Provide analysis to support University decision-making. Primarily involving quantitative methods such as surveys, this analysis includes such issues as student satisfaction and engagement, retention, recruitment, market research, enrollment projection, enrollment and revenue projection, and mathematical modeling of the University, its processes, and environment. The position also conducts survey research, including design, sampling, and analysis. Complete several critical external reports.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership in planning and managing major University-wide surveys.
Work with other departments to create and launch customized surveys.
Apply high-level statistical methodology to conduct in-depth and sophisticated analyses to data gathered through surveys and other venues to support University's decision-making process.
Conduct scholarly and applied research and studies that generate insightful information for the University, including utilizing national and regional database, literature, and benchmarking.
Create and estimate causal models of social, educational, and economic phenomena.
Provide core analytical support in the process of developing, refining, and implementing enrollment, financial, and other forecasting models.
Disseminate and document survey reports, and effectively communicate alternatives and conclusions to decision-makers and the University community.
Evaluate and perform necessary verification processes of data sources to provide consistent and valid information.
Access and perform moderately complex query functions of databases to complete several critical external reports in a timely and accurate manner.
Complete certain ad hoc data requests from internal and external users.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Master's degree in social science, education, business, or related field from an accredited institution that includes advanced graduate methodological and statistical training is required.
A minimum of two years' experience working with quantitative and qualitative research: planning investigations and studies, determining variables, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, preparation of research reports is necessary.
Experience with multivariate statistical analysis, forecasting, time-series, and simulation modeling and visual presentation of data is required.
Experience with statistical analysis software SAS or SPSS and database management systems is required.
Experience with using SQL to retrieve and organize data is highly desirable.
Good survey design skills is necessary.
Experience conducting presentations and writing research reports tailored to the intended audience and project management within an educational institution is required.
Internal Number: 11021
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.