The Associate Director, Data Analytics within the College of Science (COS), Office of the Dean will have two primary roles: gathering, checking, analyzing and reporting on data related to the College, and providing a high-level of support to design, launch, and execute a variety of COS special projects. The Associate Director, Data Analytics will work closely with the Dean, Associate Deans, and Department / Unit leadership team, regularly reviewing sensitive or complex information, while also lending their expertise to organizing projects and enabling progress on the strategic goals of the College. The Associate Director, Data Analytics' command of data and information, combined with their organizational abilities, will further COS growth across Northeastern's Global Network.
Specifically: under the direction of the Associate Dean of Administration and Finance (ADAF), Associate Director, Data Analytics will:
Build and maintain internal data repositories and key reports on College statistics,
Partner with the College leadership team to track and measure progress on the Strategic Plan,
Serve as a point person / coordinator of key College events,
Partner with College leadership to track and manage special projects as assigned, including but not limited to COS initiative launches in the Northeastern Global Network,
Work with teams in the College to design and implement process improvement projects,
Work with other University offices to understand data, process changes, new systems, or new projects and disseminate, explain, or train College personnel as needed
College Strategic Plan Coordination
Work closely with the Dean and other College leadership to understand current College strategic goals and their relationship or priority in the context of the overall COS Strategic Plan
Build and maintain an internal tracking system which can be used to collate contributions to each goal, progress on particular goals, and other related accomplishments.
Working with College data stakeholders or directly with University data sources, build and maintain key reports on College statistics, organized by department and area.
Prepare a variety of dashboard reports and other insightful summaries for a variety of audiences on the state of the Strategic Plan, and related work such as COS Annual Reports.
Design and oversee the creation of interactive and informative presentations of the Strategic Plan to the COS community. Create innovative methods for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College to understand and interact with the Strategic Plan.
Data Management and Analysis
At the direction of the ADAF, develop a range of ad-hoc and ongoing reports for College leadership, leveraging University data sources to report on COS admissions, enrollments, retention, teaching, research, and related operations.
Partner with various College teams (research, finance, undergraduate, graduate) to build predictive models and analyses that will deliver insight and aid their work.
Gather and aggregate data on College of Science programs across the Global Network. Working with the relevant Associate Dean(s), project program performance and analyze outcomes. Model the return on investment (academic, financial, reputation) for offerings at various Network sites. Prepare reports and assist with the implementation of special initiatives across the Global Network.
Collate, check, and present data on an as-needed basis for the Dean or for the ADAF.
Build annual internal dashboards for Dean and College leadership, to be used for internal reference and to inform external sources (website, annual report, etc.)
Serve as Data Liaison between College and University Decision Support, including disseminating best practices and assisting College leadership in ensuring data security standards are being met.
Project Management Support
As directed by the ADAF, manage special projects for the College which may include summarizing, prioritizing, and triaging project challenges and barriers.
Proactively work with stakeholders to understand project aims and current progress and assist by building a detailed project plan, organizing materials, providing data, convening meetings, or taking other steps as necessary to further the progress of the project at-hand.
Track projects and author clear and succinct updates for ADAF and/or project sponsors, taking care to highlight key decision points, delays, obstacles, or other information needing escalation.
Identify complementing or parallel projects and explore possible synergies and efficiencies to be gained by combining efforts.
Prepare other project collateral, draft or review reports, provide in-depth data or analysis to decision makers as needed.
When designated by ADAF, serve as coordinating point person for key College efforts where different staff or volunteers may need organization and direction to execute an event or special project.
Special Projects as Assigned
Proactively seek out opportunities for internal process improvement and make recommendations to the ADAF.
Serve on temporary 'embedded' assignments within COS operational teams to assist with more intensive project management needs.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred
3-5 years' demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis
Demonstrated experience leading or significantly contributing to complex, high-impact projects
High degree of comfort with new systems or technology platforms and/or willingness to learn
Organized, with an ability to work with multiple offices, stakeholders, and partners
The College of Science maintains a strong culture of collaboration amongst our faculty and staff: successful candidates will demonstrate a respect for the work of their colleagues and a focus on achieving our shared goals in a highly collaborative manner.
Data Planning and Analysis
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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