Associate Director of Planning, Budget, and Institutional Research

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officePresident
Application due dateJuly 6, 2018
Job start dateAugust 1, 2018
Other Location61455
InstitutionWestern Illinois University
Institution descriptionThe WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Job dutiesWestern Illinois University has an opening for the Associate Director of Planning, Budget, and Institutional Research. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Institutional Research and serves in advisory capacity to the Director of the University Budget Office. The Associate Director works closely with the Directors to:

• Provide analytical leadership for campus efforts in planning, decision-making, and institutional effectiveness;
• Provide innovative leadership in data management, analysis and reporting on important university statistics (e.g. student enrollment, faculty demographics, retention and graduation rates), and generate and disseminate standard and ad hoc reports to various campus constituencies, governmental agencies, and external organizations;
• Support campus enrollment planning efforts by developing and implementing relevant data analysis and prediction models;
• Support the coordination and integration of data across campus;
• Promote evidence-based decision-making and campus culture;
• Provide direction and guidance for the staff in the Office of Institutional Research.
1. This position requires a master's degree from an accredited college/university in business, applied statistics, mathematics, economics, psychology, information technology, computer science, or a closely related field with preference for experience in a higher education setting in the area of budget, planning, or institutional research.

2. A minimum of three years' experience as a manager/supervisor of staff and/or prior experience in a higher education setting at the Assistant/Associate Director level.

3. An aptitude for computer programming. Preference will be to experienced programmers with competency in relational databases and SQL based query tools (e.g., coding, control structures, look-up tables, sets, arrays, boolean true/false, looping and other programming structures).

• Solid background in institutional research conceptualization, design, methodology, data collection and analysis, and communicating research results to support evidence-based decision-making.
• Ability to use automated spreadsheets and other tools for analysis and reporting.
• Ability to develop models for effective forecasting and planning of institutional resources.
• Ability to compile and present complex institutional information to individuals and groups.
• Demonstrated ability of working independently on complex assignments, collaborating with others, and making judgments about priorities and quality.
• Advanced skills in programming languages and SQL database queries.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsMinimum $65,000. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit our website.
Application procedureComplete applications include:
1. a letter of application,
2. current curriculum vita or resume,
3. the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references, and
4. copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate.

For more information, please visit the WIU Employment website.