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ASSISTANT PROVOST FOR ACADEMIC DATA AND DECISION SUPPORT Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs

Company name
Boston University

Boston, MA, United States

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Posted on
Sep 04,2019

Valid Through
Dec 18,2019

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Boston University seeks a strategic analyst of academic data to support decision-making in the Office of the University Provost. The Assistant Provost for Academic Data and Decision Support (Assistant Provost) will be responsible for the analysis of institutional and external data to support academic planning, academic program assessment, and external reporting. Working in partnership with the senior officers with oversight of Undergraduate, Graduate, Diversity, Faculty, and Research portfolios, the Assistant Provost will actively collaborate with the University Office for Institutional Research (OIR) and Information Services and Technology (IS&T) to guide the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data related to the academic mission and activities of Boston University. The incumbent will represent the Office of the Provost in developing data-based strategies for assessing academic quality, institutional outcomes, measuring institutional performance against strategic plan goals, comparative analysis with peer institutions, conducting regular and ad-hoc studies, and reporting to campus constituencies and external agencies. The Assistant Provost reports to the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs.

Required Skills

•Minimally, MA/MS in social science, education, business, statistics or other field requiring quantitative research methods; PhD preferred.

•Ability to design and create reports to summarize aggregate data that are visually attractive and easy to understand.

•Demonstrated ability to appropriately use descriptive and analytic statistics.

•Facility with office software, data analysis software, academic management platforms, survey administration software, and web-based enterprise systems including, for example, MicroStrategy and PowerBI). Willingness/ability to learn new software.

•Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

•Supervision experience.

•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.

•Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, take initiative on and manage concurrent projects, and meet deadlines.

•Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive or personal information.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston University
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Boston University is no small operation. With over 32,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming, always in high gear. Meet the people and places that keep the University running smoothly.

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