The Office of Institutional Research and Planning ( IRP ) serves as George Washington Univeristy’s official source for the gathering and reporting of all university data (excluding financial information) and provides data for federal and state surveys (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia), accreditation agencies (Middle States, American Bar Association, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, etc.), and publications (US News, Common Data Set); and ad hoc reports for the university community. It also produces a University Factbook dashboard, updated several times a year, which provides information about enrollment, retention and graduation rates, faculty and staff statistics, etc. The IRP office is part of the Academic Planning and Assessment Office which includes the offices of Survey Research and Analysis, Assessment, and Academic Editor.
The George Washington University seeks a strategic and forward-thinking Director of Institutional Analytics who provides expertise and in-depth analyses of trends affecting and perceptions of quality in institutions of higher education and the competitive factors that influence these trends. The Director will do research and analysis to support and enhance decision-making and policy formation in the areas of strategic planning; resource allocation; and institutional effectiveness.
Provides data for evidence-based decision-making by merging multiple datasets including DataMart and Banner; and creates faculty salary analyses and reports.
Plans, conducts, and coordinates multifaceted research and data collection in support of and to enhance decision-making and policy formation in the areas of strategic planning, resource allocations, and institutional effectiveness.
Analyzes institutional and external data and develops explanatory and predictive statistical models to support informed decision-making.
Manages day-to-day operations of the office to include management of staff; provides technical support for staff to include GW systems such as Banner, DataMart and other database management systems; develops strong working relationships with other units including, but not limited to, Human Resources, Enrollment Management, Provost, and Business Intelligence.
Does statistical analysis using SAS or SPSS ; makes data visually accessible and understandable using Tableau.
Conceives the analytical and statistical modeling approaches required to answer key questions, and delivers usable information for senior management and for policy decisions.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to this position.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 10 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Strategic thinker who can move easily between the “big picture” perspective and the technical level; synthesize information across multiple sources and turn information into insights.
Experience with database management systems and proficiency using statistical software such as SAS or SPSS .
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Access and Excel.
Familiarity with SQL and dashboard programs like Tableau is preferred.
Master’s degree with experience in higher education, including increasing managerial experience, is preferred.
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and analytical expertise with creative problem solving ability is preferred.
Strong managerial, analytical, and problem solving skills; well-organized and thorough. Good listening skills and has excellent oral and written communication skills.
Works independently, managing multiple projects simultaneously, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and office colleagues.
II. JOB DETAILS
Institutional Research and Assessment
Hours Per Week:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm with some extended days
Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Required Background Check:
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note: A writing sample is required that includes and analysis of data. Please attach this to the Sample Publication request. In addition, Please attach a Vision Statement that describes your vision on how the Director position can influence the decision making at the University. This can be attached to the Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions section.
Internal Applicants Only?
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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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