Mount St. Mary’s University
Department of Human Resources
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
16300 Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE
The ADIR is responsible for:
· All mandatory and compliance-related external reporting (e.g., IPEDS, gainful employment, MHEC) that is assigned to the ASPIRE Office as well as assisting the Vice President for University Affairs in compliance verification and reporting;
· Assembling, organizing, validating, storing and reporting institutional compliance data and some division-specific and program-specific data;
· Helping to ensure data quality, information security and privacy rights of information managed by the ASPIRE Office;
· Remaining up-to-date on institutional research trends, federal regulations, and innovations through regular professional development;
· Overseeing and coordinating research projects and university surveys;
· Responding to internal data requests from colleagues;
· Participate in ongoing continuous improvement efforts in the ASPIRE Office including effectiveness reviews of the IR functions, services, policies and procedures;
· Providing some training for university employees on accessing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting institutional data.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required and a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in institutional research in higher education is strongly preferred. A working knowledge of statistical applications such as SPSS, spreadsheet applications, and relational database programs is expected. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are essential.
- Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and excellent interpersonal skills
- Sound judgement, especially with regards to confidential and proprietary data
- Technical Skills:
- Expertise in statistical software (like SPSS), the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and Access.
- Advanced skills in data manipulation, data visualization, data analysis, information security, and organization of data
- Advanced skills working with Microsoft SQL-based databases, especially data mining/data querying is desired.
The Asst. Director of Institutional Research (ADIR) is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position that reports to the Director of the ASPIRE (Assessment, Strategic Planning and Institutional Research and Effectiveness) Office. The ADIR is responsible for the institutional research functions of the ASPIRE Office including compliance reporting and other external reporting of institutional information. This requires working closely with a wide range of offices and colleagues, collaborating with ASPIRE colleagues, and managing multiple tasks.
More specifically, the ADIR is responsible for:
- All mandatory and compliance-related external reporting as well as assisting the Vice President for University Affairs in compliance verification and reporting;
- Assembling, organizing, validating, storing and reporting institutional compliance data;
- Remaining up-to-date on institutional research trends, federal regulations, and innovations through regular professional development;
- Overseeing and coordinating research projects and university surveys and responding to internal data requests;