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Institutional Research Director

Application Procedure:

Complete an on-line application at http://delta.peopleadmin.com/postings/4651 and attach a cover letter with position title, resume, three current names of professional references, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses

Job Duties

The successful candidate must demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion in student, faculty and staff.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Institutional Research oversees and supports strategic vision and decision-making through research, data analysis, and communication of results.

Primary responsibilities include identifying, designing, conducting, and interpreting institutional research required for program development, program evaluation, institutional planning, evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and federal and state reporting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Establish annual institutional research priorities in collaboration with the President’s Cabinet. Ensure the projects associated with these priority areas are completed.
  • Design, conduct, and interpret quantitative and qualitative research studies to facilitate decision-making related to new program and service development and current program and service evaluation.
  • Collect, compile and/or coordinate the timely collection of appropriate and accurate institutional data to fulfill state and federal reporting requirements and to respond to requests from other agencies, organizations or individuals. Serve as the primary data liaison with the State of Michigan – including data coordinator and campus key holder for Michigan Postsecondary Data Inventory (MPDI). Ensure timely and accurate submission of data.
  • Identify, gather, analyze, and organize institutional data to provide accurate and timely information for efforts such as evaluating institutional effectiveness, supporting grants, developing marketing strategies, and supporting the strategic plan.
  • Provide assistance to faculty and staff in identifying appropriate data collection to ensure reliable, appropriate, and legal use of institutional information.
  • Work collaboratively with the Survey Specialist to facilitate the survey process, analyze the data, and communicate results.
  • Coordinate or conduct other institutional research, including campus-wide initiatives, as necessary, to enhance the planning and decision-making processes of the College.
  • Collaborate on initiatives such as the Data Cookbook, data governance, the College Dashboard, and facilitating environmental scanning. Serve on key institutional committees.

Job Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in math/statistics or research-oriented program.
  • 3 to 7 years of position related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to present data in an easily understood manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using SPSS, SAS, or similar analytics program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in data governance, research, and use of data in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and focus groups in research, analytics and dissemination of information.

Institution Description

Founded in 1961, Delta College is a fully accredited community college offering 150 transfer, career degree and certificate programs. Often referred to as one of America's leading community colleges -- Delta is known for excellent programs, technological innovation, community leadership and graduates who make a difference.

Delta College is located in the middle of three communities in Mid-Michigan - Bay City, Midland and Saginaw which offer some the nation's most reasonable housing costs. Learn more about the local communities and real estate in Delta's Surrounding Communities.

Delta College is located near several other large employers including Dow Chemical, Dow Corning and several Medical Centers. Delta College is a member of HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium), this consortium is designed to make it easier to recruit or retain talented faculty and staff by helping spouses find openings at nearby universities within the same region.

Delta is a great place to learn, work and grow and offers programs and services to help its employees achieve work life balance. Some examples of Delta's offerings:

  • A comprehensive benefits package:
    including medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, membership in the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Plan
  • Tuition waiver to full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children
  • Professional development funds
  • Sabbatical leave and grant program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

Delta's Mission: Delta College is a responsive, dynamic community college. We educate, inspire, challenge and support a diverse community of learners to achieve academic, professional and personal excellence.

Delta's Vision: Delta College is our communities' first choice to learn, work and grow.

Delta's Values: Delta College is a diverse learning-centered community based on integrity and respect. From a foundation of leadership, we use innovation and teamwork to achieve excellence.

  • Diversity: We actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences. We foster a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all.
  • Integrity: We are committed to honesty, ethical conduct, and responsibility.
  • Respect: We stand for trust, caring, loyalty and academic freedom.
  • Excellence: We support outstanding achievement in our students, employees, and communities. We have a passion for quality and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Leadership: We create and communicate inspirational visions for results. We are accountable to our communities.
  • Innovation: We rejoice in creative change. We are flexible, agile, and risk-taking.
  • Teamwork: We foster communication and collaboration across boundaries, and support shared governance.
  • Learning-Centered Community: We are an engaging, inclusive, diverse learning organization. We focus on academic excellence, civic responsibility and community leadership.

Benefits

Delta is a great place to learn, work and grow and offers programs and services to help its employees achieve work life balance. Some examples of Delta's offerings:
  • A comprehensive benefits package:
    including medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, membership in the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Plan
  • Tuition waiver to full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children
  • Professional development funds
  • Sabbatical leave and grant program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
Application Due Date: 2020-03-31
Job Start Date: 2020-06-08
Salary: $79236 - $89526
City: University Center
State/Province/Region: MI
Institution: Delta College
Reports To: Exec. Director of Admin. Srvs and Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 3
Reports In Office: President's Office

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