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Data Manager for Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

To Apply:

Visit the Clark Atlanta University Human Resources webpage for CAU Application and position details:

Send a CAU Application, Resume, and list of three references to Clark Atlanta University Human Resources at and the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research at

Job Duties

  • Establish procedures for responding to institutional data request and surveys
  • Assist with responding to internal and external institutional data requests for student enrollment, data uploads (i.e. GICA, NSF, etc.), and surveys requests (i.e. U.S. News + World Report, College Board, etc.)
  • Collaborate with university data stewards and the Office of Information Technology to ensure institutional data is accurate, consistent and scrubbed in preparation for data collection and reporting
  • Assist with compiling the following mandatory datasets: student enrollment, financial aid, housing, completers, athletics, faculty class loads, alumni, employees, etc.
  • Assist with maintaining the Institutional Research database and some university wide databases
  • Collects, reviews, and organize data tables for inclusion in the Clark Atlanta University Trend Book 
  • Assist with publishing institutional data to the university website
  • Assist in the development of survey templates, questionnaires, and instruments necessary to meet institutional survey collection
  • Collaborates with university systems (Banner, ARGOS) users and subject matter experts to develop data tables, create or update data reports, and suggest data solutions 
  • Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPI) data structures, report templates and end-user training and demonstration to translate departmental data needs into dashboard and reporting template(s)
  • Assist users in testing and customizing on all elements (templates, charts and graphics, etc.) of presentation design and integrating specific dashboard analytics reporting for continuous improvements into the presentations
  • Manage and support institutional business intelligence dashboards
  • Assists units with Institutional Dashboard training, workshops, retreats and special events.
  • Serve as co-chair for the university Data Steward and Governance Committee
  • Assist with impromptu ad hoc large data requests from campus units

Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality and prudence with handling confidential information at all times 
  • Mastery level ability with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large datasets
  • Experience with compliance in Federal reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Banner or similar information system
  • Demonstrates ability to use Microsoft Excel for presentations, analysis, reporting and training (e.g. build and utilize formulas, pivot tables, macros, etc.)
  • Experience working directly with administrators, faculty, and staff 
  • Experience with data visualization tools (motion graphics and/or info-graphics) 
  • Ability to interpret university policies and university stakeholders needs relating to institutional data
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Above average organizational skills
  • Takes initiative and ownership of assigned task with the ability to work independently
  • Willingness to serve in leadership capacity
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven experience in meeting deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the institution
Education and other:
  • Bachelor’s degree is required from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline with intensive use of data, information technology, or statistical analysis
  • Experience in Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, or Higher Education preferred.
  • Experience in Tableau, Argos, SNAP or Qualtrics appreciated.

Institution Description

Clark Atlanta University is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The University was established in 1988 through the consolidation of its two parent institutions, Atlanta University (1865), the nation's first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans, and Clark College (1869) the nation's first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population.    


Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.
Application Due Date: 2021-11-01
Job Start Date: 2021-11-01
Salary: $60000 - $67000
City: Atlanta
State/Province/Region: GA
Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Reports To: Executive Director of Data Management and Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research

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