Senior Planning Associate

Miami Dade College
Florida, United States
$63,546.00 - $79,433.00
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Opening ID: 1001992

Job Description:

The Senior Planning Associate works directly with academic, student services and administrative staff to coordinate data and research for planning projects, special initiatives and grants that strengthen institutional effectiveness and promote student success.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Coordinates collection, analyzes and/or communicates institutional data and other information to constituents throughout the College to support planning projects, grants and special initiatives
•Manages analytical research planning projects
•Works in collaboration with the Director, Department of Resource Development Project Managers, and grant subject matter specialists to assess data needs for new grant opportunities; generate baseline data using MDC data systems and special purpose surveys; and meet reporting requirements for ongoing grant projects
•Works with college academic, student services, and administrative personnel to support the data and research needs of special initiatives and priorities
•Monitors changes to state and federal legislation, accreditation requirements, and higher education reforms and initiates to analyze the potential impact on the College
•Develops a repository of internal and external promising practices related to retention, progression, and completion related student success initiatives
•Provides support for grant proposal development and report writing as requested

Minimum Requirements:

•Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and three (3) years of relevant institutional research, report writing, and programming experience or Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and seven (7) years related experience
•Knowledge of institutional research, computer systems, data storage and retrieval processes and higher education
•Proficiency in SAS programming or related programming language (e.g., SPSS, R, STATA, SQL, etc.) and strong Microsoft Office applications software skills
•Practical experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, Excel, etc.)
•Demonstrable skills in quantitative and qualitative educational research design
•Capacity to understand, analyze, and interpret Federal and State laws, grantor guidelines, financial reports, & legal documents
•Knowledge and demonstrable skills in project management, planning, human relations, and consultation

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