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Institutional Researcher - req# 10710

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 10710

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Institutional Researcher

Requisition IDreq10710
Working TitleInstitutional Researcher
Position Grade13
Position Summary


The University of New Mexico-Taos is seeking an experienced, motivated, and detail-oriented Institutional Research professional to help guide the future of the growing branch campus.

The Institutional Researcher (IR) serves as a clearinghouse for most official statistical information about the campus, and provides information to support campus decision making through a variety of data-gathering, research, and analytics. An ideal candidate will have experience and interest in predictive analytics and modeling to help improve course sequencing, retention, persistence, and graduation. The Institutional Researcher will report to the campus Strategic Support Manager, while working closely with the Campus Chancellor. For an exceptional candidate, the option to telecommute may be considered. In the event telecommuting is offered, UNM-Taos will provide the candidate with clear expectations and timeline on weekly projects and deliverables, method of accountability and establish regular communication schedule via web conference (Skype or Zoom).

This position will be responsible for a wide variety of campus research efforts including:

  • designing and managing information systems and databases to support institutional research activities;

  • applying knowledge of programming and/or other software such as Banner, Access, SPSS, and Excel to compile, manipulate, summarize, and produce reports from multiple, large complex data sets;
  • preparing institutional responses to internal queries from faculty, administration, and student groups, which include grant application and annual performance report data, enrollment management/ retention/transfer data, and program assessment data.

  • compiling data and submitting reports as required by state and federal regulatory agencies, accrediting bodies, and national survey organizations, such as UNM Main Campus, the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, the Higher Education Department, the New Mexico State Legislature, and the U.S. Department of Education

  • assisting in a wide variety of campus survey research efforts including survey construction, design, and reporting;

  • monitoring higher education developments at the state and national level, and ensuring that the institution is compliant with existing and upcoming data reporting regulations.

  • Responsible for ensuring clean, reliable, standardized student data across departments.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the
Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree

2. Experience and familiarity with Banner system for institutional/student data (e.g., My Reports)

3. Proficiency with Excel, Access, SPSS, and/or other large data management systems and software to collect, analyze/interpret, and project data with a high degree of accuracy.

4. Demonstrated ability to deliver both written and graphic reports in both graphic and narrative formats.

5. Expertise with the development and implementation of an institutional strategic plan

6.Demonstratedexperience and enthusiasm in predictive analytics and modeling to help improvecourse sequencing, retention, persistence, and graduation

Additional Requirements
DepartmentTaos Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date1 Year from Hire Date
Pay$3,434.31-$5,151.47 (Monthly)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/14/2019
Application InstructionsRequired documents; * Cover letter ( In your cover letter please discuss how you meet the preferred qualifications posted for this position)* Resume * Three previous supervisory references with contact information. * Writing Sample : Please provide a graphic statistical report (table or chart) that you have created, with a written analysis of the data.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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