Director of Institutional Research

Posted on1/8/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateOpen
Job start dateAs soon as possible
Other Location44883-2109
InstitutionTiffin University
Institution descriptionTiffin University, established in 1888, offers nationally accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration, top-notch academic programs in criminal justice and social sciences, and distinctive degrees in the arts and sciences. All through its history, the University has nurtured a learning-centered setting and a sense of community for its students, faculty and staff. The campus at Tiffin is a blend of traditional historic and modern buildings that create a vibrant and warm home for an educational community. In addition to the growth at Tiffin, graduate and undergraduate programs of the University are offered online and in several areas of Ohio. Master’s degrees are offered in several foreign countries.
Job dutiesServes as IPEDS Key holder and prepares state, federal, and university accountability reports according to documented requirements, ensuring accuracy and timeliness;
• Represents the university at federal, state, and local level meetings, seminars, or conferences as appropriate and at professional organizations related to institutional research within the state, taking a leadership role where appropriate;
• Maintains and distributes data, studies, or research to support the planning efforts of the university;
• Develops and implements processes for collecting, linking, and analyzing data from a variety of sources including internal systems, state and federal agencies, other higher education institutions, and employers;

• Maintains the administrative/student information data warehouse, updates and maintains system files, establishes and maintains security and access information, ensures that backup copies of all files are routinely made and securely stored at a separate location, maintains system documentation;
• Monitors the overall integrity of data, complying with state and federal requirements and taking appropriate steps to correct data discrepancies when noted;
• Works with areas of the university responsible for data input to improve process for collecting and inputting accurate data into the data system;
• Provides technical support and training to administrative/student information data warehouse users;
• Specifies and recommends purchases of computer software, hardware, and supplies for the administrative/student information system;
• Develops, administers, analyzes, and reports on surveys that measure engagement, performance and satisfaction for both students and employees; manages and maintains the web survey software;
• Assists in the preparation, follow-up, and reports for the university’s accreditation agency and in the
university’s efforts to secure grants;
• Provides support and training in continuous quality improvement methods and the use/analysis of data related to effective practice of continuous quality improvement;
• Administers and oversees the institutional research office budget;
• Supervises IR office support staff;
• Regularly, at the discretion of the Vice President, attends university administrative team meetings and provides leadership to the university; and
• Performs other related tasks as required.

Master’s Degree in research related field required.


Higher-education experience is preferred.

Three or more years of increasingly responsible experience involving statistical research, review analysis, interpretation and reporting including work with institutional assessments, research and planning functions. Qualified candidates will possess excellent managerial, planning, supervisory, interpersonal, and communication skills and a capacity and desire for sustained professional growth.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsFull array of major medical benefits, prescription coverage, dental and eye care, life insurance, 401K retirement. Full package will be explained.
Application procedureQualified applicants should send a cover letter, CV/resume along with at least 3 professional references

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