Associate Director of Institutional Research

Posted on8/17/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officethe Provost
Application due dateanytime
Job start dateFall 2017
InstitutionMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Institution descriptionThe mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. We are also driven to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges.

The Institute is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science). It has some 1,000 faculty members, more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 130,000 living alumni.

At its founding in 1861, MIT was an educational innovation, a community of hands-on problem solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place. Today, that spirit still guides how we educate students on campus and how we shape new digital learning technologies to make MIT teaching accessible to millions of learners around the world.

MIT’s spirit of interdisciplinary exploration has fueled many scientific breakthroughs and technological advances. A few examples: the first chemical synthesis of penicillin and vitamin A. The development of radar and creation of inertial guidance systems. The invention of magnetic core memory, which enabled the development of digital computers. Major contributions to the Human Genome Project. The discovery of quarks. The invention of the electronic spreadsheet and of encryption systems that enable e-commerce. The creation of GPS. Pioneering 3D printing. The concept of the expanding universe.

Current research and education areas include digital learning; nanotechnology; sustainable energy, the environment, climate adaptation, and global water and food security; Big Data, cybersecurity, robotics, and artificial intelligence; human health, including cancer, HIV, autism, Alzheimer’s, and dyslexia; biological engineering and CRISPR technology; poverty alleviation; advanced manufacturing; and innovation and entrepreneurship.

MIT’s impact also includes the work of our alumni. One way MIT graduates drive progress is by starting companies that deliver new ideas to the world. A recent study estimates that as of 2014, living MIT alumni have launched more than 30,000 active companies, creating 4.6 million jobs and generating roughly $1.9 trillion in annual revenue. Taken together, this "MIT Nation" is equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world!
Job dutiesReporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Associate Director responds to internal and external requests for information about MIT, and shares responsibility for coordinating and ensuring the Institute’s compliance with state and federal reporting requirements. The Associate Director oversees the MIT Survey Service which creates, hosts and analyzes web surveys at both MIT and peer institutions. Working closely with the Provost and other areas of the Institute, he/she provides reliable data in support of key performance indicators and the accreditation process. The Associate Director oversees the collection and management of data about MIT faculty, students, and course offerings—among other data sources—for the purposes of regular reporting, ad hoc requests, and accreditation. The Associate Director also secures and interprets data that compare MIT with peer institutions and must, therefore, keep abreast of national and international trends in higher education. The Associate Director shares responsibility for the oversight of institutional research staff (8 FTEs) with the Director.
QualificationsMaster's degree in a relevant field, such as educational research statistics, measurement and evaluation, or educational psychology required. Experience in institutional research preferred. Must bring significant experience in higher education, specifically, expertise in the compilation, interpretation, and communication of institutional data, including the use of technology. Demonstrated understanding of data modeling, in-depth knowledge of SPSS, and strong research design skills required. Strong project management and communication and collaborative skills and a demonstrable ability to work effectively with faculty and administrators.
Salary range$100,000 and Higher
Salary benefitsSalary range is 68,870 - 154,920

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