Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Posted on1/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateReview of applications begins February 20
Job start dateNegotiable, April - July
CityWalla Walla
InstitutionWhitman College
Institution descriptionLocated in the historic community of Walla Walla in the scenic wine country of southeastern Washington, Whitman College is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top fifty liberal arts colleges in the country, Whitman is a community of exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and fiercely loyal alumni.
Job dutiesWhitman College seeks an Assistant Director of Institutional Research to assist with and lead various research projects, and to support campus decision making. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Assistant Director will largely focus on collecting, organizing, producing, analyzing, and reporting institutional data, with a special focus on supporting the research needs of the Provost/Dean of Faculty. Principal accountabilities include:

• Assist the Director of Institutional Research in research on institutional effectiveness.
• Assist the Provost/Dean of Faculty in preparing and analyzing budgetary issues and other issues related to the administration of the academic programs.
• Assist the Provost/Dean of Faculty in the maintenance, organization, and analysis of data related to faculty issues.
• Support the Director of Institutional Research in the design, administration, and analysis of campus surveys.
• Initiate, lead, and organize new research and projects.
• Work closely with campus offices in data maintenance, reporting, data visualizations, and assessment.
• Support the Director of Institutional Research in researching, preparing, and submitting reports to external agencies.
• Other duties as assigned.
QualificationsThe preferred candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree, masters preferred, and 1-2 years of relevant research experience or related graduate assistantship. The successful candidate will possess experience with social science research methodology, including survey design and administration. Knowledge of multivariate statistical methods are important, including familiarity with analyzing survey data. Candidates should be an advanced spreadsheet software user (preferably Excel) with the ability to develop and manipulate spreadsheet data sets, as well as be familiar with a statistical software package such as SPSS, R, Stata, or SAS. Ability to produce data visualizations and familiarity with software such as Tableau is also beneficial.

The following attributes, skills, and experience represent the ideal profile: an ability to clearly articulate the value of a liberal arts and sciences education; strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an integrated team; an articulate and effective speaker in small group presentations; an ability to exercise sound judgment and respect for strict confidentiality; an ability to listen, synthesize information, build relationships with a wide range of people, including senior staff; a sense of humor; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
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