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State University of New York at New Paltz Associate for Institutional Research, Enrollment Management Analytics in New Paltz, New York

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    SUNY New Paltz VacancyExternal Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Institutional Research

Budget Title: Associate for Institutional Research

Local Title: Associate for Institutional Research, Enrollment Management Analytics

Posting Date: April 12, 2021

Classification: SL-4

Duties: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and working closely with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Assistant Vice President for Graduate & Extended Learning, the Associate for Institutional Research, Enrollment Management Analytics plays a critical role in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of the data-related needs of the college. In this role, the Associate applies advanced knowledge and understanding of organizational objectives and goals to research, gather, analyze, and summarize complex and sensitive issues with organization-wide impact in creative and effective ways. The successful candidate will possess a strategic understanding of the integral role of enrollment analytics in supporting new student enrollment, student success and retention, and net tuition revenue. They will be adept at communicating data and fostering a culture of data-informed decision making among a group of varied constituents across campus. 

General Duties:

  • Supports the regular and ad hoc reporting needs of the Office of Institutional Research, the Division of Enrollment Management, and the Office of Graduated & Extended Learning - Develops and maintains a reporting library for efforts aimed at enrollment forecasting and the assessment of recruitment and retention initiatives - Creates and maintains databases, data sets and protocols to support specific projects and overall efforts of the college’s strategic enrollment management plans; this includes linking databases and datasets; and extraction, management and integration of data from various data sources (e.g., institutional data sources and repositories as well as other secondary sources)- Advises senior leadership with enrollment research for short-term and long-term decision-making; strategic planning; and the support of student success- Track regional and national trends that must inform strategic planning 

Predictive Analysis:

  • Uses the full range of research and predictive modeling tools available to create predictive analyses that inform strategies, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, related to: Recruitment strategy Net tuition revenue Enrollment yield enhancement Financial aid optimization Retention improvement and student success - Creates dashboards, reports, and analyses to present these data for use in real-time decision making 

Data Stewardship & Community Education:

  • Ensures common data definitions, best practices, and shared reporting principles are observed across the institution by adopting a collaborative, educational approach to working with colleagues in other divisions - Effectively presents and explains data and analyses to constituents across all levels of the institution, making make the data analysis results useful and user friendly through varied reporting means and display types 

Qualifications: Required:- An earned Bachelor’s degree  - Five years’ experience in data analysis, and communicating research results in appropriate formats- Experience conducting predictive analytics in the service of administrative decision-making- Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or MSFT PowerBI- Experience with cleaning and manipulating data to prepare for analysis in software/languages such as SQL, SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, Excel, etc- Strong problem solving and analytical skills- Very strong attention to detail and accuracy- Ability to understand and articulate complex ideas to provide actionable insight


  • An earned Master's degree in an area focusing on quantitative skills- Experience working with prospect CRM data (such as Technolutions Slate) - Direct experience in higher education and enrollment management  

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Please apply by visitinghttps://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1315Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html.

Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1315

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