- Institutional Research Analyst
Position Function:Provides expertise in data collection, analysis, and reportingconcerning faculty and staff data, and university planning andevaluation support for the University’s Office of InstitutionalResearch AnalysisSalary Grade : 15Please see Staff Compensation Structure orSkilled Crafts and ServiceMaintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salarygrade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges aredetermined by the hiring department.Anticipated Appointment Date:November 16, 2020Essential Duties and Responsibilities:1. Data Modeling and Forecasting1. Perform data analysis and predictive modeling using a variety ofstatistical techniques for admissions forecasting, enrollmentprojections, and predicting curricular demand and graduationoutcomes.2. Working collaboratively and in consultation with other campusunits, design and implement evaluations of policies, programs, andinitiatives using appropriate research methods and statisticaltechniques. Produce written and oral reports with conclusions,implications, and recommendations.2. Strategic Planning and Decision Support1. Provide ad hoc reporting and analytic support to principalofficers, academic senate committees, and other decision-makingbodies.2. Gather, analyze, and present data and information in support ofkey strategic planning initiatives, including identifying sources,and appropriate comparative and benchmarking data.3. Contribute to dashboards for academic planning that display keymetrics for campus leadership.3. Data Management1. Working closely with the Data Management unit, participate inthe development of institutional databases by identifying dataneeds, requirements, specifications and sources.2. Assure the validity and quality of campus data submissions toexternal agencies and systems.3. Produce historical campus level and program specific reports ona quarterly or annual production schedule; Maintain information onunit’s website; and provide data and information for publicinformation requests, external surveys, and for mandatorycompliance reporting.4. Professional Development and Service1. Pursue opportunities to enhance expertise in areas of datascience, institutional research, higher education, and assessmentto keep skills current.2. Serve on campus-wide committees and workgroups as appropriate;interact with peers across MSU campus.Minimum Qualifications:Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, ComputerScience, Data Science, Information Systems, EducationAdministration, Business, Accounting, Public Administration, SocialSciences, or a closely related fieldExperience (yrs): Three years Experience in designing, analyzing,and reporting institutional research, or a closely relatedfieldSubstitutionsIndicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the requiredexperience, they may normally apply additional education toward theexperience requirement at a rate of one (1) year of relevanteducation per year of required experience.Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, DataScience, InformationSystems, Education Administration, Business, Accounting, PublicAdministration, Social Sciences, or a closely related fieldKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:•Knowledge of data management, analysis, research design, andreporting for institutional research and higher educationprocesses.•Ability to identify and apply appropriate statistical techniquesbased on the research design•Ability to analyze and logically interpret data.•Experience organizing data sets into tabular and graphicpresentations.•Proficiency in Microsoft Office with the ability to work in Excelat an advanced level.•Proficiency in SQL•Ability to interpret and present complex information in variousformats to a diverse audience.•Capacity to communicate effectively both orally and inwriting.•Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effectiveworking relationships at all levels of the organization.•Strong critical thinking and interpretive skills to analyzesituations, define problems, and develop/implement solutions.•Ability to establish goals, priorities, and timelines and to planwork accordingly.•Ability to complete projects independently and work cooperativelyas part of a team.•Ability to maintain confidentiality and security ofinformation.•Experience in working with large data sets.•Ability to follow guidelines and procedures.•Understanding of databases and data warehouse structures.•Experience extracting data from large relational databases andmerging data from multiple sources.•Extreme attention to detail and data accuracy while working onmultiple projects with competing deadlines.Working Conditions and Physical EffortNo unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, andnearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoorfacility.Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control;interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate natureor volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting ofdeadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key toposition; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactionsinvolving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.Job frequently requires sitting, talking, hearing, handling objectswith hands.Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, and liftingup to 50 poundsInstructions for Applying:Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/ Submit application through jobs.msstate.edu with an attachedresume, cover letter. If you have any questions about the position,please contact [email protected] Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population.
- Worldhotels Leadership Forum Draws 100 Industry Leaders
Worldhotels Asia Pacific Vice President, Roland Jegge,and Asia Pacific hoteliers gathered in Grand Hotel Bohemia for WorldhotelsLeadership Forum 2010 Source = Worldhotels The group honours its best hotels with Performing Excellence Award 2010100 hoteliers and travel industry leaders from around the world, gathered at the prestigious “Worldhotels Leadership Forum 2010” themed “Building Bridges” which was held in Prague from 9 to 11 September 2010. As a highlight of the conference, Worldhotels presented the annual “Performing Excellence Awards” to the hotels with the best scores in its annual anonymous quality tests. The Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel in Nanjing, China, scooped the award for best hotel in the region Asia Pacific and the Hotel Madero in Buenos Aires was honoured for the region The Americas. Winning properties in the region EMEA were the Hotel de France in Vienna and the Grand Hotel Bohemia in Prague. In addition, the group presented Joan Gaspart, President of Husa Hotels Group, with the Leadership Award to honour his outstanding achievement and engagement in the tourism industry. Gaspart is not only the head of the family owned Husa Group, which is operating 157 hotels and 50 restaurants, but he is also president of Barcelona Tourist Consortium, an institution promoting tourism in the city. Previous winners of the prestigious award were Olav Thon, owner of the Olav Thon Group with 400 properties in Norway and 20 worldwide; Sir Rocco Forte, CEO of the Rocco Forte Group operating 13 hotels and resorts within Europe; and Bernard Lambert, CEO of Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) which is owning the majority of Monaco’s most distinctive assets, among which are hotels, casinos and restaurants.Robert Hornman, managing director of Worldhotels, also took the opportunity to present the group’s branding strategy going forward. In his opening speech he announced that the group will complement the existing Affiliation Model with a new Full Licence Model. This will allow hotels to use the Worldhotels brand more prominently on signage and at various points of their property. Also during the conference were series of speeches and networking opportunities bringing together presidents, owners, and the senior management of the international hotel group with leaders and experts from the tourism industry and other areas of commerce. Eminent speakers at this two-day event included Ong Tze Boon, Chairman of Ong&Ong Pte Ltd Architects; Simon Johnson, Director of CBRE Hotels EMEA; Nathan Clapton VP and General Manager of TripAdvisor; Tobias Ragge, Managing Director of HRS; Adam Wallace, Director of Digital Marketing of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York; Cédric Michaux, Sales Manager Prestiges Range and Public Relations of Groupe Vranken-Pommery; Nenad Pacek, Founder and President of Global Success Advisors GmbH and Drs. Sander M. Allegro, owner of Allegro INN OvationS and lecturer at Hotelschool the Hague. The Leadership Forum took place at the Boccaccio Ballroom of the Grand Hotel Bohemia and was hosted by the Art Deco Imperial Hotel, the Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague and the Grand Hotel Bohemia. Executive Room at The Lakeview Xuan Hotel in Nanjing, China 100 hoteliers and travel industry leaders from around the world, gathered at the prestigious “Worldhotels Leadership Forum2010” themed “Building Bridges” which was held inPrague from 9 to 11 September 2010