The Institutional Research Program Manager will be integral in managing, analyzing, and reporting on key data and metrics that will sustain the Institute's education and training legacy.
Reporting to and working closely with the Director, this position will serve as the primary point of contact for faculty and students regarding grades, program milestones, and academic advising. This role partners closely with the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Manager, Student Success to effectively use data to inform decisions and recommend program improvements. This position will also support GSBS accreditation and postdoctoral training data requirements.
Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume/CV for consideration.
- Serves as primary support for the WSCUC Accreditation including planning and implementing accreditation associated activities, site visits and report writing and ensuring accurate and relevant data assessment and collection.
- Creates, manages, and implements rubrics and surveys to support direct and indirect assessment of student success
- Evaluates student and program data and makes recommendations for changes and/or improvements
- Develops and maintains databases for GSBS student and alumni as well as Postdoctoral alumni and makes recommendations for improvements
- Prepares and submits all required annual reports for graduate student and postdocs (including IPEDS, WSCUC annual reports, GSS, SED)
- Manages all licensing and dues renewals
- Manages monthly GSBS budget reconciliation and preparation of budget-related paperwork
- Manages student enrollment and graduation processes including records, grades, milestone achievement, thesis defense, course and co-curricular activity records.
- Manages postdoctoral training requirements and activities
- Manages and implements GSBS policies and procedures
- Manages student services which may include grievance and complaint processes, annual academic advising and any required program paperwork
Ideal Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will be an independent, self-starter, with strong skills in developing data collection and analytical methodologies. We seek an individual who is a strong collaborator and communicator who can work effectively with students, faculty, administrators and other internal and external partners. Our ideal candidate will be a strong writer and presenter, who considers the audience and messaging and can craft a variety of effective communications.
- Bachelor's degree and five years' experience managing administrative functions or programs in a higher education environment and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained is required
- Master's degree, Ph.D. or other advanced degree with three years' experience working with PhD programs in the biomedical sciences is preferred
- Knowledge of the academic research culture and an understanding of graduate education and post-graduate career progression is required
- Knowledge of biomedical sciences PhD education and postdoctoral training, either through personal experience or previous work experience is desired
- Demonstrated ability to work with various levels of an academic institution (students, administration, faculty, deans) is desired
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision on projects as well as within a team environment
- Ability to analyze data and summarize for reporting purposes
- Ability to prepare data for and present data to a variety of audiences (administration, faculty, students)
- Organized with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
- Database and records maintenance
- Demonstrated professional communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Embody the Institute's core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion