Research & Data Unit Manager
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Responsibilities: The research and data unit manager provides direction, under the guidance of the Deputy Commissioner, to the MDHE data unit in its mission to develop and report accurate data for use by the department, the Coordinating Board and the higher education community. As a member of the Commissioner’s senior staff, functions include directing responses to requests for statistical and research data, developing and monitoring data reporting capabilities for the department and serving on interagency data taskforces. In support of daily operations, this personal also must utilize SAS and other programming languages to extract information and create reports from department data systems. This position oversees the department monthly dashboard report and conducts data testing using a variety of analysis methods. This person must negotiate and/or administer contracts, grants and cooperative agreements with federal, state, local and community organizations and serve as a resource for design, application development and implementation of new systems for compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans and/or procedures. Other responsibilities of this position include facilitating the meeting of the Higher Education Data Advisory Committee and its subcommittees and representing the department at various conferences and functions throughout Missouri and the United States.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS), major database applications (e.g. DB2 or SQL Server) and Microsoft Access is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a master's degree in the quantitative or social sciences OR at least four years of professional or technical experience in research or data analysis. Some travel is required.
Salary range: $42,552 - $53,244
Please submit a completed MDHE Application for Employment, cover letter summarizing relevant experience, resume, and a copy of official college transcripts to:
Department of Higher Education
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102
If special accommodations are needed to participate in the application process, please notify the human resource office at (573) 751-2361.