Institutional Researcher

Posted on2/12/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President Administrative Services
Reports in officeVice President, Administrative Services
Application due dateMarch 2, 2018
Job start dateMay 1, 2018
CityNassau, Bahamas
State/ProvinceAmerican Samoa
Other LocationBAHAMAS
InstitutionUniversity of The Bahams
Institution descriptionThe Office of Administrative Services is seeking a Director of Institutional Research to establish an Institutional Research Office which will be charged with building a team of individuals. The Director of Institutional Research reports to the Vice President of Administrative Services and is responsible for planning, developing and managing a rich data system, as well as providing campus-wide information to the President, Provost and members of the University Administrative Council, for decision making. The successful candidate will manage scheduled and ad hoc reporting and data auditing functions requests, and be responsible for maintaining data and mechanisms for projecting performance on various performance metrics. A key responsibility is the provision of information for quality enhancement review (QERs) of all academic departments and degree programmes done on an annual revolving basis, and/or as required.
Job dutiesProvide senior leadership in the collection, analysis, and reporting of information essential to institutional planning and accountability, administrative decision-making, and accreditation;
Develop and update predictive models for student persistence and completion, andprovide other strategic support for enrollment management;
Take the lead in creating data visualizations and summary messaging;
Recommend and create visuals for survey research data and institutional research data;
Produce an annual Fact Book;
Initiate and create interactive, accurate and modern data visualizations from scratch;
Synthesize complex issues and present them in a creative and non-technical manner inboth print and online, including data visualizations and dashboards;
Work closely with Information Technology to define requirements for the data warehouse and develop automated key reports, helping to ensure data quality and consistency;
Conduct special research studies using appropriate statistical methods to supportadministrative decision-making and fulfillment of the University’s mission;
Coordinate fulfillment of the unique information needs of internal constituencies andunits in a client-centered environment, including, but not limited to, the Offices of thePresident, Provost, academic units and departments, enrollment management, theStrategic Planning Steering Committee, and all quality improvement programmesassociated with institutional and programmatic accreditations, and other administrativeunits;
Supervise the personnel and budget in the Office of Institutional Research;
Meet new challenges related to institutional research and institutional effectivenessthat may emerge over time;
Assists with the SACSCOC Compliance Efforts.

Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, and coordinating, reportwriting, and organizational skills;
Ability to develop and deliver presentations;
Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports;
Must be a team player and have the ability to get along well with others;
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Tableausoftware;
Intermediate to advanced experience in statistical research, analysis, and reporting;using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, R, Stata, or equivalent software;
Strong interpersonal skills including tact, ability to deal calmly, courteously andeffectively with internal and external constituents. Be able to manage conflicts;
Ability to multitask and must be detailed oriented;
Must have a strong sense of professionalism, ability to work independently, and in agroup;
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities anddeadlines;
Demonstrated teamwork skills, team-oriented, and able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
QualificationsMaster’s degree in a relevant discipline;
Minimum of five years’ experience in higher education conducting educational,organizational, or institutional research (e.g., data entry, reporting to state and federalagencies, compilation and dissemination of fact books);
Experience in successful management of multiple concurrent projects to meetdeadlines;
Demonstrated interest in broadening and deepening expertise in institutional research,evaluation, and outcomes assessment; and
Proficiency with building and managing databases; website management and software languages for writing database queries.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsTo be determined
Application procedureSubmission of Materials:
Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Administrative Services, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at by March 2, 2018. Send all documents together, including: 1) cover letter describing experience and fit for the position; 2)curriculum vitae; and 3) a UB application form. Note the position in the subject field of the email. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. A completed UB Staff Application Form. Incomplete files will not be considered

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Director of Institutional Research.
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