Assoc Director Research Administration Information Systems & Analytics
University of North Texas System
Job posting number: #7127892
Posted: March 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDepartment Summary
The Division of Research & Innovation is committed to supporting, facilitating, and empowering the growth of sustainable research at UNT. This mission is achieved by facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to research — a catalyst for discovery and innovation — that has cemented UNT’s status as a Tier One research university. Overseen by the Vice President of Research and Innovation, the division is comprised of multiple units including: Grants and Contracts Administration, Research Integrity & Compliance, Research Commercial Agreements, Research Development, and multiple research institutes and research service centers.
The Associate Director, of Research Information Systems & Analytics provides leadership in the development, management, and support of research information systems and data analytics to serve the Division of Research and Innovation (DRI). Responsible for managing the day-to-day IT system application integration for PeopleSoft and Huron, including the Grants and Research Administration Management Suite (GRAMS) enterprise software implementation. This position is also responsible for data analytics and reporting needs of the division research administration units and executive leadership; including but not limited to developing automated data queries and scripts, extracting data from research information system databases, and other data warehouses. Serves as the primary division liaison between the research administration unit leadership staff and UNT System IT teams.
Additional Posting Details
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or related field and three years of relevant work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Organized and detail oriented, with strong problem solving skills.
Excellent communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively in team environment with employees across all levels of the university.
Functional knowledge of data management within an enterprise system (eg. PeopleSoft, Huron Research Suite “GRAMS”).
Technical knowledge of data reporting tools (eg. PowerBI, SQL).
Experience working in university research administration division.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Some evenings and weekends as required.
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Classification Title Assoc Dir Research Adm Inf Sys
Physical Requirements Sitting, Writing, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Ability to communicate
Collaborates with DRI administrative unit leadership staff to develop and implement analytic data reporting and online dashboards to support routine and ad hoc research data reporting needs. Ensures accuracy and integrity of research data reporting that is used by both internal and external stakeholders.
Provides support for the Division of Research & Innovation staff with troubleshooting and issue resolution of research administration information systems and software applications.
Serves as the division liaison to collaborate with UNT-System Information Technology Shared Services (ITSS) to integrate the division’s data management needs with ITSS processes to improve efficiencies.
Other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.