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Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Director, Institutional Analytics
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and
Position Number 00004398
Work Schedule 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 022201 - Institutional Research and Planning
Department Institutional Research and Planning
Job City & State
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Institutional Strategy and Analysis ( ISA ) sustains NC State’s
mission and vision as a Research I university by providing
consistent and reliable data that informs, supports and advances
the university’s academic, administrative and operational strategic
goals. ISA collaborates across all campus constituencies and levels
of governance to identify NC State’s information needs, collect and
manage data, provide analysis, and disseminate clear and accurate
findings to give momentum to the university’s forward progress.
In order to more efficiently and effectively serve the
university community, ISA now provides increased functionality
through the management of strategic planning, including
implementation planning, and the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence
Program. The collective function of all parts of ISA further serve
the diverse information and reporting needs of NC State and
external entities in a timely, unbiased and responsible manner.
The Director of Institutional Analytics leads the university’s
institutional analytics team in providing evidence, analytics, and
internal and external reporting for NC State University. The
Director will serve as a key contact for institutional data both
with campus stakeholders and the UNC System Office and will help
support efforts to ensure that data synthesized from multiple
sources is used effectively in building a more data-informed
culture and supports a robust data driven decision-making ethos
that will advance the university’s strategic goals.
The Director will provide effective leadership to the
institutional analytics team in ISA and work collaboratively with
ISA leadership team to advance continuous improvement of processes
and outcomes of institutional analytics.
The Director will join the Institutional Strategy and Analysis
team and report to the Senior Vice Provost, Institutional Strategy
Collaborate with ISA leadership to continue efforts to design,
develop, implement and maintain comprehensive institutional
reporting files, data dashboards and visualizations consistent with
the goals and aims of ISA .
Develop, publish and maintain data definitions of reporting
files and prepare reports and disseminate information about
institutional analytics to the campus community.
Serve as NC State’s liaison with the UNC System Office in
matters related to the Student Data Mart ( SDM ). Collaborate
internally within ISA and with senior leaders across campus and
campus stakeholders to prepare responses to the System Office on
datamart issues (including human resources and financials).
Be responsive to institution-wide assessment and reporting
requests from the Office of Assessment and Accreditation that are
based on SACSCOC requirements
Provide consistent and comprehensive responses that represent NC
State to external surveys such as IPEDS , Common Dataset, AAUP
faculty salary survey as well as national and international
Collaborate with others to implement university policies and
procedures for data governance.
Develop a balanced level of response to campus needs through the
strategic development of focused dashboards and supplemental ad hoc
reports as needed.
Work with ISA leadership to build collaborative networks across
campus inclusive of data stewards, stakeholders and campus leaders
to support the needs and requests of external surveys and data
Improve the effectiveness of the institutional analytics
function of ISA through continuous evaluation and assessment of
processes and outcomes.
Supervise and oversee institutional research team (e.g., staff,
graduate students and/or temporary employees) allocating tasks in
an equitable manner that promotes team building and helps team
members develop additional analytics expertise.
Work in a dynamic environment and be responsive to changing
goals, priorities, and university needs as articulated in other
duties as assigned.
Post-baccalaureate credentials in a relevant academic field such
as data science, higher education, management information systems
or a related field that includes statistical analysis and research
methodology and + at least 5 years of progressively responsible
experience (including supervisory experience) in higher education
Departmental Required Skills
The ability to interpret and transform data into relevant and
Experience with data visualization software (e.g., SAS VA,
Tableau) and data story telling.
Strong proficiency in data warehousing, data mining, enterprise
reporting and statistical software (preferably SAS ).
Knowledge of national higher education issues and trends and
related uses of institutional data.
Ability to maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive or
Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn NC State (data
governance, academic structure and campus infrastructure,
protocols, policies and procedures).
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability
to resolve questions or conflicts consistent with existing data
governance standards, principles of collaboration and institutional
effectiveness are essential.
Ability to provide ethical leadership characterized by good
judgment, professionalism, tact, diplomacy, discretion and a focus
on team work.
Ability to solve complex problems by gathering data, reasoning
logically, drawing valid conclusions, and writing clear and concise
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse
Experience managing complex projects.
Ability to manage multiple projects and strict deadlines while
maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
Familiarity with complex, decentralized research
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Prefer
candidate with Ph.D. in applicable discipline.
Required License or Certification
You will be required to attach a cover letter, resume or CV and
a separate document containing contact information for at least
three professional references.
Job Open Date 09/04/2020
Anticipated Closing Date
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus
Proposed Hire Date 10/01/2020
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual
orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or
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