Director of Planning, Analysis, and Institutional Research

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

ID: 7065921 (Ref.No. 514727)
Posted: April 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a Director for the Planning, Analysis, and Institutional Research Department. If you enjoy collecting, managing, and presenting data, then apply today!

The Director for Analysis and Planning supports the University's leadership by providing objective, accurate, and timely information, analysis, and advice to inform planning, decision-making and resource allocation processes. The Director collaborates with the campus community to identify information needs; leads institutional research staff in collecting, managing, and presenting data; provides analysis; develops predictive models; and disseminates clear and accurate findings that guide effective action based on end user. The position:

Reports directly to the Provost.
Leads UAF Planning, Analysis and Institutional Research (PAIR) and supervises its staff.
Oversees externally mandated accountability reporting.
With PAIR staff, further develop (or select for purchase) automated data reporting and presentation tools, to reduce staff effort in producing routine reports and to provide ready access for data users.
Is a member of Provost’s Council and Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Collaborates with senior administrators to identify data and information needs.
Collaborates with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions, Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education, and Deans to develop and use data analytics to inform student recruiting.
Collaborates with the Vice Provost and Dean of General Studies, Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education, and Deans to develop and use data analytics to inform student retention and completion programs.
Collaborates with the Vice Chancellor for Research to develop and use data analytics to inform strategies to increase external support of research.
With assistance of PAIR staff, monitors external data resources and uses available data for benchmarking, predictive modeling, and other applications. Acquires (if PAIR budget permits) or recommends the acquisition of needed proprietary data.
Participates in all major planning efforts, such as UAF Strategic Planning and Strategic Enrollment Management Planning. Identifies and provides information, and analysis to inform planning; advises on goals and strategies; identifies (in consultation with other leaders), implements, and reports on measures of performance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience in organizational administration and management
Strong interpersonal, leadership, and problem solving skills
Advanced training and practice in research design and quantitative analysis of big data
Expert knowledge in database design, data manipulations, and evaluation
Experience communicating complex data and information to diverse audiences
Knowledge of university operations, finance, institutional research's role in recruiting, and retention processes
Knowledge of external factors impacting universities, such as demographics, economic factors, exceptional oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills to navigate complex environments
Knowledge of SIS systems (e.g., Banner)
Required Experience:

Minimum three years experience in IR for a research university or equivalent organization.
Minimum two years managerial or administrative experience.
Typical Education or Training:

Master's degree or equivalent in a field related to data analysis, planning or management, or equivalent experience.

To Apply:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

Review Date:

This is a full-time, Grade 83, minimum $80,704 annually, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on May 4, 2020.  Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on 5/3/2020 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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