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Associate Vice President and Chief Institutional Research and Data Officer

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Associate Vice President and Chief Institutional Research and Data Officer


EITS-Institutional Research

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The central mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is the collection, organization, and analysis of institutional and other data to support institutional management, operations, decision-making, and planning functions.

Included in this central mission is systematic information processing of University-wide data leading to broadly based institutional perspectives and understanding.

Also included are studies related to projected needs, program objectives, as well as efficiency and effectiveness in the use of institutional resources.

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Benefits Eligible

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Commensurate with Experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO 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]).

Classification Title:

Chief Institutional Research (IR) Officer

Faculty Rank:

Administrative Faculty

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree

Position Summary:

The Associate Vice President and Chief Institutional Research and Data Officer is responsible for leading the Office of Institutional Research (OIR). OIR is responsible for the collection, organization, maintenance, and analysis of institutional and other data to support institutional management, operations, decision-making, and planning functions. The Associate Vice President is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the office by managing a professional staff of approximately 18 full-time, part-time, and student workers. The Associate Vice President will work with a wide range of constituencies, including the president, vice presidents, deans, and other senior administration, faculty of the University, committees of the University Council, and the top leadership of the University System of Georgia. While this position reports to the vice president for information technology, it carries out these responsibilities and relationships with minimal day-to-day supervision.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Minimum of two years of experience with databases, statistical software, and other high-level computer skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have a background in enterprise systems for students, personnel, and finance. Knowledge of issues and current trends in higher education is desirable.

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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.


Provides information of a general nature about the University and its environment through the publication of various documents such as the Fact Book and the Department Profiles. Ensures all state (including University System) and federal reports are submitted in a timely fashion by establishing and maintaining a reports management system.

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Organizes and provides data to appropriate administrative and academic units by conducting extensive surveys, compiling and organizing data, and reporting the results. Provides senior administration with appropriate information by participating in national studies such as those organized by the University System of Georgia and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

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Ensures that internal and external requests for support in completing surveys/questionnaires are completed in a timely manner by managing a suspense system of critical dates relative to the surveys/questionnaires.

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Hires qualified research staff through recruiting, screening and interviewing applicants.

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Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the University.

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Contributes to the overall success of the University of Georgia by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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Brief the president, vice presidents, and deans on information related to facts and data on the University of Georgia including serving as the chief liaison on institutional research, the use of data, and strategic planning with the University System of Georgia leadership.

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Designs, organizes, stores, and makes available data from university information systems via a comprehensive University data warehouse. Works with University offices to make best use of such data and collaborates with technical staff and others regarding IT operational best practices.

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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 and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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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