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Director or Associate Director of Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

To review a full position description and to apply for this position, go to the UMN HR portal: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for Job ID #330320.  Please complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:
Ensures that meaningful, appropriate, and accurate data and supporting documentation are readily available to meet the decision-making and reporting needs of the campus. 

  • Serves as the Morris campus resource for official statistics and data.
  • Compiles and analyzes quantitative data. Creates and manipulates datasets using a variety of data sources. Creates reports, trend analyses, and predictive studies. Disseminates information using various modes of data visualization.
  • Contributes to the survey research process. Completes key external agency surveys and responds to requests for data to complete other surveys.
  • Works with division chairs, directors, faculty, administrators, and the campus community to identify and respond to their data and related information needs.
Translates and communicates data for appropriate audiences. 
  • Creates and maintains data dashboards.
  • Provides content for the Morris Institutional Research webpage.
  • Works with campus partners to expand data use and literacy across the University.
  • Develops and delivers oral and written presentations for both internal and external groups as needed.

  Expands campus data use and actively participates in system-wide data conversations.

  • Contributes to system-wide data decision-making and discussions and maintains a working relationship with staff in the systemwide institutional research office.
  • Audits the types of data, tools, and dissemination methods necessary to grow campus data use and analysis capabilities.
  • Working with the SDIE, modifies and/or implements systems to improve efficiency, quality, and data access, while ensuring data security.

 Contributes data expertise for grant proposals and reports. 

  • Supports grant writing and grant reporting by gathering, preparing and analyzing relevant data required for proposals and impact analyses.
Note: Responsibilities will be consistent with classification. 

Job Qualifications

The Director will be hired into a professional and administrative appointment, 9341A1, Administrative Consultant / Analyst 1 with the following:

Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and six years related experience, Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent statistical and analytical skills, with an ability to clearly explain complex data analyses and interpretations to a diverse set of constituencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with discretion when dealing with confidential information

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Previous experience in higher education institutional research
  • Advanced knowledge of data visualization software
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state requirements for the gathering, reporting, and dissemination of data from higher education institutions

The Associate Director will be hired into a civil service appointment, 8208A3, Administrative Associate 3 with the following:

Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least four years of experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years
  • Experience creating and managing datasets
  • Excellent analytical skills, with an ability to clearly explain data analyses and interpretations to a diverse set of constituencies

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R)
  • Previous experience in higher education institutional research
  • Experience with data visualization software
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state requirements for the gathering, reporting, and dissemination of data from higher education institutions

Institution Description

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines an intimate, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by approximately 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications – U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers – and are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

Benefits

Please see https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits for benefits information.
Application Due Date: 2019-06-14
Job Start Date: 2019-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Morris
State/Province/Region: MN
Institution: University of Minnesota Morris
Reports To: Senior Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness

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