The Associate Director for Research provides Academic and Student Affairs leadership with business intelligence and data warehouse development, data governance and master data management, and additionally provides research, analysis and accountability leadership for the Perkins V federal grant supporting career and technical education and directs research and analysis projects. The position has the responsibility to act as system director for research in the absence of the system director and to assist in the management of the Research Unit.
The position's primary clientele includes leadership and staff at the System Office, the Chancellor, the colleges and the universities, staff of other educational institutions, legislative staff and representatives of other state and federal agencies.
Education: Master's Degree
Type and Length of Experience: Five years of experience in higher education at the state, system or institution level in research, data analysis and policy analysis with progressively increasing responsibilities.
Knowledge of state higher education statutes, policies and financing;
Knowledge of higher education data systems and structures;
Knowledge of national trends, legislation, and professional organizations in higher education;
Skills to lead cross-functional teams and to be an effective member of a team;
Skills in research and analysis techniques appropriate to higher education;
Skills in the use of and understanding of the appropriate application of software for research, analysis and reporting, including database, statistics, data mining, spreadsheet, business intelligence report construction, presentation, and word processing;
Skills to supervise professional and support staff;
Skills in written communication and preparation of materials and reports;
Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement research projects;
Ability to creatively solve problems resulting from limited resources, institutional and personal conflicts, new laws or policies, or needed improvements in practices;
Ability to build strong working relationships across organizations
Type and Length of Experience: Seven years of experience in higher education at the state, system or institution level in research, data analysis and policy analysis with progressively increasing responsibilities.
Experience with Minnesota State's student information system and data.
Knowledge of educational policy issues and alternatives for addressing them;
Knowledge of accountability measures and processes;
Skills in observing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting ideas and information;
Skills in group process including consensus building and conflict resolution;
Skills in public speaking and presentation;
Skills to automate and manage data analysis and reporting systems and work processes;
Ability to communicate with diverse positions with objectivity and clarity;
Ability to monitor national and state trends to identify emerging issues for the system.
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About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.