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Director Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

Review of resumes will begin immediately. All resumes and cover letters including salary requirements must be received by June 14, 2019.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Holy Family University, via email to

Job Duties

The Director of Institutional Research, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Diversity, is responsible for leading the institution in all phases of institutional research processes and serve on the team within the Division of Institutional Effectiveness and Diversity. The Director will work across the University to increase collaboration and consistency regarding the use of data, anticipating stakeholder questions and needs for data. The Director will work collaboratively to support the University's strategic planning and institutional effectiveness efforts. The Director provides leadership in the development of a comprehensive institutional research program to support the University’s mission and strategic goals. The employee must understand and embrace the mission of Catholic higher education and must commit to the mission, goals and objectives of Holy Family University in word and deed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develops and implements an annual institutional research agenda related to the strategic and operational plans of the University.
Maintains regular publications describing the history, organization, programs, students, faculty, staff, finances and other information of the University.

Utilizes student information system databases (Colleague and other systems) to retrieve, clean, and organize institutional data.

Works with faculty, staff and other constituents to fulfill institutional data reporting needs, both internal and external, and to facilitate planning, budgeting, grant applications, and policy decisions in their respective areas.

Conducts and develops economic development, workforce development, and community impact studies.

Coordinates with all units in preparing reports, conducting analyses, and administering surveys.

Manages the coordination of federal, state, and other external reporting requirements.

Produce clear and concise written and oral reports.

The Office of Institutional Research also supports the administration, analysis, and reporting of a broad suite of surveys (e.g., CIRP Freshman, HERI Faculty or FSSE, and NSSE).

Develops an ongoing "data catalog/warehouse" suitable for trend analysis, predictive studies and other data-related services in order to enhance information flow between and within University divisions and units.

Job Qualifications

A Master's degree from an accredited institution is required; doctoral degree preferred.

Prior higher education leadership experience in this or a closely related area of expertise.

Strong analytical skills and experience. Familiarity with databases, i.e. Colleague, are preferred.

Excellent writing and analytical skills with the ability to compile and analyze data and prepare reports in relation to policy questions, research purposes, and strategic planning efforts. This includes, but is not limited to: assessments in areas related to student success, student data analysis (such as enrollment, retention, graduation, and time to degree), and academic data analysis (such as productivity and cost of instruction).

Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, and to work collaboratively and independently toward project completion.
Demonstrated success in communicating successfully with a range of stakeholders thus facilitating the use of data to inform planning on multiple levels.

Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective, collegial working relationships with campus constituents.

Institution Description

Holy Family University, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, whose Charism is Family. We are a Catholic university with a heritage we are very proud of. With our eyes set firmly on the future, we seek direction and inspiration from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ; affirm the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and witness to the dignity of each person and the oneness of the human family.  Our core values of Family, Respect, Integrity, Service and Responsibility, Learning, and Vision shape the culture and environment in which students learn and employees work. 

Working at Holy Family University
The tagline at Holy Family University is "The Value of Family" - this was developed after extensive interviews with students, faculty, staff, and other members of the HFU community regarding what they thought was the most enduring and endearing legacy of the institution. The University seeks to cultivate this familial atmosphere by hiring those committed to students, to service, and to community.


Comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and more...
Application Due Date: 2019-06-14
Job Start Date: 2019-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Philadelphia
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Holy Family University
Reports To: Associate Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Diversity
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness

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