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Assistant Director of Measurement Insights

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Office of Data Analytics (ODA) encourages applications for an Assistant Director of Measurement Insights! The Assistant Director plays a vital and trusted role in providing high-quality data, analysis, services, and products to our clients and partners that empower them to make informed decisions. Within ODA, the Assessment, Insights, and Measurement (AIM) team leads campus assessment and measurement efforts and provides data narratives and insights (e.g., reports, visualizations, presentations) about the state of the campus. 

Within the AIM team of ODA, the Measurement group collects data primarily through Faculty Course Questionnaires (FCQ’s) and large-scale sample surveys but may also use other data collection methods such as focus groups and student panels. 

The Measurement group supports an expanded vision of measurement work at CU Boulder that extends far beyond data collection. This vision entails coordinating strategic data collection efforts across campus to minimize survey fatigue and improve survey results; automation of data collection, analysis, and reporting processes; facilitating effective data sharing; connecting disparate datasets to examine student and employee experiences over time; conducting data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) to inform strategies that support campus initiatives; providing the campus with insightful data results through a variety of delivery modes to fit the audience such as executive summaries, one-page infographics, “self-service” interactive Tableau dashboards, unit-level reports, presentations and data stories; offering ad hoc consulting on specialized projects that support the Chancellor’s strategic imperatives; and coordinating timely outreach to respondents who may benefit from additional resources. 

This position will supervise and assist with the measurement work within AIM, including the development and reporting of data insights based on this measurement work. Data insights will range from summarizing data using basic descriptive statistics to applying sophisticated statistical techniques that determine significant predictive relationships between variables and outcome measures. These insights will help advise campus initiatives and provide a richer understanding of the student and employee experiences at CU Boulder. 

The Assistant Director for Measurement Insights will serve partners across the campus to collect measurement data and report on data insights needed to advance the role and mission of the university.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Office of Data Analytics (ODA) houses the Assessment, Insights, and Measurement (AIM), Data Science, Institutional Research (IR), and Faculty Information System (FIS) groups. ODA’s mission is to foster an understanding of institutional knowledge. This is done by redefining data into practical intelligence to aid decision-making processes throughout the university. Some offerings include department- and campus-level surveys, faculty course questionnaires, and data collection, analysis, and visualization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • In conjunction with the Director of AIM, manage the campus activities regarding the administration of campus-wide surveys to minimize survey fatigue and improve the utility of survey results for the campus community.
  • Work with individual campus partners, academic departments, and administrative units to define and accurately measure survey constructs, determine appropriate samples for obtaining meaningful survey results for the population of interest, identify optimal survey administration timelines, and successfully administer surveys.
  • Direct units towards a sustainable survey vision; support the development and management of robust survey resources (e.g., standard methodologies, existing survey items) on the ODA website to encourage use of existing survey data and make survey design more accessible to the campus community.
  • Improve processes and increase efficiencies of measurement work by supervising technological and methodological advances in higher education and industry for innovations in survey design, administration and reporting.
  • Assist with the successful management of Faculty Course Questionnaires (FCQ’s) as a critical measurement tool for academic units.
Insights & Analysis:
  • In collaboration with campus partners, identify and/or develop empirical questions to guide analysis of measurement data.
  • In collaboration with other ODA teams (e.g., Data Science, Data Governance), combine data collected by AIM with relevant institutional records and then use this data to test statistical models to gain insights.
  • Assist with development of self-service interactive Tableau dashboards for partners to discover the data insights they need.
  • Assist with development of executive summaries, slide decks, one-page infographics, and other work you're doing that provides insights.
  • Assist with Tableau trainings to help partners understand how to interact with dashboards, make sense of data.
  • Assist with regular presentations of major research/measurement findings and research/measurement efforts.
  • Assist with website content to enhance self-service and clarify our role on campus.
  • Assist with the communication of “next steps” that come from data insights to increase campus awareness of how measurement data is used to improve campus operations.
Manage and Direct Staff:
  • Develop, track and manage unit work priorities and accomplishments.
  • Train, supervise, direct, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position is in a hybrid work situation, with mandatory attendance at meetings based on existing needs.

What We Can Offer

  • Annual Salary Range is: $83,000 - $88,000.
  • Onboarding assistance is available within Office of Data Analytics guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Master’s degree that emphasizes statistics, quantitative skills and research methods from an accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Two years of measurement or research work which includes advanced survey design experience including experience conducting sophisticated statistical analysis (e.g., regression, structural equation modeling). 
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

What You Will Need

  • Superb communication skills and ability to communicate findings to a variety of audiences.
  • Sophisticated skill using a statistical software package, such as R, Python, SAS, Stata or SPSS.
  • Sophisticated skill in using an online survey platform, such as Qualtrics. 
  • Sophisticated skill in creating interactive data visualization report using software, such as Tableau or PowerBI. 
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Ability to convey sophisticated information using clear, simple language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching and development skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and effectively present information to executive management and leadership teams and public groups.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, advising and prioritizing multiple and sophisticated assignments and projects.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A PhD that emphasizes statistics, quantitative skills and research methods.
  • Five years of measurement or research work which includes advanced survey design experience.
  • Three years of large-scale/institutional data analysis work experience or demonstrable comparable skills.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Experience and expertise in behavioral science research, including statistical analysis, data collection, and research and evaluation methods.
  • Leadership experience in a management or supervisory position.
  • Project management experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by August 14, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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