Executive Director of Research and Analytics

Fort Valley, GA

Posted: 10/4/21
Deadline: 11/30/21

About This Organization

Fort Valley State University

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the Accounting Manager position in the Office of University Advancement & Foundation.

Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state’s peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia’s second-largest public university in area.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, this position will lead the creation of a data-informed culture for Fort Valley State University. This position will also develop and maintain a comprehensive program of institutional research to create an institutional warehouse database, facilitate institutional assessment, quality improvement, and external reporting. This position will also oversee the coordination of all record keeping, distribution and use of data for planning, decision-making, assessment, external surveys and visualization tools for Fort Valley State University. Working closely with the vice presidents, deans, directors and strategic plan implementation leaders, the position will have primary responsibility for measuring, evaluating, and reporting on the progress of the 2020-2025 University Strategic Plan.


Oversees the Enterprise Data Management initiative by developing a data warehouse and enterprise intelligence efforts.

Supports university executives, campus administrators, and campus committees with research, planning, and analysis of institutional and/or comparative data used to inform and enhance policy formation and decision-making for strategic planning, resource allocation, enrollment management, fiscal management, institutional effectiveness, and outcomes assessment.

Designs and conducts research of interest to the campus community and publishes results on the IR website.
Provides leadership for the design, development, and maintenance of a system of longitudinal databases containing data on students, employees, faculty, and academic programs.
Supports FVSU’s institutional strategic planning process.

Identify benchmarks and key performance indicators (KPI) to determine progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the 2020-2025 institutional strategic plan.

Develops, monitors, and documents performance indicators for strategic initiatives.
Monitors external factors that may affect the achievement of university goals and initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Graduate Degree
Five to seven years of executive-level experience in higher education.
Demonstrated capabilities in strategic institutional policy design, analysis, and implementation.
Ability to serve comfortably in a key executive advisory role
Demonstrated success in collaborating with faculty, staff, and University Administration on major institutional initiatives
Data mining/modeling experience, knowledge of Tableau, Power BI, T-SQL and PL/SQL.
Experience with Oracle Database and Ellucian Banner Weblogic server.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in Management Information Systems, Data Science, Informatics.