)

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toPresident
Reports in officeStrategic Analysis and Reporting (SAR)
Application due dateJune 11, 2018
Job start dateFlexible
InstitutionWashburn University
Institution descriptionWashburn University is located on a spacious, attractive campus in Topeka, the capital city of the state of Kansas. Washburn is a municipally supported, state-assisted university comprised of six major academic units; the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Applied Studies and the Division of Continuing Education. There are over 7,000 students enrolled in traditional undergraduate degree programs, two-year associate degree programs and professional graduate programs in Law, Business, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Criminal Justice and Liberal Studies.

At Washburn University, our faculty and staff members are our greatest asset.

As a faculty member, Washburn University will support you in every way and ensure it is possible for you to prioritize your students and their success. We recognize that Washburn can only offer the quality programs it does because of your experience, expertise and commitment.

As a staff member, Washburn University recognizes that you have a major role in creating a campus environment that enables students to thrive. We appreciate that the Ichabod experience would not be possible without your efforts – from keeping up our grounds and facilities to ensuring our campus and students are safe, healthy, involved and employed.
Job dutiesThe Director of Strategic Analysis and Reporting (SAR) advocates and supports the culture of data-informed decision making at Washburn University through performance of the following duties.

Lead the data management activities at Washburn University to ensure that University administrators have access to reliable and relevant data for use in their strategic and operational activities.

Collaborate with Information Technology Services to enhance the data warehouse and to develop readily available reports using various reporting tools to build capacity for data analysis and reporting across the University.

Coordinate training of staff in the use of data reporting tools and the appropriate reporting of data.

Design, develop, produce and interpret internal management reports that incorporate statistical techniques and analytics on topics such as enrollment, student retention, degrees conferred, faculty salaries, and program review for use by administrators and managers in activities such as strategic planning, program assessment and policy development. Organize and present research-based information in narrative, graphical and oral reports according to end user needs.

Consult with staff to determine information needs, identify problems, and offer solutions. Direct SAR staff in generating data extracts, preparing tables and reports for the end user.

Provide leadership in the development, analysis, interpretation and reporting of data for the purposes of institutional research, planning, assessment, program review, accreditation and compliance.

Compile appropriate data and deliver reports mandated by government and accrediting agencies such as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), the federal government, NCAA and others for timely University compliance reporting.

Review all reports prior to delivery to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Direct and supervise the unit’s administrative and support staff. Assign tasks, initiate recruitment to fill vacancies, evaluate performance and provide feedback to help employees become more proficient in performing assigned tasks.
Encourage staff to participate in training and professional organizations such as the Association for Institutional Research, to support and facilitate professional development.

Participate in professional organizations such as the Association for Institutional Research and other relevant national and regional professional organizations to remain apprised of current issues and concerns in the field.

Lead or serve on University and/or external committees as assigned.

Perform additional job related duties as assigned.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications: Master’s degree and experience in data collection and reporting with progressive leadership responsibilities in the field. Demonstrated ability to apply complex statistical and research methods in data analysis. Ability to provide focused informational reports using relational databases. Experience effectively managing a department and staff. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies, to communicate clearly, to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion. Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills. Willingness to respond effectively to ad hoc requests.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics, information analysis, social science or a closely related field. Three years of experience in data collection and reporting in higher education. Experience writing SQL Queries. Experience using Banner and Argos software.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary is competitive. Washburn provides an excellent fringe benefits package. Employment at Washburn University will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
Application procedureSubmit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement form available at this website, copy of unofficial transcript(s) for highest level of post-secondary education (official transcript for all levels of post-secondary education may be requested upon hire), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to or to Washburn University Human Resources, 118 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Applicants are encouraged to submit complete applications by June 11, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until interviews are scheduled.