University of Illinois at Chicago in Illinois

Deadline May 16, 2012
Date Posted April 19, 2012
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


The largest public research university in Chicago, UIC provides a world-class education for 27,580 students in 15 colleges - including the nation's largest medical school - with annual research expenditures exceeding $335 million.  UIC operates the state's major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois' physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals.  Visit UICs website for more information.

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research (IR), the Associate Director is responsible for the management, analysis and dissemination of institutional data for external requests, including university system, board of trustees, Illinois Board of Higher Education, IPEDS and other state and federally-mandated reports.  The position responsibilities include providing day-to-day direction and project management for professional staff assigned to analytic projects; working closely with key campus units to define critical information needs and provide guidance regarding data quality issues; participating in process improvement and design solutions to streamline and enhance the delivery of information for accreditation, public accountability and strategic planning initiatives; performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required: Bachelors degree within a field that includes training and/or experience in statistical analysis and research methodology (qualitative and quantitative); five years professional work experience in the design, preparation and analysis of higher education institutional reports; broad and in-depth knowledge of Federal reporting guidelines; familiarity with complex, decentralized research institutions; experience working with large, complex ERPs, preferably SunGard Banner; strong proficiency with standard PC applications (Excel and Access) and statistical software (preferably SAS); ability to interpret and transform data into relevant and usable information for institutional decision making; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with diverse constituencies within and external to the university, including system-level offices, state and federal government, and regional accrediting agencies (e.g. the Higher Learning Commission).

Preferred Qualifications:  Masters or Doctorate within the same field; experience as an IR assistant/associate director or comparable position; knowledge of national higher education issues and trends; experience at an Illinois four-year college or university in an IR office; experience at a university with a medical school or health sciences center.

For fullest consideration, please send a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three professional references by May 16, 2012 to 

 The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.