Under the guidance of the Senior Director of Institutional Research and Decision Support, provide leadership and support in the use of data for decision making and planning; manage Institutional Research data requests and oversee data management processes; oversee the development of reports and research studies to inform planning and decision making; supervise Institutional Research staff; collaborate with Decision Support staff to support the development of reporting in the Decision Support Environment.
Typically a Master's Degree in the social sciences, statistics, or a related field (doctorate preferred). Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum five years of experience in institutional research, data analysis, and research design and implementation in an institution of higher learning or other similar setting.
In-depth knowledge in the areas of quantitative research methods, research design, and advanced statistical analysis techniques; high level of proficiency using statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA. Experience with STATA is a plus.
Experience with querying databases using SQL or other programming knowledge. Experience with Banner is a plus.
A thorough familiarity with the academic enterprise within a university and knowledge of key issues and concepts in higher education.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by the preparation of comprehensive research reports and executive summaries that present complex or technical information in an easily understood fashion.
Highly developed organizational, leadership, and project management skills; ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and diverse groups; demonstrated success working collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and varied projects and initiatives.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.