Director of Institutional Research & Assessment

Posted on5/17/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toHR
Reports in officeColumbus College of Art and Design
Application due date07/10/2018
Job start date07/10/2018
InstitutionColumbus College of Art and Design
Institution descriptionJob Title: Director of Institutional Research & Assessment

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports To: Provost

FLSA Status: Exempt

Prepared By: Dona Lantz

Prepared Date: May 7, 2018

Approved By:

Approved Date:

SUMMARY: The Director of Institutional Research & Assessment supports the college by collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information essential for evaluating institutional effectiveness with an emphasis on student learning, satisfaction, and success. The Director is responsible for integrated planning, organizing, and coordinating of activities required for campus-wide assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness for continuous improvement. The Director serves as the liaison between the College and the Higher Learning Commission(HLC), manages reaffirmation activities, and has primary responsibility for all HLC issues, regulations, and initiatives. The successful candidate will be a focused, energetic worker who is well organized, attentive to detail, able to multi-task, able to work independently, and effectively work in teams. The Director must demonstrate strong verbal and written skills, should be a strategic thinker, and should be capable of managing complex projects with multiple stakesholders effectively in a higher education setting.

Review of applications will begin immediately with a start date of August 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Lead in the research and preparation of reports to regulatory agencies, staff and faculty.
Work with Information Technology and other data sources to write clear and concise reports readable by a wide variety of audiences (examples include: annual fact books, retention reports, faculty factsheets and salary reports, enrollment management projections, data to support grant proposals, room usage analysis, integrated planning updates, etc.).
Work with registrar, chief financial officer, and other appropriate staff in writing reports that respond to federally-mandated, consortia, marketing, and requests for institutional data from external agencies, educational institutions and associations and societies (examples include: IPEDS, AICAD, HLC, NASAD and ODE).
Develop peer-comparison reports based on external data using IPEDS, AICAD, HEADS, NASAD, salary sources, surveys, etc... as requested and provide anticipatory questions to assist relevant stakeholders in developing and refining research questions.

Maintain and continually improve data collection and documentation procedures.
Respond to regular and ad hoc requests for institutional data from the provost, registrar, and dean of students, and in collating reports for the purposes of promotiong and evidence-based decision-making environment for planning, policy development, strategic decision making and assessment.

Oversee the development of appropriate assessment surveys and the administration of these tests and results, including supporting chairs and deans in direct learning assessment by designing research protocols and analyzing results for the academic programs.
Serve as a resource for the development of course and program student achievement assessment plans.
Educate others on how to collect and analyze data for goal oriented decision making

Oversee/monitor direct and indirect assessment of non-academic effectiveness.
Provide training on data collection and management, and policies and procedures to meet accreditation requirements.
Support the Student Affairs Division and other areas of the college in direct and indirect assessment by designing assessment protocols, providing training to staff members on effective assessment practices, and assisting with analysis of

Serve as the ALO to HLC. Assist in preparing accreditation annual reports and reviews to HLC, NASAD, and ODE or other accrediting bodies as needed.

Oversee the Continuous Improvement and Data Collection Committees and serve as a member of appropriate committees as requested.

Stay abreast of changes in policies and procedures; maintains knowledge of current trends, events, and emerging issues, and perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and reporting.
Proficient in the use of computer software important to institutional reseach for data extraction, verification, analysis, and presentation software as well working with a relational databases. Experience with PowerCampus preferred.
Strong knowledge of qualitative and quantitative measurement techniques with demonstrated command of statistics and advanced skills in using statistical and spreadsheet and data modeling software.
Extensive knowledge of institutional research, and sound understanding of assessment and planning functions within postsecondary education.
Knowledge of state, federal, and accrediting agencies' regulations related to data collection and research in higher education. Experience with HLC is required and experience with NASAD is preferred.
Knowledge of data privacy, ethics, reporting small numbers and deductive disclosure risks.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects in high pressure, time sensitive situations, while maintaining a commitment to quality.
Commitment to ideals of continuous improvement, supported by outstanding analytical, administrative and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work across all levels of multidimensional organization as an agent of change.
A broad knowledge of outcomes assessment of both student learning and institutional effectiveness.


Master's degree in Educational Research, Behavioral Sciences or other fields relevant to institutional research from an accredited college or institution.
Three to five years of experience involving statistical research, analysis, interpretation and reporting and in providing experience providing leadership to an institutional research unit in an academic institution.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, and presentation skills; with an ability to interpret and present data for a creative constituency of arts professionals.
Experience with data visualization and preparation of dashboards and high-level reports
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Effective organizational and time management skills

Please apply by visiting https://ccad.applicantpro.com/jobs/

and search for Director of Institutional Research & Assessement. The application will include a letter of interest, resume or vita and names & contact information for 3 references.

About CCAD: Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students choose from 12 majors: Photography, Industrial Design, Contemporary Crafts, Advertising & Graphic Design, Comics & Narrative Practice, Animation, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Studio Art with Emphasis in History of Art & Visual Culture and Film and Video. Graduate curriculum includes a Master of Fine Art (New Projects) and a Master of Design (Integrative Design). With strong exhibition and visiting artists programs and a commitment to the integration of business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.

About Columbus: Columbus is among the Top 10 best U.S. cities for new college grads and one of the top 10 creative scenes in the country as well as one of the 15 most affordable cities in the U.S. As one of the nation's largest college towns Columbus is the type of city where creative activities flourish. There are eight distinct cultural districts that surround CCAD and there are more than 165 restaurants, pubs, and clubs in downtown alone. CCAD is a campus community located in the heart of this vibrant city.

EEO Statement
As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit; stand; walk; and assist in physical actions associated with essential duties.
The employee may have to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment can vary based on duties as assigned, and can include exposure to sounds in both a studio and office environment.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary
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