Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A8035 / Dir,Institutional Analytics
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under limited supervision, directs the operations of the Institutional Analytics office. Performs and oversees high level analytic and data reporting activities in support of all aspects of the university.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Works across all aspects of the institution to develop short and long-term analytic and data reporting priorities. Creates and manages processes for data and analytics requests that align with these priorities, and communicates these processes effectively to requestors and stakeholders.
  2. Provides relevant, timely, and accurate institutional information to university administrators, the university community at large, and external agencies; provides institution-wide support for obtaining data and information and performing analyses in response to specific needs. Develops and maintains key partnerships with internal and external entities.
  3. Initiates and performs research and policy analyses relevant to anticipated institutional planning, policy, and decision-making needs.
  4. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  5. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  6. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  7. Oversees the overall operations of unit(s) reporting to this position.
  8. Works cooperatively with various university constituencies to optimize the quality, availability, and flow of relevant data and information throughout the university; Assists the institution in identifying and understanding emerging internal and external issues and significant environmental changes, constituting both opportunities and challenges to the university; supports and integrates university planning efforts at all levels with institutional research, policy analysis, and outcomes assessment.
  9. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  10. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 5 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of a major public university.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data and findings.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Skill in collecting, analyzing, verifying, and manipulating research data.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of database construction, management, and retrieval methods.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to evaluate sponsored research electronic information services and vendor databases.
  • Ability to analyze operational data requirements and to create and develop databases specific to requirements.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/23/2020