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Director of Institutional Research

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Position Summary: The Director of Institutional Research is responsible for planning, analyzing, evaluating and reporting on institutional and external data requests. The Director works closely with colleagues that coordinate strategic planning, assessment, accreditation and grant funded initiatives, providing relevant quantitative and qualitative data to enhance evidence-based decision-making. The Director develops and manages information systems and databases to support institutional research activities. In addition, this position oversees compliance and works with University constituencies that are responsible for meeting compliance requirements from state, federal and other external entities.  The primary work of this positon is oversight of institutional research and compliance.  Experience with Accreditation and Assessment are highly valued.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee submission of federally required data as IPEDS keyholder and additional data required by external constituents (e.g., Common Data Set, HLC, WAICU).
  • Address data information needs of all segments of the campus community.
  • Provide and interpret data from local databases and available external data sources.
  • Prepare institutional responses to internal and/or external queries such as faculty salary surveys, employment statistics, enrollment statistics and projections.
  • Design and conduct qualitative data collection through instruments such as surveys, questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups.
  • Design, execute, analyze, communicate, and consult on the results of ongoing and discrete analytical studies using appropriate inferential statistics including mixed methods designs.
  • Support pre- and post-award grants management through collection, assessment, analysis, and reporting of data.
  • Acquire, manipulate, develop, and maintain longitudinal data sets, confirming accuracy and reliability over time.
  • Provide data analysis support, and facilitate the integration of processes and results into strategic planning processes.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data analysis and dissemination of standing reports, including the annual Fact Book and the Common Data set.
  • Serve as chairperson of the Compliance Committee.
  • Coordinate with units across campus on regulatory reporting and dissemination to ensure compliance.
  • Track completion of required compliance materials on campus and hold campus members accountable for deadlines on submission.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Accreditation & Assessment

  • Work collaboratively with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to prepare required institutional accreditation reports. Maintain files of accreditation documents, such as self-studies, institutional reports, schedules of evaluations, and correspondence from HLC.
  • Respond with appropriate information to inquiries regarding HLC accreditation.
  • Support a university-wide culture of inquiry in which evidence based assessment data is used to measure the effectiveness of all programs, services, and processes.
  • Compile and regularly disseminate results of assessment projects.

Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty successfully and professionally. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Master's Degree required, Doctoral Degree preferred.
  • Experience in an administrative or faculty role in higher education.
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical survey instruments, protocol, and procedures.
  • SQL programming ability and/or other software used to manipulate, summarize, and produce reports from multiple, large, complex data sets.
  • Expertise in Jenzebar (preferred) or other higher education administrative platform required.
  • Ability to plan, create, program, and manage statistical databases across multiple hardware and operating system platforms/environments.
  • Broad knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and graphics applications.
  • Knowledge of emerging data collection, visualization, and planning tools.
  • Knowledge of higher education institutional and programmatic accreditation processes.
  • Using data and information technology to inform planning and practice in a higher education or related setting.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and proven ability to work in a way that honors diverse cultures, perspectives, and people.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Institution Description

Mount Mary University, an urban Catholic university for women, sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, provides an environment for the development of the whole person. The University encourages leadership, integrity, and a deep sense of social justice arising from a sensitivity to moral values and Christian principles.

Mount Mary commits itself to excellence in teaching and learning with an emphasis on thinking critically and creatively. The baccalaureate curriculum integrates the liberal arts with career preparation for women of diverse ages and personal circumstances; the programs at the graduate level provide opportunities for both men and women to enhance their professional excellence.


Mount Mary has a generous benefit package that includes:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Paid time-off benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • A generous tuition waiver plan
  • Free use of our fitness center
Application Due Date: 2020-05-29
Job Start Date: 2020-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Milwaukee
State/Province/Region: WI
Institution: Mount Mary University
Reports To: President of the University
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: President of the University

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