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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Associate Director, Institutional Analysis

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3785

UW Job Family: 3E

SOC Code: 13-1111

Pay Grade: 26

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Assists the Director with operational, financial, and personnel functions of the office.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


4 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • University, state and federal policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Survey and statistical techniques, methods and practices.
  • Information analysis techniques, methods and practices.
  • Communication and writing practices and techniques.
  • Computer databases and reporting techniques.
  • Problem solving techniques.
  • Supervision methods and practices.
  • Time management methods.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Provide effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan, organize and manage departmental projects.
  • Implement office policy changes or develop new office policies and procedures.
  • Develop informational studies and statistics.
  • Provide information analysis.
  • Manipulate computer databases and provide statistical reports.
  • Effectively supervise, train, and assist in evaluation support staff.
  • Provide effective time management skills.
  • Meet demanding deadlines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Provide leadership and assist Director by managing operational and personnel functions of the office including staff supervision and training of new employees.

Resolve problems when necessary and change office policies and procedures as needed.

Recommend project resources and monitor project(s) progress ensuring resources are effectively utilized.

Serve as resource and provide information about provided services to customers, explain procedures, and discuss problems with Director.

Serve as technical expert on data warehouse for survey information; serve as liaison with Information Technology.

Consult with concerned individuals and conduct resource management and quality improvement studies; conduct surveys relating to academic programs or faculty issues.

Provide data reports and analyses on enrollment management, student affairs, management analysis or other special projects.

Supplemental Functions:

Act as appointing authority in absence of Director.

Attend professional development meetings and participate on various committees. 

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment. Occasional travel required.

Distinguishing Features:

Associate Director: The Associate Director level acts with full delegated authority as Director. As the Unit Administrator directs the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit including fiscal planning and management and strategic planning, hiring, firing, grievances and conflict resolutions, employee evaluations. The majority of support staff report directly to this level. The Associate Director level is the senior level and direct successor to the Unit's Appointing Authority in their absence. 

Assistant Director: The Assistant Director assists the Unit Administrator with the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit or directs a specified entity within the unit.

In a Unit with both an Associate Director and Assistant Director level, the Associate Director level is the level with a much broader scope of responsibility and is called upon to "act as Director with full decision-making authority in their absence." In a Unit with only one level (either an Associate Director or an Assistant Director), whichever level is present may be called on to temporarily "act on behalf of Director in their absence, as directed." 

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Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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