Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Posted on1/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector, Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateASAP
Job start dateASAP
State/ProvinceRhode Island
Other Location02918
InstitutionProvidence College
Institution descriptionProvidence College is a liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of academic disciplines including business, fine and performing arts, humanities, natural science, and mathematics, while providing a strong sense of community throughout the student body, faculty and staff. Providence College was founded in 1917 through a joint effort of the Diocese of Providence and the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph.
Job dutiesOVERVIEW:

Provide leadership and support in several key areas of the Institutional Research office resulting in the ability for college leadership and campus constituents to use data for decision-making with a high degree of confidence of the data source. Completes reporting requirement related to federal (mandatory) reporting as well as support for internal surveys, grant applications, adhoc data reporting, and external reporting.


1. Respond to the campus community for data and information required for internal decision makers as well as respond to requests for external data including but not limited to surveys such as Peterson's, CDS, Princeton Review, IPEDS, and HEOA reporting. Participate in workshops and webinars to keep current. Attend yearly conferences.

2. Responsible for the extraction, cleaning, and ensuring that data are accurate, available in a timely manner, and that all variables for reporting are included in extractions. Stay abreast of changing data needs on campus and respond accordingly.

3. Assist in OIR publications, such as the annual KPI report which contains around 100 data indicators, extracted from multiple sources, including the National Student Clearinghouse, IPEDS, and other data sources. Assist in the production of the annual Fact Book, headcount reports, the annual retention reports, and annual reports for School of Continuing Education.

4. Train the office Graduate Assistant and supervise two student workers. Meet with the Graduate Assistant frequently to discuss projects, set goals, and establish timelines.

5. Perform all other duties as may be required.

· Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with special emphasis in Math and Statistics. Master's Degree preferred.
· Three to five years' of experience with at least two years' experience working in a college based institutional research office, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Advanced software skills, including Access, Excel, SPSS, and familiarity with Banner student information system.
· Ability to work with data, understand data flow and data systems.


· Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
· Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
· Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
· Communication skills using the spoken word
· Ability to see within normal parameters
· Ability to hear within normal range
· Ability to move about
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFull time salary with very comprehensive benefits package.
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