Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Posted on10/16/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toExecutive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Research and Effectiveness
Application due dateOctober 25, 2017
Job start dateimmediately
InstitutionLehigh Carbon Community College
Institution descriptionLehigh Carbon Community College is approved as an institution of higher education by the Dept. of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The college is authorized to award the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science and the Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as certificates and diplomas in specialized career areas.

Lehigh Carbon Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Job dutiesSummary
Coordinates the collection, analysis, validation and submission of data for federal, state and institutional reporting. Develops and delivers reports for faculty, staff and administrators to support decision making. Serves as member of several college committees related to data governance and enterprise reporting. Reports directly to the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinates all federal, state and institutional reporting to external agencies.
• Writes informative reports for use by the college’s executive team, faculty and staff.
• Analyzes data and provides executive summary and analysis with recommendations to the college community related to areas such as enrollment, retention and student success.
• Collaborates with academic deans, director and faculty on various assessment studies.
• Utilizes data visualization to help deliver reports that can assist the college with data-informed decision making such as the development of dashboard reports.
• Serves as a member of the Data Governance and Enterprise Reporting Committees.
• Manages the development and administration of online surveys using various survey tools.
• Determines appropriate method for retrieving data from college databases and generates reports using various reporting and analytical tools.
• Works with the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness on research projects and data analysis.
• Ensures the IR Website contains relevant and useful content for the college community for decision making and benchmarking.
• Develops systems to ensure data integrity and consistency.
• Safeguards confidential and sensitive data.
• Remains current with emerging trends in higher education and provides research recommendations.
• Creates and maintains documentation and an operation and procedures manual.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in Information Science or related field

• Act 153 Clearances (Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Cogent Clearance Fingerprinting)

Knowledge, skills and Abilities
• At least 2 years of experience in institutional research or other hands-on experience with data collection, analysis and reporting.
• Strong working knowledge and experience in using MS Access, SQL or SAS to extract data from relational database tables.
• Working knowledge of MS Excel and Word.

Soft Skills
• Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
• Must use collaborative approach to tasks.
• Ability to maintain data confidentiality and use discretion in discussing data and results.
• Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors; attention to detail, teamwork/cooperation; initiative, customer services, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Information Science, Social Science, Statistics, or related field from an accredited institution.
• Experience in data visualization and creating dashboards.
• Strong project management skills.
• Knowledge of institutional research best practices and issues in higher education.
• Knowledge of Ellucian Banner Student Information System or similar SIS.
• Knowledge of Extract Transfer Load (ETL) tools such as Wherescape Red.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefits$48,769 - $63,262
Application procedure• Salary range is restricted to above range. Salary offers are non negotiable.
• Foreign degrees - must provide a U.S. equivalency report of your degree credentials along with your foreign transcript.

First review date will be: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Position open until filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript. Since a degree is required, if a transcript is not included, resume will not be accepted. Please indicate the position that you are applying for in your cover letter.

Fax: 610-769-1344
Mail: 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville PA 18078