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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
$75,000 - $125,000 per year; DOE
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Director - Analytics

Arizona State University

Knowledge Enterprise Analytics

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The Director of Analytics in ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise (KE) is responsible for leading a vibrant and collaborative team of analysts and business intelligence developers focused on reporting and strategic decision support to fulfill the University’s research mission. The Director will lead and work to integrate analytics strategically across the university and partner with KE leadership on developing new solutions and tools to further develop the Analytics team services and portfolio. The Director will also work with other sponsored project administration teams, investigators, and leadership to support faculty in their scholarly pursuits. This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Strategy in Knowledge Enterprise


Salary Range

$75,000 - $125,000 per year; DOE


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Essential Duties

  • Provide oversight of Analytics team to ensure continued advancement in their professional goals as well as overall growth and maturation of the unit to meet the needs of the university
  • Query, analyze, and provide insights on research metrics including, but not limited to, sponsored research proposals, awards and expenditures; peer-reviewed publications and bibliometrics; research space productivity; internal capacity analyses; and facilities and administration allocations.
  • Use historical information and landscape analysis to provide projections on key research metrics.
  • Continuously evaluate and enhance KE reporting, primarily based in Tableau and Bower PI, to meet the changing needs and interests of university leadership.
  • Respond to just-in-time requests quickly and accurately which will require the ability to effectively understand data and ASU data sources, ability to quickly query and sometimes develop visualizations on that data, and deliver results in a professional format often including executive summary of findings and observations.
  • Lead the continued development of the sponsored research data warehouse activities to ensure technical requirements align to business needs.
  • Represent KE Leadership in various settings including, but not limited to, meetings with Associate Deans of Research, collaboration with ASU Institutional Analysis Office, reporting to the Arizona Board of Regents, as well as speaking engagements and training for both internal and external stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight (8) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with faculty and/or researchers in a Carnegie classification “very high research activity” university.
  • Past experience with sponsored project administration and sponsored research data.
  • Experience in identifying trends, needs, appropriate measures, and implementation plans for higher education institutions using university data warehouses.
  • Experience in leading teams to create, edit, and format data visualizations for a wide-range of users at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to understand complex technical situations and to make decisions under a time crunch when background information is not always available or complete.
  • Experience with Excel, including pivot tables, VBA, charts, formulas, and general formatting tricks.
  • Ability to remain calm and organized in high stress situations that may require ad hoc presentations, data analyses, and other inquiries.
  • Experience in working effectively while balancing multiple competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to balance institutional needs long-term versus solutions that fix issues in the short-term but many not be the most sustainable.
  • Ability to determine the right data, the right question, the right tool, and the right communication pathway for the appropriate audience.
  • Experience as a successful leader and manager of analytics team(s).
  • Familiarity with peer-reviewed journal publications and bibliometric data.
  • Previous experience with the enterprise systems Workday, Peoplesoft, and Huron research suite.
  • Familiarity with visualization software such as Tableau and Power BI.
  • Experience with modeling and forecasting.
  • Experience in SQL and can write simple queries quickly to respond to time-sensitive requests.
  • Experience with R, Python, or other languages.
  • Experience with the data preparation and submission of NSF HERD survey.
  • Knowledge of best practices and techniques in data science, business intelligence, and management communities.
  • Evidence of a graduate degree in STEM with knowledge of research activity methodologies, pipeline, and publishing practices.
  • Leadership experience across institutions by serving on committees, representing their unit(s) as a subject matter expert, and/or providing training on analytical reporting and tools.


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • May be required to perform tasks in the field within and/or across University campuses.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.


Flexible work options:


Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.


Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.


Remote work is an arrangement where the employee spends less than 60% of their regular workweek at a regularly assigned ASU work location. Executive vice president-level approval is required.


Department Statement

For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all seven years the category has existed.


ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


To apply please go to see Req Id# 81709BR

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