Director of Institutional Research

Posted on12/20/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDean of Teaching and Learning
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due dateasap
Job start dateasap
CityConcord
State/ProvinceNew Hampshire
InstitutionSt. Paul's School
Institution descriptionST. PAUL’S SCHOOL: St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths. Members of the St. Paul's School staff are an integral part of the community, supporting the needs of the School's 500 students and 100 faculty members. The School offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, and an excellent retirement plan. Salary is competitive and based on experience
Job dutiesJOB SUMMARY – DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: The Director of Institutional Research has management responsibility for the collection, organization, maintenance, and analysis of institutional data. This is a new institutional position and we are looking for a self-starter to establish a campus-wide institutional research vision. Reporting to the Dean of Teaching and Learning, this full-time administrator works collaboratively across the School to provide research support for the School’s mission and strategic initiatives to ensure the effectiveness and excellence of School operations, particularly the student experience.
• Provides research capabilities to support the School’s administrative decision-makers engaged in: strategic planning; human, program and financial resource allocations; enrollment management; assessment of learning outcomes; program and professional evaluation.
• Defines, implements and documents best practices for assessment that are in alignment with the School’s mission and strategic priority of continuous improvement.
• Designs research studies and data collection instruments, conducts analysis and assessment, prepares summary reports for internal and external audiences.
• Develops, administers and uses data from the School’s periodic student, faculty, alumni and national surveys.
• Works closely with senior administrators and their teams to: develop and maintain appropriate interface with data management systems to support ongoing evaluation and trend analysis; conduct benchmarking and peer group analysis; manages the process for determining priorities and sequencing of research and assessment projects; coordinates and manages data collection from external parties/instruments.
• Creates and maintains a centralized institutional research data warehouse that consolidates departmental data pulled from a broad range of best of breed products.
• Create, review and update policies on disclosures, data use, privacy and data record retention.
• Works closely with the School’s Information Technology department.
• Manages relationships with consulting firms conducting large scale research projects.
• Serves on School and/or faculty committees and task forces as warranted.
QualificationsREQUIREMENTS:
• Strong project management skills.
• Excellent communications skills for a wide variety of audiences, both oral and written.
• Advanced degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate academic discipline with an emphasis on program evaluation/assessment, quantitative and qualitative research methods.
• Strong statistical, analytical, presentation, problem-solving and predictive modeling skills.
• Demonstrated proficiency in research, survey design and analysis.
• Ability to work one-on-one and collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff and students.
• At least three years experience in a similar role.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Familiarity with data preparation and analytics tools, SPSS, Qualtrics, Tableau and Alteryx.
• Must be well versed in database design, query, and reporting, Microsoft SQL DBA certification.
• Experience in an academic environment, in an education management/leadership role. Ability to assess student learning outcomes and growth for a variety of learning modalities, including applied learning contexts outside of the traditional classroom, using a variety of direct and indirect assessment methods
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThe School offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, and an excellent retirement plan. Salary is competitive and based on experience.
Application procedureAPPLICATION PROCESS:
• Fill out the online application, found on the St. Paul’s School Job Postings page.
• Questions can be directed to Lawrence Smith, Dean of Teaching and Learning: lsmith@sps.edu