Director Of Institutional Research Job Description Sample
Director Of Institutional Research
Director of Institutional Research
Provost & VP for Acad Affairs
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 6283
The Director for Institutional Research will serve the division of Academic Affairs to provide direction in the design, analysis and use of data to make strategic decisions to support the university mission; provide guidance to the Provost on policy formation, strategic planning, and accreditation and will collaborate with other divisions to ensure quality data and reporting throughout the university; ensure university compliance with state, federal, and accreditor reporting requirements and will be aware of and responsive to changes in these requirements, including their effects on the university; oversee multiple initiatives designed to provide data to those who need it for decision-making and planning.
Direct the collection, analysis and communication of data that will be used for required reporting and strategic planning; oversee Institutional Research survey designs and the collection of first destination (graduate) placement; collaborate with other offices, including those outside of Academic Affairs, to provide data necessary for decision-making, and to provide guidance in the use and application of the data, and to serve as a university-wide resource on areas such as survey design, including spearheading efforts to reduce survey duplication.
Work with University Communications, IT, and other offices to communicate data effectively; guide IR staff on the use of data tools (e.g., data warehousing tools, software programs) for timely and appropriate communication of data.
Take a lead role in cross-divisional efforts to ensure accuracy in data reporting, analysis, interpretation and application.
Serve as the primary institutional representative for state (HEI) and federal (IPEDS) reporting; ensure university compliance with required reporting; identify proposed changes to reporting or other requirements (e.g., subsidy guidelines) and proactively address their effects on the university; collaborate with other offices to ensure accurate reporting of data and compliance with all guidelines.
Assist the Office of the Provost with accountability reporting by providing data for ODHE, the Board of Trustees, and other requests as necessary.
Serve as a resource for Higher Learning Commission Accreditation and provide data as needed; in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, oversee collection of data needed for assurance arguments and coordinate submission of assurance arguments.
Supervise staff and provide direction for their work and foster an environment of collaboration and accuracy.
Lead or serve on university committees that are critical to the office's primary functions.
Master's degree in social science, statistics, research methodology, higher education, or a related discipline with a minimum of five years of combined experience in institutional research and assessment.
Strong experience in survey design, analysis and reporting.
Knowledge of SAS or SPSS or equivalent statistics.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Proven ability to work under tight deadlines with high level of quality production
Demonstrated supervisory skills and the ability to effectively guide and mentor direct reports.
Excellent oral, writing and interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, a "service-minded" outlook, and meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
Doctoral degree in a relevant field with a minimum of ten years of combined experience in institutional research and assessment.
Hours Per Week/Percent Time:
Date to Begin Screening:
Cover Letter, List of Three References, Resume
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Direct inquiries to Jeff Wanko at email@example.com
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Associate Director Of Institutional Research
Virginia State University (VSU) is seeking an Associate Director of Institutional Research. The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) is the central coordinating office for activities relating to institutional effectiveness and institutional accountability.
OPIE seeks to provide reliable, systematic, and timely information to academic and administrative units in support of the Universityâ??s policy formation, planning, and decision-making. The mission of the Office of Planning and Institution Effectiveness (OPIE) is to coordinate institution-wide planning, assessment, evaluation, and institutional research activities in support of the University's four-part mission of instruction, research, extension and outreach. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position serves to provide leadership and direction to staff in the day to day operations of the University's institutional research (IR) function within the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE). This position is responsible for the development, management and coordination of the collection, organization, maintenance, and analysis of institutional data and research. This position oversees functions related to the integrated Banner Student Information System and the Associate Director will work in close partnership with the Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness to assist the university in meeting strategic goals through development of statistical models, data analytics, operations analysis and research, and planning functions. This incumbent will plan, direct, and evaluate the work of institutional research staff within the Office of Institutional Planning and Institutional Effectiveness; provide leadership, management, and development of professional staff; integrate institutional research reporting and functional requirements within Banner and the information management and data warehouse system to improve efficiency; review all institutional organizational charts for accuracy and productivity; establish, maintain, and advance comprehensive and efficient data collection, production, retrieval, and interpretation.
The Associate Director will supervise staff and manage their work activities which includes data collection, maintenance, analysis, and reporting for databases, data files, reports (web-based, electronic, and paper), surveys, and documents required by SCHEV, IPEDS, other agencies, and publishers. The Associate Director will also ensure data integrity, accuracy, completeness, and timely submission to fulfill internal and external reporting requirements as well as the production and distribution of a university Trend Book. The Associate Director may assist, coordinate and/or conduct research projects pertaining to institutional administration and programs and services.
They will oversee Student Rating of Instruction and Student Satisfaction Surveys. Additionally, this person should provide training to faculty, staff, or administration to empower the VSU community to make data driven decisions.
â?¢Masterâ??s degree in a field related to educational research and pedagogy and a minimum five years of experience in higher education research and information administration. â?¢Comprehensive working knowledge of the various institutional research functions including but not limited to the collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of internal and external data and information of relevance to the University's academic programs, students, personnel, financial matters, marketing, long-range planning, decision making, and internal and external reporting. â?¢Ability to plan and facilitate projects, think critically and strategically, engage in solving data problems in complex systems, and analyze institutional financial reports. â?¢Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills, while paying attention to detail and directing others toward completed actions. â?¢Ability to coordinate the work of staff, work in a team environment, and perform effectively both independently and as a collaborator with diverse campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students. â?¢Comprehensive understanding and demonstrated proficiency working in client/server environments, including extract, transform, and load processes as well as editing and testing for data integrity, system security and control, and backup and recovery processes. â?¢Demonstrated ability to analyze user requirements, use proven methodologies to design and implement information management and data warehouse systems to meet those requirements, and create, test, and debug complex system output. â?¢Proficiency in the use of Microsoft SQL, SCT Banner, and other applications. â?¢Demonstrated ability to apply business intelligence information technology tools in a university environment. â?¢Knowledge of systems analysis, database design techniques and tools, and project management. â?¢Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with technical, non-technical, and functional personnel.
Program Coordinator, Office Of Planning, Evaluation & Institutional Research
The ProgramCoordinator supports new program planning and substantive change functions ofthe University by assisting programs and departments with the coordination ofdocumentation and processes required by the Tennessee Higher EducationCommission (THEC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Coordinator uses and implements a varietyof products and procedures to conduct data and market analyses, illustrate andinterpret trends, and provide information in a logical and contextual mannerfor enhanced understanding, including the drafting of reports summarizingfindings. Responsibilities include:
Collecting and analyzing a variety ofquantitative and qualitative data; preparing scheduled and special reports;maintaining program/project records and statistical information. Conducting labor market analysis for newprograms. Organizing and facilitating focus groups to determine community needand student interest in new programs.
Drafting, proofreading, and editingproposals to ensure they follow UT System, THEC, and SACSCOC standards foraccuracy and quality writing, and will support the execution and preparation ofmultiple proposals simultaneously. Completing and submitting post approvalmonitoring reports.
Serving as a liaison between faculty,staff, other departments, and external constituencies on day-to-day,programmatic, operational, and administrative issues; facilitates meetings,special projects, and problem resolution.
Working collaboratively with othermembers of the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Institutional Research teamto advance the strategic use of data throughout the institution to improve theefficacy of practices that impact student success and responsibilities may varyas needs change over time. Participating in appropriate UTC committees, taskforces, and professional associations.
Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Business Administration, Public Administration required; Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of three years' experience in higher education team environments with specific documented experience in program coordination, institutional/market research, program planning, assessment, and/or evaluation.
Experience working with THEC, SACSCOC, or other accreditation organization preferred. Experience with creating and running reports from Banner, Argos, SAP or other similar platforms is preferred. Demonstrated experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, etc., is preferred.
Must have two years' experience in project management; PMP preferred.
Must have two years' technical writing experience in higher education or other similar field. Must have labor market analysis, needs assessment, gap analysis or similar experience; experience in qualitative data research methods and analysis.
Must be familiar with relational database structures and have experience creating data reporting templates, dashboards, and protocols. Must have proven aptitude for learning new skills and software applications. Must have the ability to work with faculty, staff, and administrators at various levels within the organization to determine the right data to answer pertinent questions.
Must have proven ability to function well in a team-oriented environment. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple high-level ad hoc priorities and routine projects; intermediate/advanced computer skills are required. Experience using survey software, such as Qualtrics, and using MS Office projects, including MS Power BI is preferred. Occasional evenings, weekends, and overnight travel are required.
Research Analyst, Institutional Research
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.
Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Research Analyst position is a fulltime – benefitted position within LCCC's Institutional Research department. This position is primarily responsible for developing measures and analyses for strategic decision making at the department/program level. This individual will assist college departments and programs to implement program evaluation systems, which include measures linked to the College's key performance indicators (KPIs), to strengthen their processes. The Research Analyst will also provide guidance in aligning department goals and objectives with the College's strategic priorities and include measures that linked to LCCC's key performance indicators (KPIs). Additionally, this individual may present summary information to a variety of audiences and assist employees in appropriately using the reported data and information for institutional effectiveness.
Other responsibilities of the Research Analyst include collaborating with other members of the IR Office and Institutional Effectiveness Division on a variety of tasks. These tasks include assisting with completing ad hoc requests for data and information, evaluating internal reporting processes, assessing the effectiveness of the division in meeting its goals and objectives as related to the college's strategic plan, and developing and implementing strategies for process improvement. The Research Analyst will be expected to maintain knowledge of current and emerging higher education policy issues. This individual is also expected to develop collegial working relationships across the college and with off-campus constituents; continually hone his/her technical, analytical and problem solving skills; and participate in committees and other workgroups as assigned.
LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.
Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.
Benefits: For full listing of benefits, visit Benefits.
Compensation: This is a Professional IV position. Starting salary: $50,731-$54,535.
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by October 7th, 2018.
Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical. Tentative start date November 5, 2018.
For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome
Research and Analysis Functions- (To complete the wide range and volume of reporting and research requests the IR department will require a highly collaborative team structure. The Specialist, IR Reporting and Support position may assist and support, when appropriate, with these duties under the Research Analyst oversight and direction).
Maintain the privacy and protection of our constituents according to FERPA and other institutional and/or legal guidelines
Consult with all areas of the campus (academic and functional groups) to develop, evaluate, implement and review ad hoc and regular research and evaluation reports
Conduct appropriate statistical and qualitative analysis methods to address research and evaluation questions and goals
Stay current in the latest research methods, statistical software tools, and data visualization tools to ensure cutting-edge reporting
Support faculty and staff engaged in the College's program review processes through collaborative development of appropriate measurement methods and meaningful analysis of results
Consult with and support policy and planning functions related to strategic planning, institutional assessment, effectiveness, and accreditation processes
Assist in the analysis of institutional Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and outcomes
Develop and conduct in-depth analyses incorporating the College's KPIs and the associated measures for program-level evaluation
Design or assist in the development of survey instruments
Generate research and evaluation reports that are concise, clear, and help the client to take action towards continuous improvement or other goals
Extract data from various data sources and servers including SAP business objects
Create, develop, distribute, oversee, maintain, and present frequent research and evaluation reports for students services, academic affairs (including deans and instructors), and other constituencies in the college
Develop, produce, and manage reports on various topics related to strategic planning and the College's KPIs
Develop data visualization resources and strategies to increase access to and strategic use of data at the College
Department Operational Functions – (To facilitate the overall department operations and to meet the needs for the various department stakeholders this position will be required to collaborate and support general office operational functions.)
Promote the use of research-based planning, evaluation and improvement processes throughout the College among administration, faculty, and staff
Collaborate with state entities regarding relevant fields or variables that the research analyst use
As needed, support the overall department operations through providing quality customer service and fielding department inquires; assist with the department project requests system; and support IR team members with their individual projects, events, or high workload management
Maintain an accurate project log to document workload and to assist the Director, IR, in effectively managing office resources
Maintain the highest levels of information privacy regulations
Maintain the highest levels of research ethical standards (e.g., the AIR Code of Ethics)
Identify possible data integrity and/or data entry issues and assist staff to resolve these issues
Create and maintain current documentation of regular reporting processes and ad hoc research projects that align with IR Office policy and procedure
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of evolving methodologies and practices in the field of institutional research, including analytical and presentation standards
Collaborate with the Director of IR, Data Analyst, ITS Services and other entities that relate to IR's data systems to ensure data quality, integrity, and security
Continuous Improvement / Service to the College – (With rapidly advancing technology, methodology, and college practices this position will be active in sustaining relevancy in the field and participating in advancing the college through continuous improvement.)
Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices and current trends into the department functions
Participate in the Wyoming Community College Data Governance/Institutional Research Council, Colleague User Group, and Data Quality Committee, and participate in internal committees, task forces, etc. as needed
Maintain professional membership in AIR and RMAIR
Attend, participate in, and present at professional conferences
Support department continuous improvement activities through detailed analysis of current department functions, identification of areas for improvement, support for best-demonstrated practices and implementation of improvement initiatives.
An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:
Assist in development of annual department budgets
Assist in the design and implementation of department best demonstrated practices, workflows, and align with current or emerging community, college, or department needs, as appropriate
Advise and provide guidance to general department inquiries
Assist the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, committees or groups when appropriate
Solicit feedback and implements suggestions from peers
As required attend college, division, and program trainings/meetings
Overnight travel may be required
Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new employees as related to department functions and area responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of standards, reporting cycles, and best practices associated with higher education research and reporting
Knowledge of general statistical tests such as analysis of variance, logistic regression, and other general linear models, but also including measurement validation techniques, effect size (and others)
Knowledge of statistical concepts of internal, external, and measurement validity; correlation vs causation; sampling and data collection methodologies
Knowledge of statistical significance, effect size and measurements of magnitude of differences or correlations
Skill in use of Statistical software tools such as R, SAS, or SPSS
Knowledge data presentation tools, preferable Tableau
Knowledge of SQL and other forms of data querying language
Knowledge of research concepts, including data collection, analysis, reporting, presentation methods, visualization concepts, and resources
Knowledge of Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the impact on this position's essential functions
Knowledge of and ability to research and develop materials that respond to precise directives and adhere to complex requirements
Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), relational databases, and hardware applicable to the assigned area
Strong knowledge and skill in statistical analysis, technical writing, and reporting
Skill in working with database management software including maintaining data accuracy, integrity and confidentiality
Knowledge of principals and best practices associated with continuous improvement, project development, and project management
Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
Ability to respond to common inquiries from college faculty and staff, regulatory agencies, vendors, regional business community, and others as may be necessary
Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
Ability to maintain currency on emerging public policy issues in higher education, particularly as related to community colleges
Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
Ability to travel when necessary
Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds to perform essential functions of this position
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field of study closely related to research or data analysis (i.e. statistics, economics, information sciences, social sciences, engineering, etc) to including at least six credit hours in statistics or research methods
One year of experience using statistical software such as R, SAS, SPSS (or similar software) and Tableau (PowerBI or other dashboard tools)
Certified expert training or two years of advanced experience using Excel or similar spreadsheet software in a professional environment
Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field of study closely related to research or quantitative analysis (i.e. statistics, economics, information sciences, social sciences, engineering, etc) with at least 12 credit hours in research methods and/or advanced statistical methodologies
Two years of work experience in research, survey design, and statistical reporting in a professional work environment
Two years for work experience in querying and working from/with a SQL database
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Institutional Research Associate 3
1.Conducts institutional research; analyzes data to support the study of issues relevant to University policies. 2. Accesses multiple University data sources: extracts, merges, and/or collects relevant data. 3. Prepares materials and clearly and effectively communicates information to internal and external audiences. 4. Develops protocols for collection of data. Designs data-gathering instruments and related procedures. Tests, refines and finalizes instruments for use in research studies. 5. Uses advanced statistical knowledge to provide support in managing and analyzing data. 6. Provides analytic support to faculty and administrative committees. 7. Prepares reports and presentations using both text and graphics. 8. Stays abreast of relevant issues in higher education. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master's Degree in a related discipline and four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides information to support university decision-making through a variety of analytic activities, data-gathering tasks, and research projects. OIR serves as a clearinghouse for most statistical information about the University.
This position will conduct institutional research and analyze the data to support the study of issues relevant to University policies. The analyst will work with administrators and/or faculty committees to formulate what data and analyses may bear on a particular University policy question. The analyst will determine what data is relevant to a particular set of issues and either arrange for the collection of additional data or obtain data from existing University resources, including various electronic databases. The analyst will determine what statistical technique is most appropriate to a question, carry out analysis, and prepare and present reports.
Preferred Education, Experience and
Experience executing queries against relational databases. Experience or training in survey design; experience with Workday, Hyperion (Brioquery) and Tableau. Experience with SAS or R
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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Institutional Research Analyst (11166-417)
Position Summary -
The Institutional Research Analyst supports the data, research, and analysis needs of WGU to improve student outcomes. They will design, conduct, and report results of ad hoc research and analytical studies supporting academic and administrative planning, policy formulation, and evaluation. The ideal candidate is comfortable using a range of analytic methods to answer university questions. Analytic methods include summary statistics, statistical testing, time-series forecasting, and predictive modeling. The Institutional Research Analyst will need to be able to communicate results in automated reports that can be run on demand in Tableau and Cognos as well as in written and presentation form. In addition, this position will need to be able to work with internal customers to understand requirements and be able to design user stories. The analyst will use business user stories to define data acquisition requirements and develop, deploy, manage and revise reports and analysis supporting the user stories. This is a technical role that requires extracting and manipulating data using SQL and perform analysis in Python, R, or SAS.
Essential Functions and
Work closely and communicate effectively with business users and stakeholders.
Extract and manipulate data using SQL. Develop database objects.
Develop and deploy complex reports and dashboards.
Manage change requests and troubleshoot data issues.
Code and perform unit testing of developed code.
Design process and business audits for data quality.
Ability to attend to detail, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Proficient analytical skill set and experience with creating, cleaning, and analyzing large data sets.
Experience in designing, organizing, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and with meeting deadlines.
Expertise in understanding, manipulating and querying large data sets with complex file structures.
Experience and success with creative problem solving particularly with respect to innovative data applications.
Ability to bridge communication and action between business user stories and technical requirements.
Ability to explain complex data and research issues in a professional manner with technical and non-technical colleagues.
Proficiency in SQL programing.
Experience in data validation and testing to analyze, debug and fix issues.
Experience in KPI development and application.
Experience working with enterprise data warehouses.
Experience developing and producing reporting using Cognos, Tableau, Power BI, or similar applications.
Demonstrated knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Knowledge of qualitative research analysis, methodologies and best practices.
Excellent communication and documentation skills.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Strong skills in MS Office applications.
Ability to work with others as part of a project team as well as independently.
Ability to work collaboratively and to build collaborative relationships.
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work with changing and multiple priorities and to work under pressure.
Strong written communication skills, including reporting writing for a variety of audiences.
Continuous improvement mindset.
Competency in additional programming languages (Python, Scala, etc.).
Experience coding in SAS, SPSS, Stata, or other recognized statistical software.
Time-series forecasting, machine learning, advanced ETL development, Spark.
Experience working in Higher Education.
Experience working with Salesforce.
Experience in survey design and sampling methodology.
Institutional Research Analyst
The Institutional Research (IR) Analyst reports to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and supports evidence-based decision making related to institutional research, accreditation, strategic and grant-funded initiatives. This position develops, implements, and maintains systems for collecting, analyzing, interpreting data as well as producing reports for planning, assessment of outcomes, and enrollment management. The IR Analyst responds to internal and external information requests, including providing mandated data to state and federal government, accreditation agencies, and others.
Develop, design, implement, analyze and communicate results of quantitative and qualitative research, assessment, and evaluation studies related to institutional research, program assessment, grant proposals, and state/federal compliance.
Produce tables, graphs, and narrative analysis of data to easily display and summarize student characteristics, enrollment, retention, graduation, post-college employment, etc.
Ensure accurate, on-time publishing of statistical data for a variety of publications and reports.
Respond to ad hoc data requests from administrators, faculty, staff, and the public.
Extract data from various internal and external sources (e.g., data warehouse, student management system, IPEDS, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) for ad-hoc and standard data requests.
Administer surveys, analyze results, and report findings; assist in developing survey instruments and interview/focus group protocols.
Understand and apply legal and ethical components involved in conducting research and analysis (e.g., FERPA, human subjects protection.
Serve as a member on committees that require data or accountability/performance measures as determined by the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.
Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all interactions.
Perform related duties as assigned.?
Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, management information systems or related field required, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Three (3) or more years of experience conducting research or data analysis, preferably in an educational setting.
Experience working with relational databases (Access, SQL), advanced spreadsheet tools (MS Excel), and word processing software (MS Word).
Experience working with statistical software (SPSS) including tables and graphs.
Exceptional analytical skills and the ability to translate raw data into information and knowledge through the use of data visualizations and reports.
Excellent oral/written communication skills; ability to write clearly and concisely.
Master's degree from an accredited institution
High level of self-motivation, ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn new skills. •Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a collaborative setting.
Ability to effectively deal with ambiguity and changing project requirements.
Ability to successfully participate and collaborate with others and be responsive in working relationships.
The first review of applications will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Agency Green River College
Address 12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, Washington, 98092
Institutional Research Specialist
The Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (GSPHHP) is dedicated to providing cutting edge graduate degree programs and to identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives that promote social justice. The mission of the school is to promote public health policies to improve the health of populations. GSPHHP faculty members are recognized leaders in health policy, community health interventions, epidemiology and biostatistics, and public health informatics, among other areas. Faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting healthy cities in a healthy world. The GSPHHP is located in a new vertical campus in the heart of Harlem in New York City.
Reporting to the Director of Academic Affairs, and in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Institutional Research Specialist will develop and manage an institutional research program, providing technical support for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. The Specialist will be responsible for entering data, ensuring data quality, running queries and reports, and extracting data and files from internal and external sources. This position will entail significant interaction with other School-based offices, including the Office of the Registrar, Academic Advising, and Information Technology.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint).
Ability to perform statistical analysis and use statistical software (i.e.: SPSS, R, Stata, SAS).
Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills.
Preferred understanding of CUNYfirst structure.
Experience with educational evaluation, assessment, and accreditation strongly preferred.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Oversees collection and assessment of data for Institutional Research purposes.
Compiles, maintains, and analyzes institutional data in various formats
Produces reports and metrics based on department's needs; responds to time-critical ad-hoc requests
Loads, extracts, edits, and evaluates data for reporting and analytics
Maintains selected databases and document libraries, updating and ensuring data quality and accuracy
May participate in internal and external surveys as needed
May consult with others in designing methodology for research projects
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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October 1, 2018
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
Job Title: Institutional Research Specialist
Job ID: 19216
Location: CUNY School of Public Health
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Associate Director Of Institutional Giving, Foundations And Government
The World Science Festival is hiring an Associate Director of Institutional Giving to manage its Foundations and Government programs for its New York City office. This is an unparalleled opportunity for an entrepreneurial and creative individual to contribute to a dynamic and growing media production organization.
This Associate Director will be responsible for building a portfolio of private foundation, corporate foundation and government agency funders to support the World Science Festival’s near and long-term growth. This position reports to the Director of Development.
- Design, implement, and manage a fundraising portfolio focused on expanding and enhancing foundation, corporate foundation and government agency relationships, and financial support. Responsibilities include identification of foundation, corporate foundation and government prospects, development of fundraising strategies, and preparation of proposals, applications, reports, budgets, correspondence, and other written and financial materials.
- Represent WSF, along with the Director of Development, as the institutional contact for the organization.
- Through active and ongoing research into institutional sources of funding, identify emerging philanthropic trends and areas of common interest between institutional donors/prospects and WSF.
- Partner with the Development, Finance, and Programming Departments on the creation of programmatic proposals targeted for institutional sources of funding.
- Identify, solicit and cultivate major philanthropic commitments from foundations, corporations and governmental agencies to support the mission and goals of WSF.
- Partner with the other Development staff, Finance, and Programming Departments on the writing of education and media proposals targeted for institutional sources of funding.
- Develop competitive proposals; including letters of inquiry and full grant applications for WSF programmatic goals and initiatives.
- Develop and maintain a high-quality stewardship process for active institutional prospects and donors.
- Work with the Finance Department to prepare the required narrative and financial reports.
- Assure all grant requirements are fulfilled by the WSF Programming, Marketing, Media and Operations teams on the agreed upon schedule.
- Oversee maintenance of institutional donor and prospect histories and files (both physical and electronic in the database)
- Coordinate and manage the timely production and processing of all grant budgets, payments, and formal acknowledgments and correspondence.
- Maintain and monitor the full calendar of institutional giving activity, including proposal deadlines, prospect meetings, site visits, interim and final reports, and other donor communications.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum 5 years institutional giving experience.
- Working knowledge of foundation and government research resources is required.
- Demonstrated grant writing success.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong analytical skill, particularly with project budgets.
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite and Internet), strong information management skills, particularly with Customer Relationship Management software like Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc.
- Capacity to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently.
- Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a fast-paced work environment.
- Must be able to handle sensitive, confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
- Collaborative, flexible, team-oriented and positive work ethic.
- Cover letter
Institutional Research Coordinator
Under direction performs complex research assignments related to educational programs, planning, and development.
Examples of Duties/ Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions
Conducts complex research studies related but not limited to enrollment management, retention, matriculation, weekly contact hours, staffing patterns, student and faculty characteristics, program vitality and evaluation, program review, community characteristics, student achievement, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and institutional planning and effectiveness.
Makes recommendations for policies, procedures, and systems based on analysis of current and proposed programs and practices.
Designs, implements, and maintains specialized databases to facilitate research and planning activities.
Evaluates problems to determine whether they are amenable to statistical inquiry and formulates the investigative processes and procedures to be followed.
Analyzes trends in community college education, college and community characteristics, and anticipates planning and information needs.
Selects, adapts, and applies appropriate research and statistical techniques to specific areas of study.
Collects, compiles, describes, organizes, analyzes, interprets, and presents data and information related to matters under study by creating queries and utilizing various types of software such as Microsoft Access, SQL and Ellucian.
Coordinates with faculty, staff, and administration on various aspects of planning, accreditation, and program review functions and processes.
Documents, writes, and presents research findings on a variety of college issues such as student retention, cohort tracking, student and institutional outcomes, student success, program review, and student learning outcomes.
Prepares research and statistical findings in proper technical form.
Analyzes research data and findings of other agencies and translates their implications and limitations as they pertain to the District.
Explains research methodology and findings.
Fully utilizes the capabilities of standard and specialized software programs in the production of management information and reports such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software.
Uses interactive data management and statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS, or other applications used in social science research.
Coordinates, prepares, and verifies data to submit state and federal reports.
Serves on committees and participates in a variety of meetings and workshops, as designated by administration.
Completes special projects and assignments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Auxiliary Job Functions
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
Employment Standards/ Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience, which demonstrates that the individual is likely to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, educational administration, business administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND five (5) years of paid professional-level experience in a research, analytical, or institutional planning position.
Master's Degree from a recognized university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, educational administration, business administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND three (3) years of paid professional-level experience in a research, analytical, or institutional planning position.
Licenses & Certificates
Valid Driver's License
Concepts, methodologies, processes, and terminology applicable to higher education research, planning, accreditation, and program review functions.
Principles, theories, techniques, and methods of statistics.
Principles of management, organization, and administrative analysis.
Principles, theories, techniques, and methods of survey construction, sampling, administration, and reporting.
Principles, theories, techniques, and methods of data warehousing and distribution of information across the institution.
Procedures for access to state and national student level information.
Record keeping and report preparation techniques to ensure information is accurately presented and reported.
Basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Proper English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation in order to compose items such as correspondence and/or reports.
Customer service principles in order to appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
Information systems used in higher education and methods of access for research purposes.
Current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendaring, presentation, and database programs.
Use interactive programming languages such as SPSS, SAS or other advanced data access and distribution tools.
Effectively communicate with individuals for whom English is not a primary language.
Exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
Plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules.
Operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, telephones, and others.
Utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry/retrieval from database programs.
Rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned.
Type at a sufficient speed to maintain workflow.
Collect, interpret, and evaluate complex data and conduct studies and surveys to support functions such as research, planning, accreditation, and program review.
Exercise creativity and critical judgment.
Establish and maintain the cooperation of others in providing information, data, and assistance for the research program.
Apply conventional and original techniques in research methodology.
Apply statistical theory and methods used in the collection, classification, and evaluation of quantitative facts as a basis for inference.
Analyze factual information and recognize significant factors, relationships, and trends.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District and campus administrators, management, staff, students, diverse community, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant/trainers, and the public.
Understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation of students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff.
Promote workplace diversity and a positive work environment.
Analyze problems, develop sound problem-solving models, and propose logical solutions to problems.
Research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and records.
Operate computers and their peripherals.
Use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data.
Physical /Mental Demands
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and carry office supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and interact with District administrators, management, Personnel Commissioners, board members, faculty, staff, representatives of other agencies, and others encountered in the course of work.
The work conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance; required to frequently travel to locations other than assigned site; schedule changes may frequently occur based on business needs; work inside protected from the weather; work outside exposed to the weather and varying temperatures; noise exposure under 65 decibels, roughly that of a normal conversation or a ringing telephone.
The assessment process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. The application requires the completion of Supplemental Questions to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the application has been submitted. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.
The assessment process will include a competency assessment (45% weight) and an oral appraisal board (55% weight). Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section.
INITIAL ASSESSMENT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018.
To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at http://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd Please attach a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.
Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on district wide Open-Competitive List. Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently. Unless otherwise indicated, the eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for at least six months. The current vacancy is at Fresno City College.
The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.
When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload documents for you.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
State Center Community College District Disclaimer:
Classification and Compensation Study
State Center Community College District is currently conducting a classification and compensation study through a third party vendor, Reward Strategy Group. A classification and compensation study is primarily designed to focus on the internal and external equity of both the structure by which employees are compensated and the way positions relate and compare to one another across the organization. The effects of the study are currently being negotiated and there may be changes to employee's job titles, duties, FLSA status and possibly salary.
State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.
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