The University of Rhode Island, the State’s public flagship research institution, seeks a leader for its Office of Institutional Research. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, engaged, and collaborative leader who will lead efforts in institutional research, assessment, and accreditation and help advance the University’s efforts in student success. The Director will play a key role in ensuring the infrastructure, processes, and systems that generate data for strategic and informed decision-making across the entire institution. Responsible for directing and managing data collection, data analysis, and all institutional research activities, the Director will develop data analytics and visualization platforms to enhance student success and the institution’s effectiveness and reputation.
Joining the administrative staff in the Office of the Provost, reporting to the Special Assistant for Academic Planning, and working closely with the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the ideal candidate will be highly collaborative both within the division of Academic Affairs and other areas of the University that rely on accurate and timely reports to support operational, tactical and strategic efforts within other divisions. The successful candidate will also play a key role in guiding the continued development of both an internal student data warehouse as well as the statewide student data repository projects currently underway. Strategic thinking, leading collaboratively, and a cross-institutional perspective will all contribute to success with these initiatives.
The Director oversees the staff and resources of the Office of Institutional Research and is responsible for ensuring the University complies with various federal, state and accreditation reporting. Leveraging institutional data in the University’s PeopleSoft system and other data systems, the Director provides critical and trusted decision support to a broad range of administrative planning and decision-making efforts.
Provide leadership and administrative oversight for all institutional research activities, which provide information and data to support institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision making. Direct and manage data collection, data analysis, and all institutional research activities. Develop data analytics and visualization platforms to enhance student success and the institution’s effectiveness and reputation. Manage the submission of required state and federal reports regarding University activities as well as University responses to data surveys and data for accreditations.
Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (SF00754). Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, and (#2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete PDF document).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 28, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by April 25 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (April 25, 2019) may not be given full consideration.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.
The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: SF00754
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