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Director for Assessment and Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

Job Duties

The Director of Assessment and Institutional Research is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive institutional research program including the systematic collection, evaluation, and distribution of university data to provide a complete picture to guide decision-making and support institutional improvement, planning, and reaccreditation.  The Director also administers the university’s student assessment program.  Additionally, the Director will collaborate with campus data stewards to contribute to an institution-wide data strategy, supporting easy and appropriate access to data, and to assure data quality.

The Director for Institutional Research reports to the Assistant Provost.

Essential Functions: 

Demonstrate an attitude and behaviors that supports the mission and core values of Academic Affairs and the university.

  • Establish, maintain, and distribute the university fact book of institutional indicators and standard reports.
  • Establish and administer a university process for preparing special reports in response to inquiries from university administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Partner with Campus Technology Services to develop data architecture foundations such as data definitions and governance.
  • Support the university’s strategic planning process with institutional data to track progress toward strategic goals.
  • Assist the university community in conducting surveys using current survey software.
  • Provide institutional research support for the Higher Learning Commission and disciplinary accreditation applications and reports.
  • Administer the university’s programs to assess student learning and institutional effectiveness.
  • Provide assessment support to faculty and staff members at the course, program, and unit levels.
  • Lead professional development activities related to assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.
  • Provide support to the Provost, Assistant/Associate Provost, and Academic Affairs department for special projects and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Competencies:

  • Clear track record of experience, particularly in the areas of reporting, decision support, and the ability to constantly improve processes and tools
  • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of database management statistical software packages and presentation software
    • Knowledge of database and reporting technologies including visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and analytical skills including research design, survey methodology and statistical methods for data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and present data in a meaningful and user-friendly manner
  • Demonstrated ability to use the Web to distribute data to end-users and work collaboratively across campus
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a community
  • Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Required: A master's degree in quantitative social science area such as educational statistics, sociology, psychology or related field, with a strong background in statistics. A minimum of five years of demonstrated proficiency in applied research and data analysis, preferably in higher education or a related setting is required. Experience with survey design, analysis, and reporting required.

Preferred: A doctoral degree in a related field.

A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered to meet minimum requirements.

Institution Description

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.



Employee Benefits

Employees of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family. Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Additional Programs and Benefits

  • Fitness Center Access – Employees may use the on-campus fitness center at no cost.
  • Free and/or Discounted Event Admission – Employees may attend athletic events at no cost. Other event tickets may be discounted.
  • Wellness Time – Employees may use one hour of wellness time per week to engage in on-campus wellness activities.
  • Summer Schedule – The university’s operating hours are reduced to 36 hours weekly during the summer break. The university is open from 8 until 5.30, Monday through Thursday.  Employees are compensated for 40 hours during the reduced work week schedule. 
  • Tuition Exchange Programs – The university participates in two tuition exchange programs.
  • Discounted Meals – Employees pay a reduced rate for meals in the cafeteria.
Application Due Date: 2020-06-30
Job Start Date: 2020-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Oklahoma City
State/Province/Region: OK
Institution: Oklahoma City University
Reports To: Assistant Provost
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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