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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Director for the Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (OIRAP). This position reports to the Director of Data Analytics and Management (Director) and the Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Decision Support (Vice President) and is responsible for supervising the enrollment management team and enrollment reporting projects. The Associate Director contributes significantly to analytics strategy for the enrollment management division and has a primary role in EM meetings and presentations with key constituents (e.g. academic units).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
- Provides status reports to the Director and Vice President.
- Supervises a team of research analysts.
- Manages communications between OIRAP and Enrollment Management functions.
- Attends and participates in meetings, presentations, and discussions related to enrollment strategy, admissions cycle, and key metrics tracking.
- Develops and implements strategy and research agenda in concert with EM leadership, and develops and implements models for enrollment planning, forecasting, and tuition generation.
- Oversees data extraction, reporting, and analysis to support the enrollment reporting data needs of the Office to support university wide, chancellor, and school operations.
- Provides support for the Office’s data system operations.
- Plans, coordinates and implements complex data analyses, and works with staff to implement analyses.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, statistics, social science, or in a related scientific field or discipline.
- A minimum five years of broad enrollment management experience including data analysis, report writing, projection modeling, advanced analytics, and using data to inform decision making.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Must have knowledge of data management and data analysis tools, systems, and software; experience using querying tools (through GUI or writing and executing code against large relational databases) and multi-dimensional concepts. Must have SAS skills (or similar data management and statistical programming skills) and experience using Tableau software. Must have advanced Microsoft Excel experience (i.e., pivot tables, cross tab queries, ODBC).
- Excellent analytical and conceptual problem solving skills.
- The ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and staff; the ability to work independently; and the ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on data usage.
- Prior supervisory experience of full time staff.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex technical language and analyses to non-technical audiences.
- Master’s degree in applied mathematics, statistics, social science, or in a related scientific field or discipline.
- Seven years of practical data analysis experience in an enrollment management environment
- Experience with databases such as MS SQL and Oracle.
- A strong technical aptitude and desire to keep up with the latest technological and data management advances.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
The Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (OIRAP) gathers, analyzes, and uses data to inform institutional planning, policy development, and decision-making. The Office provides critically important reporting, assessment, benchmarking, planning, and public information services to support institutional effectiveness, enrollment management, and to respond to the needs of the university community and external stakeholders.
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