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Student Affairs Data Lead

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Student Affairs Data Lead


VPSA-VP for Student Affairs

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

M-F; 8am – 5pm with occasional nights/weekends

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 18, 2021. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume/CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online.

To provide a nomination or seek additional information, please contact Annie Carlson Welch, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Learning and Improvement, at [email protected] Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Student Services Professional



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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
•A master’s degree in higher education/student affairs, counseling, or related field
•3-5 years of experience working in a higher education setting
•Demonstrated knowledge of assessment methods, data analysis, and reporting

Position Summary:

The Data Lead plays a vital role in supporting the mission of UGA Student Affairs by coordinating data collection, management, analysis and reporting. The Data Lead ensures Division and University compliance with accreditation, annual reporting, and other critical reporting functions, while supporting the Division’s experiential learning efforts and the Essential Skills learning framework. Partnering with the Office of Institutional Research, the Data Lead will directly support the University’s primary data warehouse initiatives.
This position will lead the Data Collaborative, a team of colleagues from across UGA Student Affairs who coordinate data collection and management for the Division while identifying and developing effective practices, policies and technologies. The Data Lead will work collaboratively with the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Communication and Digital Engagement as well as the Division’s Leads for Information Technology and Digital Engagement to identify efficiencies and synergies that will support the work of UGA Student Affairs and lead to greater success outcomes for UGA students.
This position reports to the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Learning and Improvement and is a member of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

•Aptitude to manage multiple complex data collection, management, and reporting initiatives, including working with data warehouses, big data, analytics, and SQL and similar server languages.
•Experience setting up and working with APIs for data access.
•Strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative work style and excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•Knowledgeable of division goals, operations, personnel, functions, services and programs.
•Collegial and have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups to form productive, collaborative relationships.
•Demonstrated knowledge of assessment methods, data analysis, and reporting
•Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
•Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), databases (SQL etc), programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks)
•Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc)
•Strong analytical skills with the knowledge to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
•Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings

Physical Demands:

Normal for a standard office environment

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Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


•Support the division’s accreditation, annual reporting, assessment, and learning framework initiatives under the collaborative coordination of the chief of staff and the two assistants to the vice president for Student Affairs.
•Operate within integrated structure between the Office of Institutional Research and UGA Student Affairs data to collect, manage, analyze, and report institutional data via data dashboards and the primary institutional student data warehouse

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•Coordinate data collection and management for the Division of Student Affairs, which includes serving as Lead for the Data Collaborative. Duties include managing division-wide data collection processes (e.g participant tracking); managing data requests; collaborating with campus partners to share institutional data; and working with Student Affairs departments to determine data collection strategies and reporting needs.
•Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
•Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
•Acquire data from primary or secondary sources and maintain databases/data systems
•Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
•Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
•Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
•Locate and define new process improvement opportunities

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•Shepherd and fulfill data requests for research activities within the Division of Student Affairs, under the collaborative coordination of the two assistants to the vice president for student affairs.

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•Complete other duties as assigned.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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