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Director of Institutional Research & Assessment

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Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  1. Coordinate and oversee institutional assessment activity and the IR and Assessment staff
  2. Serve as the chair of the Institutional Assessment Committee
  3. Serve as IPEDS keyholder, ensuring that all data are submitted accurately and on time
  4. Gather institutional assessment data; analyze, interpret and report on findings to the appropriate parties
  5. Serve as the gatekeeper for assessment instruments and surveys used across campus
  6. Assist in the training of Simpson University personnel in the area of assessment, including creating and maintaining an assessment handbook
  7. Participate in national surveys, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating findings as appropriate
  8. Oversee the program review process ensuring that reviews are completed as scheduled and conform to best practices
  9. Assist the ALO in moving the institution forward in educational effectiveness and the achievement of student learning outcomes at every level of the institution, including working directly in the WASC process
  10. Monitor educational effectiveness markers such as retention and persistence rates across all programs and student classifications 

Related Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain the annual institutional data report
  2. Coordinate and assist as appropriate Simpson University individuals and areas to do the work of assessment

Job Qualifications


  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in related field; master’s degree preferred
  2. Working experience in college or university institutional research and/or assessment
  3. Working knowledge of best practices in university institutional research and assessment
  4. Working knowledge of assessment and evidentiary requirements for WASC institutions
  5. High degree of competence in IPEDS reporting policies and procedures
  6. Working knowledge of FERPA regulations and confidentiality requirements
  7. Proficient in MS Office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
  8. Proficient in utilizing institutional integrated databases
  9. Experience with SSPS statistical software
  10. High level of initiative and motivation with demonstrated collaboration and facilitation skills
  11. High levels of integrity and professionalism
  12. Strong analytical and statistical analysis abilities in order to accurately interpret data gained from assessment

Institution Description

The Director of Institutional Research and Assessment gives leadership to the institutional assessment planning and activities of Simpson University. This position oversees the institutional research and assessment needs for the University and provides all areas of the institution with accurate data and appropriate interpretations for informed decision making. The director is responsible for IPEDS reporting and working with appropriate faculty and University officers to ensure student educational outcomes are being effectively measured and achieved.  

General Expectations:

  1. Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community; capable of sharing faith and engaging in conversations about Christ.
  2. Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
  3. Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
  4. Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
  5. Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
  6. Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
  7. Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
  8. Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor

For a complete list of essential functions, qualifications, and general expectations, please refer directly to our job board at:


Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance available
Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
Retirement Plan
Sick Leave
Tuition Assistance after 1 year of employment

We are situated in beautiful Redding, CA, an area well-known for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and snow sports. We are surrounded by National Parks, the second-largest reservoir in CA, and plenty of mountains, lakes and streams. Our area offers a nice balance of small city life with plenty of shopping, restaurants and culture, nestled within an incredible rural recreational setting.  
Application Due Date: 2019-10-31
Job Start Date: 2019-08-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Redding
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Simpson University
Reports To: Provost
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Provost

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