Director of Institutional Research

Posted on11/20/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness
Application due dateDecember 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Job start dateJanuary 4, 2018
CityFort Pierce
InstitutionIndian River State College
Institution descriptionIndian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Dedicated to the success of each student, IRSC offers over 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. Continuing a 57-year tradition of responsiveness to community needs, IRSC is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, career training, workforce, and economic development of its surrounding area.

Combining quality and affordability, IRSC was honored as a Top Three Finalist with Distinction for the Aspen Prize for Excellence out of more than 1,000 colleges nationwide and repeatedly ranked as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.

Signifying a strong commitment to student success and college completion, IRSC is one of the nation's only colleges to earn the Achieving the Dream™ Leader College designation.

IRSC is an equal access, equal opportunity educational institution welcoming students without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules or regulations. IRSC strives to maintain a barrier free environment, which reflects our inclusive community spirit and mission.

The open door policy in force at the College guarantees that anyone who holds a high school or high school equivalency diploma will be admitted to the College. Close cooperation among the administration and faculty, a collegial atmosphere of open communication, and concern for the overall success of the student allow IRSC to give its students a high quality education at a reasonable cost. In addition, many financial aid and scholarship programs are readily available to eligible students.

High school students who wish to get a head start on college can discover new challenges and broaden their experience through IRSC’s Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions Programs. Most area high school graduates take their first steps toward future plans at IRSC. In fact, over 70% of the region’s college-bound high school seniors attend IRSC following graduation. Persons already established in careers attend IRSC to expand their skills and retrain for new positions. Area residents 50 and over pursue their interests through the Lifelong Learning Institute.

The region’s comprehensive educational provider, state-designated career and technical center, and cultural hub, IRSC has a reputation for quality that inspires over 30,000 people to enroll in classes each year.

Academic Programs

Linking Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties, IRSC offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs, including Baccalaureate Degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as shorter term certificate and Adult Education programs. The College strives to provide its students with a maximum of educational choices; programs are offered not only for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree program and upper-division studies, but also for students who wish to pursue careers immediately upon completion of shorter-term Associate Degree and Technical Certificate programs.

With its community in mind, IRSC provides a comprehensive and diverse curriculum for students who want to take classes to expand their interests and enhance specific job skills. The Division of Arts & Sciences, Communications & Social Sciences, Advanced Technology, Business Technology, Health Sciences, Public Service Education, Industrial Education, and Developmental Education emphasize academic excellence combined with "real world" experience, providing IRSC graduates with outstanding preparation for 21st Century careers.
Job duties• Provide leadership and support for the institutional research team and its functions within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness;
• Assist with the determination and evaluation of key performance indicators and state performance metrics;
• Assist and train institutional personnel in the use and interpretation of data;
• Develop and implement an institutional research plan;
• Perform research, data manipulation, and analysis in support of institutional innovation and decision making related to College priority initiatives;
• Ensure the compilation, analysis, and dissemination of institutional data, trend analysis research, and related areas of educational interest;
• Provide support for departmental and program reviews, accreditation, enrollment management, and institutional performance initiatives;
• Prepare, develop, and publish internal and external reports and surveys;
• Troubleshoot data integrity issues;
• Provide accurate and meaningful reports with supplementary supportive documentation, visual and narrative data interpretations, and presentations for internal and external target audiences based on research analysis in response to internal and external information needs;
• Consult with College personnel to determine and clarify data, reports and research requirements;
• Develop and/or use tools required for research, to include survey questionnaires and data extraction procedures;
• Identify and assist in the development of new data sources as needed;
• Work closely with the Director of Planning and Assessment on research projects; and
• Assist the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, collaborate with the Reports Office, and other functions as outlined.

• Provide oversight to the College’s institutional research plan, including training and documentation necessary to enhance an understanding of research and data.
• Collaborate with appropriate offices to initiate research studies and reports including the design, collection, organization, analysis, coordination and development of research.
• Prepare, format, and clean research data for integrity in analysis and reporting in support of specific projects related to institutional priorities.
• Develop comprehensive reports, anticipating appropriate report format, design, and visuals for target audience.
• Provide technical and analytical expertise to increase the scope, accuracy, and usability of institutional research college-wide.
• Provide briefings and trainings to enhance an understanding of institutional research and data.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the College.
• Engage in continuous professional development through conferences and associations.
• Work confidentially with discretion.
• Execute other duties and assume additional responsibilities as may be directed by the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness.
Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university in social science, statistics, management information systems or a related field;
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a college or university setting with increasing leadership experience in project and research planning/design, data collection, analysis, report preparation, presentation of results;
• Results-oriented with a background in statistical analysis, survey design, and research techniques;
• Knowledge of technological practices used to conduct institutional research including extraction, analysis, and presentation of data;
• Experience in a position involving computer-based data extraction and analysis; using statistical software packages including SPSS; ability to perform statistical and/or quantitative analyses;
• Experience with data warehouse environments, database queries, and expertise with large datasets;
• Expertise with Microsoft Office Excel;
• Experience presenting and communicating technical information professionally, clearly, and effectively in oral, written, and graphic form to individuals with varying technical backgrounds in an ethical and timely manner;
• Ability to work collaboratively with others, and conduct training and development for practitioners on the use of research results;
• A working knowledge and application of classroom based research methods particularly student learning outcomes, and ability to work with faculty on assessment related topics;
• Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally college-wide as either a team member or a team leader;
• Ability to work independently in a high pressure environment, prioritize projects/assignments, and meet deadlines.
Preference shall be given to the following:
• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in social science, statistics, management information systems or a related field;
• Experience with Workday or an ERP used within higher education;
• Experience with business intelligence software;
• Experience with student services and enrollment.

This position requires an ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, reach up, stoop, and carry items occasionally in excess of twenty-five (25) pounds. It also requires manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as, copier, fax, calculator, telephone, and other equipment as necessary. IRSC expects its employees to follow proper safety standards while employed by the College.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefits$72,430/year

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