Director of Institutional Research

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toPresident
Reports in officethe President
Application due dateJuly 1, 2018
Job start dateafter July 1, 2018
CityVirginia Beach
State/ProvinceVirginia
Other Location23455
InstitutionVirginia Wesleyan University
Institution descriptionThe mission of Virginia Wesleyan University is to engage students of diverse ages, religions, ethnic origins and backgrounds in a rigorous liberal arts education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of life and career in a complex and rapidly changing world. In this endeavor, the University employs a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides opportunities to connect the study of the liberal arts with practical learning experiences on campus, in the Hampton Roads region, and throughout the world. In accord with our United Methodist heritage, Virginia Wesleyan aspires to be a supportive community that is committed to social responsibility, ethical conduct, higher learning and religious freedom.
Job dutiesIndividual will be responsible for performing all necessary functions related to the collection, interpretation, and use of institutional data for planning, assessment, and decision making. The director will facilitate access to information maintained in the University’s administrative/student information systems to support University operations and monitor key institutional indicators, ensuring the integrity of data/information released in reports or studies, and providing data analysis, reporting, or research as needed to support institutional objectives.
QualificationsSuccessful candidates will preferably possess a master’s degree in computer science, data processing, research methods, or related field. Three to five years of related research and/or analysis experience, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position are preferred. Experience using database software, mainframe applications, and/or statistical software; experience using SPSS or comparable software is preferred as well as knowledge of relational database design and management and expertise in a major database package, i.e. Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SQL Server and Informer is needed. Excellent analytical skills are critical.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsBenefits include medical, contribution to TIAA-CREF.
Application procedureA complete application includes a resume, with a list of three references, and a cover letter. The completed application should be submitted electronically to president@vwu.edu. A review of applications will begin on July 1st and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.