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Assistant Director of Data Management

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 31, 2020

Job Duties

The Division of University Life at George Mason University is seeking interested and qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Data Management in the office of Assessment and Planning in University Life. Reporting to the Director of Assessment and Planning, this position provides support to divisional and strategic unit data management needs. This position works with divisional units to manage students served data metrics, working toward a more automated approach to reporting from our various data sources throughout the division. This role also focuses on data visualization, developing KPI focused dashboard reporting for unit leaders and senior leadership to enable data-informed decision making. This position will also support quantitative and qualitative data analysis projects.

Works with divisional units to develop data management approaches for student services metrics, developing and maintaining queries and reports from various data management systems; • Creates data visualization style reports using MicroStrategy and other reporting tools, developing reporting appropriate to differing audience types; • Provides training and coaching to division on best practices in data collection, management, and reporting; • Contributes to the development of assessments using qualitative and quantitative research methods; • Supports divisional strategic planning and annual reporting requirements, processes, and systems; • Serves as a liaison with key university offices such Business Intelligence, Registrar's office and the Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning; • Provides analysis of select data using appropriate systems, approaches, and methods (i.e. survey responses, demographic data, student/user analytics, etc.); • Meets with constituents to discuss assessment results when appropriate; • Oversees graduate student(s) on assigned and collaborative assessment, planning, and data analysis projects; • Provides essential support for one-time and on-going assessment projects, needs, and requests across the Division of University Life.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications 

Master's degree in higher education, social sciences, computer science/analytics, business administration or related field or comparable work experience; • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative) and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated experience with statistical analysis software, such as SAS, SPSS, or R.; • Adept at report writing, as well as presenting findings to audiences of varying levels of understanding; • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; • Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience using SQL programming language with the ability to create SQL queries; • Experience with data visualization tools such as MicroStrategy or Tableau; • Experience in survey and assessment reporting platforms (i.e., Qualtrics, Baseline, Tk20, Taskstream, Compliance Assist); • Demonstrated experience with assessment-related work in a university setting.

Institution Description

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition. 


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Application Due Date: 2020-01-31
Job Start Date: 2020-04-10
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Fairfax
State/Province/Region: VA
Institution: George Mason University
Reports To: Director of Assessment and Planning
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Assessment and Planning

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