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Assistant Director

Company: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Supports the information needs of the university, particularly executives and senior administrators, through the management, analysis, and communication of information to promote data-informed decision making, planning, and resource allocation.

Leads the reporting, business intelligence and analytics efforts of the institutional research office by overseeing the completion and submission of information for state and federal agencies, consortiums, ranking agencies and other external organizations; performing and overseeing the development of descriptive studies, reports and dashboards that support institutional decision making; managing the maintenance of the existing dashboards and internal reports such as Instructional Activity Report and Academic Program Review etc.; and overseeing the survey administration and analysis practices.

Coordinates and implements a broad range of institutional research activities in support of the university's planning, decision support, and reporting activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform and/or oversee the development of descriptive studies, analytics, reports and dashboards that supports institutional decision making
  • Perform and/or oversee -completion and submission of information for state and federal agencies, consortiums, ranking agencies and other external organizations
  • Extract, transform, analyze, and summarize data using various tools including SAS, R, SQL and Tableau.
  • Perform and/or oversee the maintenance of existing university and executive dashboards and internal reports that facilitate understanding about key university issues
  • Oversee the administration and analysis of select surveys
  • Synthesize and communicate information using a variety of media and presentation formats
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of best practices in institutional research, analytics and data visualizationRequired Qualifications5 years of progressive experience in Institutional Research, Analytics, or related field.

    Skills:
    • Demonstrated proficiency with SAS, R or equivalent software
    • Hands-on experience building dashboards with Tableau or equivalent BI tools.
    • Demonstrated experience in querying, cleaning and transforming large data sets.
    • General understanding of fundamentals of statistics and quantitative analytics.
    • Detail oriented, with ability to manage time and organize competing priorities.
    • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage complex information, assess problems, and develop and effective solutions.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey analytical information in a clear, concise manner.
    • Ability to lead, supervise, mentor, and train other analysts.
    • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects including planning, coordinating, designing, and developing business intelligence, reporting and/or analytics solutions.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience with leading or supervising analysts.
      • Familiarity with higher education reporting such as IPEDS, NYSED, and Common Data Set, etc.
      • Experience with survey administration, design and/or analysis.
      • Master's or doctoral degree in a related fieldCover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or ResumeWhat do we believe at RIT?Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).Department/College DescriptionInstitutional Research is the first choice partner for decision support, analytics, and institutional intelligence by:
        • Providing leadership and expertise in data analysis, interpretation, and presentation
        • Cultivating a culture that systematically uses information as a strategic asset
        • Delivering accurate, accessible, and meaningful data and informationInstitutional Research promotes institutional effectiveness by:
          • Conducting advanced analytics that provide deep knowledge about relevant university issues
          • Creating meaningful data visualizations and dashboards
          • Leading data governance activities to promote efficient data access and use
          • Producing reports that fulfill mandatory requirements and provide descriptive information -about the university
          • Building a data-centric campus culture through education, outreach, resources and supportHow To ApplyIn order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: -http://careers.rit.edu/staff . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to hr@rit.edu . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Commitment To SafetyCOVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan . Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website. As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions may be granted: (1) to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or disability; (2) on the basis of an employee's sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, or (3) to employees who are fully remote and sign an Employee Attestation stating that they will not be on campus for any reason, nor will they participate in any in-person university-sponsored activities.

Keywords: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester , Assistant Director, Executive , Rochester, New York

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