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Director, Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

The application deadline is December 5, 2019. To view this job announcement in its entirety and to apply online, please visit our External Careers Site if you are an external applicant at: or at our Internal Careers Site at: if you are an internal applicant. Interested applicants will be required to submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experiences match the qualifications for the position and a resume. Interested applicants must apply online via our Career Site to ensure full consideration for the position.  For assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or

Prairie View A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veterans Employer

Job Duties

Prairie View A&M University and the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness invite applications for the position of Director, Institutional Research. Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, this position is responsible for the oversight and management of the daily operations for the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE). The successful candidate will ensure that information is collected and official reports are produced to maintain compliance with federal, state, system and university requirements; and overseeing the ODS (Operational Data Store) used by IRE as a composite information system for the storage of archival data that is accessed by SQL extraction queries to provide reporting information; and developing technologically-driven enhancements for providing internal constituents with access to data and information for decision making, much of which is currently provided through the reporting tools of Tableau and Argos; and overseeing data visualization by making large and/or complex data more accessible, understandable and usable; and managing activities of the department in regards to recruiting and selection, hiring and terminating, inventory control, purchasing, training, professional development, mentoring, and performance evaluations.

Job Qualifications

Interested applicants must have a Master’s degree and ten (10) years of related experience in institutional research. The successful candidate must have knowledge of applied statistical methods and packages, as well as survey analyses. Effective leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills are essential. The ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others; excellent customer service, public speaking, and interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; and knowledge of University processes and procedures are also essential for this position.

Institution Description

Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 9,400 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University’s target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers. 


Full-time employee benefits offered include: medical, dental, vision, two retirement plan options for the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), paid holidays, and an Employee Exemption Scholarship Program.
Application Due Date: 2019-12-05
Job Start Date: 2020-01-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Prairie View
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Reports To: Associate VP, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Effectiveness

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