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Senior Research Data Manager

Application Procedure:

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

To Apply: Send your 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

■ Manage and optimize processes for data collection, validation, mass uploading, modeling, visualization and communication deliverables
■ Work closely with University technical consultants and department leadership to support data checking, database queries, and data collection strategies
■ Ensure accuracy of institutional data across multiple units by co-chairing and supporting university committees and initiatives
■ Anticipate future data needs of the Vice President of OPAR and Higher Education internal and external agencies for university initiatives and requirements
■ Serve as thought partner and collaborator with the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Data Management
■ Lead cross-functional projects using data management knowledge, data modeling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities
■ Serve as a point of contact for questions regarding data in compliance with the requirements of official University reporting as well as stakeholder data providers and funding organizations
■ Build, develop and maintain data models, reporting systems, and dashboards that support university KPIs
■ Assist in designing and building technical processes or data solutions
■ Modify IR database infrastructure and data files to accelerate the processes of data analysis and reporting
■ Develop standards of operation for handling and archiving data, implementing data quality controls and standards to ensure integrity and university expectations
■ Assess system performance and make recommendations for hardware, software, and data storage improvements; oversee the integration of these recommendations for OPAR members
■ Other data related duties as assigned (e.g., deep dive into Higher Education data statistics, investigate university data changes, etc.)
■ Track and report of students who complete total credit hours within 4 years of enrollment
■ Track and report of students registering for at least 15 credit hours each term
■ Track and report of students registered as of the first 30 days in the registration period for a subsequent academic term (often referred to as pre-registration). Continue to monitor and report on numbers weekly
■ Administer student satisfaction surveys
■ Create and disseminate data reports for each degree program
■ Collaborate with the Center of Academic and Student Success to develop Academic Maps for transfer students

Job Qualifications

■ Working knowledge of SQL to query multiple tables and subqueries; additional skills in SPSS is a plus
■ Proficiency in creating and modifying databases, datasets, and dashboards
■ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Access and Excel
■ Some knowledge of or genuine interest in Higher Education statistics
■ Must have experience handling confidential and sensitive information
■ Must be prudent in handling confidential and sensitive information
■ Must work with initiative when working independently and with a team
■ Must have excellent customer, collaboration, and active listening skills
■ Ability to organize, prioritize, and drive tasks to successful completion with minimal assistance
■ Must exhibit initiative and aspirations to serve in leadership capacities

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: 2022-09-30
Job Start Date: 2022-09-30
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
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: Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research

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