The Michigan State University Institutional Research (IR) group provides timely and accurate analysis to support data-informed policy and institutional decision making. IR integrates contextually relevant current and historical data from across campus to inform internal planning and assessment. As an official source of record, IR fulfills mandated federal and state reporting and is the steward of structures that support organizational functions at MSU. IR is a campus resource that supports data quality, integrity, and appropriate use.
MSU IR seeks an assistant director. Duties include coordinating efforts to collect, evaluate, analyze, and report institutional data. These data assist with internal decision support as well as fulfill external reporting requirements. The assistant director provides oversight for both federal and state mandated reporting requirements, as well as association, accreditation, and rankings reporting.
The assistant director reports to the IR director and assists with managing IR projects, priorities, and workloads within the group. The position is responsible for overseeing recurring reporting projects such as the Data Digest, as well as managing and coordinating external requests. The assistant director is backup for the director and will represent the IR office on university wide committees and projects as needed.
The position provides guidance to other analysts, both within IR and the larger campus community in gathering, processing, and analyzing institutional data to support informed decision making that supports and promotes a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution. The assistant director must be able to interact with a wide range of constituencies at all levels of the university. The assistant director is responsible for monitoring the accuracy of institutional data; assisting with identifying institutional data needs by collaborating with other units and groups on campus.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in business or a related field; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in administration at a research university with medical programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of higher education, preferably with experience at research intensive institutions. The ability to communicate complex concepts effectively to a variety of audiences in both written and verbal format is essential. As MSU is currently implementing a new student information system, experience with change management in a higher education landscape preferred. Additionally, strong analytical skills including experience working with Cognos, SAS, Tableau, R and other reporting and analytical tools is strongly desired. Previous experience with project management software, web content management, good time management skills, and ability to balance multiple ongoing request preferred.
Please submit letter of interest, up to date CV, and three references.
Bidding eligibility ends on 1/1/2020 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 627955
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