Director Of Institutional Research Job Description Sample
Director Of Institutional Research
Stanford's Institutional Research & Decision Support Office is seeking an experienced professional to lead our IR team. This is an exciting time for IR at Stanford as we adopt new tools and build infrastructure to deepen our analytical capabilities. We are tasked with providing information to university leadership on critical and timely policy questions, in addition to accomplishing a wide portfolio of annual reporting. We are looking for someone with a track record of analytical leadership and excellence in communicating information using written, verbal, and visual modalities. The successful candidate must have a strong command of the current field of Institutional Research a record of success as a manager.
The Director of IR will lead a team that interprets, monitors, and analyzes information yielding actionable information to guide university decisions in wide-ranging areas. The Director of IR will provide leadership in a decentralized university context and collaborate closely with partners and stakeholders across campus. The Director will be proactive in defining projects and suggesting areas of investigations. The Director will manage the workflow and priorities of the IR team and will report to the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Institutional Research & Decision Support.
Select the issues and challenges having the most value to the organization and design research to provide insights to university leaders. Select the most appropriate method to address each question or need.
Drive collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources; apply and use algorithms or other advanced techniques to accomplish this. Recommend ways to apply insights generated from analysis. Assure that reliable and consistent data are maintained and available for both ad hoc and longitudinal inquiries.
Fully analyze a problem, question existing processes and assumptions, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternative solutions, and propose a course of action.
Ensure the integrity and accuracy of reports and deliverables produced by the IR team.
Recruit, train, and supervise staff.
Establish processes for organizing the work of the IR team including tracking requests, monitoring effort, and reviewing deliverables.
Establish standards and processes for documentation, presentation, and quality review of IR team deliverables.
Communicate and visualize informed conclusions and recommendations across an organization's leadership structure to "tell the story" behind the data and influence how the university approaches challenges.
Interact with and influence senior leaders, faculty, and/or senate with written summaries and/or presentations.
May need to collaborate with other organizations to gather data. Proactively seek and locate data, including outside benchmarks or comparative data, to support or refute proposed decisions.
- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of extensive, relevant experience or combination of education and relevant technical field experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches. Experience managing the work of individual contributors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize the work of a team.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to motivate, support, and train team members.
Experience managing a portfolio of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
Facility in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources. Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.
Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively convey findings to a variety of audiences and positively influence senior leadership & faculty. Ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software and presentation skills.
Ability to tailor presentations and deliverables to different audiences. Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Brio Query, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
Advanced knowledge of statistical techniques for analyzing social and educational data. Advanced proficiency with statistical tools such as Stata, SAS, R or similar tools.
Demonstrates a flexible analytical approach, crafting multiple options and allowing for results at varying levels of precision.
Facilitation skills to conduct meetings to achieve the desired outcome and manage projects within time constraints.
In depth knowledge of University administrative organization, policies, procedures, and practices for institutional research-oriented roles.
Certifications and Licenses: None
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
- May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Director Of Institutional Research
Job Posted: November 16, 2017
Search #: MC17-003
Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive public university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.
Southern seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to serve as the Director of Institutional Research. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Outreach of Academic Affairs, the position is responsible for the development, management and coordination of data collection and assessment, information products and services. This position oversees functions related to the integrated Banner Student Information System as well as Institutional Research and is the primary liaison for various accreditation agencies that require substantive data and analysis. The Director will work in close partnership with the Director of Assessment and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management in helping the university meet strategic goals through careful development of statistical models, data analytics, cluster analysis, and data reduction. The Director will have the exciting opportunity to build a data informed culture.
A master's degree or above in data analytics, applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, or related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience working with Banner and a related reporting tool(s) in higher education. Proficient use of reporting tools (e.g. Crystal Reports, Brio Query, or WebFocus) for extracting data from Banner is essential. A minimum of 3 years of experience with IPEDS and similar federal and state accountability reporting is critical. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience at the level of associate director or above, where a working familiarity with all facets of the position description and university operations, is required.
Demonstrated ability to design, develop and maintain information system products, data collection and analysis, and services in a higher education setting using modern tools (i.e., SPSS, SAS, Tableau, or other).
Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel in the university community, utilizing good interpersonal and organizational skills.
Knowledge of organizational principles (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and procedures involved in handling sensitive data including survey responses and personally identifiable information.
Experience working with internal and external constituents to identify and clarify data requests and select appropriate data, analysis techniques, and deliverables within given timelines.
Demonstrated ability to present complex findings and recommendations in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Demonstrated ability of database development, strategy, and data management.
Active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to work on multiple projects concurrently while abiding deadlines.
Coordinate and achieve effective planning, data collection, assessment, analysis, implementation and maintenance of information system products and services to manage and support the operations of the University and support decision making and planning, as requested by senior management and directed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Be a vital part in helping the university meet strategic goals through careful development of statistical models, data analytics, cluster analysis, and data reduction.
Establish and coordinate teams, in collaboration with individual departments and offices, to identify and address their needs for management information products and services.
Serve as Southern's representative to the CT State Colleges and Universities Institutional Research Council, and be Southern's primary liaison with the CSCU system office on IR matters and various accreditation agencies. Serve on various committees including Data Standards, Enrollment Operations and Strategic Planning and work closely with the Director for Assessment and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Ensure the ability of the Office of Institutional Research to make rapid and effective use of the information system to support the needs of internal and external clients for decision-critical information on University operations and environmental conditions.
Employ effective procedures and methods to regularly assess the performance of the Office and the quality of its services and products, and take corrective and enhancement actions as needed.
Application Process: For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information of three professional references to: Dr. Raymond Mugno at IRSearch1@southernct.edu on or before Monday, December 4, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Director Of Institutional Research And Decision Support
Associate Director Of Institutional Research & Assessment
Suffolk University invites qualified candidates to apply for a position of Associate Director in our Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA). The Associate Director will join the OIRA, and working under the supervision of the Associate Provost will support the accurate, timely, and efficient delivery of research and reporting along with effective communication of institutional data. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with teams to manage relational data bases, assist with the systematic organization of data, data utilization, and reporting systems. The Associate Director will participate in utilizing statistical methods and help to improve analyses and inferences of institutional data to support data driven decision making.
Maintain Institutional databases and localized data warehousing used for reporting and for data analytics. Operate a variety of software packages for data management, statistical analysis, and graphics.
Responsible for oversight for the development and maintenance of dashboards and key performance indicators. Prepare comprehensive reports for documenting progress toward accountability standards across the institution.
Responsible for IPEDS reporting. Support the oversight and management of official information concerning the institution and the coordination of internal and external informational requests. Responsible for processes to ensure data integrity.
Assist OIRA with study design, statistical analyses, and methodological questions related to projects and predictive analytics regarding institutional outcomes.
Responsible for compiling, cleaning and organizing data for the year-end institutional fact-book.
Responsible for effectively collaborating with a wide range of institutional constituents at the University, College, Program, and Department levels on supporting data management and reporting.
Support the visualization and effective communication of findings to support constituent's effective decision making through dashboards and other methods.
BA required, a Master's degree is preferred in Higher Education, Statistics, data analytics, psychology or sociology.
Demonstrated experience in Institutional Research preferred, e.g., enrollment, admissions, IPEDS.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, EXCEL, SPSS, Data Visualization program such as Tableau, or iDashboard.
Experience using analytical and quantitative skills including an understanding of statistical concepts a basic predictive modeling as applied to education and social research
Strong written, oral communication skills and organizational skills
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse administrators, faculty, staff, students and community partners.
Associate Director For Institutional Research
Campus/Location:University Park CampusDate Announced:02/09/2018Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:76946Level/Salary Band:05 – L – Exempt Work Unit: President's OfficeDepartment:Office of Planning and AssessmentFull/Part Time:Full–Time
The Associate Director for Institutional Research in the Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) will identify and lead the exploration of meaningful and actionable research questions, informed through relationships with a wide array of University leaders across 24 campus locations and considering strategic priorities and University values. OPA is a dynamic unit that is responsible for leading strategic planning, regional accreditation, institutional research, and learning outcomes assessment University-wide.
The Associate Director will be responsible for sourcing data, performing analyses, and writing institutional research reports. The Associate Director will utilize University data systems to develop and apply in-depth analyses and reports on topics such as faculty activity and student performance, resource utilization and organizational performance, and institutional effectiveness. The Associate Director will supervise and mentor a team of skilled institutional researchers.
Concurrently, the Associate Director will work with other OPA staff to develop and implement appropriate methodologies to address their questions. The Associate Director will also provide support for external reporting, strategic planning, learning outcomes assessment, and accreditation. The Associate Director will report to and collaborate with the Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Institutional Research to ensure that the office's research agenda is targeted, meaningful, and in direct support of University goals.
The successful candidate will be able to develop meaningful research questions and design and implement institutional research studies. Should have a broad knowledge of institutional research methods, intermediate/advanced statistics, analytical computing, and higher education issues, as well as experience in a higher education context. Able to clean, debug, and analyze complex datasets that link data from a variety of sources.
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated use of database management tools such as Access, SQL, and Excel required.
Experience with external university reporting (e.g., IPEDS, college rankings) preferred. Demonstrated application of data analysis and equity assessment skills, including measures of central tendency and predictive modeling required.
Experience supervising and mentoring staff preferred. Excellent organizational judgment and strong abilities to negotiate, seek consensus, and achieve cooperation are crucial traits. Capable of working independently on complex assignments, collaborating with others, and making judgments about priorities and quality.
Demonstrated ability to present complex ideas, techniques, and analytic findings clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PhD preferred.
Athens State University | Director Of Institutional Research And Assessment Services
The position's primary responsibility is to provide leadership and supervision for institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, and evaluation strategies, including activities related to accreditation and student learning outcomes. This position facilitates institutional effectiveness by providing reliable, meaningful, appropriate and accurate data to meet the decision-making needs of the institution.
This position develops, maintains, and uses institutional databases to support decision-making, budgeting, assessment and evaluations, accreditation, program review, enrollment management and trend analysis, and student success. This leadership position requires the ability to work independently in a complex, fast-paced environment with a high level of accuracy, reliability and collaboration.
Compile, analyze and disseminate data on all related educational issues including institutional characteristics, student transfer information, enrollments, student retention, persistence and graduation rates, grades and other student performance indicators, and fiscal affairs
Supervise the creation, administering and reporting of institutional surveys, evaluations and assessments
Oversee the development, application, and dissemination of institutional data and information including timely and accurate reporting to external, accrediting, and related regulatory organizations
Work closely with senior officers, academic programs, and administrative support units in conducting survey research and program evaluations and analyzing comparative data to affect continuous improvement
Produce appropriate reports to coordinate and communicate the achievement of institutional performance measures and student learning outcomes to appropriate parties
Coordinate college-wide systems of academic and service area program reviews; provide orientation, training and support to departments in designing program and functional unit reviews; and deliver monitoring reports, as assigned
Assist in coordinating the annual planning and institutional accountability reports according to documented requirements, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
Monitor the overall integrity of data, complying with state and federal requirements and taking appropriate steps to correct data discrepancies when noted
Assist with faculty-based assessment efforts in curriculum development and student learning outcomes
Stay abreast of national, state and local educational issues related to institutional research and assessment and participate in professional development informing best practices
Conduct special projects and studies to address decision-making needs for senior administrative staff and the president, as assigned
Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students and employees
Coordinate, direct and supervise the activities/services of assigned staff in providing services to faculty, staff and administrators
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need
Maintain "open door" to internal and external customers
Complete other tasks as assigned
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business, Statistics or a related field that emphasizes quantitative research and statistical analysis
Five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in institutional research, institutional effectiveness or assessment at a comprehensive university
Demonstrated experience in organizing, conceptualizing, and prioritizing objectives and managing a high volume workflow office
Demonstrated experience with various facets of information technology and statistical software
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the unique and diverse backgrounds of the students we serve
Demonstrated experience supporting and coordinating the design, development, monitoring and evaluation of strategic planning, institutional research, and assessment processes
Knowledge of research techniques and methodology to design and implement studies
Knowledge of database management and software applications related to research methodology, data analysis, and interpretation of results
Experience with accreditation activities and reports
Effective management and supervision of resources and personnel in a complex and high volume workload environment
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and senior administrators
Strong oral and written communication skills
$51,000- $80,000, minimum to midpoint, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits.
Director Of Institutional Research And Assessment
Data Collection and Analysis (30%)
Ensure that accurate and appropriate data and supporting documentation are provided to meet the decision-making needs of the college:
Develop and manage data standards and a formal set of procedures using best practices for ensuring the validity and integrity of data collection, analysis, and reporting, including consistency across campus, for report creation and dissemination.
Collaborate with the Office of Information Technology to develop the College's Data Warehouse, provide data for state and federal reporting purposes, and guide the College's acquisition and use of analytical tools.
Operate a variety of software packages used for data management, statistical analysis, and visual display of data; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Develop annual timelines for and monitor timeliness of all data analysis and reporting processes, both internal and external.
External Reporting/Accreditation (30%)
Stay current with important national and regional trends that affect higher education and assist the department and institution with appropriate responses:
Maintain and report data required by state and federal governments, external agencies, etc., including IPEDS, MHEC, MICUA, AAUP, and US News and World Report.
Work with multiple stakeholders to respond to complex data requests from state, federal, and other external organizations and agencies.
Coordinate national and regional surveys by serving as the primary contact; facilitating delivery to participants; and receiving, analyzing, and communicating results (e.g., ASQ, CIRP, US News, NSSE, CSS, etc.)
Serve as a clearing house and data source for accreditation resources required for the College's assessment of student learning outcomes and continuous improvement efforts.
Play an active role in the college reaccreditation process and in preparing self-study reports.
Keep informed of related research projects conducted on other campuses through conference attendance, networking, and/or web research.
Internal Reporting (25%)
Supports the institution's planning functions by providing information and analysis for both College-wide and Division-based decision-making and strategy development:
Maintain relevant, current, and accurate data in support of institutional assessment, planning, and decision-making, and play a leadership role in supporting and coordinating related efforts across campus, including participation in the Planning and Budgeting Committee.
Assist the president, faculty, staff, and administrators in Program Review, accreditation self-study, and various planning processes, primarily by supplying needed and desired information in appropriate formats.
Advise and recommend to college leadership ways that institutional research can assist in promoting college-wide improvement.
Communicate routinely with college administration, faculty, and staff regarding the monitoring of performance indicators and progress on meeting strategic goals.
Assist in the expanded use of web-based services to make useful information and relevant analysis more readily available to the college community.
Provide support and direction in analyzing student retention and measuring student satisfaction.
Assist in designing and conducting analyses and completing reports on the college's position and performance with respect to appropriate comparison groups.
Coordinate and implement the design, production, and dissemination of regularly scheduled reports such as a Fact Book, Common Data Set, quarterly Board of Trustees reports, institutional and campus-based reports on survey results, and other weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as requested.
Serve as a technical resource/consultant to councils, committees, and project teams.
Collect and interpret institutional data for both external and internal use, and prepares and submit reports to government agencies and other organizations.
Summarize, interpret, and report institutional information, including the Fact Book and Common Data Set, for various College audiences.
Provides support and expertise for the administrative, faculty and staff personnel charged with assessment and accreditation efforts of the College, including:
Collaborate with administration and faculty to develop and implement a comprehensive system for assessing institutional effectiveness and student learning at course, program, and college levels for programs and services.
Design research studies to collect, evaluate, analyze, and interpret quantitative, qualitative, and historical data from multiple and various sources; supervises the overall research process.
Assist divisions and departments (including academic departments) in designing and conducting benchmarking, outcome, satisfaction, and other studies.
Provide leadership and guidance for college committees tasked with assessment and student achievement.
Supervise the creation, administration, and reporting of institutional surveys, and assessments, including student, staff, graduate, alumni, and employer surveys.
Participate in special projects relating to institutional planning, assessment of outcomes, and institutional effectiveness.
The Director supervises two full-time, professional staff members and is responsible for training, and evaluating job performance, and managing the workflow of their projects. The Director may supervise one or more student workers, and will work collaboratively with faculty serving accreditation and/or assessment roles within their respective departments.
Engages staff in learning opportunities in support of the preparation of internal and external reports, including the identification of data, retrieval of required data, and basic statistical processing.
Serves as the budget administrator for the department.
May be required to travel occasionally to attend conferences and off campus meetings; and to attend on campus meetings at locations other than the OIRA suite.
Performs other related duties as assigned and/or required.
The Director must be able to work independently in carrying out research activities, perform all of the responsibilities listed above promptly and effectively, and possess the additional qualifications set out below. The College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Education and Experience
It is highly preferred that the Director have a Master's degree. Bachelor's degree candidates will only be considered if they possess extensive professional experience (10+ years) in institutional research in a post-secondary institution. The Director will possess demonstrated experience in the ability to prioritize and meet competing internal requests for support and external reporting requirements; and strong interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships across College constituencies.
The Director must have an excellent command of English and be able to prepare texts that clearly explain complex statistical data. Exemplary written, verbal, and presentation skills are required. Job responsibilities require the preparation of reports and presentations to faculty, administrator, staff and other outside groups.
Strong experience with statistical procedures relating to sampling, correlation analysis, projections, instrument design, quantitative and qualitative measures applied to educational and social research. This job requires proficiency in the analysis of statistical data and in the application of statistical formulae and the ability to make appropriate inference from data analyses. Strong ability to use statistical software packages (such as SPSS and spreadsheet software (such as Excel) is required .
The Director must be proficient in using student information data bases, compiling reports using Microsoft Suite Productivity (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ERP software and/or student information systems (such as PowerCampus). Proficiency in using statistical software packages (such as SPSS, Qualtrix or R) is required. Experience using a technology-based platform (such as Chalk and Wire) for assessment is required. Strong ability to use the internet and e-mail in connection with research is required.
The Director must be able to design statistical research, identify and clearly define variables, test the validity of data, and design systems that protect the integrity of institutional data. The Director must have the ability to interpret this data to others. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables to synthesize data in useable form for continuous improvement.
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Assistant/Associate Director Of Institutional Research
Bennington College seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of Institutional Research to join its institutional research and assessment program.
The Assistant/Associate Director of Institutional Research will serve as the primary custodian for institutional data at Bennington, and is responsible for performing regular and ad hoc research projects related to a wide range of functions and activities. The Assistant/Associate Director will administer, analyze, and report on results from campus-wide surveys; support assessment activities related to student learning and success; and coordinate the collection of data required for external agencies or reports. In each of these areas, the Assistant/Associate Director will have a key role in coordinating matters of data quality and governance, ensuring that institutional data is consistent, accurate, and complete. Finally, the Assistant/Associate Director will have a prominent role in the development, deployment, and maintenance of the systems and structures required for a robust institutional research program, with a special emphasis on longitudinal databases that integrate data from multiple sources.
The ideal candidate will bring a passion and natural curiosity for data to a growing portfolio of research initiatives designed to support and enable a dynamic, individualized academic program. The Assistant/Associate Director will work in the Provost and Dean's Office, and will collaborate most closely with the Dean of Research, Planning, and Assessment and with the Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services; but will work with colleagues from across the College in the collection and management of institutional data, and in the design and implementation of various institutional research projects. Title commensurate with experience.
This position requires impeccable attention to detail, exceptional quantitative and analytic skills, and a keen understanding of how research can inform decision making. Other qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree in a research-oriented field, including coursework and/or prior direct experience with statistics
A minimum of two years of relevant experience
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel and/or other statistical packages (SPSS, R, SAS, etc)
Strong presentation and communication skills (to include work with PowerPoint or Keynote)
A demonstrated ability to manage and manipulate large datasets
Experience in database development is strongly preferred
While prior experience in education is preferred, we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds
Bennington College was founded in 1932 as an experiment in progressive education—an opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of self-directed and engaged learning at the postsecondary level. From its earliest days, the College relied on a robust institutional research program, understanding that experiments of this sort require rigorous research, data collection, and—ultimately—a reporting out of the findings. This legacy and culture of assessment continues today, at a time when the College is increasingly using data and analytics in its operations, marketing, and strategic positioning.
Bennington College is located in southern Vermont, on 370 acres at the foot of the Green Mountains. It is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont's recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.
Director Of Institutional Research And Planning
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.
The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Director of Institutional Research and Planning will be responsible for providing analysis and tools that support strategic planning work and information usage in the College of Engineering; will develop planning applications and tools to support and project college financial information, enrollment management, facility use, and research productivity; will work with stakeholders to identify priorities and develop assessment tools, collect, analyze, and present data with the goal of improving program efficiency and effectiveness throughout the College; will work with leadership to identify the data and statistical needs of College; and will work with existing computing services staff to develop accessible tools and applications.
The Director of Institutional Research will possess excellent skills in research, data analysis, tool development, and strategic planning. The position supports the College's vision and activities through the management of its institutional data, which are acquired and developed through various sources including multiple data sources managed by central administrative units. Data sources require an in-depth understanding of complex data and its sources, college-wide priorities and strategy, and relevant decision-making processes as well as the ability to navigate complex political environments.
Position scope will include generating, interpreting, and applying the types of data and reports that will feed college finances, enrollment, curriculum, resource management, and human resources. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively in a demanding and fast-pace environment, and the skills to work with members of the University community (faculty, staff, and students), who have analytic and technology skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Institutional Research, in collaboration with the dean, vice dean, associate Deans, administrators, and other leadership in the College of Engineering is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the College's institutional research activities and implementation of long-range strategic planning and assessment activities. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Institutional Research 35%
Serve as the College's chief institutional research officer. Work with computing resources staff to develop and oversee tools that support the use of information and data for the College.
Engage in building a culture of performance improvement through processes and the use of performance measurement and management approaches.
Create and oversee tools, reports, and applications that inform decision-makers including the verification of existing data, (i.e., enrollment, research, instruction, human resources, facility usage, and resource management).
Plan, develop, and manage tools that help decision-makers understand the ramifications of decisions and scenarios, including projections, scenarios analysis, and risk management.
Develop planning tools that align enrollment management with financial work in the College, including ABB projections and calculations.
In collaboration with Director of Finance and Administration and other staff in the College, develop and manage systems for tracking information within and about the College of Engineering. Relevant data could include progress towards strategic goals faculty FTE, number of applicants, admissions, student yield, time to degree, progress towards to degree, number of degrees granted, cost per graduate, instruction evaluations, and employment rates.
Work with the Director of Finance and other college staff to develop systems that accurately tracks and models costs associated with the College's academic programs.
Work with computing services and central administrative units to develop databases for the College that allow users to extract, identify, collect, and track data.
As required, develop data visualizations and dashboards that allow leadership to easily track progress towards strategic goals and other big-picture targets. Provide leadership and best practices on data visualization, performance measurement, and monitoring strategy execution.
Collaborate with College of Engineering Computing Services to support the use of business intelligence and data visualization tools to support ongoing performance analysis and reporting.
Improve the use and integration of performance measures in the biennial budget process.
Participate in annual reports including ASEE data; development and maintain databases for tracking and institutionalizing related data.
Serve as a collaborative partner to units within the College of Engineering as well as central institutional research efforts.
Strategic Planning 35%
Work directly with leadership in the College by participating in strategic planning that impacts administration, operations, and budgeting. Work to identify, prioritize, and respond to strategic needs by designing, planning and implementing new programs within the Colleges and other partners.
Work with chairs, directors, and administrators in the College to identify the data and informational needs of the college. Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to develop a strategy for responding to those needs.
Support institutional leaders in reviewing, interpreting, and determining the implications of various measures of institutional effectiveness. Coordinate and participate in the development and analysis of related data and strategies.
Recommend and participate in the development of College policies and procedures; may serve on planning and policy-making committees.
Plan, organize, and coordinate strategic assessment activities, programs, projects, and College-wide activities.
Work with leadership and stakeholders to develop and establish operating goals, policies, and procedures for assessment in the College.
Lead the development, organization, analysis, and reporting of outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
Promote internal and external communication of assessment results.
Support ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive outcomes assessment programs for all academic and administrative units that support the goals of the College's strategic plan.
Participate in the collection and analysis of various assessment data to support College accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
Provide strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures.
Record, store, manage, and disseminate confidential and sensitive assessment data per university records policy.
Master's degree in Statistics, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Excellent data analysis skills – includes research, data mining, analysis, validation, and the ability to generate clear representations of data to diverse audiences in narrative, tabular, and graphical forms. Demonstrated experience understanding, relating, and reconciling data from distinct sources. Experience working with financial data. Ability to generate documentation of technical processes.
Demonstrated proficiency with core technologies – Windows, MS Access, MS Excel, SQL, MS PowerBI, and Tableau. Proven ability to learn new technologies and problem solve. Top candidates will be comfortable with and creating web databases, web security, applications, and web services.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – Ability to work with individual faculty and staff, groups and committees, as well as other parts of the university. Strong communication skills in oral and written presentation of data.
Experience in higher education administration is strong preference.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to plan, create, program, and manage statistical computer databases across multiple hardware and operating system platforms/environments.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.
Expertise in assessment, data analysis and educational outcomes.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and accreditors.
Demonstrated ability for effective organizational skills and ability to connect to the institutional strategy while displaying attention to detail.
Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively.
Knowledge of State and Federal postsecondary education accountability initiatives and trends.
Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
Knowledge of institutional self-assessments and student outcomes assessment principles, methods and techniques.
Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
Knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Associate, Institutional Equity Sales Overview: Wolfe Research Is Seeking A Junior Institutional Salesperson To Join Its Mid-Town New York Based Firm. Wolfe Research Has Been Voted Within The Top 15 Equity Research Firms On Wall Street By Institutional Cli
The sales function provides the primary client interface for both research delivery and revenue generation. Heavy outbound call volumes, frequent client meetings / presentations and travel are the norm. The sales position requires command of a complex and extensive research product line and the ability to distill the material for use by highly sophisticated institutional investors.
Qualifications include demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication, as well as in personal presentation. Further, a clear track record of drive and high achievement in prior activities, including academics, is essential.
Strong general knowledge of markets, valuation of equity securities and the institutional equity marketplace are important. Coursework should include some combination of economics and finance. At least one course in financial accounting and the ability to understand corporate financial statements are required.
Two years of successful post-college employment are the minimum, but we are open to individuals seeking their first Wall Street position. An MBA / CFA is desirable. A strong desire to become a leading client-facing and revenue generating professional is critical to success.
The position requires a significant investment of time, focus and effort. The firm will provide training as appropriate. Starting compensation is based on experience and upside will be performance based.
Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to Peter Ryan, President of Wolfe Research, at
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