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Assistant Director, Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

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Job Duties

  1. Assists with the planning, design, implementation, and administration of the Office of Institutional Research (IR) operations
  2. Collaborates and interacts with business units and outside constituents to meet reporting needs and ensure accurate data
  3. Manages office workflow including assignment and prioritization of tasks
  4. Assigns work to staff members
  5. Compiles reports for internal and external audiences
  6. Performs quality assurance checks on reports developed by others
  7. Manages ad hoc inquiries from both internal and external clients
  8. Applies research methodology and statistical analysis to support the department in the interpretation of institutional data
  9. Gathers, analyzes, and presents data for external audiences, including mandated state and federal reports
  10. Develops and maintains dashboards of data visualizations on Power BI for key stakeholders on campus
  11. Be key liaison to IT and support all data maintenance, warehousing, and visualization activities
  12. Participates in the development and testing of the data warehouse
  13. Builds queries from PeopleSoft

Job Qualifications

Required Experience:

  1. Minimum of years three (3) years of job-related experience
  2. Experience managing projects
  3. Experience with presenting complex report information to a variety of audiences
  4. Experience providing data and research results under tight deadlines
  5. Experience with PeopleSoft, including query building
  6. Experience in extracting data from data marts, data cubes, and data warehouses
  7. Experience with creating visualization of data



  1. Master's degree in Educational Psychology, Statistics, or other related fields
  2. Advanced experience in extracting data from data marts, data cubes, and data warehouses
  3. Experience with training others on data literacy

Institution Description

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes.  UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff. 

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master's degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 51,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution.  As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD—the University of HoustonUH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria


UHD offers comprehensive benefits, more information available here:
Application Due Date: 2021-01-29
Job Start Date: 2021-02-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Houston
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: University of Houston - Downtown
Reports To: Director, Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Data Analytics and Institutional Research

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