The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), is seeking to add an experienced Senior Vice President of Educational Research and Analysis (SVP of ERA) to our team of high-performing professionals.
In this position, you will lead and support the ERA staff in carrying out the objectives of the Association and key research priorities of ADEA. You will work directly with the Chief Policy Officer to develop a research agenda that addresses challenging issues facing dental education, including relevant higher education topics. Your responsibilities will include the implementation of the research agenda and coordination of all research activities of the ERA staff.
You will take pride in bringing an unwavering commitment to meeting project milestones on time, on budget and with a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction. You are an innovative thinker and action-oriented individual who can formulate the “story” by synthesizing analysis findings, implications and recommendations to develop a roadmap towards achieving the Association’s goals. You are highly intelligent, energetic, result-oriented, proactive and focused.
In this position, you will conduct ADEA’s ongoing educational research activities and expand the visibility and application of that research. These current ongoing activities include:
Legacy surveys and data collections:
ADEA Survey of Graduating Seniors (annual)
ADEA Faculty Salary and Vacancies (annual)
ADEA Applicants and Enrollees reporting (annual)
Additional surveys to meet future needs
Association reports on above data that are published in the Journal of Dental Education and posting of graphs, ppts, tables and trends on the ADEA website.
Creating and maintaining an interactive dashboard for ADEA members.
Ad hoc surveys and analyses for specific business services and upon member request.
Presentations at ADEA-sponsored programs and events of other associations and groups.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver in-depth analyses and enable the visualization of those analytics through the refinement of existing or development of new reports and “dashboards” that provide data to support ADEA’s member institutions.
Research, Analytics and Data Presentation
Provide oversight and hands-on expertise in data analytics including measurement frameworks, reporting, dashboards and outcomes assessment.
Create and deliver effective communications that synthesize analyses and conclusions in written reports and oral presentations to members and broader health professions education audiences.
Employ a full range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, both via traditional modes as well as developing areas such as social networks, observational tools and online communities to analyze data and disseminate information internally and externally.
Convene and lead assigned Association committees such as the Policy and Research Advisory Committee.
Serve as ADEA staff liaison to external committees such as the Joint Advisory Committee on Dental Education Information (with the American Dental Association (ADA)) and others as assigned.
Management and Operations
Design and manage projects that meet milestones on time, on budget and with a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction.
Recruit, mentor, and retain a small but highly skilled technical staff, motivate them to act as a unified team on an ongoing basis and support a performance-based culture.
Identify, negotiate with, and monitor performance of external vendors critical to ERA and ADEA data operations.
Ensure that new technology and data applications, software and systems in ERA are compatible with Association operations, scalable to future needs, and not redundant.
Ensure protocols to ensure data integrity and security are documented, followed and reviewed annually for updates; conduct and report root cause analyses when expectations are not met, or data is compromised.
Develop the annual Education and Research Analysis budget and monitor at least monthly with reports of variances to the Chief Policy Officer.
Collaborate successfully with other ADEA staff to produce final publications for print and electronic distribution.
Desired First Year Outcomes
Outcome # 1: design and begin implementation of an interactive data dashboard for member leaders.
Outcome # 2: direct and oversee development of project plans, timelines and documentation for ongoing projects such as surveys and salary data collection.
Outcome # 3: propose a 3-year plan to enhance member engagement with data and disseminate information across ADEA platforms such as the web, social media, on-line communities and the like, including identification of potential revenue-generating activities.
Education and Professional Experience
Advanced degree (Ph.D. or M.S.) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Informatics, Data Science or Management, or comparable course of study.
Candidates should demonstrate at least 12 years of related progressive experience in this discipline and 5 years senior level management experience that includes budget oversight, personnel management and project planning and execution in an academic research organization or similar setting.
Essential knowledge and skills
Strategic planning - Ability to think strategically and see the ‘big picture’, formulate appropriate analytic solutions to solve Association needs with proven experience in managing & delivering a wide variety of analytic solutions.
Operational excellence - Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment. Solid planning, priority setting, and project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and resources concurrently. Communicate effectively with supervisor, leadership, and members, and to the public when directed to do so; synthesize relevant information on key milestones, success criteria, and risks.
Analytics, business intelligence & visualization - Clear understanding of data platforms, ability to translate business and analytics needs into data requirements. Ability to display data visually, creating powerful presentations which effectively demonstrate the value of analytic deliverables to members including senior leadership; exhibit confidence and command when presenting to all internal and external audiences.
Program & project management - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good at developing relationships across diverse teams. Communicate effectively with supervisor, leadership, members, and the public; synthesizes relevant information on key milestones, success criteria, and risks.
Hands-on experience with analytic ecosystems and tools – such as:
Advanced level user of Microsoft tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Large scale marketing databases, data marts, data lakes such as Oracle, Netezza, Hadoop
Core analytical tools such as SQL, SAS, R, Python
Solid understanding of the digital ecosystem with experience with digital analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, social analytic tools
Data visualization tools such as Tableau
Association membership database application such as Association Anywhere
Familiar with API, XML or other similar tools
Paid media tools such as Adwords, DoubleClick, SEO/SEM and media planning/buying reporting tools not required but a plus
Strong work ethic - willingness to roll-up sleeves and get the work done with drive, urgency and energy.
10-15% overnight travel (including some weekends) required, including potential travel outside the United States.
Apply Now In addition to a rewarding and purposeful mission, ADEA offers you a collaborative team environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits, including health, vision, dental and life insurance, wellness benefits, generous paid leave and a 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution. Our new office is conveniently located across from the Washington Convention Center, near shopping, restaurants and the Red and Green Line Metro Stations. Apply online by submitting a resume and cover letter with salary requirements. No phone calls, please. ADEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.adea.org
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, over 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals. The mission of ADEA is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications, including the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services ADEA AADSAS, ADEA PASS, ADEA DHCAS and ADEA CAAPID.
Internal Number: SVP ERA
About American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, over 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals.
The mission of ADEA is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public.
ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications, including the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services ADEA AADSAS, ADEA PASS, ADEA DHCAS and ADEA CAAPID.