Assistant or Associate Director of Institutional Research

Posted on9/7/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateNA
Job start dateopen until filled
State/ProvinceNew York
InstitutionSt. Lawrence University
Institution descriptionSt. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job dutiesThe Assistant or Associate Director will assist the Director of Institutional Research with information requests and research for decision support, strategic planning and external reporting mandates.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following.
• Work with the director to design and execute research projects using appropriate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical techniques to ensure validity and reliability
• Create data sets from institutional databases and assist with maintaining and updating the Institutional Research SQL data warehouse
• Manage the Institutional Research and Consumer Information websites including timely updates of information
• Assist with the update of the University’s longitudinal trend analyses and fact sheets
• Coordinate and prepare report submissions to IPEDS, New York State, and NCAA
• Respond to internal and external requests for information, including support for assessment, grants and accreditation
• Disseminate findings in narrative, tabular and graphical form including key visualizations
• Providing research support and advice to other offices across campus
• Work collaboratively with departments across campus
• Supervise student workers
• Assist with other duties as assigned
Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience including research design, evaluation methodology, qualitative research and statistics, preferably in an academic setting.
• Demonstrated experience in working with relational databases and other applications
• Knowledge of web page design
• Knowledge of multivariate statistics and statistical modeling, incl. experience with statistical software such as SPSS or equivalent
• Knowledge of SQL, Colleague, and BI tools such as CROA preferred
• Proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint
• Scrupulous attention to detail
• Ability to organize, analyze and summarize data and information for multiple audiences
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse constituencies and contribute to a team-based environment
• Ability to handle confidential materials discreetly and professionally on a routine basis
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.
Application procedureInterested applicants must apply at our website uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Christine Zimmerman, Director of Institutional Research, at All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.