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Sutter Health SMU-Associate Director of Institutional Research (Oakland Campus) in Oakland, California

Position Overview:

Job Summary:

The Associate Director of Institutional Research independently manages the predictive analytics and data visualization domains within the institutional research department to advance and support Samuel Merritt University’s decision-making and strategic planning. The Associate Director independently manages research assignments and projects, applies appropriate statistical methods and advanced database management skills in all areas of institutional research and reporting.

The Associate Director plays a key role in managing the data collection, database structures and reporting related to WSCUC regional accreditation efforts, specialty accreditation, program evaluation and student success.

The position is also responsible for initiating and resolving systems and data quality issues related to the institutional common data set and institutional databases used for mandated state and federal reporting.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Qualifications:

Skills and Abilities (all are required):

  1. Knowledge of relational databases and experience designing, maintaining and reporting from large databases and multiple tables. Ability to query enterprise databases using SQL queries, multilevel joins and parameters.

  2. Solid knowledge and experience in advanced statistical tests and models.

  3. Ability to independently manage multiple projects and priorities while maintaining outstanding service and meeting deadlines

  4. Advanced knowledge of Tableau.

  5. Advanced SPSS skills.

  6. Expert knowledge of Excel, including charting, pivot tables, functions, merging data.

  7. Demonstrated knowledge of survey design and research methodologies.

  8. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in relation to confidential and proprietary information.

  9. Effective presentation, communication and problem solving skills.

Education and/or Experience (all are required):

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or quantitative discipline, with intermediate to advanced course work in statistics.

  • Minimum of five years of progressive work experience in information gathering, processing, analysis, and reporting, preferably in Institutional Research.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in applying quantitative research methodology and multivariate statistics.

  • Knowledge of institutional research or higher education reporting requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have ability to move about on foot to accomplish tasks across campus.

  • Ability to read and write complex documents.

  • Ability to sit doing desk work for prolonged periods of time.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Organization: Samuel Merritt University

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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