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Director or Assistant Vice President, Research and Analytics

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Job Duties

The Director or Assistant Vice President serves as a member of the Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) leadership team. The successful candidate will expertly lead and be fully responsible for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of the data-related needs of the Enrollment Management and Student Success division. Moreover, the position will collaborate closely with various offices on campus, including but not limited to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE). The successful candidate will apply detailed knowledge of organizational objectives and goals to creatively and effectively research, gather, analyze, and summarize complex and sensitive issues with organization-wide impact.

This position is eligible for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and providing analysis for recruitment, career, and student data projects in EMSS. This includes oversight of the activities and priorities of all third-party vendors responsible for assisting with financial aid leveraging and recruitment predictive modeling.

Initiate, lead, define, develop, and produce original research addressing enrollment management and student success questions and issues including identification and design of appropriate quantitative measures and instruments; survey design, deployment, and analysis; benchmarking; and statistical modeling

Integrate concepts and data from various sources such as institutional databases, College Board, ACT, the National Student Clearinghouse, IPEDS (Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System) NACE, and other national data banks to create analyses that serve the university’s enrollment management and student success needs.

Direct, supervise, train, and mentor the Enrollment Management and Student Success Research and Analysis staff and serve as a point of contact for internal and external requests for Enrollment Management and Student Success data/statistics

Act as the data integrity officer for the division.

Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all data used in delivering recruitment, procedural and ad-hoc emails, text messages, and mailings to prospective students, applicants, and current students.

Lead the coordination of system audits to ensure data integrity and accuracy across all offices in EMSS.

Chief data officer for all enrollment data developed and maintained in EMSS.

Develop methods to ensure the proper collection of data, organization, retrieval, and analysis of data to ensure effective decision-making, and to evaluate, revise, and refine decisions based on data outcomes.
AVP/director assists with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining division-wide priorities and various high-priority initiatives and projects. The position plays an interdivisional and external role in translating strategies and priorities into actionable, sustainable, and impactful outcomes. Acts as a trusted resource and strategic thought partner across the division in coordination with the VP to increase broad cohesion related to planning, implementing, and executing strategic priorities.

Job Qualifications


Master's degree
Minimum of four years of relevant work experience in analytics or higher education and/or a closely related field or organization
Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methodology and data analysis, including logistic regression

Assistant Vice President:
Master’s Degree
Minimum of six years of relevant work experience in analytics or higher education and/or a closely related field or organization
Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methodology and data analysis, including logistic regression


Master’s Degree in statistics, math, economics, research-intensive social science field, or related field


Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems
Strong background in the applied use of various statistical tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, SQL, SQR, Access, Excel)
Experience working with complex files/table
Training/experience with relational databases, experience using data for strategic planning purposes
Ability to work quickly, manage multiple projects, and work independently with a commitment to detail and accuracy
Excellent written and oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare and present reports based on analysis and to convey technical conclusions to a non-technical audience.
Demonstrated time-management and priority-setting skills.

Institution Description

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel. Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty, staff, and student employees are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report. Our opportunities for growth and advancement are not limited to students in the classroom. Our faculty, staff, and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati. A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus. Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown, and the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

For faculty and staff, Miami offers a great work environment and competitive benefits. We invite you to experience Miami and see how you can support the University’s Mission.


Healthy Miami is our commitment to a culture of health and wellness on campus with a wide variety of benefits and health care.

Medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, tuition fee waiver, sick and parental leave, paid vacation, and supplemental retirement plans are part of our employee benefits package.

Details can be found here:

Application Due Date: 2023-03-31
Job Start Date: 2023-05-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Oxford
State/Province/Region: OH
Institution: Miami University
Reports To: Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Success
Staff # Reporting to Position: 4
Reports In Office: Enrollment Management and Student Success

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