The Senior System Director for Research leads the development and implementation of the system's performance measurement, accountability, predictive analytics, research, analysis and reporting services in support of the system's mission and strategic priorities. The position works in collaboration and partnership with other system office divisions and with college and university campus leadership, administrators and staff to assure the development and implementation of these services.
The performance measurement and accountability services assess the extent to which the colleges, universities and the system are achieving the system's strategic goals, including improving and supporting student success and closing equity gaps. Research and analysis services inform the Board of Trustees and system, college and university leadership initiatives. Reporting services fulfill required federal, state and foundation reporting requirements on behalf of the colleges, universities and the system.
The position has significant discretion and substantial involvement with system, college and university leadership. The incumbent serves as part of the Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team and is responsible for the operation of the Academic and Student Affairs Division Research unit, including the supervision of staff.
Master's Degree in Education or related field
Minimum of ten years of progressive experience in public or private higher education leading and conducting research, analysis and reporting services working with a range of internal and external diverse constituencies for a large, complex institution, organization or system.
Demonstrated commitment to and success in advancing equity for all people and improving student success
Demonstrated experience in developing higher education performance and accountability measures and systems and improvement goals
Demonstrated skills in conducting research, evaluation and analysis related to higher education (e.g., enrollment analysis and forecasting, comparative analysis, fiscal analysis and modeling, survey research, sampling design and statistical techniques)
Demonstrated skills in the use of and an understanding of the appropriate application of software for research, statistics, reporting and analysis
Demonstrated experience in working with higher education data systems, including complex relational data structures
Experience working successfully with education leadership at all levels (e.g., board members, chief executive officers/presidents, vice presidents and administrators, faculty and staff)
In-depth understanding of contemporary educational, demographic, financing and economic trends, and the regional, state and federal organizations that interface with higher education
Ability to formulate strategic plans and successfully implement complex projects using change management and collaborative leadership strategies
Demonstrated facilitation skills working with diverse audiences addressing complex topics
Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated supervisory experience and skills in managing budgets and contracts
Work experience within a public higher education institution or organization
Work experience within a multi-institution system
Experience working with two-year colleges and four-year universities
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With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.