Under general supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the Senior Institutional Research Analyst has primary responsibility for supporting data collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination of information directly related to the University’s mission that demonstrates institutional effectiveness. As such, this position supports the University’s strategic planning process.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Systematize data collection and reporting that supports the University’s strategic planning process. Facilitate the construction and dissemination of dashboards, infographics and other communication and dissemination devices for student, personnel, finance, and facilities key performance indicators to senior administrators, deans, chairs, committees and other University decision makers, as well as for public dissemination. Gather other data from internal and external sources as needed for benchmarking and to address pertinent questions. Perform both prescriptive and predictive analysis related to benchmarking and institutional rankings. Develop research studies that will promote institutional learning related to benchmarking, institutional rankings, and strategic planning. Write reports and present data to University leadership and other stakeholders in appropriate formats for dissemination including statistical analysis and reporting of data and results. Develop annual report detailing strategic planning efforts and progress. Coordinate with the Office of Communications and Marketing to organize and present relevant data for effective dissemination. Develop best practices in data gathering, reporting and assessing comparative statistics related to benchmarking, institutional rankings, and strategic planning for presentation internally and nationally. Maintain a vigorous program of professional development that includes ongoing skills enhancement through scholarly participation in professional association meetings, as well as assuming active leadership positions in those organizations, as appropriate. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in statistics, information systems or other relevant discipline and demonstrated competence in data collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination of information. Ability to ensure data integrity and accuracy. Strong analytical skills, including facility in working with SAS, SPSS, or other statistical software packages and relevant components of Microsoft Office (e.g., Access, Excel) to manipulate, summarize, and produce reports from multiple, large, complex data sets. Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions. Experience using Cognos (or similar) database query and reporting software. Understanding of data dashboards and ability to work collaboratively with Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse and Information Technology staff to generate, implement and disseminate Data Dashboards. Skill in developing online surveys via Qualtrics. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Must have the ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Eligible to work in the United States and eligibility for employment following completion of a criminal background check.
Internal Number: 494307
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The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/