Director of Institutional Research & Analytics

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Director of Institutional Research & Analytics Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Please note all applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on the close date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Working Title Director of Institutional Research & Analytics

Department Institutional Research & Planning - 31700

Division Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

Institutional Research and Planning ( IRP ) is one of eight functional areas of Academic Affairs administration that coordinates three broad areas/units: Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research, and Space Planning & Management.

The Director of Institutional Research and Analytics manages the Institutional Research unit and will partner with the leadership and staff of the other units within the functional area, and with stakeholders across the division to provide institutional leadership related to data analysis, reporting, and consultation. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Institutional Research & Planning, the Director serves as the Chief Institutional Research Officer for UNCW .

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Master's degree in Information Systems, Mathematics, Social Science, Educational Leadership, Measurement/Evaluation/Statistics/Assessment, or other related field of study
  • Five years of progressive administrative experience in higher education
  • Three years of experience in supervising and managing diverse staff
  • Demonstrated capabilities in customer service, project management, and strategic prioritization
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information and data to stakeholders ranging from frontline staff to senior officers
  • Ability to serve comfortably in a key advisory role
  • Data mining/modeling experience
  • Knowledge of Tableau, Power BI, SAS , SPSS , Stata, or other statistical tools
  • Knowledge of SQL
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Terminal degree in a related field of study
  • Background in Knowledge Management, Information Systems, Data Science, or Informatics
  • Seven years of progressive experience in data analytics in higher education
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with faculty, staff, and University Administration on major institutional initiatives
  • Experience with Oracle Database and Ellucian Banner
  • Knowledge of UNC System policies and data systems (e.g. DataMart)
Required Certifications or Licensures

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The primary purpose of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning is to collect, maintain and provide official information about the University to meet both internal and external demands for mandated and ad hoc requests while also monitoring policies and processes related to space utilization, assessment and accreditation compliance. Both mandated and ad hoc requests can be internal (i.e. an Academic Department or Faculty Senate) or external (i.e. UNC System Office, US News and World Report or Delaware Study) The Office is considered a university-wide resource as it provides information about and to all departments within the organization in some form or another. Strategically, the Office is charged with providing research expertise and strategies to study and measure issues within numerous areas on campus including but not limited to enrollment management; enrollment budget planning; student success; space planning and management, and student, faculty and staff satisfaction and perceptions. The Office is purposed to ultimately provide the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Academic Officer, and other institutional senior leaders with timely, accurate and relevant research to positively impact policy decision making across the University.

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation's only bachelor's degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university's efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of "Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity" institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents - except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Special Notes to Applicants

Please note all applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on the close date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Months Per Year 12 Months

Type of Position Permanent

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions

Job Posting Date 09/16/2021

Posting Close Date 10/17/2021

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