Director of Enrollment Research and Analytics
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5
University seeks an experienced, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve
as its inaugural Director of Enrollment Research and Analytics (Director).
the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
(AVP), the Director of enrollment research and analytics will provide critical
analysis of the University's new student enrollment trends and create
predictive enrollment models. They will assist leaders across enrollment
management in the organization of data to inform strategy and collaborate
effectively with other campus offices to mine data and partner on planned and
ad hoc reporting.
will build, support, and sustain a culture of strategic analysis and informed
decision-making by analyzing, translating, and communicating data from key
operational areas of the university, as well as from external sources. The
director provides analytical advice and works in partnership with enrollment
management leaders to drive decision-making in support of institutional
priorities, focused primarily on undergraduate and graduate new student
enrollment, but also supporting retention and other university priorities.
collaborates with internal constituencies to identify, prioritize, plan and
execute the research and data analysis required for making complex decisions.
This role serves as the primary resource for the development of clear
enrollment metrics consistent with established standards for reporting to guide
decision-making, including descriptive statistics and predictive analytics.
will be an active listener and strong collaborator, able to hear what
constituents are saying and translate that information into research priorities
that will support the University's agenda and strategies. The director will be
an excellent communicator who is asked to represent enrollment data, as well as
being able to explain complex analyses to lay audiences while making a case for
to communicate up, down and across the university organizational structure will
be a considerable strength. It will also be essential for the director to
create an open, transparent, and ongoing dialogue with faculty and
administrators that will engender cooperation, trust and confidence. A strong,
collaborate relationship with the University’s data and informational
infrastructure team will also be of paramount importance.
University seeks a collaborative individual with the experience, skill, drive
and energy to oversee this important operation. Specific responsibilities
include, but are not limited to the following:
Create a cogent set of reports and analysis of data leading to a durable enrollment infrastructure.
Develop methodology to reliably analyze trends using historical data, market trends and other relevant sources of information to create predictive enrollment and retention models.
Develop models and strategies to identify new markets for potential recruitment and scholarship strategies.
Regularly create ad hoc reports for the Associate Vice President and campus leadership related to recruitment, enrollment and retention activities.
Work with external vendors to triangulate different sources of predictive analytics and present optimal strategic metrics guiding University strategy.
Develop a close partnership with the Office of Institutional Research and the InformSU Reporting Infrastructure team and adhere to reporting and definitional standards and policies devised by the University’s Data Governance Committee.
Perform extensive data mining from numerous sources of information including but not limited to the student information system, Slate, our constituent relationship management (CRM) system, and PowerBI.
Present information regularly to audiences across Academic Affairs and the university on enrollment trends and projections.
Work extensively with units within Enrollment Management to leverage data to inform local decision making on operational issues.
Track key performance indicators and metrics related to new student enrollment and other recruitment and retention initiatives.
The ideal candidate will possess the following
professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
▪ Master's or
doctoral degree in the social sciences, business, education, statistics or a
▪ 3+ years of progressive experience working with data
mining and sophisticated modeling of data informed outcomes.
▪ Experience with report development using the
PowerBI data visualization and business intelligence platform
▪ Demonstrated knowledge of statistical concepts and
programming language of analytical software such as SAS, R, SPSS, Stata or
▪ Knowledge of relational databases, specifically SQL.
▪ Demonstrated ability to prepare and present reports
based on analysis and to convey technical conclusions to a non-technical
▪ Demonstrated experience in data visualization and
assisting others in understanding how to interpret data.
▪ Exceptional communication skills, including
effective writing, public speaking, and persuasive competencies.
▪ Understanding of FERPA and other federal compliance
relevant to higher education data usage.
▪ Experience in higher education, preferably in
working with data from recruitment/admissions and/or other student records with
a special emphasis on the student admissions cycle from admissions to
of financial aid and leveraging techniques.
▪ Knowledge of and experience with SQL-based student information systems, preferably
Benefits at a Glance
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.