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Posted 6/17/2014:

Director of Institutional Research
Old Dominion University
- Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University (ODU) seeks an accomplished and collaborative leader to direct its Office of Institutional Research. Located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, ODU is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. The institution has a strong focus on student learning and success, and its 25,000 students form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. ODU’s academic programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and through a high quality and growing distance learning program.

The Position
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Administration within the Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES) division, the Director of Institutional Research will provide vision, leadership, and management to a comprehensive institutional research program that supports the University’s mission and strategic initiatives. The Director is responsible for organizing and managing the daily activities of the institutional research office including providing leadership in developing and supporting University-wide research projects and initiatives, offering support to a broad range of administrative planning and decision-making efforts, and maintaining and enhancing the institution’s reporting and analytical capabilities. The Director supervises a professional staff of four and plays an integral role campus-wide in collaborating with the offices of University Assessment and the SEES division assessment office in providing information and analytic support to the University’s administrative decision makers to facilitate strategic planning, policy-making, resource allocations, enrollment projections, and other processes requiring sound strategic analysis.

Qualifications
The new Director will possess a master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline, a doctorate is preferred, with demonstrated experience in quantitative research methods and statistics, and a sound knowledge of qualitative research methods. The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a higher education management/leadership role that includes data collection, analysis, and interpretation; state and federal agency reporting; and project management and assessment. A demonstrable knowledge of financial modeling, trend analysis and statistical forecasting; the ability to attend to multiple projects simultaneously and determine priorities; the ability to coordinate with efficiency, speed, and accuracy the routine collection, analysis, and dissemination of institutional data; and, a high degree of skill conducting descriptive and inferential data analysis are all important in the selection of the new Director.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin June 30, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position a resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations or questions about this position may be emailed to Ellen Heffernan at eth@sjgsearch.com.

SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
Old Dominion – Director of Institutional Research
Ellen Heffernan, Partner

Please visit the Old Dominion website at www.odu.edu

 

Posted 6/17/2014:

Assistant Director, Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment
SUNY Fredonia
- Fredonia, NY

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the SUNY system. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. SUNY Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication. SUNY Fredonia is consistently ranked among the top public, master’s granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success.  Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Click here to read a message from Fredonia's President.

Job Description:

The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications foran Assistant Director in Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment, at the rank of Staff Associate, SL4. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director, the candidate will assist and support the Director in preparing internal and external institutional reports.  The Assistant Director will play a key role in assuring that meaningful assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes takes place across divisions, as well as in strategic planning initiatives, implementation of a new learning outcomes framework based upon common baccalaureate goals, and the revision of our general education program.  The candidate will support programs, departments, and institutional leaders in the university-wide effort to maintain and improve institutional assessment models for accreditation and other purposes. The successful candidate will promote a culture in which assessment of student learning is valued and central to an institutional commitment to effectiveness and the meaningful use of data for ongoing improvement.

The successful candidate will:

  • Actively coordinate and collaborate on university-wide assessment activities.
  • In collaboration with Deans, ensure successful annual reporting from departments and units and support the academic program review process.
  • Work with colleges and academic units to develop assessment models and data mining.
  • Consult with and provide support for faculty, offices and departments in the development of metrics and in conducting student learning outcome and institutional effectiveness assessments, through workshops, etc.
  • Coordinate and oversee online course evaluation and data collection for a variety of surveys (e.g., Student Opinion Survey, National Survey of Student Engagement)
  • Participate in data collection for the institution-wide assessment plan (Middle States) and for discipline-specific accreditation (e.g., NCATE teacher education programs, AACSB business programs, etc.).
  • Implement and manage institutional research and assessment projects as assigned by the Director of IRPA.
  • Assess and maintain computerized databases.
  • Generate reports utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience in higher education research.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with assessment needs related to accreditation and student learning.
  • Excellent software application skills related to spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and statistical analysis packages.
  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex statistical analysis to a non-technical audience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with students, faculty, and staff;
  • The ability to multi-task, meet goals and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Banner.
  • Familiarity with Operational Data Store and Oracle Business Intelligence processes.
  • Experience in web page design.
  • Expertise in, and commitment to, community engagement


Additional Information:

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by July 1, 2014 will be given full consideration.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.

Please see the FAQ for using the online application system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.


URL: www.fredonia.edu/academicaffairs/InstitutionalResearch/

 

Posted 5/28/2014:

Research/Survey Analyst
Binghamton University
- Binghamton, NY

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.

Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.

Job Description:

Budget Title:   Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Research/Survey Analyst will be responsible for performing a variety of complex administrative and analytic functions that support institutional research, assessment of student learning, and assessment of institutional effectiveness.  The Research/Survey Analyst will create queries and reports and will analyze a variety of complex/survey data.

The analyst will also assist with the university's strategic planning and assessment initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research-related processes (e.g., design and production of surveys and forms, data gathering, data extraction, data entry, data analysis and reporting) in support of Institutional Effectiveness initiatives, including but not limited to compliance reporting, institutional research, strategic planning, assessment of student learning, assessment of institutional effectiveness and environmental scanning initiatives
  • Provide quantitative data analysis support for external and internal institutional reporting, ad hoc studies and other external and internal requests for information, including but not limited to College Board, Common Data Set, US News, Princeton Review, etc., and university-wide results of internal surveys
  • Provide qualitative data analysis generated via survey questions, interviews and focus groups
  • Extract, analyze, interpret and write up results about a variety of data as assigned
  • Integrate data sets in order to provide analysis of complex cross-sectional or longitudinal data
  • Support efforts to develop systems and processes for monitoring the integrity of student records, including admissions, financial aid, enrollment, retention and graduation data
  • Complete other Institutional Effectiveness duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, economics, sociology or other quantitatively-oriented field is required
  • Master's degree is preferred
  • Experience in a higher/postsecondary education environment
  • Experience in survey software (Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, etc.)
  • Advanced skills in SAS Query and syntax
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Access Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Outstanding and demonstrable quantitative data analysis skills, including descriptive and inferential analysis, missing data analysis, data imputation, coding and recoding, sub-classification of data, cross tabulations, correlations, ANOVA, linear, logistic and nonparametric regressions, and interpretation of results in written and oral forms
  • Strong and demonstrable qualitative data analysis skills, including coding, text analysis, thematic analysis, and interpretation of results in written and oral forms
  • Keen eye for details and accuracy with compiling data and reports
  • Ability to produce timely, accurate data reports from complex data sets
  • Ability to interpret and communicate results of quantitative and qualitative data analysis in clear written prose, and in compelling tables and graphics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including complete fluency in standard oral and written English
  • Excellent project management, organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical thinking, organization and cross-area collaboration skills
  • Ability to maintain composure and to communicate with clarity in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment


Additional Information:

Sponsorship for U.S. employment purposes in not available for this position.

Note: Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Please also note that the Deficit Reduction Program for UUP represented faculty and staff is in still effect, which impacts paychecks.  This, along with other payroll information, can be found on our website http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/new-employees/new-faculty-staff.html or by calling Human Resources at 607-777-6625 or 607-777-2129.


Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   6/11/14

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp

The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

 

Posted 5/20/2014:

Institutional Research Analyst
Farmingdale State College
- Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a coeducational, public college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 7,900 undergraduate students and a rich history of over 76,000 graduates. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology, Farmingdale State College equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. Offering bachelor and associate programs, Farmingdale State College will soon offer its first graduate degree. A total of 34 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technologies, and Health Sciences. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region.

Job Description:
The Institutional Research Analyst assists the Chief Institutional Research Officer with the collection, management and dissemination of institutional data. Responsibilities include compiling and preparing data for mandated federal, state and SUNY reporting, updating internal IR reports, responding to ad-hoc data requests related to program accreditation, departmental self-studies, annual reports, grant proposals, assessment and strategic planning, assisting with the administration of internal surveys, completing external vendor surveys, and supporting other projects and studies undertaken by the OIR as assigned. This position reports to the Chief Institutional Research Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Query large databases to generate descriptive statistics and summarize in tables, charts and graphical format
• Assist with the preparation, validation and editing of large data files for reporting and analysis
• Ensure accuracy of data collected, identifying outliers and anomalies that require resolution prior to data reporting
• Update OIR data reports
• Respond to ad hoc data requests from faculty, staff and administrators
• Prepare federal (IPEDS), New York State Education and SUNY reports
• Assist with the administration of internal surveys and data compilation
• Prepare Common Data Set and vendor surveys (US News, Petersons, etc.)
• Assist in the maintenance of statistics on the OIR webpage
• Support other projects and studies undertaken by the OIR as assigned

Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in an analytic discipline such as statistics, mathematics or computer science
• At least four years of related professional experience in a data analyst or data support position
• Demonstrated ability to compile data and interpret statistics
• Experience with large datasets and relational databases
• Expertise with Microsoft Office products, particularly Access and Excel
• Must be highly organized, analytical, accurate and detail-oriented
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet project deadlines

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:
At least two years of professional experience in higher education
• Experience with Ellucian/Sungard Banner
• Knowledge of institutional research reporting and data terms (IPEDS, AAFTE, etc.)
• Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS or SAS
• Knowledge of web authoring software
• Knowledge of Survey Monkey or similar online survey software
• Experience with SUNY Institutional Research Information System (SIRIS)

Additional Information:
• For the first 10 working days, beginning May 20, 2014 and ending June 3, 2014, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
• Deadline for External Applicants: June 20, 2014
• Salary $55,000 and may increase commensurate with experience
• State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:
A letter of application, resume and the addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references must be submitted online at: www.farmingdale.edu Only applications submitted online will be considered.

The Consumer Information web page can be viewed at the following link http://www.farmingdale.edu/consumer-information/index.shtml. This page describes various services, information and statistics on many different aspects of the College’s operations.

 

Posted 5/14/2014:

Institutional Research Analyst
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Albany, NY

The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to invite candidates to apply for the position of Institutional Research Analyst to coordinate and facilitate the collection, processing, analysis, interpretation and reporting of institutional data to support decision making processes.

Reporting to the Manager of Institutional Effectiveness, the incumbent will assist various constituencies in utilizing the data to improve departmental flow of accurate, timely information and assist management in defining issues, obtaining information and interpreting results. The Research Analyst performs analytical work to support the efforts of the college to attract, educate and graduate successful students at all levels.

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor's Degree in an analytical discipline and two (2) years of working experience as a data and research analyst or comparable position. Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree, previous experience in higher education, particularly related to institutional research. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge and experience with statistical analysis software, large data sets and relational databases, and authoring SQL.

The College offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates may submit a letter of application, resume and the names and contact information of three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(Fax) 518-694-7202
employment@acphs.edu

Visit the ACPHS website at www.acphs.edu

ACPHS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Posted 3/21/2014:

Institutional Research Business Intelligence Systems Analyst
Mott Community College - Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503

The role of the Business Intelligence (BI) Systems Analyst is to design, develop, administer and support Institutional Research (IR) in reporting and dataset development as needed within the IR office and the College. Primary responsibilities of the position include reporting requirements analysis, report development, analysis dataset development, systems analysis and design, and programming. The analyst performs query and report development, development and maintenance of external datasets for inclusion in a warehouse environment, data forensic/integrity analysis, customer analysis and requirements definition, and other duties related to institutional analysis. The Systems Analyst needs to be able to collaborate with IR staff, Information Technology Services (ITS), and customers on their system needs and have the ability to translate and apply those needs within the ERP system and Data Warehouse. This position will work with a variety of BI applications to produce reliable, accurate, and dependable information.

1. Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems or related field of study.
2. Five years of advanced technical experience encompassing:
• Demonstrated professional experience in relational data analysis and business intelligence reporting.
• Demonstrated experience in systems analysis and administrative IT systems (ERP).
• Demonstrated experience in developing and documenting information processes.
• Demonstrated experience working on cross-functional teams to lead the design and development of complex datasets and reports to achieve customer objectives.
3. Demonstrated performance utilizing complex analytic judgment and ingenuity:
a. Plan and perform difficult work where only general methods may be available.
b. The capability to work with highly complicated technical projects and problems requires:
i. Exceptional judgment
ii. Considerable ingenuity
iii. Initiative in dealing with factors not easily evaluated
4. Demonstrated ability to create new processes and procedures where existing methods do not exist, particularly focused on analyzing new external mandates and internal priorities to develop accurate and efficient responses.
5. Demonstrated experience in coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders as it relates to complex reporting and data analysis.
6. Demonstrated experience with SQL and relational database management systems.
7. Demonstrated ability to make decisions carrying a great deal of responsibility for which there is little or no precedent.
8. Demonstrated experience working independently or without significant direction on a daily basis.
9. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and remain highly productive.
10. Highly developed verbal and written communications skills that demonstrate the ability to present and communicate complex, technical information to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/jnbj7x8

 

Posted 3/6/2014:

Assistant for Institutional Research and Analysis
SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland’s office of Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) invites applications for the Assistant for Institutional Research and Analysis.  Major responsibilities of the position include extracting, collecting, analyzing and summarizing institutional data; assisting and supporting the reporting of data needs related to institutional accreditation self-studies and state and federal reporting; assisting in maintaining support for the SUNY Institutional Research Information System; responding to routine data requests from external non-governmental bodies; managing aggregate reporting; assisting in development and administration of survey questionnaires; assisting/supporting routine internal projects; developing and maintaining the IRA webpage, contributing to fact book creation; assisting in developing and distributing an IRA newsletter; acting as contributing member to Data Request Group and Data Warehouse Implementation Team; and performing other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques and computerized database systems; experience with appropriate computer software, such as statistical (e.g., SPSS), spreadsheet (e.g. Excel), and survey design (e.g., SelectSurvey, SurveyMonkey); strong analytical skills; effective communication skills; attentive to detail.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; two (2) years related experience working in higher education setting, preferably within institutional research or assessment; evidence of ability to learn new systems; knowledge of research design and assessment techniques; proficiency with administrative student database systems and data warehousing, preferably BANNER; proficiency accessing data through online data query systems; experience updating and maintaining web pages.

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. For a full job description, application instructions and to apply go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu.

SUNY Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. We have a strong commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary degree programs in the areas of Multicultural Studies.

 

Posted 2/10/2014:

Coordinator of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation

Fulton-Montgomery Community College, a College of the State University of New York, is a comprehensive institution, serving 2,800 students in credit programs, including students from over 20 countries on five continents and Metropolitan New York City. The campus is situated in rural upstate New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, approximately 40 miles from Albany, three hours from New York City, 3½ hours from Boston, and four hours from Montreal.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience assessing higher education instruction, general education, or institutional practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of learning outcomes assessment and assessment techniques.
  • Excellent computer applications and online data reporting skills. Experience with assessment tracking or student information systems (Banner, Power Campus) preferred.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Excellent applied research skills including qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Middles States accreditation standards and procedures preferred.

Summary of Major Responsibilities:

The Coordinator of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation organizes and promotes the college’s efforts to evaluate and improve all academic, non-academic, and extra- curricular programs, and to comply with accreditation standards. Develops a roadmap for advancing the college’s assessment practices and outcomes. Acts as the campus expert and resource in areas of assessment and accreditation, assists staff with planning, using and implementing assessment techniques, and liaison activities with accreditation bodies

Primary Functions:

  • Coordinates the development and continuous improvement of a comprehensive assessment plan.
  • Organizes and supports staff on all phases of assessment (e.g., planning, implementation, data analysis, reporting) and ensures compliance with deadlines and standards set internally and by external agencies.
  • Develops surveys and data collection instruments as needed.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of college assessment and accreditation documents and ensuring records retention meets regulatory standards.
  • Researches and recommends professional development opportunities, best practices, and materials which will support effective assessment. Conducts internal training and workshops for staff.
  • Informs internal and external audiences on the results of assessment activities and the impact these results have on institutional practices, strategic plans, curriculum and student learning outcomes.
  • Partners with faculty and staff on grants for external funding to support innovative assessment.
  • Assists with liaison activities for the college to accreditation bodies. This role may involve coordinating campus visits from these organizations, and/or travelling to the accreditation offices to represent the college.
  • Serves on committees as assigned or elected.
  • Perform other incidental duties related to those that are listed above.

Salary: $50,000 base + commensurate with experience. Outstanding benefits.  This is a Tenure-Track faculty position.

Application procedures:  Submit a letter of application outlining qualifications and experience that are relevant to the position and a resume to AssessmentDir@fmcc.edu by March 7, 2014.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity.

 

Posted: 1/10/2014:

Statistical Programmer/Analyst

Scannell & Kurz, a RuffaloCODY company, specializes in developing customized financial aid and enrollment management solutions for higher education clients. The partnership of Scannell & Kurz and RuffaloCODY is excited to offer a Statistical Programmer/Analyst opportunity in Rochester, New York.
The Statistical Programmer/Analyst will be responsible for developing enrollment and retention probability models designed to assist clients with understanding the key drivers in enrollment and re-enrollment decisions which are then used to make recommendations to clients about changes in enrollment policy, strategy, and organization with the goal of achieving enrollment and retention objectives.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (not limited to)

  • Communicate effectively with clients regarding data needs and issues
  • Maintain and secure client data
  • Run data integrity checks on client data and work with clients to correct errors
  • Transform, prepare, and manipulate raw data sets for data processing, report generation, and statistical analyses
  • Create clear and informative summary reports/tables
  • Use SAS to develop enrollment and retention probability models and to simulate alternative awarding strategies

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Licenses/Certifications and Work Experience:
Required:

  • Proficient in using SAS or other statistical software (i.e., SPSS, STATA, etc.) to do the following:
    1. Perform statistical analyses using descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics
    2. Manage and maintain data files
    3. Design and prepare statistical charts, tables, and graphs
  • Excellent problem solving skills and overall ability to independently work through obstacles
  • Solid understanding & knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, or other relevant field.
  • Excellent organizational skills, very detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Infrequent light physical effort required
  • Must be able to work in an environment where the noise level is low

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity with college admissions or financial aid terminology
  • Experience in institutional research or enrollment management research

Learn more and apply online!

Insight on Scannell & Kurz:

Scannell & Kurz services include strategic financial aid reviews, organizational and operational reviews for admissions and financial aid, and retention audits. The firm works in partnership with clients sharing analytical techniques and methodology in order to develop greater client self-sufficiency in addressing future enrollment challenges. The solutions recommended are unique to each client, based on a data-driven understanding of each institution’s particular market position and challenges. Special attention is paid to ensuring that the solutions are practical, detailed, and implementable. Outcomes include improved net tuition revenue, more effective management of institutional resources, and achievement of specific class profile and retention targets. Now in its 16th year, the company has served 300 institutions. Scannell & Kurz joined the RuffaloCODY organization this year. For more information about the company, visit http://www.scannellkurz.com/ruffalocody

 

Posted: 12/9/13:

Assistant VP for Institutional Research
State University of NY at New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz seeks a dynamic, experienced, and collaborative professional to serve as Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Institutional Research. The AVP reports directly to the President as a management-confidential employee, and works closely with the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice Presidents for Enrollment Management, Administration and Finance, Student Affairs, and Development and Alumni Relations. The AVP also serves as a member of a planning and advisory body that includes the President, vice presidents, and academic deans and works closely with other campus leaders and faculty as well. Additionally, the AVP supervises a staff of three professionals directly involved with research and data analysis related to the primary objectives of the office along with a shared secretary.

Major responsibilities include:

  • consult and collaborate with administrators, faculty, and staff to meet institutional information needs for program review and accreditation activities;
  • advise and assist in measuring progress on goals of the strategic plan (http://strategicplanning.newpaltz.edu/);
  • provide timely and accurate institutional reporting to external and internal constituencies;
  • collect, analyze, interpret, and make available data critical to the college’s budgeting, enrollment management, program assessment, decision making, and external reporting;
  • analyze and interpret institutional data, trends, and projections, and help place them in a broader higher education context;
  • assist with accessing and interpreting state, federal, and other data;
  • advise in the development of strategies to assess and enhance institutional effectiveness, especially in student learning outcomes, retention, and graduation rates;
  • ensure the integrity of data collection and communication;
  • foster a culture of evidence- and data-informed decision making;
  • represent the College in SUNY system-level institutional research initiatives;
  • oversee the budget, operation, and supervise the staff of the Office of Institutional Research.

Qualifications: Master’s from a regionally accredited institution, in Education, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Psychology, or related field with a strong background in statistical or quantitative analysis; experience with typical university databases and with statistical resources such as relational databases, statistical and query tool software; strong quantitative, analytical, and research experience, and demonstrated proficiency in research and statistical methods, survey design, and report writing. The successful candidate shall have experience in organization supervision and leadership and will have excellent oral and written communication skills. Minimum of five years of experience in institutional research, higher education administration, or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience are required.
Additionally, the following may be considered assets: A Ph.D. in an appropriate field; formal graduate education in institutional research; demonstrated knowledge of higher education accreditation requirements; experience and capability in data visualization; knowledge of federal and state higher education reporting requirements including IPEDS; peer group and aspirational benchmarking, and current issues and best practices in Institutional Research.

Contact Information: Nominations and applications should be submitted to AVPIR@newpaltz.edu. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a resume. Please note search number P13-40 on all materials submitted in connection with this search (preferred format is Microsoft Word, file extension “.doc”).

See http://www.newpaltz.edu/hr/jobs.html for more information.

 

Posted: 10/08/13:

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut

The Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) manages the office responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining information resources of all types to support decision making, planning, and reporting.  The office provides information and analysis to support administrative decision making, strategic planning, and strategic initiatives; designs and conducts special studies and surveys; prepares oral and written presentations; develops and maintains a Web site providing information on University facts and statistics; responds to information requests from internal and external constituents; completes surveys and reports for the federal, state and private agencies; prepares department profiles and workload analyses for academic program review; supports campus-wide assessment and accreditation efforts; assists campus constituents in using and interpreting institutional data; and convenes task forces as needed.  The Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness reports to the Provost and works under the direction and guidance of the Office of the Provost.  The Director supervises the newly formed Office of Institutional Effectiveness, which encompasses Institutional Research currently staffed by a Director and a Research Analyst.

Job Responsibilities:

Assists University executives, campus administrators, and campus committees with research, planning, and analysis of institutional and/or comparative data used to support and enhance evidence-based decision making and policy formation in areas such as strategic planning, resource allocation, enrollment management, fiscal management, institutional effectiveness, and outcomes assessment.  Assists in the creation and evaluation of key performance indicators of institution-wide effectiveness.

Provides leadership and direction for the design, development, and maintenance of a system of longitudinal data bases to assist in planning.  Consults with Information Technology Services to design and implement data warehousing capability for the Banner student records system and any new Banner system modules. Consults with Information Technology Services in developing and maintaining database solutions and implementation of new information technologies in support of institutional research needs.

Researches and maintains currency with local, state, and national trends that affect the institution’s mission and goals and ensures compliance with the reporting requirements of applicable agencies; supervises the reporting of institutional data required by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of Connecticut, accrediting agencies or data requested by national, state, local agencies, or private sector firms, other educational institutions, and/or other external collectors of University data.  Ensures that reports meet stated requirements and are consistent with current best practices.  Designs, develops and maintains an IE Web site to publish institutional data for the general public and for internal campus communities, including but not limited to, the University Fact Book.

Develops methods for gathering, tracking, and maintaining information; facilitates institutional research activities in the management, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of various data and information used internally in institutional planning and assessment, including those associated with student success, enrollment forecasting, and institutional effectiveness at all levels.  Designs and conducts research projects of importance and interest to the campus community and disseminates through various venues, including but not limited to, an IE website.  Fulfills data and informational needs to support strategic and institutional planning efforts and decision making at multiple levels of the institution’s organizational structure.

Oversees daily operations of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, including the supervision of support staff in the collection and analyses of data while monitoring workloads to ensure service to the campus and external communities is provided in a professional, ethical, and timely manner.

Drafts correspondence, presentations, position papers, high level reports, and action memoranda for the Provost, other officers, and the Board of Regents; provides data/analytical support for program review, accreditation, prioritization, enrollment management, etc.; communicates routinely with University administration, faculty, and staff regarding the monitoring of performance indicators and progress on meeting strategic goals; and routinely provides academic departments with data for academic program review and resource monitoring.  

Qualifications:

Masters degree required, doctorate preferred, from an accredited institution with a focus in management information systems, social science, higher education, or public administration, or a related field that includes statistical analysis and/or research methodology.

Three (3) years experience (five years preferred) of increasing complexity in higher education, institutional research, program evaluation, and campus planning, or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience.

Demonstrated expertise in managing large data bases and using database management software to query and manipulate data.  Experience with Banner is preferred.

Demonstrated experience in assuring integrity in analysis and reporting, including the ability to analyze complex data sets, identify and troubleshoot data integrity issues within the system, and clean extracted data.

Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally both orally and in writing, with evidence of success in explaining, presenting, and interpreting data, including producing written reports and making presentations to a variety of audiences.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as a member of cross-unit and multi-purpose teams or committees made up of multiple constituents and to lead groups of colleagues as needed.

Ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and administrators.

Demonstrated ability to supervise staff.

Additional position information can be found at:
http://www.hartford.edu/aboutuofh/office_of_provost/IEsearch.aspx

Application procedures can be found at:
http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx

 

Posted: 9/03/13:

Research Analyst, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY

Job Description:

Budget Title:   Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)
Salary:  commensurate with qualifications and experience 

The Research Analyst will be responsible for developing reports, providing analysis, and maintaining data in support of the offices of Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Records, and Course Building and Academic Space Management. Responsibilities include: 

  • Preparing statistical and analytical reports on faculty, staff, students and prospective students
  • Collecting and formatting data for reporting
  • Providing analysis of national higher education trends
  • Maintaining databases to ensure accuracy of data, including developing error reports and fixing data errors and inconsistencies
  • Creating and maintaining operational reports
  • Conducting research to assist strategic planning and decision making
  • Assisting in the upgrades to existing computer systems and the implementation of new computer system

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated prior data analysis experience required.  
  • Proficiency with social science research methodologies and statistics is required
  • Experience using SAS, SPSS, or other computer/statistical programming software required.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, with intermediate/advanced knowledge of Excel required.
  • Experience managing relational databases required.
  • Ability to access, manipulate and summarize datasets required. 
  • Experience with validating and checking accuracy of data elements required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form required.
  • Ability to coordinate competing priorities in a demanding environment required. 

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Experience with Banner or other student information system in an education setting
  • Experience with Hyperion or other data reporting/querying tool
  • Experience with Google Docs
  • Survey experience
  • Experience with FileMaker databases


Additional Information:

Note: Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
 

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   9/17/2013
Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled
Persons interested in this position should apply online.
Please submit:

  • Resume,
  • Cover letter, and
  • Contact information for three professional references.

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:
http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp
The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

 

Posted 07/27/13:

Senior Systems Engineer, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Descriptive Title: Senior Systems Engineer

REF#: WC-S-8044-13-07-S

Budget Title: Senior Programmer/Analyst

State Professional Position

Department: DoIT (CIO Office - Admin Offices)

State Line#: 30700

Grade: SL-4

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience


Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. In lieu of degree, four years of directly related full time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four years may be considered. Four years of prior full time employment experience to include computer programming, data analysis, business analysis, designing databases and documenting systems. Experience designing and working with databases. Strong background in data analysis. Experience documenting system processes. Ability to formulate programming code in more than one programming language, which should include MDX, VB, C, C++ and/or C#. Knowledge of SQL. Experience in understanding business processes including working with business users. Experience with Windows operating systems. Excellent communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, preferably with a degree in a technical discipline or related area, or advanced degree. Experience in or with the following: designing and working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later databases; data warehouse databases and data warehousing tools; developing relational or STAR-schema data warehouse models; PeopleSoft HR or Campus Solutions. Experience designing Analysis Services databases or other OLAP cube databases; ETL tools such as SQL Server Integration Services; designing dashboards and scorecards; designing and developing reports using SQL Server Reporting Services, ProClarity or other reporting tools; maintaining SharePoint sites. Experience programming through the full development lifecycle.

Brief Description of Duties: This position is intended to expand the reach and utility of the core Human Resources and Student data warehouse systems that serves the university. This is a technical position and requires knowledge and experience modifying and developing relational and multi-dimensional OLAP databases. This position will focus on Student and Human Resources data systems to assist enrollment management and administrative offices of the university. The selected candidate will:

  • Support, develop and expand on existing SQL Server and OLAP data warehouses for the campus business intelligence efforts. Analyze data needs, data sources, reporting needs in order to develop and support complex data models and data transformation load rules. Code programs to load and maintain the warehouse and document the contents of the warehouse and any written programs. Assure correctness and quality of the data loaded.
  • Support the front-end reporting environment and SharePoint portal to allow the user community access to ad-hoc tools, analyses and reports. Develop complex reports beyond the capabilities of the ad-hoc reporting tools or end user. As needed, assemble and format data used for external state and federal reporting. Ensure that security controls are in place to authorize access to ad-hoc data analyses and reports.
  • Develop, implement and analyze university business processes in the data warehouse. Collect business requirements and needs, develop and test code in compliance with departmental and university standards, provide effective documentation or communication during the development process, complete tasks in a timely manner. Collaborate with colleagues on technical and business processes to ensure the correctness and accuracy of the data in the BI environment.
  • Monitor automated systems for correctness and efficiency. Advise lower level programmer/analysts in the translation of standards to user groups and in applying them to new systems. Oversee the installation of new systems and recommend enhancements to existing systems.
  • Provide support in the operation of the Information Systems function including: Act as Supervising Programmer/Analyst in his or her absence. Serve as liaison between the department and its users. Assist users in accessing and utilizing their data. Recommend new or modified standards and procedures. Provide technical leadership to lower level programmer/analysts. Apply state and university policies and procedures to programs and systems. Advise management of potential breaches of data and system security. Assure compliance with applicable security policies.
  • Ensure and maintain that security profiles and security controls are in place to authorize access to the data warehouse and business intelligence reporting system.


Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Search Coordinator
Senior Systems Engineer (8044) Search
DoIT (CIO Office - Admin Offices)
237 ECC Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2610

Application closing date: August 27, 2013

Posted 06/27/13:

Institutional Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University is seeking a creative and collaborative individual to join a small team responsible for studies that support planning and evaluation at the University. The team designs and carries out studies related to enrollment, retention, graduation rates, student satisfaction, degree programs, and faculty resources. 

The Office of Institutional Research is responsible for a variety of projects, some of which are seasonal with rigid deadlines, or involve series of intensive projects that can span several weeks or months.  A successful candidate will have the excellent organizational and time management skills necessary to work independently on several projects of varying scope at the same time; the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels, from support staff to senior officers; and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a highly interdependent team. In this role, attention to detail is essential, and know that judgment and discretion are involved in release of data.

The incumbent is responsible for collecting, editing, analyzing, and disseminating data and information about different aspects of the University to varying audiences. Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with data management, retrieval and reporting, and advanced desktop application skills (statistical packages, Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint) are required. Experience with Banner, Cognos and SPSS are a plus.

To hire at the Research Analyst level, we are seeking individuals with a bachelor’s degree with training in quantitative social science research methods and statistical analysis, plus 1-2 years related experience preferably including previous research experience. Some post-baccalaureate training is highly desirable.  To be hired at the Senior Research Analyst level, an advanced degree in a social science discipline or higher education plus 3-5 years related experience is required.

To Apply, please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:  http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job No. B01498.  Please also submit your resume and cover letter with your application on-line.  Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 06/18/13:

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, the AVP will develop the Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness in support of the University’s short and long-term strategic goals. The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness will oversee the budget, operation and supervise the staff of the Office and will assist in the strategic planning process and institutional improvement efforts.  The candidate will ensure the effective use of comparative data and information to support operational and strategic decisions. The incumbent will conduct research to support the University’s strategic and operational goals and determine sequence and scope of institutional research projects.  He or she will implement and maintain a program of quality assurance and assessment for all areas of the University and will provide counsel to University administrators and faculty on assessment and business process redesign. The incumbent will design and conduct research studies to address and support critical issues of institutional importance including research and other grant opportunities, budgets, space allocation, student enrollment and persistence, and teaching and learning effectiveness among others. The AVP will work closely with campus leadership to guide self-assessment and data collection efforts across the University and will participate in the development and implementation of standardized institutional policies while collaborating with faculty and administration to assess degree programs and curricula. He or she will provide input on strategies and priorities for institutional development. The AVP will oversee and coordinate state and federal reporting requirements other voluntary and/or regulatory compliance to ensure accurate, valid, consistent and timely submissions.

Required:  Master’s degree in a quantitative or social science or related area such as educational statistics, sociology, psychology or related field with a strong background in statistics or quantitative analysis. Five years of full-time experience in institutional research and planning. Strong managerial, leadership and supervisory skills. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills. The experience to interact professionally with a diverse group of higher education administrators.

Preferred:  PhD, EdD.  An additional two or more years of progressively responsible experience in institutional research and assessment, statistics, modeling or large data analysis. Strong quantitative, analytical and research design skills. Demonstrated proficiency in research and statistical methods, survey design and report writing. Demonstrated knowledge of higher education accreditation requirements, research methods and continuous assessment and improvement practices. Experience with relational database systems and functions, student information systems. Experience with big data and data visualization tools.

To apply, submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to: Search Coordinator-AVP, Office for Institutional Research, 310 Administration Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0701. For a full position description, application procedures or to apply online, visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. # WC-S-7938-13-06-S).  Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.

Posted 05/15/13:

Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Columbia-Greene CC, Hudson, NY.

ANNUAL SALARY:      $55K commensurate w/experience and excellent fringe benefits.                               
APPLICATION DEADLINE:                  June 21, 2013

Columbia-Greene Community College is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment. The Director is responsible for internal and external data reporting.  This position is under the supervision of the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs.

The primary responsibilities of the Director are the collection of data from both internal and external sources and the preparation, presentation, and distribution of detailed data analysis.  The Director must have the ability to ensure the accuracy of College data and statistics and be able to present this information (in both written and oral format) in a cogent and focused manner.  The Director provides support for the College’s Strategic Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and the data processes that are part of the College’s comprehensive system of assessment.  Experience in the use of computer statistical and database applications are required. The Director will also provide support for academic grants initiatives.  Grant writing & reporting experience preferred.

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred.  Experience working with institutional research and assessment in a higher education setting is required.  This is a 12-month position commencing August 2013. 

For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to HR@sunycgcc.edu.


Posted 05/07/13:

Senior Research Analyst, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Institution/Department Description
As one of the world's leading technological institutions, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a vibrant, connected community of nearly 18,000 students and over 3,700 faculty and staff.

The office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies (IRPS) supports the information needs of the university through reports and analytics that facilitate data-informed decision making. IRPS spearheads RIT’s data warehouse and business intelligence program in partnership with the department of Information and Technology Services. IRPS works closely with the university's nine colleges and administrative divisions, including the Provost’s Office, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management and Career Services, to provide relevant data in support of key institutional priorities.

Job Description
The office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies at RIT seeks a highly motivated Senior Research Analyst to join the Institutional Research team. The successful candidate will work with functional area leads and subject matter experts to define information requirements and translate into user-friendly, actionable information using SAS, OBIEE, PS Query, and other reporting and analytical tools.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Understand functional areas’ business requirements and translate into technical specifications and user friendly reports
• Create reports using SAS, OBIEE, PS Query, and other tools
• Develop new and enhance existing reports for easy viewing and understanding
• Use advanced programming to analyze complex data structures
• Provide analysis and report development for ad hoc reporting requirements of the university
• Maintain knowledge of best practices in institutional research and apply knowledge to daily operations
• Prepare clear and complete documentation that follows the organizational unit’s standards

Qualifications
Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in an analyst role; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated proficiency with SAS or equivalent software
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
• Experience responding to requests for information, including creating queries in response to ad hoc requests and summarizing data
• Demonstrated experience working with large data sets and complex data structures
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to collaborate effectively with others
• Ability to communicate effectively
• High attention to detail and accuracy
• Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects

Preferred Qualifications:
• 6-10 years of professional experience working in an analyst role
• Advanced skills in creating and executing complex SAS programs
• Experience designing reports using common enterprise reporting applications
• Experience with Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, PS Query, SQR and/or PeopleSoft Application Engine
• Experience with OBIEE dashboard development
• Functional knowledge of SQL for querying database tables and interpreting existing code
• Work experience in a higher education setting

Application Procedure
A cover letter and resume should be uploaded to http://careers.rit.edu.

Posted 05/06/13:

Institutional Research Analyst. SUNY College of Technology at Canton, Canton, NY.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Office of Institutional Effectiveness at the State University of New York in Canton is seeking applicants for the position of Institutional Research Analyst. This is a full-time professional staff position. The job duties for the position include assisting in the administration and development of student, faculty, and alumni surveys, assisting with scheduled enrollment reporting, working with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and other staff to review and proofread reports, maintain the content of the Institutional Effectiveness webpage, assist in the collection, compilation, and extraction of statistical data, and to develop and maintain databases appropriate for ad hoc, cyclical, and longitudinal reporting and statistical analysis.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced education in statistics, mathematics, social science or business field with a minimum of 2 years of experience and evidence of quantitative research is preferred. Proficiency with the use of databases in a higher education setting; Banner experience is preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and function independently with limited supervision and guidance.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to hr@canton.edu or by US mail to:
Institutional Research Analyst Recruitment Committee
Human Resources Department
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

SUNY Canton, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.
Full job posting can be found at: http://www.canton.edu/human_resources/jobs/HR_job340.html

Posted 03/27/13:

Director, Higher Education Consortia - The National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (The Delaware Study), University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Job ID:  101240
Below are highlights of the job description; complete position description and online application instructions are located at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/

Deadline: April 19, 2013

The National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (a.k.a. The Delaware Study) is a national benchmarking study and data sharing consortium among four year colleges and universities, with approximately 200 institutions participating annually.

The Delaware Study has matured over the past decade and is generally acknowledged as the “tool of choice” for comparative analysis of faculty teaching loads, direct instructional costs, and separately budgeted scholarly activity, all within academic disciplines. The Delaware Study is used by major data consortia and state agencies, including the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE), the Southern Universities Group (SUG), the University of North Carolina System, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, among others. It is a versatile and highly useful analytical tool for making management and policy decisions, whether at the level of the academic department, institution, state, or national level. Since 1992, nearly 600 institutions have participated in the Delaware Study. More information can be found athttp://www.udel.edu/IR/cost.

This position serves as the Director of Higher Education Consortia and reports to the Associate Provost for Institutional
Research and Effectiveness at the University of Delaware. The responsibilities fall under two major categories – maintenance of current services and development of new products and services. The director will be expected to direct all aspects of data collection from consortia members, maintain the production of reports and resources for the membership, and to increase membership through communicating benefits to prospective members. The director will also lead new studies that have high potential of resulting in new products and attract new members to the consortia. The director must be able to develop and direct research studies relevant to higher education costs, and have excellent presentation and communication skills.
Must have a Master’s degree in a related field and five years of job related experience. Job ID 101240

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 03/05/13:

Institutional Research Analyst .  SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Delhi (Shared position).

The Research Analyst is a shared position between SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Delhi and is responsible for producing information on institutional data to advance educational policy, administrative decisions, enrollment planning, and assessment activities for both campuses. This includes, but is not limited to producing various ad hoc reports for departments, administrators and committees on academic performance, outcomes assessment, department accreditation, self-studies, and required state and federal reporting. The incumbent will work three days per week at the SUNY Cobleskill campus in Cobleskill, NY and two days per week at the SUNY Delhi campus in Delhi, NY. Employment is with the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as data expert for two college campuses
  • Shares responsibility with Registrar for select reports such as SUNY/NYSET/IPEDS (Federal Department of Education)
  • Completes and generates external marketing surveys
  • Sits as member of the Institutional Review Board
  • Compiles reports from student information system (Banner)
  • Acts as liaison between SUNY System IR office and campuses
  • Updates and maintains the IR webpage
  • Generates academic program review data
  • Computes SUNY/ACT surveys and required outside surveys
  • Works with Human Resources and Payroll for faculty/staff data management
  • Computes internal and external requests for student data as needed
  • Creates and generates on demand surveys such as graduate surveys and grants reporting

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible technical research or statistical experience,
  • Professional analytical experience which demonstrates ability to conduct substantive surveys and studies or problems and issues in assigned areas
  • Expertise using excel, access and familiarity with statistical software packages (ie SPSS)
  • Experience working with and extracting data from a student information system (ie Banner preferred)
  • Excellent writing, communication and organization skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in institutional research in higher education
  • Master's degree in education research, social sciences, evaluation, psychometrics or other related disciplines

EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTIONS:

Additional qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Full details and application requirements may be found at: http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?jobcode=175724428  
Application deadline: April 1, 2012.

R. Erik Seastedt
Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
SUNY Cobleskill
(518) 255-5514
(518) 255-5657 (fax)


Posted 02/27/13:

Associate for Institutional Research.  SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY.

The State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh announces an opening for an Associate for Institutional Research.  This is a twelve-month professional position, reporting to the Director of Institutional Research. The candidate will assist and support the Director in preparing internal and external institutional reports. The Associate will play a key role in assuring all state, federal and appropriate vendor surveys are accurately submitted in a timely fashion. The candidate will be responsible for updating all internal institutional research publications and updating all institutional research web sites. The candidate will assist with institutional research and assessment studies. The successful candidate will promote and support a culture in which data enhanced decision making supports an institutional commitment to effectiveness and ongoing continuous improvement.
Responsibilities include: Under the supervision of the director actively coordinate all appropriate institutional research functions which include IR publications, web site, Academic Profile, and ad hoc data requests;
Under the supervision of the director will participate in data collection and analysis for components of the institution-wide strategic planning process;
Under the supervision of the director consult with and provide support for administrative and academic offices and departments in the development of metrics;
Will implement and manage select institutional research and assessment projects as assigned by the Director;
Will serve as a liaison to appropriate college offices to coordinate data integrity issues;
Will coordinate and follow up on data integrity for all mandated state reports for the Systems Institutional Research Information System (SIRIS) and coordinate all federal reports including IPEDS, will coordinate and complete all private vendor surveys (e.g., US News, etc);
Will coordinate and oversee online data collection including but not limited to a variety of surveys (e.g., Student Opinion Survey, National Survey of Student Engagement, Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Surveys); Will assess and maintain computerized databases;
Will generate reports utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
Will serve on institutional committees, and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
Will assist with appropriate data needs assessments;
Must demonstrate attention to detail, thoroughness and follow through coupled with  excellent communication abilities and the ability to contribute to team oriented environment.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 2 years experience with higher education administration and organization; strong analytical skills; familiarity with assessment needs related to accreditation and student learning; proficiency with software applications related to spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and statistical analysis packages; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex statistical analysis to a non-technical audience.
Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree; 5 or more years of higher education work experience; excellent skill with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), familiarity with Banner; strong inferential statistical skills, familiarity with SPSS or related statistical software packages, experience with web page design, previous experience in an institutional research office.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.

Salary: $50,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Materials received by April 2 will be guaranteed full consideration.  Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/4264 and include a resume/CV, letter of interest including your software proficiencies, and contact information for 3 current references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.


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