Director of Institutional Research

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due dateJuly 7, 2018
Job start dateSeptember 1, 2018
InstitutionUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville
Institution descriptionUW-Platteville is a regional, comprehensive university with a STEM focus in the University of Wisconsin System. The institution, with an enrollment of some 8,000 students, primarily educates undergraduates. UW-Platteville is dedicated to hands-on student learning and success. We are committed to helping students of diverse economic, cultural, and regional backgrounds transform their lives through education. UW-Platteville also has a Division of Professional Studies that includes Graduate Studies, Online Learning, and Continuing Education. It serves 1,400 students annually.
Job dutiesProvide leadership and support for a 3-person institutional research team within the Office of Institutional Research;
Assist and train institutional personnel across the university in the use and interpretation of data thereby enhancing a culture of data-informed decision making;
Consult with college personnel to determine and clarify data, reports, and research requirements;
Perform research, data manipulation, and analysis in support of institutional innovation and decision making related to university priorities;
Ensure the compilation, analysis, and dissemination of institutional data, trend analysis research, and related areas of institutional research;
Develop comprehensive reports, anticipating report format, design, and visuals for target audience;
Provide support for departmental and program reviews, accreditation, enrollment management, and institutional performance initiatives;
Prepare, develop, and publish internal and external reports and surveys;
Develop and/or use tools required for research, to include survey questionnaires and data extraction procedures;
Work closely with the Director of Academic Assessment, Director of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, and the HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, math/statistics, education, or other relevant area from an appropriately accredited institution;
Five year’s experience in applied data analysis and reporting;
Expertise with descriptive and analytical data analysis using SPSS, SAS, or other data analysis programs;
Demonstrated ability to maintain an effective working relationship with a diverse group of colleagues, including faculty and students
Experience designing, maintaining, and manipulating databases and information systems for research, planning, and institutional accountability;
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to respond efficiently and adequately to campus and constituent-based, data-related inquiries while also managing multiple, competing-priority projects
Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, math/statistics, education, or other relevant area from an appropriately accredited institution;
Training and experience in survey design and analysis;
Strong interpersonal qualifications, including experience supervising employees
Higher education experience working directly with faculty and non-academic staff in educational program assessment
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefits
Application procedureThe following documents are required for applicant consideration:
Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
A current resume
Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
For questions regarding this position, please email:
Susan Hansen, Associate Vice Chancellor;
hansens at