Location Sikes 300/2 Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
Reporting to the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, the Director leads the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) by managing the workflow of critical reporting, compliance, and accreditation projects; facilitating the development of new processes and tools to support the University mission and the ClemsonForward strategic plan; and overseeing continuous improvement of the OIR and the development of its staff.
35% - Essential Facilitates development and execution of a unit strategic plan that will steer the IR Office towards a proactive unit providing higher user experience resources, tools, and intelligence to achieve the University mission. Establishes and maintains relationships across campus to develop a culture of proactive and anticipatory response to needs that support strategic goals. Provides insight and wisdom to help clients understand the limitations of available data and information. Manages workflow of projects and staff. Recommends development and provides training for new processes. Establishes continuous improvement processes to enhance the mission of IR. Manages the department budget; provides leadership, mentoring and annual evaluations of staff.
Information and Transaction systems:
30% - Essential Provides leadership that anticipates the need for new information, insight, and decision support based on changes in the State and national educational landscape. Manages and leads development of information and reporting systems to address myriad University initiatives, priorities, and goals. Improves information management efficiencies for periodic reporting systems.
20% - Essential Supports enhanced data architecture, data governance, and development of data standards across campus. Serves as a technical consultant and thought leader on the University Data Governance Committee. Leads monitoring of data coding across transactional systems to improve cross system integration for data analysis and reporting. Contributes expertise to the development of a system to inform all users of the data standards and help assure that these standards are used.
10% - Essential Manages the compilation of reports required during University accreditation review. Ensures continuous maintenance of data and information systems that support accreditation reports. Advises and assists academic departments with data collection and interpretation for program (re-)accreditation.
5% - Essential Attends State, regional, and national meetings on behalf of the IR office that will provide early access to new trends important to institutional research and the University. Participates in associations and professional groups that offer insight on IR operations, emerging trends, and the higher education landscape. Develops relationships with and visit other institutions that have programs or processes that appear to offer improvements in processes that will be valuable to the University.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline, and five or more years’ experience in data reporting or analytics, data warehousing and querying, research design, and leadership roles (titled or untitled) in an office of institutional research or similar department.
Job Knowledge Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations
Supervisory Responsibilities Manages Work of Others - Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.
Budgetary Responsibilities Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.
Preferred in addition to the minimum qualifications is a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and previous management/supervisory role in an IR or related office and proficiency with one or more skills related to data querying and blending, dashboarding, self-service BI tools, coding/scripting, or econometric analyses.
DEPARTMENT MARKETING STATEMENT:
In U.S. News & World Report's most recent ranking, Clemson University is the 23 rd best national public university. As one of the country's most selective public research universities, Clemson University is dedicated to teaching, research, engagement and service. Located on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake, Clemson has an annual $1.8 billion economic impact on the state of South Carolina. Over 18,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students are enrolled in the seven colleges, which offer over 80 majors and 75 minors. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world class research and a high quality of life.
The Director is expected to:
Establish and maintain productive relationships across campus to not only assess needs and help OIR clients understand the use and limitations of available data and information, but to establish an OIR-wide culture of proactive and anticipatory responses and tools that supplement dynamic resilient systems supporting strategic University goals;
Lead a team of IR professionals as a hands-on colleague when needed, and be accountable for collaborating with other University data stewards to ensure common data standards/practices and the highest levels of data integrity across campus.
Provide thought leadership and technical contributions for new and future University-wide initiatives aimed at enhancing data architecture and governance, robust data warehousing and blending, high UX and self-service analytical tools, and enterprise intelligence that will provide decision support for administrators, faculty, staff, our Board of Trustees, and students;
Serve as a contributing member of the vanguard advancing Clemson’s strategy where data, information, and wisdom become key university assets in league with its people, facilities, and finances.
Standard Hours: 37.5; Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your application via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/41093 . For best consideration, apply by March 31, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Office of Institutional Research CLOSING STATEMENT:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body. Ranked consistently a top public university by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life.