Assistant Vice President for Institutional Analysis

Posted on6/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toExecutive Vice President
Reports in officeExecutive Vice President
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateWhen filled
InstitutionThe University of Chicago
Institution descriptionThe University of Chicago, one of the world’s leading research universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice President for Institutional Analysis. The Assistant Vice President (AVP) leads the University’s efforts to collect, evaluate, and analyze institutional data to support University planning and decision-making.

Founded in 1890 by John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is one of the world's leading universities and is widely celebrated for its research impact, faculty, students, graduate programs, record of philanthropic support, and endowment growth. In 2017, UChicago was ranked third among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Job dutiesReporting to the University’s executive vice president, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Analysis manages a small but growing staff that provides hands-on data analysis, interpretation of analysis, and preparation of reports for both internal and external use. The new AVP will work closely with the executive vice president and other leaders to develop an expanded vision for the office of Institutional Analysis and will lead the implementation of that vision.

As an expert in how to both define analyses that can advance University objectives and complete and interpret such analyses, the AVP serves as a thought partner to colleagues across the University, helping schools and business units define and execute analyses on unit-level business questions. The AVP collaborates extensively with offices and colleagues throughout the University in the collection, sharing, and analyzing of data, which provides strategic decision support to the senior leadership of the University. An important role for the AVP is to introduce topics of interest to the University’s senior management team, topics which are timely, relevant, and brought into focus by analysis of industry data.

The AVP’s team functions as an essential technical and methodological resource for colleagues across the University who are responsible for unit-specific surveys, reports, and assessments. The AVP will foster an ecosystem of data analysts from across the University to provide support and professional development, encourage sharing of best practices, and codify University-wide data standards and policies.

The AVP is the University’s representative in several data and information sharing collaborations among peer institutions such as the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) and the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE). The AVP oversees the process for targeted, useful internal surveys with a focus on survey tool production, survey deployment, and analysis and communication of survey findings to key stakeholders.
QualificationsThe University seeks a committed, talented, and experienced professional with a deep understanding of the academic mission who will bring high-level, strategic analysis skills and proactive leadership abilities to the position. The successful candidate will have the ability to provide timely, comprehensive, and relevant information and analysis to academic leaders, administrators, and decision makers and to develop a long-term vision for the growth and evolution of the office of Institutional Analysis. S/he will have technical expertise in data-gathering and reporting tools, and analytical capabilities in statistics and survey research. The AVP will have strong skills in relationship-building, convening, and change management.

A Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, computer science, or social-science research is required (substantial evidence of highly developed quantitative skills may take the place of such a degree); an advanced or terminal degree is preferred.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.
Application procedureThe University of Chicago has retained Opus Partners ( to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Laura Jenks, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Laura (

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