Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Analytics
Job ID: R0031609 | Data Analysis | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Virginia seeks an Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Analytics to join their team. As a data scientist, the Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Analytics in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides sophisticated data management and analysis to support University projects or programs advancing inclusive excellence and equity-centered change. The Assistant Director focuses primarily on high-level data projections, predictive analytics, development of business intelligence applications and statistical analysis associated with student, faculty and staff access, advancement, retention and success. They manage the design and programming of all data analysis tools/applications, dynamic dashboards, visualizations and special analytic and assessment reporting. The Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Analytics also performs a training function for equity-centered data analytics for the data community of practice at the University and serves as an assessment and analytics consultant to University Community partners in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region. The Assistant Director works on a variety of IRB approved research projects and in this function may also be responsible for the supervision of project research coders, student workers and volunteers. They oversee regular assessments of reliability, present data and analysis to inform decision making of University management and executive leadership, lead data and assessment projects and assist with literature searches pertinent to various research project topics. Specific duties include but are not limited to: understanding all phases of the analytic process including data collection, preparation, modeling, evaluation and deployment; exploring and examining structured and unstructured data from multiple disparate sources in order to identify, provide reporting on and analyze trends in the data as well as regular reporting for departments, schools and the institution as relate to the strategic diversity, equity and inclusion plan for academic and personnel related processes. Up to 40% telework permitted.



  • Master's degree in Computer or Data Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, or a Social Science field such as Public Policy with a program of study focused on statistical and computational research methods and analysis for data informed public policy, organizational change and socio-cultural behavioral interventions and three years of experience developing custom configured business intelligence applications, tools and complex data analytics associated with large scale business or academic processes.


Must have experience with higher education including:

  • Institutional Research: knowledge of data associated with academic program enrollment and administration, teaching faculty appointments and processes and  policies, regulations and data protection standards specific to the higher education industry and business processes.
  • Must have experience with managing, programming, customizing, utilizing, joining and extracting data through custom queries from software as a service and custom business intelligence applications. This includes experience with analytics programs and software including Qlik Sense, Tableau, R, Stata, SPSS, Visier, human resource information systems (i.e. Workday, Oracle Business Suite, etc.) as well as query and programming language SQL, C++, Java Script, Java, and Python.
  • Must have experience with each of the following: complex project management and business process consultation across a range of academic, personnel and operational contexts; developing or leading training sessions specific to data analytics ranging from data extraction tools, developing research questions that can be answered by data, and that build skills for promoting a data literate and evidence-based culture of decision-making; working with community-service organizations or other non-profits and must have a demonstrated history of intercultural competence.
  • Must have experience or coursework in statistical modeling techniques including Linear Regression, GLM multiple regression, logistic regression and variable selection.


LOCATION: 2 Rotunda Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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