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Title : Associate Director of Institutional Research, Analytics, and
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Application due date : 2023-05-31
Job start date : 2023-05-31
Reports in office : Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Reports to : Vice Provost of Academic Success, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Number of staff reports : 2
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City : Petersburg
State : VA
Institution : Virginia State University
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Associate Director of Institutional Research, Analytics, and Decision Support - Chesterfield, Virginia, United States - Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Virginia State University only accepts applications for this position through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. The application must be detailed and fully completed. All employment and periods of unemployment (if applicable) must be listed within the application; either on an attached resume, or manually listed in the “Relevant Work History” section. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide descriptive information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may result in your non-selection. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested persons must attach a cover letter and a current resume/CV to the online application. Official transcripts will be required at the time of employment.

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

Contact Information:

Name: Dominique Fisher

Phone: 804-524-5075

Email: dfisher@vsu.edu

Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university, located in Petersburg, Virginia is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach. The University endeavors to meet the educational needs of students, graduating lifelong learners who are well equipped to serve their communities as informed citizens, globally competitive leaders, and highly effective, ethical professionals.

The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) is the central coordinating office for institutional effectiveness and accountability activities. OPIE seeks to provide reliable, systematic, and timely information to academic and administrative units to support the University's policy formation, planning, and decision-making. The Office of Planning and Institution Effectiveness (OPIE) mission is to coordinate institution-wide planning, assessment, evaluation, and institutional research activities in support of the University's four-part mission of instruction, research, extension, and outreach. These activities include strategic and operational planning, assessment, institutional research, and institutional and compliance reporting with state, federal, and accrediting agencies. The Office's efforts identify, analyze, and monitor internal and external trends and developments that influence the University's mission and strategic vision.

The Associate Director of Institutional Research, Analytics and Decision Support oversees the University's institutional research function to support data-informed decision-making. The associate director provides leadership, supervises, and coordinates the strategic operation of the institutional research, analytics, and decision support (IRADS) staff within the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE). This position is responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating the collection, organization, maintenance, and analysis of institutional data and research. The Associate Director will serve as a campus leader of data management, data science, and data analytics to support the centralized collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data information and evidence to make data-informed decisions. The position oversees integrated Banner Student Information System and Blackboard Analytics functions.

The Associate Director will closely partner with the Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness to assist the University in meeting strategic goals by developing statistical models, data analytics, operations analysis and research, and planning functions. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of institutional research, its literature, organizations, and practices;
  • Excellent knowledge in at least one of the following areas:
  • Data management, data science, and data analytics theory, tools , and practice
  • Psychometrics and research design
  • Statistical analyses, interpretation, and storytelling
  • Experience with data governance to ensure accurate, reliable, and consistent institutional data.
  • Proficiency in business intelligence tools (e.g., Logi, OBI, SQL, Tableau, PowerBi, Microsoft SQL, SCT Banner, SPSS, Blackboard Analytics, EAB Navigate, WebFocus).
  • Comprehensive understanding and demonstrated proficiency working in client/server environments, including extract, transform, and load processes and editing and testing for data integrity, system security and control, and backup and recovery processes.
  • Knowledge of tools for survey administration (e.g., Qualtrics, QuestionPro, SurveyMonkey, and EvaluationKit).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and other state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of systems analysis, database design techniques and tools, and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, manage, analyze, interpret, and report internal and external data and information relevant to the University's academic programs, students, human resources, finances, marketing, long-range planning, decision-making, and internal and external reporting.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate projects, think critically and strategically, and solve complex systems, functional, and data problems.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills while paying attention to detail and directing others toward completed actions.
  • Ability to coordinate staff work, work in a team environment, and perform effectively independently and as a collaborator with diverse campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze user requirements, use proven methodologies to design and implement information management and data warehouse systems, and create, test, and debug complex system output.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with technical, non-technical, and functional personnel, including preventing data and information effectively to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities for, plan, and organize various work assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Three years years of progressively responsible administrative or professional experience in data management, data analytics, or research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in education research, social/behavioral science, statistics, or a related field that emphasizes data management and data analytics.
Commonwealth of Virginia benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, health savings account, child savings account.
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