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Associate Director of Institutional Research

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Job Duties

The Associate Director of Institutional Research supports the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in capturing, analyzing, and interpreting data for university decision-making. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Associate Director will serve as the office’s analytics specialist and advance the university’s ability to turn information into insight. The Associate Director will work proactively with the team and colleagues throughout the University to determine information needs, develop clear research objectives and questions, collect and refine data, produce descriptive and inferential analyses, synthesize and present findings, and develop data solutions to ensure that stakeholders have the information they need. The position will also participate in the office's broader responsibilities, including data governance, ad-hoc reporting, external reporting requirements, and documentation of work product.

Job Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a research-related field, such as computer science, data analytics, statistics, mathematics, higher education, social sciences, or related field and four years of progressive experience in the institutional research environment OR a master's degree and at least two years of experience directly related to the duties specified, preferably in a higher education environment is required.  The successful candidate must have experience using Excel and data visualization software (i.e., Power BI, Tableau).

Candidates with a Ph.D. in a related field and/or demonstrated proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methodology, PowerBI, programming/scripting languages (i.e., MSSQL) and statistical software (i.e., SPSS or R); ability to identify trends of significance to university decision-makers; ability to manage and analyze large datasets; skill in writing analytical and technical reports and presenting complex technical/analytical concepts and information to a wide range of audiences; familiarity with diverse data analytics tools; ability to manage time and resources to respond to competing priorities and ensure timely, accurate deliverables; willingness to expand professional and technical skills are highly desirable.

Institution Description

With more than 8,900 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus, as well as 2 Regional Academic Centers around the state, While offering a breadth of programs found at much larger universities, Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges. Mercer is a community where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged.  

At Mercer University, a Bear is more than a mascot: it's a frame of mind that begins with a strong desire to make the most out of your career. Mercer Bears do not settle for mediocrity or the status quo. If you're seeking an environment where your passion and determination are embraced, then you want to work at Mercer University.  


Application Due Date: 2021-01-31
Job Start Date: 2020-03-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Macon
State/Province/Region: GA
Institution: Mercer University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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