Position Purpose: The Director of University Analytics supports learning by managing compliance projects and data analysis. The Director will prepare and submit compliance reports to accreditors, state and federal government, NCAA, and others. Data analysis will include such areas as recruitment and retention of students, financial aid policies, evaluation of new business initiatives. The Director will also work collaboratively with the office of the Vice President for Finance on a wide range of research topics, including production of an institutional data profile and key performance indicators.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Prepares data and processes information necessary for timely and accurate filing of federal and state compliance reports, NCAA reports, accreditation requirements, and responses to national surveys.
Provides analytical support for assessing administrative and academic operations, including annual faculty salary and status survey, enrollment statistics and projections, collecting and analyzing student assessment of instructors, and student success outcomes.
Collaborates on sophisticated analytical studies on student enrollment, retention, graduation, and student success in support of the university's strategic enrollment initiatives
Translates technical research data, findings, and reports generated by external agencies, and clearly and concisely presents implications as they pertain to the institution
Maintains current knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and pending legislation related to institutional research, planning, and accreditation. Modifies projects, studies, functions, and procedures to ensure compliance with appropriate state and federal requirements.
Essential Job Requirements:
Master's Degree preferably in social science, public policy or business. Ph.D./Ed.D. desirable.
Three to five years in a related research position using methods of analysis regularly.
Proficient in the use of a variety of software packages, including Datatel/Colleague, SPSS or similar statistical package, Microsoft Access, Excel, and Windows.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. Can organize and direct a project to completion.
This position will work on campus.
Ability to move about campus, spend long periods at a computer station, and stand for extended periods of time.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.