Senior Associate Director - Analytics

Jul 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Senior Associate Director - Analytics

Requisition Number: STFR003840

Division/College: Provost

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Senior Associate Director for Analytics plays a critical role within University Decision Support (UDS) by providing expertise, leadership, and support for analytics services. The Senior Associate Director will be responsible for identifying, creating, executing, and disseminating analytics projects in conjunction with the Analytics Center. He or she will assist in the development of analytic capacity and facilitate the increased use of timely, actionable data across Northeastern, using a variety of statistical models and analytical tools. The Senior Associate Director will help visualize key strategic metrics, goals, and predictive analytics to improve the financial condition of the university, advance student learning, and increase research. The Senior Associate Director will combine large quantities of data to perform trend analysis, predictive analytics, and data mining to provide actionable insights that inform strategic and tactical decisions and lead to improved results.

The Senior Associate Director will also collaborate with and leverage the work of the UDS office staff. In particular, he or she will work with IR team members to gather needed data and with Data Administration team members to promote the use of accurate information. The Senior Associate Director will also be a contributing member of the Institutional Research team, performing core IR work as needed.


• Master’s degree in statistics, operations research, mathematics, computer science, psychology, economics, education, sociology, or other area statistical analysis and quantitative research discipline
• 5-10 years of applicable work experience in analytics, data science, business intelligence, institutional research, or related fields, preferably in higher education
• Experience developing innovations in data science, analytics, research, and associated methodologies and technologies
• Ability to think strategically about Northeastern’s academic plan, goals, issues and programs to be able to support these topics.
• Experience in building and maintaining predictive models
• Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated ability to solve problems
• Experience with BI tools (e.g., Cognos, Argos, Tableau, Excel)
• Experience in statistical modeling, data analysis, reporting or equivalent quantitative analysis
• Ability to plan, execute and control a project, establishing realistic estimates and reporting timelines
• Advanced knowledge of relational databases and experience designing, maintaining and reporting from large databases and multiple tables. Ability to query enterprise databases by programming complex queries
• Advanced knowledge to perform statistical tests and create models (T-tests, ANOVA, regression models)
• Ability to visualize data into interactive tables and charts (preferably using one of the following: Tableau, R, Excel)

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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