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Commensurate with education and experience
University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) invites nominations and applications for an innovative academic higher education professional to serve as the Director of Institutional Research and Data Analytics.
This leader plans and directs institutional research and reporting to support the strategic goals of UMSL, and is a vital collaborator to the campus and system leadership teams. The director supports the effective use and reporting of data so that the campus can measure and respond in a timely manner to key strategic priorities.
The director will lead this unit that, among other activities, fulfills a wide range of institutional data requirements, including accreditation support, measurement of student success initiatives, strategic enrollment planning, and submission of rankings-related data to external agencies.
In addition to data collection and analysis, the director will continuously improve self-service tools that enable campus end users to access and use institutional data. The director must have the capacity to not only collect and report data but to provide thoughtful insight to the campus leadership on how they might analyze data to make informed decisions about future campus directions.
The Director will build relationships and partner with units across the campus community to continue to advance UMSL's culture of inclusive excellence.
The director reports directly to the UMSL Vice Chancellor for Finance and indirectly to the UM System Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and is expected to build the campus capacity to identify and use data to respond to internal and external demands and inform strategic campus priorities.
Work closely with the campus and system leadership teams to develop analyses and studies that assist in planning for and monitoring key activities, such as accreditation, academic program planning, student success initiatives, enrollment management, campus rankings, and short- and long-range strategic planning.
Oversee the university's survey research function to assist the campus community in administering internal and external surveys, working closely with stakeholders to ensure adherence to all regulations, policies and procedures.
Assist campus stakeholders by listening to their data-oriented problems; analyzing the data needs and availability; proposing solutions to meet those needs; and implementing these solutions.
Master's Degree in field of computational data analytics or related field (e.g., computer science; management and information science; statistically based social science program) or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
5 years of experience with demonstration of increasing responsibility and impact.
A successful individual will possess advanced analytical, computational, and statistical skills, highly developed data visualization and presentation skills with the ability to articulate concepts clearly, both orally and in writing, and to listen accurately to synthesize complex requests and needs of broad stakeholders. Additional priority in consideration will be given to candidates who possess some the following:
Advanced data query skills and thorough knowledge of PeopleSoft, Query, and SQL
Ability to develop critical questions related to institutional data to support analysis of campus priorities
Ability to assess, make inferences and improve data quality
Ability to use data analytics to provide optimal solutions to identified campus problems and/or opportunities
Ability to apply predictive analytics to various student success measures
Ability to assess team and individual performance, provide constructive feedback, and make continuous improvements
Ability to interact with diverse groups of people in a collaborative, respectful and courteous manner
Knowledge of survey and research methods
Knowledge of multiple software packages, Including spreadsheets, word processing and statistical tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, NVivo) or other qualitative data software analysis packages
Knowledge of business intelligence and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI)
Knowledge of a rapidly changing educational technologies environment and third-party products that offer the ability to use campus data to develop predictive analytic models of student success intervention programs
Knowledge of higher education data definitions and student classifications
Knowledge of relational database concepts, including data warehousing concepts and techniques
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .
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The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.