Position Announcement

Spelman College is currently seeking applications to fill the staff position listed below:


Institutional Research

Full -Time, Exempt (12 Months)

Job Code: FP0261

Note:  This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.  


The Research Data Manager works collaboratively to understand, develop, and support the institution’s reporting, data, and analytical needs. This person will have experience working with institutional data and institutional research including interpretation and presentation of data. Reporting to the Director of Office Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning, the Research Data Manager will write queries, develop reports, and conduct analyses providing accurate, useful, and readily accessible data; develop and implement policies and best practices for strategic data planning, data analysis and modeling, and data element use. The candidate should be able to apply data sampling and weighting techniques, as well as be responsible for data quality and data integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include but not limited to the following:
·        Serve as the department administrator update and maintain the department’s reporting/research data marts.

·        Design data mart additions and changes to support immediate and predicted departmental needs.

·        Responds to requests for surveys, data and information received from outside organizations, including federal, state, and accrediting agencies.

·        Provide analytical and technical support to departments, committees, faculty, staff, and administrators for institutional data and responding to requests for institutional data from external constituencies.
·        Integrate existing data marts with others on campus.
·        Maintain a research database system and an indexed archive of institutional information.
·        Serve as a technical point of contact to coordinate data mart efforts with other divisions.

·        Design, update, and maintain an on-line Fact Book supporting on-line query functions.

·        Update, and maintain the department’s web presence and on-line resources.

·        Produce scripts and programs to support data marts, ad hoc, and research requests.

·        Produce and publish in conjunction with office staff routine or specialized OIRAP reports.

·        Provide technical assistance to the college in research, data analysis, survey design, and data management.

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Educational Research, Social Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, or a closely related field with academic preparation in intermediate/advance statistics or mathematics with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education required.  Masters preferred.  Knowledge of SAS or SPSS, Cognos and/or Tableau, Access, Excel, SQL query language, and Oracle databases required. Experience with Ellucian Higher Education Banner preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.  The ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences is required.  Must have experience in data collection and analysis and have the ability to analyze complex concepts and solve complex problems efficiently; prepare short-term and long-term strategies for planning purposes; and demonstrate the use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.

The Research Data Manager will use statistical procedures and principles; have knowledge of accepted methods of gathering and analyzing research data; be familiar with database concepts; perform basic statistical analysis using appropriate software and statistical methods(significant testing, regression analysis, ANOVA, etc.; and present data in various media (e.g. paper, electronic, web-based).

The ideal candidate for this position should be highly motivated, be able to work as a contributing team member; be an independent thinker; and possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills.   Incumbent must have demonstrated organizational and time management skills.  This position is responsible for producing an electronic, on-line Fact Book and executive decision-support system, as well as a repository of departmentally-authored reports and studies.  The Research Data Manager has the general responsibility for maintaining and updating the department’s web presence and on-line resources.  The Research Data Manager serves as an expert/liaison to MIT and the campus in a larger data warehouse project.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).  Duties include preparation of spreadsheets, tables, pivot tables, and graphs.  This position requires knowledge of PL/SQL and supporting applications, such as PL/SQL Developer, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Crystal Enterprise, Oracle Warehouse Builder.  Web site programming experience with scripting languages and software packages such as PHP, XHTML, JavaScript, Cold Fusion also is required.

 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Oracle certification highly desirable (DBO, OCA)


Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify.
pelman Employees are eligible to apply for transfers or promotions within the College if you meet the minimum qualifications posted for the position, and  you have been in your current position and performing satisfactorily for at least six (6) months.  Employees who have a written warning on file or on probation or suspension are not eligible to apply for transfers or promotions.

In order to apply for an open position, employees should complete and submit the Internal Career Opportunity Application form.   This form may be accessed electronically via the link below or through your Lotus Notes Dashboard.

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