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Senior Planning Associate

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus is now accepting applications for the Senior Planning Associate position.  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 and 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
  • Conducts independent research and data analysis
  • Manages analytical research planning projects
  • Prepares internal analytical research summaries and reports to strengthen the college’s culture of evidence
  • 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
  • Identifies and operationalizes performance measures in collaboration with the Director and subject matter specialists
  • Works with college academic, student services, and administrative personnel to support the data and research needs of special initiatives and priorities
  • Provides guidance in developing sound evaluation plans and logic models for grant-funded and other assigned projects
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ability to analyze data from a variety of sources, synthesize information, and communicate findings to non-technical users
  • 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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