Assistant Director of Research and Analytics

Job description

Job no: 498453
Department: VP for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Enrollment Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant Director of Research and Analytics


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

The Office of Research and Analysis in the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success (EMSS) at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, seeks a meticulous problem-solver to join its research area. Under the supervision of the Director of EMSS Operations, the Assistant Director will support the functional offices of Admission, Bursar, Career Services, Enrollment Operations, and One-Stop Services, Student Financial Assistance, Student Success Office, University Registrar, as well as EMSS, by supplying coordinated information to decision-makers. The successful candidate for this position will have a passion for accuracy coupled with an understanding of the complexity of data questions.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Oversee and manage predictive analytics platforms and leverage relevant institutional student performance data and national best-practice research to guide the development, oversight, and continual evolution of increasing student success for all students

Support predictive analytics user group efforts to utilize the existing platforms to statistically analyze the impact of University-wide student success initiatives

Supports Strategic Enrollment Plan through estimation, modeling, and analysis that is used to inform decisions across EMSS. Provide independent leadership on collaborative projects and interactions with the division and campus partners. Serve as a member of university-wide committees and teams focused on enrollment management planning and initiatives. Serve on data, research, and IT-related campus and system-wide committees. Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, students, staff, faculty, and others to solicit cooperation and problem solve. Work with campus partners and external vendors to ensure data integrity across units and within various systems. Create departmental plans, calendars, and priorities for deep dives into research topics important to EMSS.

Deliver timely, accurate, and relevant data and technologies regarding the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students that allows the University to achieve its strategic goals and initiatives. Provide data administration expertise. Prioritize and fulfill ad hoc data requests. Work closely with EMSS offices for quality control on reports. Ensure the necessary reports and reporting tools are available to key audiences to inform decisions related to undergraduate admissions, registration, scholarships and financial aid, and student service functions provided by the Division

Learn new software as needed and stay current with data analytic tools and development

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience in data analytics or in a field related to data analytics, or a Master’s Degree in a field related to data analytics

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working in higher education.
Demonstrated experience in developing and updating useful and accurate enrollment or customer acquisition prediction models using multiple sources of data.
Experience using national databases, e.g. census data or IPEDS.
Strong background in mathematics, statistics, or another quantitative field.
Experience in SQL, Tableau, Ellucian’s Banner SIS, and SQL developer.
Ability to discover underlying trends in higher education data and make suggestions for possible actions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

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Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

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Posted: 3/18/2021
Application Due: 9/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time