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Director of Institutional Research and Data Support

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Job Duties

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for directing and managing data collection and data analysis, and for developing data analytics and visualization platforms.
  • Chair a committee designed to develop shared definitions of data-related terms and institutional data functions to create a mission-based, cohesive system to gather, analyze, and interpret institutional data; provides access to institutional data.
  • Work collaboratively with all areas of the college to understanding data collection and input practices.
  • Direct the work of the Office of Institutional Research and Data Support.
  • •Hires, supervises, and evaluates IRDS staff and manages departmental workflow, including prioritization of projects and determining methodology for conducting research and data analysis.
  • Collaborate with the IE team to meet institutional effectiveness objectives and prepare, present, and communicate quantitative and qualitative institutional data and information.
  • Develop and conduct surveys and analyze internal data; use external resources such as national tests, data reports, secondary data sources;
  • Performs research work that involves overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of specialized research projects; designs and carries out research studies that contribute to the institution's decision-making capacity and mission; oversees and participates in the institution's data collection and reporting for a variety of purposes and audiences; and develops and/or maintains databases, programs, and documentation, as necessary, to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Ensures reporting of enrollment data and other student information related to federal, state and local agencies to comply with accreditation requirements and funding formulas; develops reports and provides data related to IPEDS, full-time equivalency reporting, and other specialized information as needed.
  • Develops, maintains, and modifies a data warehouse for student tracking and other systems developed to support planning and institutional effectiveness.
  • Develops and maintains strong and open communication lines with system administrators and other IT resources as well as staff.
  • Maintains familiarity with institutional data and reporting systems such as Colleague, especially as these systems change and expand.
  • Completes and/or supervises work in the state KHEDS system including course and program inventory.
  • Provides support to academic and service areas in conducting program reviews and assessments; assists with strategic planning and environmental scanning to guide long-term institutional planning and direction.
  • Provide grant support through the collection of data.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Performance Measurements:

  1. Building and maintaining positive relationships with essential areas including but not limited to Information Technology, SLAT, and PDRC.
  2. Timely, accurate reporting to state and federal entities.
  3. Building sustainable internal processes for timely and accurate internal ad-hoc data questions.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Five years to ten years of similar or related experience.

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the college for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation.

Other Skills: Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in a community college setting collecting and analyzing data that supports the institution's goals, strategic planning, and assessment activities, and evaluating the effectiveness of college programs and major initiatives.

Knowledge of federal and state reporting requirements and issues impacting higher education. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures, as well as management principles and practices. Knowledge and skill in quantitative and qualitative research, data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

Knowledge and skill in supervisory principles, practices and techniques. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner. Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations. Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail. Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment. Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information. Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public. Ability to motivate and inspire faculty and staff across campuses.

Skill in analyzing complex problems, identifying solutions and demonstrating critical thinking. Required advanced knowledge of software packages such as Excel, Access, and Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) or Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Demonstrated Required advanced knowledge of software packages such as Excel, Access, and Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) or Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Demonstrated knowledge of college management information systems especially student information systems. Ability to extract data from various data sources and servers. Ability to create, develop, distribute, oversee, maintain, and present frequent research and evaluation reports for student services, academic affairs (including deans and instructors), and other constituencies in the college. Knowledge and ability to develop, produce, and manage reports on various topics related to strategic planning and the College's KPIs. Able to develop data visualization resources and strategies to increase access to and strategic use of data at the College. Experience developing and maintaining database applications. Familiarity with planning and assessment in a higher education context. Strong knowledge and experience in providing effective customer service.

Physical Requirements: Works with light, easy to handle materials requiring little physical effort.

Work Environment: Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

Institution Description

Responsible for the office of Institutional Research and Data Support and plays a key role in creating the infrastructure, processes, and systems that generate data for required reporting as well as strategic and informed decision-making. 


Garden City Community College offers a complete benefits package to all full-time non-exempt/exempt employees including:

  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $525.00 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost).
  • Paid holiday leave.
  • Paid sick leave--12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Paid vacation leave -- Earned at the rate of one day per month.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • Optional matching tax-sheltered plan with TIAA-CREF 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse, and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse, and immediate family members to most college sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent (child) care reimbursement. (American Fidelity)
  • Free use of Super Circuit facilities for employee.
Application Due Date: 2020-02-28
Job Start Date: 2020-04-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
State/Province/Region: KS
Institution: Garden City Community College
Reports To: Vice President for Instructional Services
Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability

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