Director of Institutional Research

Posted on2/12/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President for Academic Affairs
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due date9/8/2018
Job start date7/1/2018
InstitutionSiena Heights University
Institution descriptionThe mission of Siena Heights University, a Catholic University founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.

The name Siena honors St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Italian Dominican who dedicated her life to a quest for truth and social responsibility. Similarly, the mission of the College – to help students become more competent, purposeful and ethical – grows out of the philosophy Siena.
Throughout its history, Siena Heights has built a proud tradition of innovative response to challenging social needs. Originally a college for women who intended to become teachers, Siena broadened its offerings over the years and by the 1950s was recognized as one of the nation's 10 best liberal arts colleges for women.

In 1969, Siena Heights became coeducational and expanded its curriculum to include programs in business and human services. In the 1970s, Siena Heights took a pioneering role in providing opportunities for adult students by offering evening and weekend classes and opening degree completion centers in Southfield, Mich., and in Toledo, Ohio.

On July 1, 1998, Siena Heights College was renamed Siena Heights University.
Job dutiesSUMMARY:
The Director of Institutional Research will establish and provide direction and leadership for the university’s institutional research associated with student success and institutional effectiveness.

In collaboration with senior staff, defines and reviews institutional research priorities; and in collaboration with the Division of Information Technology and other appropriate offices, helps to set data definitions and to interpret data to promote standard institutional reporting. Provides direct support for the assessment of student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. Collaborates with faculty and staff to establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) designed to measure institutional progress toward strategic goals and objectives. Provides technical support and consults on data collection, analysis and reporting for: internal/external information requests including surveys, enrollment forecasting, environmental scanning, and program reviews. Provides research support in the development of university grant proposals. Is a member of university-wide committees in areas such as: strategic planning, assessment, data management, and the institutional review board (IRB). Provide research and support for federal, state, and accreditation compliance requirements and responsibilities. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Requires a master’s degree within a related field. Must have experience in institutional research and planning, especially with student outcomes models. Must demonstrate high-level skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis including the capacity to manipulate large data sets. Must have expertise in designing and producing data-driven reports. Must have excellent interpersonal relationship skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills with both experts and beginners at technology. Must evidence a collaborative work style and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFringe Benefit Package that is valued at 35% of employees gross salary.
Application procedureAPPLICATION PROCESS:
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references to In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as benefit eligible, exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE