The University of Montana
invites applications for a
Project Manager and Enrollment Data Analyst
in the Office
. This position reports to the Associate Vice
President of Enrollment Management, and plays a critical role on
the Enrollment leadership team. The Project Manager and Enrollment
Data Analyst ensures that actionable data is proactively provided
to enable decision making at all levels of the division. This
position also works alongside the directors of Admissions, Alumni,
Financial Aid, and Military and Veteran Services offices to manage
the seamless execution of multiple complex and varied projects. The
Project Manager and Enrollment Data Analyst must excel while
working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. This role has
a direct impact on the institution's enrollment goals and diversity
Key duties and responsibilities of this position include:
- Create interactive data visualizations on trends and key
performance metrics related to departments within the Enrollment
- Support enrollment management initiatives through research,
data extraction and clear reports.
- Assist in responding to enrollment management and research
related data requests.
- Work closely with colleagues from Institutional Research and
Information Technology to ensure that all reporting meets the
highest standards of accuracy and technical efficiency.
- Manage data reporting and visualization for the Enrollment
Division, comprising admission, financial aid, alumni, and Military
and Veteran Services.
- Work closely with teams across the enrollment division to
develop and maintain reporting capabilities specific to each
- Write queries and extract large data sets from various systems
including customer relationship management (CRM), student
information system (SIS) and Tableau. Maintain expert
- Join data from various databases and systems into workable data
sets; build data flows that combine, shape, and clean data for
analysis; maintain and refresh datasets as needed.
- Maintain, update and distribute regular scheduled reports.
- Creates usable strategic information and inference from data
and presents the story behind the data.
- Identify and facilitate the development of project objectives,
milestones, schedule and plan.
- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and
provide project status updates as needed.
- Define and measure success metrics for projects. Monitor and
report change progress, assess the change impacts of projects.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships and influence
others to move toward a common vision or goal.
- Solve issues and problems as they arise.
- Meet objectives within scope, on time and on budget.
- Collaborate with directors, other partners on campus and
external partners to identify projects that have enrollment
implications and process improvements.
- Lead and facilitate conversations surrounding project. Assign
and follow-up on tasks required for completion. Coordinate staff
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to
the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are
particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad
spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in
demonstrating its five priorities for action
: Place student
success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation
in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of
“mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly
tell the UM story.
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a
comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package,
mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness
- Salary for this position is $70,000 - $75,000 per year
commensurate with qualifications.
- Anticipated start date: January 2022
- Exceptional attention to detail and ability to produce accurate
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects
simultaneously and meet deadlines
- Positive attitude and be a self-starter
- Highly developed knowledge of programming and SQL database
queries and best practices for electronic reporting
- Working knowledge of enrollment management processes,
principles, and reporting needs
- Experience in data collection and analysis, utilization of
query management tools and application software, and project
- Effective communication skills (including both verbal and
- Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work
productively either as a productive member of a team, or
- Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of
- Bachelor's degree in a related field, as well as at least three
(3) years of professional experience in data analysis,
institutional research and reporting; or any combination of
experience and education to successfully perform this
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with project
management and process improvement
- Experience working with Slate or other CRM and Banner or other
- Demonstrated background in innovation
- Strong understanding of strategic enrollment management and
student success principles
- Upon completion of training, the incumbent will have expert
level skills in Slate or other CRM and Banner or other SIS.
About UM and
the Office of Enrollment
- Experience developing predictive models and conducting analyses
of consumers/students, competitors, and market behavior.
- Experience with research, data analysis, and general functions
related to enrollment management.
- Experience in institutional research and reporting within a
higher education setting.
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with
more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located
in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000,
surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant
recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national
forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National
Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
The Office of Enrollment’s mission is to attract, support and
enhance student enrollment at the University of Montana by
providing quality information, services and complete financial
options to make the college enrollment process efficient,
accessible and student centered.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the
State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position
will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for
persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available
in alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications
from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may
request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with
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Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to
administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential
E mployment Eligibility.
All New Employees must be eligible
and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of
employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Applications received by this date will be guaranteed
consideration. Application review will begin after date above and
continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials via "New
Resume/CV" button below.
*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per
application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required
skills for the position
- Detailed resume listing education and describing work
- Three (3) professional references - Names and contact
Montana, United States