Associate Director of Institutional Research

Posted on6/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector for Institute Assessment and Evaluation
Reports in officeAssessment and Institutional Research
Application due dateJob Open until Filled
Job start dateNegotiable
InstitutionVirginia Military Institute (VMI)
Institution descriptionVirginia Military Institute (VMI)is consistently ranked among the top U.S. public liberal arts colleges. All 1,700 undergraduate students live on campus and about 50% commission in the U.S. Armed Forces. Faculty wear uniforms but no prior military service is required. Lexington, Virginia is a charming college town located in the southern Shenandoah Valley and is often recognized as one of America’s “best small towns.”
Job dutiesVirginia Military Institute is accepting applications for an Associate Director of Institutional Research. The Associate Director will report to the Director for Institute Assessment and Evaluation, a position that reports to the Superintendent of the Institute, and will be a member of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research.

Key responsibilities include:

• Data Visualizations & Analysis: Researches, gathers, analyzes and summarizes data and other information for data visualization.
• Synthesizes complex issues and presents them in a creative and non-technical manner in both print and online, including data visualizations and dashboards.
• Supports requests, priorities, and procedures for improving data presentation, reporting, special projects, and links with external sources.
• Creates and maintains relational databases necessary for preparing reports for external governmental and accrediting agencies and for VMI departments and officials.
• Coordinates reporting to IPEDS, SCHEV, and SACSCOC. Serves as the IPEDS Keyholder.
• Updates and maintains the office’s website with timely, relevant data and graphics.
• Assists with the SACSCOC Compliance Efforts.
• Serves on Post-wide committees as appropriate, and participates in activities that enhance and support the Institute’s mission.
• Assists the Director in the analysis and reporting of other institutional data, as needed for planning, evaluation, and assessment.
• Participates in ongoing professional development activities to acquire and maintain knowledge and skills that are essential for performing the duties of the position and for supporting the Office in following best practices in data visualization, assessment and institutional research;
• Employ appropriate technologies for performing the duties of the position at the necessary level of proficiency, including the Institute’s Datatel/Colleague system of institutional data, applications in Microsoft Office (especially Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), the Institute’s email system (MS Exchange), and Adobe Acrobat. (It is permissible for sufficient proficiency in these skills to develop during the first year of employment.)
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree; previous experience creating data visualizations, coordinating statistical reports, and managing website content. Must be able to collaborate effectively with Institute personnel, meet project quality standards and deadlines, and adapt easily to changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; previous employment in higher education conducting educational, organizational, or institutional research (e.g., data entry, reporting to state and federal agencies, compilation and dissemination of fact books); demonstrated interest in broadening and deepening expertise in institutional research, evaluation, and outcomes assessment; proficiency with website management and software languages for writing database queries and routines for use in Microsoft Excel; and previous experience with Tableau.

This is a uniform position. Previous military experience is not required.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsGenerous benefits package.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.

Please include a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. On-line applications accepted until the position is filled.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. Americorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.