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Associate Vice President, Office of Decision Support

Application Procedure:

Applicants should apply via the university's website.

Job Duties

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the Office of Decision Support, which will provide a variety of statistical information, and will be responsible for supporting executive decision-making by providing the senior administrators, vice presidents, and college deans with timely data and analysis.
  • Envision and lead the acquisition and maintenance of state-of-the-art data analytics, reporting and visualization capabilities campus wide.
  • Envision and lead the further development of the institutional data warehouse, provide guidance to the data governance program to ensure institutional data integrity, and ensure that appropriate policies are in place for data collection, analysis and usage. 
  • Work in strategic collaboration with Information Technology Support (ITS) to ensure that the Enterprise Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Reporting Teams remain abreast of current trends and best practices.
  • Support the work of decision-makers at all levels within the university by developing appropriate metrics and providing information and analyses necessary to make informed data-driven decisions.
  • Supervise the Office of Decision Support to achieve institutional priorities for decision-making support. The AVP-ODS will:
    • Develop collaborative protocols for efficient, timely, accurate, and repeatable submission of data to IPEDS, HLC, IBHE, and other external and accreditation agencies,
    • Maintain knowledge of national trends related to assessment, institutional effectiveness, and educational research
    • Oversee the Internal Survey Research program and policy, and serve as an administrator of the Qualtrics online survey tool
    • Apply advanced knowledge of institutional research methodologies and software systems in conducting complex research studies, and assist with the development of large database systems that are structured to support analytics and data visualization in response to complex information needs
    • Collaborate with ITS to develop and implement RFUMS Business Intelligence System (BIS), PowerBI and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)
    • Provide mentorship, guidance, training and professional development opportunities that sustain and enhance the efficacy of the networked team responsible for supporting evidence-based institutional decision-making.
The complete list of job duties associated with this position can be found here.

Job Qualifications

Required Education & Experience
  • Master’s Degree in evaluation, data sciences and analytics, statistics, or a related field (i.e., economics). 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a higher education institutional research function, such as strategic planning, survey development, data compilation, analysis and predictive modeling, administrative information development, assessment, accreditation, and dashboard development.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Outstanding leadership skills related to developing and supporting high functioning teams, empowering others, promoting innovations, and championing efforts in a collegial manner.
  • Strong experience in quantitative modeling, statistical methods, data visualization, computer programming, relational databases, data mining, and other data analysis techniques
  • Functional familiarity with various statistical packages and business intelligence (BI) systems/ technology is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer-based quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of terminology and associated database structures for higher education functions such as student records, finance, human resources, and institutional advancement.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in managing competing priorities, juggling multiple projects and initiatives, and working collaboratively with senior leadership as well as stakeholders across RFUMS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in the identified required fields or disciplines
  • Industry-relevant certifications such as PMP, CBIP, MCSA: BI Reporting

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets

Institution Description

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) is a graduate health sciences university committed to serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness. The university embodies the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by its namesake Dr. Rosalind Franklin, whose Photo 51 was crucial to solving the structure of DNA. 

Today, the university’s 5 colleges continue Dr Franklin’s legacy through rigorous academics, pioneering research, and innovative community service. Our unique interprofessional education model allows students to learn from and with each other in a variety of settings, including our simulation labs, the student-led Interprofessional Community Clinic, and through partnerships with area hospitals and clinics. RFU is a national leader in interprofessional research and practices, and is nationally recognized for its research in areas including neuroscience, brain-related diseases, inherited disorders, proteomics, cancer cell biology and immunology, cardiac resuscitation, and gait and balance.  


Rosalind Franklin University offers a competitive benefits plan which includes a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution upon meeting eligibility requirements.

Our generous time off policy includes up to 24 vacation days, 15 sick days, 12 paid holidays plus two floating holidays.
Application Due Date: 2022-01-31
Job Start Date: 2022-05-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: North Chicago
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Reports To: Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Division of Academic & Faculty Affairs

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