Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Posted on8/11/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President
Reports in officeEnrollment Management
Application due dateAugust 11, 2017/Open until filled
Job start dateImmediately
CitySchnecksville
State/ProvincePennsylvania
Other Location18078
InstitutionLehigh Carbon Community College
Institution descriptionLehigh Carbon Community College is approved as an institution of higher education and is accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education.
Job dutiesSummary
Responsible for providing leadership in institutional research and strategic planning for the College. Reports directly to the Vice President for enrollment management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides leadership in planning and institutional research protocol for the college.
• Works collaboratively across the college in fostering a campus culture for data-driven decision making that supports student success and guides strategic planning.
• Ensures compliance with all federal, state and other external reporting requirements and ensures accuracy of the data submitted.
• Directs the collection and assessment of data in collaboration with a wide range of academic and non-academic units and turning that data into useful information and knowledge.
• Presents internal and external (national and local) data to key stakeholders, executive team, leadership team and Board of Trustees including insights, recommendations and implications.
• Consults with and assists staff college-wide in development and analysis of survey instruments, questionnaires, and other studies related to unfolding college initiatives.
• Serves on the college’s Leadership Team, Assessment Council, Enrollment Management Action Team, Data Governance Committee, Enterprise Reporting Team, and Institutional Review Board.
• Ability to have an understanding of predictive analytics and assist the college in utilizing this type of data to inform enrollment projections and student success.
• Develops and maintains an operation manual for this position.
• Carries out special projects as required.
QualificationsRequired:
Education
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a research or analytical field such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Business, Data Analytics, Experimental Psychology or other related field.

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

Work Experience
• Three years related experience involving institutional research.
• Must have strong management skills and the ability to oversee a diverse team, coordinate work, and plan for the future. Expertise in managing short- and long-term projects.
• Must have experience leading and directing staff in a collaborative team environment to achieve goals.
• Must have demonstrated organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Must have experience with project planning, prioritizing assignments, establishing work schedules, meeting deadlines and working in project groups.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Must approach work with a high level of energy, motivation, persistence, and a positive attitude, in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
• Must have the skills for attention to detail and ability to focus on quality assurance.
• Must be an effective project manager and highly consultative team leader/mentor.
• Must be well organized and an advocate of providing outstanding customer service to the institution’s user community.
• Must be adept at working with diverse populations and be able to communicate effectively with different levels of technical and professional expertise.
• Must be able to effectively guide/lead others in the successful completion of the tasks noted.
• Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge

Preferred:
• Higher Education Experience particularly in a community college
• Degree or certificate in the field of institutional research or analytics
• Bilingual
• Project management experience
• Experience in computer applications, MS Office particularly Access and statistical software packages (SPSS).
• Knowledge of Ellucian Banner
• Experience with Reporting Tools such as Argos or OBIEE
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary Range: $69,671 – $90,375
FLSA Status: Exempt
Full benefits
Application procedureIf interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial copy of the transcript of your highest degree to the Human Resources Office. Please indicate the position that you are applying for in your cover letter.

E-mail: hroffice@lccc.edu
Fax: 610-769-1344
Mail: 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville PA 18078

First review date: August 11, 2017
Position open until filled.