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Vice President for Data and Analytics

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants, please visit: For priority consideration, please apply by January 6, 2020.

Job Duties

The University of North Carolina System Academic Affairs Division coordinates the University’s core academic mission and provides leadership, guidance, and support to each of the constituent institutions. Academic Affairs includes the following units, each led by a Vice President: Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research; Student Affairs; Data and Analytics; and Digital Learning.


The Data and Analytics unit is responsible for the data collection, verification, and reporting requirements for the UNC System, and for providing decision support to UNC System leadership, the Board of Governors, the 17 constituent institutions, and other key stakeholders. Data and Analytics must meet cyclical state and federal reporting requirements, maintain various public-facing and internal-facing information resources (e.g., dashboards, information briefs, statistical abstracts), and respond to ad hoc requests for information that require work in a dynamic environment with fluid priorities.


The Vice President provides vision and leadership for the development and use of Data and Analytics in support of the mission and strategic objectives of the UNC System, with an emphasis on academic analytics and institutional research. The VP provides guidance to all departmental team members as needed and communicates regularly and effectively with the 17 Institutional Research counterparts at UNC System institutions with respect to data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The VP plays a key role in System-wide data strategy, in partnership with other System Office data stewards/owners in Finance, HR, Strategy and Policy, and IT. As a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team, the VP also plays a key role in the development of the strategic and operational plan and represents Academic Affairs and the UNC System at various meetings with constituent institutions and external groups.

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of an earned doctorate and at least ten years of relevant experience;
  • Senior-level institutional research experience working in a higher education institution, system office, and/or a state-level higher education agency;
  • Knowledge of higher education operations and policy issues;
  • Knowledge of federal and state reporting requirements (North Carolina experience preferred);
  • Knowledge of higher education data reporting systems such as Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Common Data Set (CDS), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation;
  • Familiarity with the K-12 public school system, NC Community College System, the UNC System, and the NC Association of Independent Colleges and Universities;
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences;
  • Data visualization experience, including but not limited to SAS Visual Analytics and/or Tableau software;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A commitment to accuracy;
  • Expertise with data retrieval and statistical packages (SAS preferred);
  • Business analysis experience such as writing/editing process documentation, writing/editing instruction manuals, or conducting user training;
  • Subject matter expertise in IR reporting areas: student enrollment, academic programs, courses, admissions, human resources, facilities, or financial aid;
  • Experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated success working effectively with a broad range of constituents;
  • Demonstrated experience resolving conflicts and building consensus; and
  • Proven experience as an effective team leader with supervisory and managerial experience that includes hiring, training, and evaluating employee performance.

Institution Description


The University of North Carolina System is a multi-campus university dedicated to serving the state of North Carolina and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. More than 225,000 students are enrolled in the UNC System’s 16 university campuses across the state and the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the country’s first public, residential high school for gifted students.

Individually Remarkable. Collectively Extraordinary.

The UNC System is one of the strongest and most successful systems of public higher education in the nation. It’s mission—to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society—remains true to the University’s founding ideal of shared knowledge in a free society. In addition, the UNC System has a long-standing commitment to public service. The UNC Center for Public Television, the UNC Health Care System, the NC Arboretum, and other University affiliates and programs reap social and economic benefits for the citizens of the state.

System Office

The UNC System Office, located in Chapel Hill, houses the offices of the president and senior administrative staff for the University. This core administrative staff executes the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and provides System-wide leadership and support in the areas of academic affairs, business and financial management, communications, strategy and policy, human resources, legal affairs, and government relations. The UNC System Office also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates.


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Application Due Date: 2020-01-06
Job Start Date: 2020-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Chapel Hill
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: University of North Carolina System Office
Reports To: Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 10
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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