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Specific roles and responsibilities:
- Assist in managing all aspects of the Institutional Research Office
- Provide critically important reporting, assessment, benchmarking, planning and information services to support and respond to the needs of the College
- Assist in assessment activities regarding internal and external reporting needs (CCE, WASC, etc.)
- Work closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, in particular with regard to the processes involved in resource allocations, enrollment management and system data requirements for the College
- Assist the College by providing reliable, relevant and quality data and information to facilitate planning, budgeting, accountability, program evaluation and development of policy decisions
- Work to enhance effective data and information flow across campus by partnering with other departments and offices, faculty and staff to enhance the College’s data collection
- Apply research and evaluation methodologies in support of institutional effectiveness measures and other internal accountability. retention, marketing or decision-support projects
- Anticipate and identify potential research areas to encourage information-based decisions
- Initiate, coordinate and complete research projects from design, collection, data entry, statistical analysis and interpretation to reporting, depicting and presenting results using local facilities and resources available
- Work with other Institutional Research professionals on project coordination; represent the College with regard to other affiliate organizations as assigned
- Responsible for support of academic assessment and related research functions
- Employ SQL to retrieve data from College information system; use word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software to assist in the production of IR reports and other materials related to all aspects of the institution's demography and a variety of specialized topics
- Developing and managing survey instruments, data collection, reports, effective records system for IR data requests, projects and reports, and institutional data-mining tool; define, categorize, summarize and verify data used; recognize and resolve data inconsistencies
- Use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to produce IR reports and other materials related to College enrollment, student demographics, staffing, program costs, and a variety of specialized topics
- Create survey instruments to gather data as needed
- Respond to requests for College information on federal and state reports(including IPEDS) as needed
- Respond to ad hoc and other requests for research information from College staff, faculty and administration
- Integrating data from structured and unstructured data sources
- Assuring the accuracy, quality, and credibility of institutional data used in analyses, decisions, and planning
- Produce the institutional Fact Book
- Data analysis and interpretation of results; preparation of reports, dashboards, and scorecards
- Data cleansing, data management, matching, merging, data clarifications, and creation of exception reports
- Working with data providers to maintain data quality and credibility
- Participate in campus committees as assigned
- Other special projects or assignments as needed
IRM must hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in an appropriate academic discipline with an emphasis on quality, program productivity and evaluation of institutional programs and initiatives, demonstrated experience with quantitative research methods and statistics, a sound knowledge of qualitative research methods, and at least 5 years of relevant experience in a higher education. Relevant experience includes (1) data collection, analysis and interpretation; (2) strategic planning, (3) project management and assessment; (4) accreditation processes and requirements; and (5) assessment of student learning. The position demands a strong statistical and analytical skill set, demonstrable knowledge of financial modeling and trend analysis; excellent oral and written communication skills; organizational skills; the ability to work with a team, attend to multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; and experience with institutional assessment and effectiveness. Experience with the use of computers, spreadsheets and database management experience in an academic environment, as well as sufficient programming experience to recognize programming methods and techniques applicable to a variety of situations are highly desirable. Ability to apply appropriate research methods and processes. Knowledge of testing management systems, assessment and educational research techniques for establishing testing norms. Knowledge of database programs, graphics software, spreadsheets, word processing, statistical software, scanning software, testing software, file transfer processes and testing management software. Ability to coordinate data collection, develop reporting procedures and determine effectiveness and efficiency of such procedures. Possess excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Must be able to establish effective communications in order for research projects to remain congruent with goal of overall institutional development.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Required skills and education qualifications are:
- Minimum of one-two year’s work experience with analytical environments such as Microsoft PowerTools, Qualtrics, Task Stream, Tableau and other relevant software programs and apps.
- Knowledge, and demonstrated experience, in the collection and data management of survey software products, Demonstrated education and accomplishments in Statistics with application in Education, Business Intelligence, Planning, Continuous Improvement, and Compliance
- Knowledge and experience in the assessment, evaluation, and analysis of Competency Based Education (CBE)
- Proven experience in processing data with tools such as MS Excel and MS Access.
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