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Director of Institutional Research

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Applications close: Open until filled

Job Duties

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Data and has full accountability for responding to requests for institutional information and for the submission of data to external entities. The incumbent has expertise in the core responsibilities of the Office and uses best practices in determining data and analysis. This information will be used by senior leadership to make informed decisions about the environmental context in which the University operates including peer institutions. 

1. Lead and Direct the Institutional Research function on a day-to-day basis, manage the staff and maintain a cycle of regular institutional studies and reports, archival data and key indicators to support the recurring decision-making needs of the University (25%)

2. Lead and direct research projects conducted through the institutional research function in support of the University Strategic Plan and inform decision makers about the environmental context in which it operates (25%)

3. Advise senior leadership and staff on matters related to institutional research, create innovative methods for the analysis and presentation of information for use in strategic planning and decision making, and have thorough knowledge and expertise of institutional data including policy, usage, and integrity (25%)

4. Fully responsible for responses to requests for institutional information; responsible for the submission of data to external sources as required by government agencies, accrediting agencies, consortiums and publishers (25%)

Job Qualifications

Master's Degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences, Education, Economics, Statistics, or other quantitative oriented discipline; Doctorate Degree is preferred

Eight or more years related work experience

Experience collecting and using data to solve problems

Superior quantitative and analytical skills

Strong interpersonal skills; ability to create successful working relationships with a variety of team members and stakeholders

Critical thinking and decision making 

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to completion 

Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Institution Description

Lehigh is a premier residential university, annually ranked in the top tier of national research universities. A coeducational, nondenominational, private university, Lehigh’s five colleges and numerous research centers contribute to a vibrant, collaborative academic community that serves undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.

The university rewards creativity, leadership, and innovation. And our commitment to excellence and intellectual curiosity are the underpinnings in everything we do. These core values also influence our compensation and benefits program for faculty and staff. In addition to competitive salaries, medical, and life insurance, we offer generous retirement contributions and a tuition remission program for employees and their families.

Lehigh’s hillside campus is situated on 1,600 acres in eastern Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley. The region features outdoor recreational opportunities, numerous cultural activities, and a rich history that Lehigh has been a part of since 1865. The location is also in close proximity to the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.

As with our students, Lehigh expects the highest quality from its staff and faculty. We are continually searching for talented and energetic individuals to join this dynamic university.


Lehigh’s benefits are a valuable part of your total compensation package. Our program offers choice and flexibility to support your diverse needs.
Application Due Date: 2023-09-29
Job Start Date: 2023-09-15
Salary: $79060 - $96180
City: Bethlehem
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Lehigh University
Reports To: Associate Vice President for Institutional Data
Staff # Reporting to Position: 4
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Data

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